Sunday, August 10, 2014

Another week…...

Last week started off fun with the annual family pool party.  The weather was great until about 4pm when a giant cloudburst dumped rain galore upon us and we all made a hurried beeline for the garage.  (At first it was the house, but I skedaddled everyone in the garage instead with their dripping swimming suits.) For some reason I had a funny feeling this might happen, so had hubby sweep out the garage and set up a table with folding lawn chairs in there the day before ……just in case and we grilled in the rain.  Oh well!

Then, on Monday, I finally went to the dentist with a tooth that has been bothering me, and then a visit to the root canal specialist for that lovely procedure on Tuesday.  Not fun!  Wednesday it was annual blood work for my annual physical which will be this week.  Yikes!  Nothing like being poked and prodded all week!!!

I did receive my mini quilt from my partner though for the QT swap.  Thankfully, considering the condition of the packaging, everything was intact.  

The theme was "anything goes" and she nailed me!  As you know, I love bright colors and paper piecing…….(and then she got a tiny doggie in the middle.)  Cute!  Thanks, Pam (uberstitch).

I was totally uninspired for the swap (and I shouldn't have signed up…I know that now), but in Pam's profile she mentioned that she liked cross quilts, so I made that for her.  She also likes aqua and red with white and black and white, so this is the result:

And, of course, I sent out some envelopes this week:

And I read a few books and three were from the library (if you can believe?)  I really must get to my own stuff…..and not buy anymore!!  I have stacks now to catch up on.  This is the list for this week:

THE AWAKENING OF MISS PRIM   debut       by           Natalia S. Fenollera
LOOKING FOR ME                                         by           Beth Hoffman
NEVER COMING BACK                                  by           Tim Weaver
DON'T TALK TO A STRANGER                       by           Amanda Kyle Williams

"Looking for Me" was the best of the bunch I thought, although the last one (a mystery) was really good too (and I didn't figure it out half way through as usual, amazingly enough….which is probably why I liked it so much).  Besides, it's rated really high on

So, that's my week in a nutshell.  Who knows what this week will bring?  Life is always a surprise, it seems sometimes!!  I guess that's good!

You all have a super week, and stay away from the root canal guys.  NO fun!


Kathy said...

Thanks for sharing the books with us each week. I got A Man Called Ove from our library and loved it. I'll have to go back through your posts and get some more I want to read!

Ellyn said...

awesome minis! I read Delicious by Ruth Reichl this week & LOVED it! You might want to check it out

Annie said...

What an adorable quilt you got from Pam! Love those colors! And she should be pretty happy with your cross quilt in exchange. The envelopes are cute as can be, as usual. I finished reading Orphan Train. I really enjoyed the story. And am thankful not to have been an orphan.

Mary said...

I saw your Quilt on Flickr and thought- YEA, She's Sewing again.
The crosses are great too. Sorry about the poking and prodding. Hope this week is better.

kiwikid said...

Love the minis! Hope all your dental stuff is over and no more prodding and poking will happen!! Love the envelopes too. We used to BBQ in the neighbours garage. It would always rain when we planned a big get some great smoky photos of my Dad wielding the BBQ fork!!

Createology said...

Hope you got all the medical stuff over with and will have a healthy rest of the year. Rain is so needed think you got it while swimming. Love the quilt block swaps. Always such fun envelopes you send. Smiles and Joy of Creative Bliss Dear...

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for picking my card as one your winners from the teddies challenge, it is such an honour.
Thank you for all your hard work in making the challenge so successful, it's a shame that the challenge is ending but I can totally understand your reasons and wish you all the best.
Sue xx obat penghilang tatto

Rettabug said...

Ouch! I'm SO sorry to hear you had to have a root canal, Carol...not fun at all and $$$$, too!

I have to tell you I just got done reading "A Man Called Ove" after your recommendation & it cracked me up. What a wacky sense of humor that writer has!
Now I'll have to order that "Don't talk to a stranger" book, as I love a good mystery.

Are you guys FREEZING up there? I saw your temps this morning....Brrrr!
Stay warm & I'll call you soon. Ms. C. is here for a sleepover so no time to chat today or tomorrow.

Warm hugs,

Rettabug said...

oops..forgot to *clap* for both of those darling mini quilts...too cute!!

Also wanted to recommend the hilarious book "Being Dead Is No Excuse"...I remember laughing out loud when I read that one years ago.