Monday, October 10, 2011


We are rockin’ the month.


This is what I am seeing outside my window at work now. The wind blew lot of the leaves off this past week, but it was very beautiful when the sun was shining in the morning.

It has been in the 80’s here last week, and now cooling off to the 70’s. Jeesh. Another reason we are rockin’ it.

Friday I went spinning at Barb’s house with Barb and Susan. And did I take one picture of their wheels or anything? No. I was likely too busy with the great food and/or the 3 glasses of wine. But I finished my purple roving and am plying it. Here’s a bad picture of my plying. It doesn’t look all that great, but it’s not too bad.


Saturday was VIP. Marsha was the star of the show this month.


She did a little demo of a table runner and super mitered borders. And we showed off a few VIP’ers projects-


This is a really cute baby design.


And look at this! Wow. And it would be even more impressive if I could take a better picture.

I hate to admit but I have my eye on this



I know, I know. But I could trade my 200 in for this one, because this is a smaller, less tricked out version of the 8 series. I could do some embroidery on it, and do my piecing on it because it is more portable than the 8, which is my go to machine at home. Sigh. Retreat is this weekend and I fear Marcia’s power over me. It’s been a year since I bought a machine…..

I could make this cute thing with it-


Of course, I could make it with my other machine too-but it wouldn’t be as much fun. I’ll just have to avoid Marcia next weekend. Of course, she could use her secret weapon, Suzie, or even worse, Connie.

I’m doomed.

I got my oil changed after leaving Racine, and man was it a nice day. The geese thought so too.



I was buying some containers for the quilting retreat (I should have saved my money for the new machine I have given up on resisting) when Cody called to tell me how well he did in his first Triathlon, The Phast. Click on the link and check out his sweet results. The kid is fast. Congrats to Cody and his 6 minute miles (making up for his back stroke in the pool!!-I told him swimming wasn’t easy)

I stopped by Coldstone on the way home and got some of the most delicious pumpkin ice cream EVER. Back for more soon. I also made an apple pie that was just as delish. Thanks Laura for the apples. (There’s the Laura mention for the week-it’s just not a blog without it)

Sunday I got so much done-check out Beta, the one-eyed Did. That’s 1/2 of Beta sitting up, and the other half on the ground. I don’t know why I wait so long to clip him. I kept asking him when he was going to cut his hair, and he just kept waiting for me to cut it.


He loves a good hair cut-when it’s over.


I finished up my swap bag and packed up my projects for next weekend. I had a bit of an issue with Jack. He was all up in my biz, so I put him down and he promptly tried to get into this box.


It’s only as long as my foot, barely as wide and about 8 inches tall-oh, and it is full of books. Not sure where he was going with that, so I distracted him with his bag.

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Little did I realize Jack has been busy tricking out his crib.

He put in a ventilation/spy hole/mouse grabber slot right there on the side

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It did keep him busy for about 20 minutes.


I am working on the Skacel Kal, and I have finished the first part. WooHoo.

I ran, watered, cleaned bird cages, and saw this

Yep,  Packer love was happening. Actually, I still have little fan love for Aaron R, #12.

It’s true. It’s good to be a Packer fan. Today. 5-0

Even Jack is impressed. I think.



Babs said...

"Enslaved by Ducks" is a great, hilarious, heart tugging read. The toes on your sock are great. Are u finished with the sock that rocks club? Have fun

Marcia said...

OMG - this is GREAT! Too bad I did not read it BEFORE retreat or I would have just in case brought a new 580 in a box - you never know when someones machine may break down :) Had a great time with you this weekend - except for the two thread thing...............
Love ya! M

Sarah said...

Girls-thanks for the comments. I have not finished the STR yet! 3 more to go and I am only 2 years behind.
Marcia-yep-I'd have one right now. So scary.....