Thursday, November 18, 2010

Take a moment....

...and clean the cotton-picking sewing room floor, FOR GOODNESS SAKE!!!  Sometimes I just need to stop what I'm doing and clean because all these threads just become attached to everything and it's so annoying!!

Sewing all day, every day causes lots of strings to abound!  I carry them around on my house socks and they get spread all over the house!  But, luckily, the carpet is a variegated design so it's not as drastic looking as it could be.

We've taken to actually sweeping the carpets in my sewing/cutting rooms because the vacuum cleaner just gets too clogged with all these strings.  This is the 'monster' that my husband swept out of my sewing room last week!!!

Who knows what's lurking inside!!!

I'm not one who enjoys hardwood floors, because although they are very beautiful, they don't appeal to my cozy side - I prefer padding around the house on carpet as opposed to cold, slippery hardwood - BUT - this is one time when I desperately wish the floors in my workrooms were NOT carpet and were easy-to-sweep hardwood!

Anyway, on a less scary note, we went turkey shopping today.  I have been working so hard to save up my Greenbax at the Piggly Wiggly (you get a free turkey with 5 Greenbax) and I had 2.94 Greenbax!  They also advertise that you can earn 1 Greenbax for each coupon you use - I am a super duper coupon queen so this was going to be easy for me!  We went to "The Pig" today and picked up a few things, and used 3 coupons.  (This should bring my Greenbax balance to approximately 5.94.)  Once I paid for my order, I was ready to head back into the store, gather my free turkey with my 3 newly-acquired Greenbax, but found out that they had just discontinued that little perk of "1 Greebax for each coupon used".  I was IRATE!  I rarely ever shop at Piggly Wiggly and had just dropped $20 there in order to get a free turkey!!!!

So, I stormed out of there and told my friendly chauffer that he needed to head to Wal-mart because I needed a turkey today as it was going to take at least a week for it to thaw in the frig.  Turkeys at Wal-mart start at 68¢/pound and I wanted a large one so I selected a 20-pounder.  I figure, hey, if you're going to have the oven on, might as well cook a big turkey so you'll have lots of leftovers.  All 3 of my kids are coming to dinner and they will most definitely pack up a plate to take home so I can always use lots of turkey.

I headed to the register and forked over my $14.07.  Not bad, actually.  I was fine with that.  Just then, two ladies behind the register said that a local chain grocery was selling their turkeys for 39¢/lb and Wal-mart will match that price.  I didn't even ASK!!!  So, I got me a 20# turkey for $8.07 - WOOOOOOO HOOOOOO!  I can deal with that!  God is GOOD!

There he sits until next Thursday!!!  It's a Jennie-O, too!  Bob and Jillian would be so proud of me!!!  :)

I forgot to show you last month but I finished quilting and binding my quilt along quilt led by Fat Quarterly.
I tried a loop-de-loop quilting design on it, which I thought was fairly difficult to maneuver. 

I hope someday to have a sewing machine with a larger throat because this one is just WAY too small to do anything larger than a baby quilt.

I do like how it turned out, though.  It's a great little scrappy quilt that I plan to keep in my car for road trips!!

Today I worked on some Appalachian State University Christmas stockings for a customer.

Cute!...and definitely quick and easy!!  I like those kind of projects!

Now, I need to get back to that floor cleaning....ugh!



trish said...

Way to go on your turkey Jenn!! :o) I think I would have skipped to the car with mister turkey in my arms! :o)
Your quilt turned out so cute. I have saved the quilt along as a possible idea. I received a jelly roll and wanting to use just the right project because I really love this fabric. :o)
I have been off the computer, grading papers, photocopying scantron (sp?) tests, tutoring algebra, bla bla bla ... so wanted to drop in and finally get a chance to say hello. I have not even touched a stitch of fabric today.
I will make up for lost time ... tomorrow! :o)
Sincerely - Trish

Kathleen said...

All the thread I clip go right into a little container and STILL my floor looks like that. I think the threads have babies and push them out of the nest.

Your quilt looks great. I'm impressed when anyone can do anything other that straight line quilting on a large quilt with a regular machine.

Pokey said...

We love the fabric but the mess is alot like that left in the kitchen after a 7 course meal!
The scrappy squares is a nice looking quilt, your colors are very happy looking. Good to hear from you Jenn!

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Isnt it amazing how much thread ends up all over the house?

I love the quilt you're working on and WTG with that turkey. Turkey here is far more expensive than what you seem to pay for it there !

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