Monday, September 29, 2008

Fun and Not-so-fun Weekend

Today, Sweetie Pie officially turned 11 years old. The older kids had baked a couple of batches of cupcakes for her to take to school to share with her classmates.

We celebrated her birthday on Saturday with the family. Then, one of her friends stay for a sleepover.

My parents, sister and brother-in-law also came out along with their baby, James. I can't believe that he is already 6 months old. Time sure flies!

My DS and BIL are so blessed to have such a wonderful and good-natured baby. We enjoyed visiting with them all.

Gotta love that toothless smile!

Everyone had fun that day; unfortunately, the next day was not-so-fun.

My parents are elderly and my mom has a long history of health problems. One of those health problems is being a diabetic. Her blood sugar count skyrocketed that night and had to be hospitalized.

She was in the ER all day yesterday. They were able to bring her blood sugar level down but not down to a normal level. As it turned out, the prescribed medications she's been taking are way off for her. The medicines aren't working correctly and would raised her blood sugar level extremely high everytime she ate. She will require to stay in the hospital for a few more days so they can reassess her medications.

Mom is doing much better today. She hasn't been taking those medicines for the last 2 days, and already she is feeling like a different person. I will be taking my dad to visit her again tomorrow. Don't know when I will be able to post next time... so count this as a bloggy break.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Bag Swap


Around this time of the year, I always wished that there were 36 hours in a day... with the extra 12 just for me to do things that I like such as quilting and blogging.

I've been wanting to get pictures and write up a post of my partner's bag to share with you since Monday... and here it is, Thursday night already!

The bag came all the way from Australia, and my swap partner is Nicole over at Down By The Creek. It's a lovely bag with not just one side of stitching, but two sides of stitching of Rosalie Quinlan patterns! The stitching designs made up the outside pockets, and the bag is in one of my favorite colors combination... pink and brown.

Nicole also made an extra very special gift for me...

it's a dachshund dolly! A-DOR-A-BLE!! I have named her Mindy. She has resided by my sewing machine and will keep me company and very happy as I sew. :-D

Thank you so much Nicole. I'm glad that you're my swap partner. :-)


The crazy quilt bag has arrived safely. My secret partner is Brigitte at Beadtex. Pop on over to her site.... she has made a post about it.

It's now after 11pm here... and so I must head off to bed.... have a good night everyone!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

No Stitching Done

Well... there's been no stitching around here because this is how I spent my nights lately......

That's right! John got the jacuzzi up and running since last week. We've been enjoying it.... including Suki! She loves water!

Although Yoshi loves to get a bath, he rather stays clear of the spa.... LOL

Peek-a-boo.... we see you....

I believe Suki is ready to get in again...

Have a great day everyone! You know where I'll be... LOL

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Crazy Quilt Bag

Here's the bag for Linda's Bag/Bucket Swap.

It is winging its way overseas to my partner, _ _ _ _ _ _ _. I hope she'll get it soon... I hope I'll get mine soon too. :-)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Third SA Project

I'm done with the third Stitchers Angel project designed by Karen Gass at Cotton Spice blog.
I don't have any chenille on hands... so used quilting cotton instead...
... then had more fun with embroideries and embellishments... then, a couple of yo-yos and a bead on top... I'm done! :-D

Friday, September 12, 2008

Stitchers Angel Projects

Dear bloggy friends,
Thank you for all the well wishes from yesterday. I'm feeling much better, finally! :-)

I even had a few laughs with the kids last night from their stories of the day. What will I do when they all grown and flown from the coop? ..... More quilting!... :-D

Here is Helen's armchair caddy done in country colors as per my secret Angel's request.

I had a lot of fun adding beads to Linda's bag swap that I couldn't resisted adding some here too.

This next one is designed by May Britt at Abyquilt... again, I couldn't resisted adding a few extra seed beads and embroidered the flowers (didn't have buttons) and a couple of butterflies.

These projects have been a pleasure to make.... I enjoyed stitching away every evening. The next project is a pincushion... I'm almost done and will show that soon.

Keep Stitching...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hello, it's me...

Goodness... has it been 12 days since my last post!

Sorry about that... I am in some kind of a funk lately... blamed it all on the hormones. Last week or so truly has been difficult... I've been on the emotional roller coaster ride for too long! And if it doesn't stop soon, I'm heading back to the dr. to get me some pills... so I can deal with this pre-menopause stuff and don't drive the family crazy with these yo-yo emotions. lol

It's a good thing that I have quiltings and stitchings to keep me sane. I have finished with Linda's bag swap and a couple of Stitchers Angel projects... will post about them soon.

Have a great day and keep stitching...