Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Thoughts of Craftyness

Well I thought that I was going to be able to do lots of crafty things this inport period but that is not what happened. I have slept a bit even fell asleep while sitting at my desk last night. I have done alot of surfing and looking at the fabric that is out there.. I just want to be home to sew and be creative.

I have seen so many of the christmas fabric that I just love.. I was sitting thinking of all the things that I could do with them.. and though I would love to buy them all but really how much am I going to have time to do from the time that I get back until christmas comes around? Not much time at all really.

I think that I am going to try to set aside a little time every day to try to do my cross stitch I desperately want to see some progress in my little projects but haven't been seeing any.

I have to get going but will try to write again later.. Take care everyone.. smiles

Friday, August 15, 2008

Mail Call

Well I got mail goodies from mom today.. munchies that we have already started devouring.. Wash cloths that I am going to share with the girls down in berthing and then some books and other odds and ends.. all in all another great suprise..

I also got my box and I'm sorry but I told you wrong its called Quilt magic not Magic Quilt. They came in the mail today and I was super excited. They are smaller than I thought so I may have to rethink my gift giving and add something to it. Thats okay though its something to do. Not that I have all the time in the world but the last couple of days I have headed to the berthing early after breakfast and then sat there thinking that I should be doing something..

Today I am prepared I am taking one of my cross stitch kits down to the berthing with me and am going to work on it a little before going to sleep. Well I am headed to chow laters :-)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Slow Evening

Well tonight has been pretty slow.. Not much going on. I would love to report that I have done alot of cross-stitching today but I haven't done much of that either. I ordered two kits off the Magic Quilt web site a couple weeks ago and am waiting for those to show up.

If you have never seen the Magic Quilt website you should check it out. They are pretty neat kits. You start out with a foam board with a picture cut in to it. The kit comes with the fabric to tuck in to the foam and just like that you have a wonderful quilt like wall hanging. There were 2 sea shell pictures that I ordered for my sister-in-law. This year I have my older brother Sean and his wife Christy for Christmas exchange. I have a tropical fish quilt top at home that I hope to get quilted for my brother Sean and then those pictures for Christy. I hope that they are received well.

Well that is about all that is going on here.. Hope all is well.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Back to Work

Now the ship has been cleansed of its slimyness its back to work. Well Kind of.. tonight is a small maintenance day.. not much going on and then were back full swing in the morning.

Jen.. I would have to say that I simply adore all of Nancy Halversons fabric. I'm not sure what it is about it I just love it! I really liked the Peppermint and Hollyberries fabric and one day will get to the Reindeer quilt in that book. I have the green yo yo maker here on the ship.. though I don't have the rest needles or thread.. I donated my scissors to the festivities today so my good scissors that I brought for my crafting are no longer. I am going to have to get some more scissors or ask mom to send me a pair.

As far as pillow cases I would love to pass them out here.. There are a lot of people and I think that they would all love to have a little comfort from home.. Something special that shows that some one thought about them.

I thank everyone for their well wishes.. and hope that everyone is happy and healthy there at home. Take care

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Hello from across the seas

Just wanted to stop in and say hello! I wish that I had had a camera with me the last few evenings. Everyone would have been in awe of the night sky as all the little worker bee's worked to repair and prepare the aircraft for the nexts days flights.

I was out doing maintenance with our civillian tech rep just watching the sky in awe of all the stars.. it was a great night.. more stars than you could ever imagine.. and countless shooting stars to make wishes on. The boys even watched a metior light up the night sky and hit the water. Then Last night there was a brilliant display of lightening to light up the sky it was awesome.

I miss everyone bunches.. have been thinking about the yo yo garland and I think that I want to do it in Nancy Halversons 12 days of christmas fabric.. that would be the perfect little country christmas colors I think.

Cindy if you let me know what I need to send $ wise I will be sure to get mom or Keith to send it out to you ladies.. Or I can transfer it to you through paypal.. better yet if you want me to order the fabric and have it mailed to you I can do that as well.

Well I had better get going .. Davey Jones and the Honerable King Neptune would not be pleased to find me goofing off.. smiles

Monday, August 4, 2008

Another Hello

I had the time so I figured what better to do than sit down and write a quick note to say hello. I have made friends with a girl in my squadron I'm not sure if I mentioned her to every one yet. Her name is Autumn and she likes to crossstitch and wants to get into sewing when we get back.. Can you say quilt buddy in the making?

Any way I have been thinking about what I can do out here to make the time pass faster and to I guess allow myself to get away from here mentally at least. Last year Jen made a yo-yo garland for her christmas tree and I think yo yos would be a great small project. Now I just need to figure out what I am going to need to do that.

I will be writing Jen here in a little while to talk things over with her and figure out the best way to go about getting this started.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Checking in

Good Morning Everyone!!

Well morning time wise but really evening for me. I'm working night shift now supposed to be from 6pm to 6am but I'm usually in the shop about 2pm.. makes for long hours but I'm hopping that time will pass faster that way.

I took care of the crud just like everyone said.. we stopped in another port and I came down with round 2 of the crud. Luckily Keith mailed me some cough medicine and throat lozenges. I have gotten goodie boxes from he and mom so far and they make life just that much better.. Something to smile about after a hard days work.

I already can't wait to go home.. have been out here about a month and really just want to be able to sleep in my own bed and smell the coffee brewing that Keith programed for me the night before. He's such a sweet heart.. He sent me all sorts of goodies to share with the guys and then a really great card to go along with it. Yesterday he emailed me a picture of what he got in the mail. I had been writing letters to him and they all showed up at one time.. go figure.

Other than that nothing much is going on here.. Keith keeps in contact with my mom on the computer while I am gone which is really cool.. they enjoy talking to each other.

Gotta Run! Talk to you later