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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday Thoughts 4/28/2011


  • My breast surgery is scheduled for Monday morning at 8:45.
  • My knee is killing me. As soon as possible I want to schedule the replacement.
  • I currently have a "weather knee".  I can tell when it's going to rain by my knee pain! LOL
  • I'm still jammin' to old Aretha Franklin tunes.
  • I can't believe I bought two McCall's patterns at Walmart. I didn't want to have to wait for the Joann's sale.
  • I just caught a look at myself in the mirror...I am tore up from the floor up!
  • I could watch Sling Blade with Billy Bob Thornton a billion times and not tire of it. He wrote, directed and starred in it.
  • I love Turner Classic Movie channel.
  • My mom and I are getting along better than we ever have. We spent three hours on the phone Sunday and two hours today. I hope it lasts.
  • Yesterday at the job I don't think I did a single thing right! I had a terrible day to say the least.
  • I've been selling the cards I make.
  • Don't forget to follow, leave a comment and mention on your blog for a chance to win a set of sewing themed cards. You have until midnight EST. I'll announce the winner some time tomorrow.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Monday Musings 4/25/2011

  • I haven't posted any reviews or garments lately. I need to get with it.
  • There's an elephant in my sewing room. You know that project that is just looming so large and you can't seem to get it finished. It's a dress and jacket combo. I really am sick of it. While I usually never move on to another project until the current one is finished...I'm going to have to make an exception...Today!
  • I love making cards almost as much as I like sewing. Since I've gotten the Close To My Heart sewing stamp set I've been making tons of card with the sewing theme. Follow, leave a comment AND mention on your own blog for a chance to win a four card set. Winner will be announced Friday.
  • I wonder how many people are actually reading my blog.
  • The picture I posted with the three children...I'm the youngest girl. My knees still look like that!
  • I have the best husband in the world. I recently read a sentiment that said "Marriage is not finding someone you can live with, it's finding someone you can't live without!" Amen.
  • Although it has been less than two years, I almost don't remember my life before I got married.
  • I remember now...I had breast cancer.
  • The youth group at my church is the BOMB!
  • There were so many babies crying in church yesterday I almost lost my religion. Do people not know how annoying it is?
  • I think Extreme Couponers are nuts!
  • They took the stitches out of my knee a week ago. I'm not limping but I think the knee replacement is inevitable. If possible I'm going to try to hold off until February. That way I get most of the bowling season in and don't miss the golf season.
  • I worked out today. Upper and lower body. Ask me tomorrow how my knee feels.
  • I bought five shoulderettes/shrugs at Dots over the weekend. I should be ashamed of myself because I could easily whip some up on the knitting machine.
  • I haven't knit anything on the machine in ages. I'm going to take the measurements from one of the ones shoulderettes I bought and knit some before the summer is over...I promise.
  • I bought two pairs of killer heels over the weekend. Even with my bum knee, I will be rocking those shoes like it's 1999! Hmmm. That sounded much cooler in my mind.
  • I bought four ITY knits from Denver Fabrics when they had free shipping. I'd better get to sewing.
  • Why is it that now that my nails are growing a little, I need to start practicing to go back to the orchestra in the fall. I play violin in a community orchestra. The nails HAVE to go.
  • Guess I had more on my mind than I thought.

Friday, April 15, 2011

And the winner of the note cards is...

The winner of the sewing note cards is Mushywear! Send your snail mail address and your cards will be on the way.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sewing Note Card Giveway

I'll be announcing the winner of the sewing note card give away Friday morning. Don't miss out. You must be a follower, leave a comment, mention give away on your blog with a link back to my blog.
I've had way too many posts lately without pictures. This one isn't sewing but it is my favorite childhood photo. Guess which one is me!



Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Oops, I did it again. Note card give away

I goofed. For the give away you must be a follower and give a shout out about the give away on your blog and link it back to my blog. I know it's sort of a pain but it'll be worth it. The cards look so much better in person. I'm going to extend the give away until Friday at noon EST. Winner will be announced Friday morning April 15th. Would be a great tax day gift! Thanks and good luck.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Monday Musings and A Give A Way

Not a lot going on here but I do plan to sew later.


The reaction to my sewing note cards was very encouraging. As a result I am having a give away. The give away will be a set of four sewing note cards. Just leave a comment if you are interested. I'll announce a winner Thursday morning and get the cards in the mail Thursday evening. As an addtional note, because of the lumpiness of the flowers, foam tape and the head of the pin, the card will not go through the machine at the post office. It requires manual handying thus requiring 20 cents additional postage.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Just a few thoughts

What I'm sewing
Simplicity 2648
Butterick 5468
What I've been listening to
Aretha Franklin's 30 Greatest Hits
What I've been watching
Native Son
I'm Not Rapport
Rabbit-Proof Fence
Homeless to Harvard
Project Runway
Extreme Couponing
What I'm reading
Book of the Dead - Patricia Cornwell
Weight Change this week
Loss 2.6 lbs.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sewing note cards

The knee is getting better every day although I do have a hideous bruise on the back of my hand from the IV. I got quite a surprise on Monday. The surgeon that performed my scope called me to make sure everything was okay. Wow! I was impressed. That has never happened to me before.
The Simplicity dress is not finished although it should be. I'd planned on sewing yesterday but got caught up making cards. It's so addicting. So while no sewing got done, I did make a set of sewing note cards.





Gotta go finish my dress! Maybe I stop teasing you all and have a picture of it tomorrow!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Still Recovering

I was going to try and make it to church this morning but decided against it. I've taken the "cast" and bandages off and didn't want to risk anybody accidently bumping my knee. I do have same pain and pressure and am going to try to stay off of it as much as possible. I did manage to do a few minutes of sewing on the Simplicity dress and it is looking fantastic if I must say so myself. This dress is so Carolyn of  Diary of a Sewing Fanatic. I know I have you all drooling now but you'll have to wait. I will say that it includes piping. Right now I'm going to pop a Vicodin and lay down. When I get up I hope to be able to put the finishing touches on the dress. In a few days I'm sure I can get dressed up and all fabulous and snap a few pictures.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Surgery was a success...so far

Thanks to all who were praying for me. So far it seems that the surgery was success but I won't be really sure until "cast" is removed and I am walking on my own. I do have some pain but I think it is the pain from the surgery and not from injury. The surgeon did tell my mother that my arthritis is bad and that he didn't removed the cyst as it will only come back. I am to see him in two weeks to discuss further treatment. I spent most of yesterday in a drug-induced stupor and remember very little. So keep up the prayers because God is faithful and just and answers of believers.