Monday, January 07, 2008

I have a cruise to get ready for!


I am going on a cruise the end of April! I am getting a free cabin in exchange for making a raffle quilt (Jewels of Virginia) and also teaching 2 classes. One is how to make a fabric postcard and the other is making a mini scrapbook. Anyway, I went today and applied for my passport. That got me all excited and ready to work a bit harder on weight loss. So this evening I decided to walk on my new treadmill for the first time. Hmmmmmmm. It is a bit different from walking around shopping. I can do THAT for hours and hours and not feel it at all! So I decided to set up the mini DVD player on the book rest part of the treadmill. I was going to watch a movie while I was walking. Easy. The time will fly by and I will catch up on my movie watching. I made it through the previews and maybe 2 minutes of the movie. Not sure what happened there. But my legs were all noodley after just 15 minutes! I had only walked 1/2 mile! So I celebrated with some chips and salsa! Yippee. Tomorrow I begin with the weight loss shakes and some dancing aerobics along with the treadmill. Maybe I can celebrate that with some ice-cream! HAHA! Seriously though, I promise to be better tomorrow!

Wish me luck!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Picture of the grandson

What kind of grandma would I be if I did not post some pics of the baby? So we have one of him right after his first open heart surgery. Scary to look at, but I balanced it with a cutsie smiling one from last week. I also have a 5 generation photo. There is my grandpa, my dad, myself, Nicole, and baby Christian.

Christian is doing pretty good for now. He finally hit the 7 pound mark! And he is 8 weeks old now! He is all smiles when he is not fussing. He will have his next surgery in March and then his third one when he is 18 months old.

Thanks for popping in!

Denise aka Grandma Whee

My favorite thing to whip up quickly

I love to make these cute pillowcases for a quick little gift. The special thing about them is that there are no exposed seams! All the seams are french seams. People are often perplexed as to how to make these but it really is easy.

I made about 20 of these pillowcases for Christmas presents this year. Not all of them were pink with black skulls! Just this one was. It is for my niece who loves skulls and is still a girlie girl who loves pink. It is perfect for her. But most of mine this year were made with really pretty Christmas fabric.

I am busy reorganizing my sewing room. I had to fit a treadmill in here so some rearrangements have to be made. I will take a picture when I am all done.

I have the neighbor kids here this evening as there was an emergency. I have the kids all snuggled in for the night. We had pizza for dinner and then the teenage girl and I shared hot tea and watched a criminal forensic show. The little boy is snuggled down in one of my guest beds and the girl wanted to sleep on the couch. We had 2 more guest beds she could have slept in! But we do have a cozy couch.

Anyway, I plan on washing up some fabric and choosing my next fabrics for Stash Bashers. I am pretty excited to be diving into my stash again after so long.

Thanks for stopping in. I love company.


Saturday, January 05, 2008

The holidays are finally over!

I love the holiday season but each year I am glad when it is finally over! I have some pictures of my recent sewing but cannot seem to find it on the computer. I will dig more on Monday and post some then. Until then, thank you for dropping in...