Wednesday, February 27, 2008

I had the need for speed...on my foot control that is!

Seems like all I've done is paint, paint, paint!!! And I've had it. LOL It had been so long since I sewed a stitch, I was getting cranky. I decided I had to park myself behind my sewing machine for a little therapy. The "game" room needs curtains so I could work on those, get my fix and everybody's happy. You know that old saying, "If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!" hehe I measured the windows and cut my tabs. I've never made tab top curtains before but frilly valances wouldn't do in there so I had to give it a try. I found some great vintage diner fabric with old cars and pin up girls on it. Hold on, hold on, I'm working as fast as I can! ;o) I should have a picture in a day or two.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Primer Is Scary!!!!!!!!!!!!

Our oldest daughter moved out about a month ago. She had moved back in after graduating from college and was beside herself that she lived at home at 28 years old! She said it was embarrassing. OK ~ get out! LOL Just kidding. My husband didn't even let the cobwebs settle before he went on an ebay shopping spree to fill up that room! He bought a pool table, Galaga arcade game and air hockey table. At first I thought he was doing it to keep me from taking it over for a sewing studio or to keep the girls from thinking that room is available for any of them to even think about moving back home! lol But my friend Angela said he was probably afraid we'd move my mother in!!!!!!!!!! Okay, so I went and bought some creamy colored paint for three walls and wanted to add a splash of red.....because every room in the house needs some RED, right? :o) But this primer they sold me is scary looking. It's a combination between orange, red and pink.
My youngest daughter came over yesterday with her boyfriend and we painted while my hubby was at work. We had President's Day off. Woohoo! It was nice to have the day off but I probably worked harder than I EVER would've if I had been at work!
I bought some cool 50's diner/pin-up girl fabric for curtains. It will add some color since there's no room for furniture in here.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

How exciting! I've been tagged by Kris. Kris is a fun lady and owner of a great quilt shop, Cozy Cottage Fabrics in Brea, CA. Thanks Kris! I don't think there's much about me that's exciting but I probably have a bunch of stuff that's random!!

But first, here are the RULES...
1. Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you.
2. Post THE RULES on your blog.
3. Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog.
4. Tag 7 people and link to them.
5. Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

So here's some random weirdness about me...

1. I am Mexican and Spanish. But...I don't like cheese! Try making a Mexican recipe without cheese! lol People think that's crazy.

2. I could've put this as part of #1 but I don't think I can think of 7 facts!! I can't speak Spanish either. Except a bunch of bad words. Como chingas! hehe

3. I had a tracheotomy when I was a baby. My mom says I choked on a bottle with curdled milk. My dad said I had some rare virus. Hmm, I'm thinking I believe my mom! :o)

4. I am the 4th of 5 girls. Big families are great!

5. My last name is Frisby. When I was pregnant and people would ask my name, I would tell them and that usually was followed by a giggle (by them). I told them when my baby was born, I was going to name it Whammo. That was followed with another giggle (by me).

6. Before I was married I used to go dancing in nightclubs with friends. After the club closed at 1:00 a.m., we would stay for after-hours and I would roll in at 7:00 a.m.! Sounds like what I do now at quilting retreats!!!!! My how times have changed. LOL

7. I like to use pencil in my address book. People are always moving, changing cell phone numbers, e-mail addresses. It's a great way to keep on top of things without going through a bottle of white-out.

I did it! Not too exciting but I finished!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Today is my boss's birthday. She loves things homemade. The thing is, lately all I do is sew. I don't make that many cards because by the time I get out all my papers and supplies, decide on the layout, the event or holiday is over! lol Last night I decided I HAD to make her a card. I had picked up a gift card from Williams Sonoma. She's quite the shopper and the woman has everything. So, I found one of those big packs of scrapbook paper I must've bought a couple years ago at Michaels. I didn't even know what was in there. Then I found a box of ribbons I picked up at Costco, still unopened! They just so happened to match perfectly. Yay! So I took out a cream colored card and envelope from my stash, put some pretty paper and ribbon on it, stamped a happy birthday greeting, made a flower out of a punch I had (Stampin' Up!) and wahlah, card done and I was very happy with it.
The tin is what I used to put her gift card in. It was recycled from a watch my hubby got a few Christmas's ago. I used the same paper on the plastic insert section, added more of the ribbon and another little flower cut out. Before adding the ribbon, I used ModgePodge to glue the paper down to the tin. I put a strip of matching paper around the sides too. It came out better then I expected!! :o)

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Sewing Block Parts

I'm trying to stay on top of the piles. Seems like things have been so busy going places, people visiting, etc. This weekend I didn't have anything planned and actually got to sew! Yeehaw! Worked on some Storm at Sea blocks for a swap. They're going pretty quick and it feels great to be behind my sewing machine.

Yesterday it was 80 degrees here so I got outside and pulled weeds. I don't do yardwork and my fingers were a little sore but today no aching bones so I guess I didn't overdo it. It's supposed to be nice all week and I have another area in the yard that needs work. As much as I hate doing it, I do enjoy when it's done and purdy.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Scrap Therapy

I went to a retreat this weekend in Apple Valley, CA. Me and my buddy Sherrie drove the hour and a half to the Ambassador Hotel. The retreat was hosted by our local sewing machine store, Moore's Sewing Center, that opened a new store in that area. It was a really nice set up with the machines provided so no lugging our babies with us. We learned about sorting and cutting our scrap fabrics and made a wall hanging on Sunday. Both of the teachers we had were great. On Saturday we had Scrap Therapy with Joan Ford. We cut our scraps into usable squares and started our little the piles in our new clear plastic shoebox. We made star blocks with our freshly cut pieces. I got visions of a scrappy quilt in my future!!! It is very doable and the one thing she said that stuck with me the most is cutting those scraps is VERY overwhelming. Start with a handful. So that's what I'm going to do! (Stay tuned to see how long my the excitement lasts.) lol

On Sunday, we did a wall hanging with Betty Cotton of The Cotton Theory. Betty had her daughter Katie with her. What a sweet couple of ladies. The class was great and both Sherrie and I DID finish our wallhanging in the class. Well, almost. We quilted front and back but we need to do is add the binding. Oh, and cut up 3 baskets of scraps, give or take a couple! :o)