Quick Weight Loss

Yoga FrogsYoga FrogsWell, I wanted to loose a few more pounds but I had hoped to exercise and eat less.  Instead, I got the dreaded flu!!! Yes, I lost eight pounds (and yes, I know that as soon as I can eat again they'll come back.  Let me have my moment.)  and slept alot. 

While I was sick and feeling a little bit sorry for myself I spotted this piece of fabric on my dining room table (turned sewing table since my recent surgery) and it made me feel good.

Coffee Lover's Fabric

Coffee WordsCoffee WordsBags of CoffeeBags of CoffeeI am a coffee lover!!!  When I was a young child I began drinking coffee although at that time it was really milk and sugar with a little coffee in it!!!  I remember feeling very grown-up when I got to drink a cup of my special coffee as my mother and father were drinking their cups of coffee.

I also have fond memories of camping with my family,  I learned to swim, hike, fish and row a boat.  I also learned that coffee made over a campfire could cure alot of things!!!  If we were cold or our muscles ached, dad gave us a stout cup of coffee.

Quilts Plus

Tote BagTote BagYesterday was a long and wonderful day. 

I went with my daughter and grandson to look at houses.  After house-hunting last week, she scheduled appointments to look at the houses today.  We looked at several good houses and found the perfect house which includes a huge fenced-in back yard with a park and playground very nearby.....and.....it will be available for them to move in before the new school year begins.

We stopped to eat a late lunch before the long drive home and my grandson was thrilled when he won a big stuffed animal from the claw machine at the front of the restaurant!!!

More Fabric

DragonfliesDragonfliesThought I'd show the fabrics I bought at Troy on Sunday.  This beautiful Dragonfly fabric has a rich blue bachground and a touch of metallic gold on the maroon, green, brown, and blue dragonflies.  My sister and I shared a bolt of this same print on a tan background from a previous shopping trip.  She couldn't go with me this time so I thought I'd surprise her with the blue version!!!  I think she's going to love it.


AustraliaAustraliaWe had a whirlwind weekend. 

Friday evening my husband and I drove to O'Hare International Airport and picked up a guest visiting from Australia.  He came to the United States to attend the Drupal Conference in Chicago and would stay with us until Monday when the conference began.  Later that night, some friends stopped by for coffee and to meet our Australian friend.

Shopping Fun

What a rough week.  School, union meetings, negotiations, and parent/teacher conferences with 28 sets of parents, students falling ill, teachers falling ill, a friend having surgery and trying to keep up with all of the "at home" responsibilities too.  I can't think of a better way to battle the stress other than taking part in quilt related activities.  Soooo ... I set out to battle the stress.....

Saved From a Flood

A quilting friend called me in a panic.  They had a plumbing problem in their basement and a good portion of her fabric stash ( about 14 full bolts and 2 rubber tubs full ) got wet.  The basement had a few inches of water in it but it was clean water.  She was afraid her fabric was destroyed and would have to be thrown out.  Lucky for her, another friend  had a similar experience a couple of years ago and I had a solution that was worth trying.

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