Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sewing and Arby's Hates Me!

When I FINALLY got to Sit & Sew today (more on that later) I whipped together this bag. Super easy and super fast! You can find the free pattern and tutorial here.

Due to lack of time and not having my interfacing on hand, I did not get my pretty pink flower made/attached and the pockets reinforced with the interfacing. But, overall, I think it turned out cute. Again, easy-peasy...exactly what I needed.

I also purchased the 2 patterns shown. One is from "My Stitching Peace" and the wording says We are Snow Blessed and the other is a paper-pieced pattern by "Little Bits" called "Calendar Quilts & Pins by Cindi Edgerton". Both look like fun! Who knows when they will be completed, but they have now been officially added to my stash :)

Now, on to why Arby's hates me. Yesterday evening on my hour drive home from work, I pulled off the interstate to stop at the Arby's drive-thru. All fine and dandy right? WRONG - my car died! Long story short, I got it going again and made it home safe and sound.

This morning, on my way to Sit & Sew I had the hankerin' for Arby's again and went through the drive-thru (different town and drive-thru by the way!). All is well right? WRONG - my car dies AGAIN. This time there is no getting her started :( She is now a resident of the Arby's parking lot until I can get her towed tomorrow or Monday to my mechanic.

So, although it could have turned out much worse, today has been a stressful day! At least I can say I got something accomplished....

Well, goodbye for now! Hope you all have a safe and Happy Halloween! Take Care and Thanks for Stopping - Elizabeth

Friday, October 22, 2010

Down, but not completely out...

Well, I've missed 3 days of work this week due to some not so very nice upper back spasms. The kind that grab when you inhale, or move just so. Not nice :(

After 3 ultra-sound treatments and an adjustment, I think I am on the mend - let's hope and pray anyway!

This is the only thing I can say I accomplished while being rather immobile.

I actually learned how to English Paper Piece when I was around 7-8 years old. I have never completed anything with my "flowers", just like to play now and then.

Well, take care - thanks for stopping! Elizabeth

Sunday, October 17, 2010


I feel guilty for not posting lately, and it's all because I haven't had time to do much of anything. Work is running my life and it doesn't look like it's going to improve anytime soon, so I figured I post some pictures of past projects.

Quilted wall-hanging panel

Fall table runner

Halloween table runner.

This one is my mother's creation - same pattern as above.

Miss Molly - my brat of a calico cat :)

Well, thanks for stopping and maybe someday, I will be able to get some pictures up of new projects?

Take Care - Elizabeth

Sunday, October 3, 2010

It's Done!

Well, the top is anyway - AMEN!

Thanks for stopping - Elizabeth

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Would you believe...

......that it has been one year ago today that I had my back surgery??

In some ways, it feels like it has gone quite fast, and in other ways very, very slow! The good news is that my back is better than it was! I have my days, but who doesn't!?!

No other real news on my end to share, but I will pass on that the "Fall into Fall Giveaway" has started. Go here to see all the blogs participating- only if you promise to give me your prize if you win and I don't!!....just kidding! Go and have fun :)

Just so you have something to look at, here is my Fall Angel. Out of all the seasons, Fall is my favorite. Great weather to snuggle under quilts, hot apple cider, pumpkin pie/bars, and the sound of leaves crunching under your feet.

Take care and thanks for stopping! Elizabeth