Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Finally feeling well again!

It has taken a long three weeks to get over the nasty cold I had!  I am finally feeling like myself again.  I still have a little cough and throat is a little scratchy, but the achey body is gone...which is what was really slowing me down.

I'm glad to be feeling better because Tuesdays are a very busy and fun day for us.  Our homeschool group started a co-op this year and I am back to teaching Tae Kwon Do - something I haven't done since we moved to San Antonio, four years ago.  I came out of "retirement" for this wonderful group of families that we have in our group, San Antonio Christian Homeschoolers.

Well, yesterday we all brought our favorite Thanksgiving dishes to co-op and shared a Thanksgiving meal together at lunch time.  It truely was a wonderful lunch!! These are just some of the ladies working in the kitchen -
I pretty much stayed out of the was kinda scary with all those other women weilding knives and forks! LOL  I am very much a loner in my of those that love to cook but hollers for you to "get out of my kitchen while I'm working!"

All my TKD classes are after lunch, and I could barely move after all that food!!

I did get some hexies done the past two weeks.  I have also been working on a memory bear for the son of a friend.  I think he turned out pretty good!
Well, I had planned on writing much more tonight.  Why does it take me so very long to write such a little bit??  I talked to a sweet, sweet homeschooling mom on Tuesday that encouraged me to write more in my blogs.... I will try. :-)

Today I worked mostly on the memory doll for the sister of the boy getting the bear.  Didn't get any hexies done, didn't work on Jane, and didn't even think about my Raggedy blocks!  Once I get the doll finished, I should be able to focus on my quilting again!

Thank you everyone that comment on my hexies last week (two weeks ago, actually!!) and my longarm endeavor.  The rental space fell thru, but I do have it set up in my garage so I can get a few Christmas presents finished and then it will have to go back to its crate. :-(

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Another Wednesday - where has the week gone?!

I had alot of time sitting at band practices and orthodontist visits to get more flowers done for One Flower Wednesday!
Here is my A4 block for Dear Jane:

I am currently working on a teddy bear for a friend.  He will be dressed in some clothing made from her MIL old clothes.  I will also be making another teddy and a doll from those same clothes.  I will post pictures of those when they are finished.

The rest of this week is crazy busy, so I probably won't get to post again until NEXT Wednesday.  I caught a cold last Saturday and that has really slowed things down.  Now things are piled up and I don't have time to slow down anymore!  I have to get ready for our Quarterly Meeting tomorrow and then I leave to cook for the High School Retreat!

I have a plan, and will be talking to my friend today.  You see, I have a longarm quilting machine.... my baby has been in its crate for four years (since we moved to San Antonio) because we have NO room to set it up.  I am hoping to rent some space from a friend to set it up and I am hoping to be able to rent time out on it to other quilters.  Has anyone done this before?  I seriously can't pay to have a place to set it up if I have no $$ coming in from it!  Eventually I hope that I will slow down enough to be able to take in quilts myself to quilt, but I have alot of practicing to do before that will happen and very little time to practice! :-( I had a whole loft to myself in Delaware, just for my machine and quilting stuffs...but I honestly never got very good with the machine.  I often left the loft in tears because I couldn't do what I wanted to do with it!  We'll see how things go this time!