Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My little girl is getting all grown up...

Miranda(7th grader) came home to tell me all about how "the cute 9th grader boy"
(named Matt) gave her a hug as he went off to class after they were hanging out and talking before her social studies class.
I think its so cute! Mike thinks it time to go hunt down all 9th grade boys named Matt. LOL!!!
I am glad she is willing to share with me her stories and her life. I think its great that she is finding out that the dorky boys she went to elementary school with are just that.
I am kinda sad my only little girl isn't so little anymore. I guess it just makes me feel old.
Of course I will be 29 forever so I can get over that :O)

Monday, April 28, 2008

Going to SLC to meet DH for lunch

Wade and I are headed to SLC in just a few to meet my DH and an old friend for some Thai food for lunch. I am hoping I can find something soft. I would go topless if I could get away with it just cause wearing anything touches the sunburn on my neck and I am grumpy! However topless is just not a good idea for people trying to eat so I will force myself into some clothes and try not to whimper and complain to much.

The kids started CORE testing today so the kids were NOT supposed to be late. WELLLLL my sweet DD took my keys out of my purse and hid them from her baby brother because he is an escape artist and so he has to be locked in sometimes. However she didn't put my key back in my purse or even any of the normal places she hides them. So we are running around frantically looking for them, I finally had to call and get her out of class at the Jr High and she being almost 13 had such a great attitude, Says to me well I put them down in between the cushions of the chair, like that was the most logical thing in the world and I am a totally idiot for not knowing that's where she put them.
So DS was 15 minutes late, his teacher is annoyed (oh so sorry for that NOT!) and I spent the whole morning in a tizzy!

That Thai food better be good! (there are a couple quilt shops on the way home if it isn't)

Mer just for you I moved the TMBG song since it isn't your fav! LOL Crin

Saturday, April 26, 2008

fundraiser day

I had the lovely job of being the "responsible adult" at the bounce house at the PTA fair. My quilt only brought in $30 some people have no idea what it take to make a quilt. SIGH! I have a nasty sunburn!
On top of everything It was also the fundraiser day for the boy scouts so we had over cooked spaghetti with tasteless sauce and bread sticks with almost no garlic or butter. I just am glad the its all over!
The worst of it is we had like 3 other invitations for today to do much funner things, my sister was having a girls night out they went to the firing range and then went and had food and facials, Our friend David wanted us to come down and have some yummy Thai food and our friends from Kaysville wanted us to come do movie night.
Oh well at least its over and I don't have to feel like I need to do anymore fund raisers, oh and I got a cute new purse too.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Having so much fun! NOT!!

My mouth is killing me. I hope that I get over the pain before I run out of pain meds. I am to stoned to sew, I am not stoned enough to not hurt! SIGH!!!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Off to see Dr Bishop Jody again

"Yes my dentist is my bishop, He lives 4 houses away from me that is both good and bad. So I went back today for him to finish my work and he ended up having to do a root canal, well at least he started a root canal apparently I have "crooked roots" so he didn't have the tools to finish the root canal. SIGH now I get to wait 10 days until the endodontist is able to get me in to finish it. I bought a bunch of soft food and I picked up my Loritab (I should be feeling no pain soon!) I love Jody he is an awesome neighbor and a great bishop but I will be glad not to be seeing him professionally soon!
Oh I heard from Julie so I guess everyone will have to wait until my 200th post for the next give away. :O)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Blog friend gifts!!!

Yesterday I opened my mail to find these 2 lovely patterns from darling Lynette Anderson all the way from Austrlia! You can find Lynette HERE She has the most wonderful designs!!! (aren't you all proud of me I finally figured out how to insert a link)
Speaking of gifts I still haven't heard from Julie from my 150th post drawing so Julie I am going to try once more to get ahold of you and give it until Monday if I don't hear back I will think of a new way to give away my goodies!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Rare political rant!

Now let me start by saying I am not against clean air or recycling or even conservation however that being said I REFUSE to celebrate "Earth Day".
Earth Day was founded by a group of nut cases that believe that we (the human race)are a plague upon the earth. That's just whacked!

Look in the bible
Isa. 45: 12
I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.

God created the earth for man and man for the earth.

I found a great article about the first Earth Day
you should read this

So I am not turning on all the lights in my house or running my car all day out of protest,
However I am not trading in my van for a Prius or changing all my light bulb to fluorescent (they give me a migraine).
I refuse to not wash my clothes for days at a time to save from putting soap in into the water, I will continue to use deodorant and disposable razors, and if I cut down the bushes in my front yard its just cause they are ugly!

Monday, April 21, 2008


okay so I finished the Jr High quilt but I forgot to get a picture! the PTA pres said she would get me one. I have been playing some more and added some tunes to my blog, I think it lets you know a lot about a person when you listen to the music they listen to. So what do my tunes say about me (besides I am stuck in the 80's LOL!)

