Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I'm here in spirit only...

physically this has been a terrible month. Several medical problems, had to have a cat scan, and now hubby is hogging the bathroom with a bad bout of a gastro-intestinal virus (as the doctor calls it) or the "flu" as you and I call it. By whatever name, it's the PITS! And just as I was starting to feel better, I think he's making me sick again.

Hopefully we'll be back to normal in a few days, 'cause I've got lots of projects to get finished.

In the meantime, check out these neat websites and projects. Kim has a great St. Patrick's Day tabletopper for you to make.

The Moda Bake Shop has a great braided rug tutorial.

And Elizabeth from Oh, Fransson has posted a great stashbuster tutorial for ponytail scarves here.

Plus, there's a cute doll quilt coutesy of Alissa here.

I'll be back in a few days with pictures of the projects I'm working on. Until then, drink lots of fluids, get plenty of rest, and stay away from husbands that are sick!


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I’ve been tagged!

This is a first for me! I've been tagged by Toni, The Quilting Pirate, my one and lonely follower, lol! She's tagged me with the Honest Scrap Award! All I need to do for part 1 is reveal 10 facts about myself that I haven’t necessarily shared with anyone.

Does she really think I can come up with TEN things? I'm sure somebody will know at least some of these facts, I'm such a blabber-mouth it wouldn't be possible that I haven't told someone my life story! But here goes:
1-I played the coronet for a year. Trumpet, too.
2-My dad was in the Air Force and we lived in Florida when I got the mumps and we (Mom, Dad, me) were all quarantined at home for 3 weeks. (No vaccines back then.)
3-Spent the first day of my honeymoon throwing up from minor food poisoning from our breakfast.
4-Went to the Buffalo Zoo on my honeymoon.
5-I took Ballroom Dancing lessons in my youth.
6-Always wanted to own a Harley.
7-Both my husband and I were born in the same city we still live in and in the same hospital, but neither of my kids were born in our home state. One was born outside Philadelphia, PA and the other was born on a Navy Base in Maryland.
8-I'm running my first swap over at The Quilted Table Yahoo Group-kinda' scary, but fun.
9-I've been to more foreign countries than to states in the US.
10-I'd leave my husband in a minute if Sean Connery would come and whisk me away to the Highlands on a white charger.

Boy, that was hard, but this next part is easy!
I have to name five addictions I have: (only five?)

Whew! I'm glad that's over. Now I have to tag five other people.......but, would anyone even know they've been tagged? Let's see-if I'm the tagger, then they would be the tag-ees, right? Or would they be tag-ets? With only one follower of my blog, I'll probably have to notify my tagees myself, so they'll know.

Now who do I want to know more about? There's Tracey in Australia, who sent me lovely Christmas gifts in Chookyblue's SSCS 2008, and Catherine in Australia, who I sent to in the same swap. For my third tagee, how about Carolyn, who is in several of the same Yahoo quilt groups that I"m in. Number four has to be Monica, the Happy Zombie, who's blog has loads of great projects and pictures, plus she does the wonderful Moda Bake Shop site. And last, but not least, NorthernDeb, from my Block Central Happy Blocks group. Deb makes gorgeous quilts and is very talented.

Well that's my tag list--now I'm off to notify my tag-ees that they've been tagg-ed. (Sorry, I'm getting slap-happy and just couldn't resist.) How fun is this! Until next time.......

Happy Quilting,
Sharon and Katie