Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Just Stuff

I have a friend and another somebody that tried to scare me about my boy, Tom Brady. His father says he is fine, and you know that boy's father wouldn't lie, so I am not getting upset and flying around the room at the moment. Maybe a week from now, but not at the moment. I have too much to do, the challenge quilt deadline is rearing its' ugly head, and my blocks are behaving badly.

I had to go buy a new mouse today for my computer. My old one took a 3 foot dive onto a tile floor and said "bye bye". So I went to Best Buy, and bought a holder for my ITouch while I was there. Now if I can just get that thing to do all it is supposed to do, that will be something. I just need time. Hah....

Speaking of, Shelina and Dot are going to do Judy Martin's Shakespeare in the Park quilt. It is in her The Creative Pattern Book, and you can buy it here. Here is what it looks like.

Isn't this gorgeous? I think I am going to join them in their challenge if they don't care. After all, they are giving themselves a year to do it, so I thought it might be a good way to reduce my stash. I have lots of blues and creams. I surely could do that in a year, right? Does somebody want to get in on this too?

Also, Kathy from OKC, please email me. You mentioned your husband was buying you a new toy at the OKC quilt show, but you never said what it was, and your email didn't have a good return on it so I could ask you. Enquiring bloggers want to know, lol.

In other news, my poor Bernina is in the shop. During one of my Mad Hatter days last week, I was trying to do some applique, and bernie was moaning. Somewhere in this house are 3 vials of oil for him and I could not find them. Finally, I discovered an old bottle ( I know it was old because it was yellow) and decided to use it. But, when I turned it up and pushed on it to dispense one drop, I got nothing. Remember now, I said it was a Mad Hatter day. I fixed that bottle of oil, I just cut the tip of it off. Then when I turned it up to oil the machine, a whole tablespoon at least ran out into my bobbin mechanism....taught that sucker to holler didn't I? lol Long story kinda short, I got as much of it out as I could, and then it really started making noise. It is now living at the Bernina shop. Supposedly I will get it back in 2 weeks. I am having them put an automatic threader on there while it is there. My eyes are getting worse and I can't seem to thread that thing anymore. I was already frustrated that day because I had been trying to thread the darn thing for about 30 minutes and had spent another 30 minutes looking for the manual needle threader I use on my serger. Just a really bad scene, lol. Still shaking my head over that one.

And today I have an appt with a dermatologist. I have a patch that has come up on my cheek and one on my neck I am not real fond of and want to have them checked out. Since I had breast cancer I get a little frantic if something appears not quite right. I have been cancer free for 1 1/2 years now and I want to keep it that way. Everytime my bones hurt, I am afraid I have bone cancer as it is. That is one of the things that supposedly you are more succeptable to when you have had breast cancer. So between fighting at windmills over something I can do nothing about and having reactions to the preventative cancer medicine I have to take, some days are just Mad Hatter days around here. BUT, I am alive and well and not living in Canada, lol.

And that is the end of this post!


Cindy said...

Yes of course I would love to do this one. Don't we already have this book.

Lisa D. said...

BEAUTIFUL quilt! Sorry about your machine woes, it always hurts to have your machine in the shop. I wish you a good outcome at the dermatologist. I know it will be a relief to get some answers and maybe you can worry less! Hang in there!

Shelina said...

Definitely a great idea to get suspicious things checked out, so you know you don't have to keep worrying. Congratulations on being cancer free for this long!

I would love for you to join the challenge. The more the merrier! It is a beautiful quilt, and I've been putting it off for a few years, so I'm glad you and Dot are lighting the fire and making sure I get one made this year!

Anonymous said...

my husband bought me the free standing design wall from Bob the Builder (who made some wonderful quilt racks also) it is 6 foot by 6 foot.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG are you talking about me??? LOL!!!! I'm just sayin that I watch the news and those reporters always report things exactly as they see it. But I do hope your boy Tom is ok. wink wink.
And I hope your dr.appt goes well. Don't worry and way to go on the 1 1/2 years cancer free.
Oh I have your pkg all wrapped and ready to mail tomorrow.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Glad to hear you're a Patriots fan as of course I am, living in NH. I think our boy Tom is wearing a boot on his foot to psyche the other team out. He's really fine.

kcamou said...

Good luck with the Dr. Hope all is well. Oh, and I have an award for you...go see my blog. ;)

Nan said...

I certainly understand about the needle threader - I have the same thing with my eyes. If I didn't have a needle threader on my machine, I'd never get any sewing done! I'm sorry your baby is in the shop - they all need a tune-up now and then, just like us, right? LOL!
I'm glad you're keeping track of what's going on with your body, too - good girl!