Friday, April 18, 2008

Its Friday!

I am supposed to be working on the quilt for the Jr High silent auction I am just takeing a break I will post a picture as soon as I have it done. It is purple and yellow(the school colors) GAG!!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I have been inducted

I have been sucked into the PTA they enticed me by asking me to be the VP liaison to the legislature. That will be fun. Instead today I spent 3 yes 3 hours working on the details of the 5K and fair that is coming up this month. SIGH! I just found out I am going to spend 2 days in Provo at a PTA conference. I have to pick out 6 workshops. Grumble!
My plot to bring down the PTA from within is going to be more labor intensive than I thought. (evil laugh here)

Monday, April 14, 2008

And the winner is...

First let me thank everyone that played along with my 150th post give away! I may have to do it again at 200 (;O) ) So I guess you are all waiting with baited breath and you are all saying get on with it Carin!
SOOOOOO Julie at
is the name that my 4 year old drew out of the bowl. Please email me your addy and it will be off to you ASAP!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

I got the wedding quilt done in time!!

WOO HOO!! I at least got one thing done on time!I made this with a quilt as you go technique it worked up faster than I thought but still I was working on it the morning of the wedding.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Guess where I went today

My mouth still aches! I need more drugs ;O)

Monday, April 07, 2008

Wow I made it to 150!

SOOOO it seems like as I ave finally hit the 150 mark for postings in my blog I should have a party or something!!!!
Tell you what I will offer a prize package drawing where you can win a prize worth not $1.50, not $150.00(come on do I look like I am made of money ;O) ) but $15.00 for my 150th post!
All you have to do is leave me a comment on my blog here on this post and I will put your name in the drawing, Post a link to my blog with the info about the drawing and I will put your name in 3 more times.:O) How easy is that and you could win not one but two lovely Fat Quarters( maybe we should start calling them chubby quarters or size optimised quarters we don't want to give the fabric a complex)and a classic quilt book from my favorite quilt author, Eleanor Burns (this one happens to be Make a Log Cabin Quilt in a Day)
I will hold the drawing in one week, Monday April 14th! Good LUCK!!

Friday, April 04, 2008

Pay it Forward

I was checking out all of my great quilt blogs today and I ran across this Pay It Forward idea on Caryn's blog
Basically the rules are, the first 3 people to leave a comment on this post will receive a handmade surprise from me within the next 365 days. All they have to do is the same thing on their blog and so on and so forth.
So be quick be one of the first 3 people to leave me a comment on my blog and commit to during the next year sending someone something handmade (Yes I am afraid you do have to have a blog to play)I am excited to play I hope you are too!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Imput please

I have been working on this quilt, its sorta an figure it out as you go sorta thing. I took the "French Roses" idea and the "Fun and Done"(quilt as you go) idea and combined them. I am not sure if I love it. The idea is I need this quilt by April 11th finished! The wedding is that day. SIGH! What do you all think am I just to close to it?

I am Kanga???

Take the 100 Acre Personality Quiz!

You have to check this out. I am a HUGE Winnie the Pooh lover and this was a hoot!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008


I was tagged by Jo in TAS to tell 7 random/weird/unusual things about me. I did this a while ago so I have to come up with 7 new ones. Lets see...

1-my eyes are blue around the edges, green in the middle and brown towards the pupil.
2-I married my DH on the 3 month anniversary of our first date
3-I have seen cadavers including the internal organs dissected by medical students.
4-I am allergic to the red dye they use in food and candy so (sad face here) no M&M's, Fruit Loops or Jello for me.
5-I read at an extremely fast rate, I read the last Harry Potter book in 7 hours and I read all the Elm Creek Quilts books(7 or 8 I think) in 2 1/2 days.
6-I don't eat foods that have a "weird" texture (taste doesn't factor in just texture) like avocado or cream of wheat.
7-I love to do crafts, needlework, quilting, crochet all of that but hand me knitting needles and I might as well be using my feet. I can cast them on but then can't get them back off the needle, I swear at it more than anything so I just don't do it.

So there you go. I think I have tagged everyone I know so if you read this and you haven't been tagged... your it!

Things are looking up!

DH's back was better enough that he went back to work today! I have one row of the wedding quilt done 5 more to go, I am using the quilt as you go method so once it is done it is done good thing too cause the wedding is April 11th. UGGG better hurry.
We all have dental cleaning today. SIGH I hate the dentist. He are good wishes that the kids are cavity free!
I need to stop playing here in blog land and get my butt back to the sewing machine. :O)
I am not sure why this cute little graphic has taken over my post?!????