Showing posts from February, 2012

What A Day

Today I had to go to the local hospital for a Nuclear Stress Test.  I have known since Wednesday about the test and I can't begin to tell you how much I have dreaded it!  It really wasn't all that bad, nothing like I had imagined!

First a little more info on how the test came about.  Last week I was sick, so sick I decided to go to the Dr.  I also had been suffering from shoulder pain, some shortness of breath, and the sore throat I had was more in my neck...all these symptoms prompted my Dr. to give me an EKG and it showed some small changes from the last EKG I had about 3 years ago....hence the stress test.

I think the word nuclear was more frightening to me than anything else.

As soon as I arrived at  the testing area, they hooked me up to a monitor, a blood pressure cuff and inserted an IV.  After the hook-up I began the treadmill part of the test.  I have PAD and was kind of worried that the treadmill might prove too much, but I was able to do it without very much leg pa…

Good-Bye February..Good-Bye GFC

I have been feeling a little sad today.  As of Wednesday, Google Friend Connect will no longer be available for blogs and websites not using the Blogger platform.  I know first hand how hard you must work for every single follower and how much work these people have put into their blogs and websites.  I know some have hundreds and even thousands of Google Friend Connect followers they will be losing.  There is always Google +,  but I am not sure how well it will be able to replace Google Friend Connect.  I am thinking that the Linky app for followers might do a better job then Google+ and that Google may have just shot themselves in the foot(Can't say they don't deserve it if that does turn out to be the case).

Followers are not the only thing affected by the loss of Google Friend Connect.  Many of the give-a-ways are given to blogs and websites according to their rating through GFC(Google friend connect).  This will be an area that will be harder to replace and may affect th…

Meet Me On Monday 2/20/2012

It is Monday and I am joining Acting Balanced again for Meet Me On Monday.  It is a bloghop.  If you have a blog you should hook up with us.  It is loads of fun!

The five questions for this week are:

1. What is your favorite kind of soup?
2. What was the last movie you saw in a theater?
3. What is your least favorite TV program?
4. If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it?
5. What 3 places that are on your bucket list to visit?

My answers are:

1.  My favorite soup is cream of potato soup.  I love it!  This reminds me that I haven't had any in a very long time, maybe it is time to whip some up!  YUM

2.  Oh my gosh, I don't go very often,  so I guess it was one of the Transformers movies that I went to see with my grandchildren.  When my kids were young they loved the Transformers and Go Bots cartoons, I have to say the movie was some what of a disappointment to me (old school I guess, I liked the animated versions better) ... but my older grand kids l…

I Love Awards!!

I want to thank Nani, Chronicles of Nani, for honoring me with two awards this week.  Nani has a wonderful blog, she always has something going on and I try to read it everyday.  Her happiness and positive outlook on life come together to create a blog that is a wonderful read,  no matter what the topic!  Please pay her a visit, you will be delighted.

This has been an emotional and busy week for me and I am trying my best to be productive this weekend.  I swear that my dirty laundry must be piled as high as my nose, and the dust is taking over my house for sure, also I still haven't finished the travel bag from the sew along I am participating in (should have been finished Valentine's Day...oops) and I am anxious to get started on a jewelry roll for my daughter and also to start sewing for that new baby granddaughter headed our way! 

My husband had to have a surgery to remove a skin cancer on Thursday.  He felt pretty bad on Friday, but I am happy to report he is feeling muc…

Meet Me On Monday 2/13/2012

It has been awhile since Meet Me On Monday has been active, but Acting Balanced has picked up the ball and I have linked up!  She will be asking 5 questions every Monday and I will answer them here on my blog...So let's get started!

The 5 questions for this week are:

1. Are you planning anything for Valentine's Day? 2. What song automatically popped into your head when you saw this question? 3. What did you have for breakfast today? 4. Where do you keep your keys? 5. Who was your favorite teacher from when you were in school? 
My answers:
1.  We are not really planning anything for Valentine's Day.  I will give my hubby and card and some candy and he will give me flowers. We do that every year,  but  it is Valentine's Day every day at my house.  I have the best husband ever!
2.  "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston.  She has been on my mind all day.  Her death is such a huge loss for everyone that loves music.  She will be missed so very much.
3.  I had link …

Heart Filled Heart

Happy valentine's Day!

Today  while I was at Walmart, I found this cute bag with a glittered heart on the front and a satin finished heart on the back and my mind went to the laced hearts I have seen.  I wondered if this would work for one of those cute laced hearts filled with candy hearts.  I think it worked quite well!  Any gift bag would work, there are so many cute bags.  You could also use a bag you already have and draw your own heart, incorporating any decorations that may be on the bag.

I used:

1 Valentine gift bag
hole punch ( I used a regular and decorative punch)
candy hearts
glue for tiny hearts

First I pulled the bottom of the bag apart and cut that section off.

Getting rid of that bottom section makes it easier to handle and you are now able to cut the bag side open and easily cut out the heart. (or draw your own heart on the bag and cut it out)  Cut two hearts, one for the front and one for the back.

Once the back and front are cut out, take the ho…


Google Friend Connect will be ending in March for all blogs except those on Blogger. It has been a wonderful tool for many bloggers and will leave a huge void. Linky has stepped up to try and fill this void that GFC will be leaving and it seems to be doing quite well. You can join if you are not already a member, it is free and seems to be growing in leaps and bounds. Please follow me and I will return the favor. We need to start building our followers now, before the void has a chance to grow!

Have a great weekend!
Happy Sewing!

Sewing For My Baby Girl

I am getting so excited about the new grandbaby that is coming in June!  She is going to be such a wonderful addition to our family and a long awaited extension of  my son!  I can't wait to see her beautiful little face!

I have ordered some patterns to start  sewing for her.   There are so many patterns to choose from, but I love Kwik Sew patterns and I found four that I just had to have!  The Butterick and Mccalls patterns web site  now carries Kwik Sew patterns and if you join the BMV club you get 15% off all patterns even if they are on sale!

I found this darling baby girl outfit. It is perfect for a summer baby. I can't wait to get started on it!  It is sized from 0-3 months all the way up to 18 months and all sizes are encluded!  I think that is a great bargain!  I can just see little Harper wearing it now!  Well, guess I better pick out some fabric first, but I will have it ready and waiting on her when she does get here!  LOL

These little diaper covers are just…

Best Laid Plans

I had so many great plans for today.  I had planned on a day of sewing and creating but it seems other things were in store for me.  I woke up this morning with a terrible cold.  I have  done very little except lie around the house feeling pretty sorry for myself!  I hate colds and with this one my left eye and left nostril are constantly pouring hot water!  Miserable is the only word to describe it.  Guess it could be worse, it could be the flu, but I have had my flu shot( have one every year) sure wish they would come up with a cold shot, I would be one of the first in line!  The  fear of "dripping" on my fabric has forced me to put my sewing on hold, plus my patience tends to run short when I feel bad!  I guess I will just post a couple of things going on and some neat things I have found while surfing the net.

My 13 year old grand-daughter has recently changed schools and her new school doesn't have a dress code, the school she left had a strictly enforced dress cod…