Monday, October 23, 2006

Just a short note this morning----I’m not going in to work today. Yes, we’re dancing right now, you just can’t see. I have a 3:00 doctor’s appt. Soooo, I didn’t want to be late. (yeah, right).

I tried to make it the night without Nyquil, but at 12:30 am I got up and took it. This cold isn’t letting go, but it’s not slowing me down. I’m off to Green Bay/ Appleton before the doctor’s appointment to shop. Just a routine check up, no worries. I’m going alone. Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it.

I got the Buggy barn hearts squared up. Maybe I’ll start sewing them together tonight. No definite plans, when ever I make plans--- they change.

Here is my Front Porch Witch.
She’s at least 13 years old. I made her myself from a wired tomato cage. She has Spanish moss for hair that I picked off of a tree in Louisiana. I’ve tried throwing her away 3 times. Once Eric, then Chelsey, and even once Don all said she can’t be thrown away and pull her out of the trash. So after every Halloween season, we pack her away for next year. I guess she was meant to be with us.

I had 13 kids Sunday in my class. Our lesson was about being a cheerful giver. I guess I’ll leave you with that thought. Whether it’s time, talents, or money --- it doesn’t matter if you do your part in giving--- if your heart, isn’t in the right place….

Quilt some for me today…

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hope you feel better & that the Dr. gives you the "good stuff!"

Fiona said...

Ooh, those hearts look complicated. Hope you get on OK at the docs, you must have been soooo cross that you couldn't get to work :-).

Gail said...

Wishing for the best results from your doctor visit. I'll sew some for you if you buy some for me!

Angie said...

I LOVE your WITCH!! I agree with your family, you CAN'T throw her away!! And your Buggy Barn hearts are great! Have fun shopping today....I'm off with a friend to do the same thing. :D

Anonymous said...

Those hearts turned out sooooo cute....cant wait to see how they decide to come together...Wish I was going to Green Bay with you....Have fun...and good luck with your appt....Dont stop at to many quilts shops... we are off to Marquette today to do some shopping too....Toni
Your witch is a nice decoration...she deserves better then the trash....lol

Jeanne said...

The hearts are charming!
Hope you feel better!
Jeanne

Libby said...

I'm so glad to see all of the Buggy Barn hearts -- this is going to be a fun quilt. You're witch is a too cute -- it you get the urge to dispose of her again, just send her my way *s* Good thoughts for your appointmen.

Joanne said...

She's wonderful - I wouldn't throw her away either!
Your Buggy Barn is coming along nicely!
Get over the cold!

anne bebbington said...

Your hearts are looking super - buggy barn patterns are such fun :o)

Nancy said...

Okay so now I want your front porch witch too! I'm so glad your family wouldn't let you trash her as she's wonderful.

Love the hearts. I have one of their books and have several patterns I want to make from it. They're such fun, funky patterns to make.

Laurie Ann said...

Good job on the BB hearts. Isn't squaring them up a pain? I am in the middle of squaring up some BB crazies blocks. Yikes!

paula, the_quilter said...

Isn't it funny about what decorations the family likes and remembers? One year, after TheKid moved out, I didn't set out all the Christmas decorations. He came on Christmas day for dinner and after using the facilities asked me "Where's the Bathroom Santa?" The bathroom Santa? It seems that I always put this old styrofoam Santa of my Grandma's in the bathroom. Every year. He made me go dig it out and put it in it's place. My Bathroom Santa and your Front Porch Witch.

McIrish Annie said...

hope you are better!! seems colds are running around your neck of the woods. i love the hip pumpkin witch and her "tatoo"!! your property looks so peaceful with all the white birches and the leaves on the ground. here in the northeast having a view without another house in sight is a real luxury.

Patti said...

I'm so glad you still have her - she is a beauty!

Sure hope the doctor was able to help you feel better.

ForestJane said...

I agree, she's WAY too cute to throw away!

Are you going to put some sashing between those hearts or join them edge to edge?

Norma said...

I love your Halloween witch. I understand totally why your family is against throwing her out--she is priceless!

Linda_J said...

I saw the neatest Santa made with a tomato cage last year---dressed in an old worn quilt. Mop for a beard. I love the Halloween version too.

Cynthia said...

your witch looks great. I wouldn't want to throw it in the trash either.

I love the colors you have chosen for your Buggy Barn hearts. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Shelina said...

Sorry you aren't feeling well. Hope you get better soon and the dr. appointment goes well. That witch is so adorable. I'm going to have to think about making something like that.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

The buggy barn hearts are just beautiful!!

Tracey said...

I have a ghost that I made out of a tomato cage...and it keeps on getting rescued from the trash too! lol! Love your witch! Hope you get to feeling better soon. :o)

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Are the buggy barn hearts Paper pieced or can you do them on foundation so you dont have to tear off the paper??

Anonymous said...

Hope you're feeling better.

Judy L.