Saturday, March 22, 2008
Earlier I posted about what to use as a gift for them.. Well I used the pillow cases a chocolate bunny and some other little things sunflower seeds, note paper, playing cards, pez dispensers. One of these days I'll have to post all about my brothers PEZ collection. I don't remember what started it, it might have been the first time that I deployed because I found some great PEZ things overseas, but my brother now has probably one of the biggest PEZ collections in the state.
I took pictures of the pillow cases and will post those later. We are all watching "No Reservations" right now.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
I haven't had much time to blog or sew and I have spent alot of time sleeping.. My mom says that its obvious that I need the sleep I guess maybe I'm trying to catch up for all the sleep that I have been missing.
I do plan to sew this weekend though.. I have big plans infact. I actually wrote out a blog in my notebook one night at school and never got around to typing it in to the computer and now its too late to ask for ideas. I try to give my family little goodie bags or just goodies in general for the holidays because I miss so many of them while I'm deployed so I guess I try to make up for it everywhere else. This weekend is easter and I was trying to think of what I could use instead of a basket because baskets just get tossed in the garbage after a couple of weeks so I wanted to give something useful. I ended up deciding on making pillowcases for Ryan (my brother) and Amanda (a friend from San Diego), they are both coming up to see me and spend the weekend. My brother is bringing me a few things from moms and I can't wait to see them. He was pretty excited about them.
Well I guess I am going to get ready and head to school. Today is a PT day and I have to be there at 2. Sorry this post had absolutely no direction.. That is about how I have felt for the last few days even though I make notes and try to follow my schedule and list nothing has gone that way. Today and tomorrow for school and I'll have a 3 day weekend... I will try to re group and thenstart new next week.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Class is supposed to completely finished June 11th but they are trying to push us through early graduation so I don't know how that is going to affect the final graduation date. I did pick up some quilt magazines the other day to be able to kill some dead time at school. I think I might even pack up my computer and take that with me. If I can't get a wireless connection at least I play with eq or write some emails to send later.
Well I have to get going Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays I have to go to PT (Physical Training) at 2pm and since I won't be able to come back home in between I want to double check and make sure that I have everything that I am going to need to clean up before school. I actually made a lunch already so that will save me $ and time later.. Maybe that is what I need to do make a lunch everyday when I get home from school .. Still not sure that I like this night school thing but I guess I'll live.
I hope to get some sewing done this weekend and be able to post some pictures. For sure I will be able to take some pictures of the group I need to call Cristin so that we can work out where to meet before the sew in.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
After lunch we continued with the boring indoc classes most of which I have heard about 15 times and then at 315pm they released the kids that were on day time classes went home. Those of us on nights (me) had to go meet with our instructor for a couple hours and then we were out of there. So I left the base at about 5pm last night.
When I got home I wanted to just lay there and do nothing but ended up playing video games online with my brother. I figured that it wouldn't hurt to play after all I got some big news yesterday and just needed family time.
What big news did I not tell you? I found out that I will be depolying when I finish school. Not sure yet when I'm leaving but I will be and I don't know when I will be back. We (my family) always figure roughly 6 - 11 months since 6 is the least I have been gone and the most was 10 1/2.
Well I am off to fix lunch and get ready for work.
Monday, March 10, 2008
We know that isn't true or I wouldn't be here.. maybe it works in your favor and there will be less people with your name
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Here are a couple close ups of the fabric
Amounts range from about 18 inches to about 34 inches. I have the most of two fabrics on the left hand side of the first picture. I am also supposed to cut 6 - 2 1/2" strips WOF to use for the binding since I am only making a top.
We are having a sew in next weekend that I am pretty excited to go to. Hoping to meet some new people and make some more friends. The guild has a huge library! That we can check books out from.
Friday, March 7, 2008
So that was my sewing for the evening. Did I tell you that I got my Miranda bag pattern in the mail today? Along with the pajama quilter and perfect pouches!! I am am really excited about these patterns.
Oh and Thursday I went to a guild meeting! I meet some really great people.. and I am going to start sewing tops for a charity called "We care quilts". They are actually having a sew-in on National Quilting day March 15th! I brought a kit of fabric home from guild with me and am not sure yet what to make out of it.. the girls told me to make it easy.. hmm..
Well I am getting the starts of a headache so that must mean that it is time to hit the pillow..
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Kristie was kind enough to direct me to a Yahoo group that was specifically for this machine and I have decided that I have to get the PED-Basic to be able to down load and use designs from the net. I have found alot of resourses online with alot of really cute things. On my list of things to do
is to make holiday hand towels for Moms house and maybe my brother Ryan too.
I don't know what is wrong with me I want to sew but I don't know I'm dragging my feet to get things all set up again and get things going
It was super easy to make and came together fast. If you see on the inside part of the chair they have tucked a paperback book in there. Well my couches have fluffly pillow like arms and they were too wide to be able to drap the caddy over the arms. So my caddy is tucked beneth the cushions and hangs in the front of the couch like this:
I made this caddy a while back before I blogged about my projects so I figured that I would share.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Thimbletowne has a lot of flowery fabric.. and some great classes. I was invited to guild this thursday and I am excited about it. (Can't wait). I figure I'll go to guild a few times and see if I like it and make some new friends.
I know with the little pictures they all llok the same but they aren't 3 are snowmen, Hot Chocolate Club, Blizzard Buddies and Family Reuinion and the 4th is called Chilly Charmers and is little penguins.
Saturday, March 1, 2008
My younger brother helped out alot! So I need to figure out some really neat things to do for him. Mom and dad helped too! Mom is still here helping (well we are not doing much of anything but I'm sure we'll find something later) I think we might try to set up my sewing machine later today so that I can try to sew.
Until later! Maybe I'll have some pictures to share later.