Thursday, December 29, 2011

What Next

I am not sure what is going to happen around here anymore.  It started on Boxing Day... I went to do a load of laundry and long and behold my dryer stopped working.  So in the below 0 temperatures I hung the blanket over the deck railing in the sun in hopes that it would dry-nope not all the way.  So later that day I took it up to my mother-in-laws and used her dryer & washer I spun it twice and she did it once too, then I stuck it into the dryer.  By the time that we left the blanket was dry- YES I had something for my bed that night.  Last year my Hubby wanted to get a new washer as he was determined that either I did not know how to wash clothes or there was something wrong with the washer machine.  I talked him out of it, in my stubbornness.

On December 27, I called a fix-it man thanks to a friend that suggested it - I was totally thinking new dryer and washer and my hubby was right that the washer was not working right.  Mr. Appliance came and looked at the dryer - $15 for the piece and what ever for the call.  While here I asked him to look at the washer - ok hubby was right last year - washer broken - transmission and some parts the run the agitator - Mr.Appliance said it is worth the fix as these are top of the line appliances and seeing how they are still in this condition.  So we decided that we would fix it $350 later I have my washer actually cleaning the clothes and the dryer actually drying my clothes.

On December 28, My truck needed new rear breaks - well another expense - EXPENSIVE expense

Last night I went and turned on the TV and there was nothing just a black screen and sound.....Oh am I in trouble now...So I thought that maybe it was the cable cord from the TV to the satellite dish receiver.  Nope that was not the issue after I went into town and got a new cord.  Then I was on the phone with the satellite provided trying to trouble shot the problem - they said that it was the received...Now my Hubby is in town so I sent him to the store to pick up a new receiver and hopefully we will have a TV again.  He brought it home I went and hooked it all up in hopes that it would magically work... NOPE it did not.  I am sick to my stomach as I have just cost us a lot of money in 3 days.  Now why was I not thinking... HELLO no picture does that not usually mean - TV has reached its life?  So now we are looking for a new TV and the one that quit is only 2 yrs old - I guess that is what you get for buying a special and a brand that I have not hear of, that deal was so good to pass up tho.

Thank goodness for the Internet, because it is boxing week and there are a lot of sales you have to do your research...Sears right now does not have very good deals, Brick none (where we bought the one that is broken), Wal-Mart ok deals welcome to VISIONS what deals to be had.  So I have an appointment in town and the family will be coming with me - well to drop me off and then go shopping for a TV.  I honestly can live without this TV but for hubby there has to be a TV - what is it with men and TVs or TVs in the bedrooms.

I am starting to not want to touch anything else around here for fear that I might break that too.  Well all I can say is least no one is hurt or anything like that, and it is boxing week.  Bad thing it is just after Christmas when money is a little tight.  Hopefully nothing will break now as that is 3 - and bad things always happen in 3's. 

Wishing you all a GREAT New Year's and all the best in 2012

Till Next Time,

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

What Is...

So I have been asked what I was talking about in my blog SSCS 2011-Finale where I mentioned that I had to run and help Roy set up panels and his loading chute to that liner so I thought that I would share some pictures with you so you understand a little more.

Loading Chute

John Wayne Liner
So that is what these are.  My son is just a little cowboy in the making like his father.

Till Next Time,

For a Friend

This year I made a gift for a dear friend and neighbour down the road. She is always there when you need her with out hesitation or whining. When hubby broke his ankle this fall she was there when needed either to drive Hubby somewhere or to watch Roy while I took Hubby.

So awhile back we were having a visit and she mentioned that she would like a green quilt one day… So I began to work on a quilt, well of course that did not work out in my favour just like the first try of everything…So I went back to the Quilt Shop – Traditional Pastimes.  I got some great information on how to cut the material to get the most out of it as it was just and I mean just enough to do the sashing for this quilt.  They suggested cutting crosswise – well I have never cut this before – WOW that was so easy to do for the sashing, will be keeping it in mind for next time I have to do sashing.  I like the quilt so much I might make myself another one but with other colours.

This quilt is made with Ty Pennington’s fabric  I am very excited to see if my LQS shop gets in the new fabric.  It looks great and can’t wait to make something with it.

Till Next Time,

Monday, December 26, 2011

SSCS 2011 - Finale

As Christmas came and went....I finally got to open my Secret Santa Christmas Present... It was from Susan.  I love the gift and I really cant wait to start filling my stuff into it...  so a big THANK YOU for your gift.
A bag full of Goodies

The Main Gift - Stitchery bag - I am going to assume that it is from ANNI DOWNS - from Hatched and Patched - love this place for stitchery

Stitchery in a frame

New scissors for me... and a charm so no one can steal them hehehe

Caramilk chocolate bar - can't wait to eat this-we don't have these in Canada

Wrapping Paper - can't wait to create something out of this

Now from me.  I was not sure what the rules were - well there were none just the ornament and main gift had to be home made...   So I was reading my Secret Santa's blog to see what she was into and such and getting ideas for her gift.  She is a Baker so Lise-The Chocolate Cat has a lot of treats (recipes) on her Blog, so I made her a Recipe Book for her, then I was reading what others were doing - quilting, stitching etc. so I thought oh my... I better quilt her something...  Being a newbie to this I was not sure what I as suppose to do so I made her this.

Then I made the Ornament - this was 3 times the charm.  I really hope that she likes it as Pink is her colour.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR, I have to run as my Son is want to set up panels and the loading chute to the cattle liner - all toys of course.

Till Next time,

Loosing Teeth

First off I want to wish all my readers a very MERRY CHRISTMAS.  I hope that you all are ready for Christmas and New Year's and such.  I know I am just got to wrap a few last minute gifts when my son leaves to do chores in the morning with hubby.

My son (4) has already lost 2 teeth.  The first one he swallowed so I had to text the tooth fairy to let him know that a tooth was in fact lost but it was swallowed.  Well the tooth fairy got my text as she showed up leaving my son $5.  Roy was very excited.  Yesterday we headed over to a friends to have our Christmas party, I was bring the gifts in and all of a sudden my son said - Mommy I lost my tooth and shows it in his hand.  We (my girlfriend & I) wrapped the tooth in tissue and the placed in a zip-loc so that it would not be lost.  Last night the tooth fairy arrived and leaving him $2 - a little disappointed as he still wanted the $5.  Well I had to let him know that the first on is a little more special.  So then he asked for a bag for his tooth - well the next one.

I have been looking for a nice/cute little tooth bag, but I just could not find one that I liked.  So now my imagination is running wild.  So many ideas and such, well I am thinking of doing a little cowboy boot and then a tooth on the front on it.  Still trying to figure out the pocket for the tooth.

Now to the drawing board - boot, tooth, pocket.  But then I could just do a square with a pocket and do some stitchery to jazz it up a bit.  Lordy, I got my hands full just need to figure out a game plan and get it done before the next tooth comes out.

Wishing you and yours a very MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

SSCS 2011

I have totally forgotten to post my present when I received it...  Tis the Season.  I did how ever remember to email the giver as well as Chooky to let her know that my package did in fact arrive.

I received this from Susan.  1 more sleep until I get to open the main gift and I really can't wait to open it.  This is the ornament that she made for me - it is on the tree and looking GREAT.