Sunday, January 18, 2009

Slow Sunday

Good afternoon. Can you believe I started to blog early this morning and just kept getting sidetracked? I also have a new quilt project I want to start, but as of yet that hasn't happened either. Oh well, guess I needed a day of just piddling. Yesterday I went to JoAnn's. I really wasn't going to, even though I knew they had a good sale. Most of their quilting fabric was 50% off. That is a good sale. I don't have a lot of choice around here as we don't have any quilt shops. So it is JoAnn's or Wal-Mart unless I want to drive quite a ways. I also used a 50% off coupon and bought a big hunk of fleece. I have found that I use fleece quite often any more. Like I said, I really didn't plan to go. Then my dh said I should get out for a while. He even told me to go to JoAnn's. I love that man. (grin) Here is what I got at JoAnn's. My receipt said that I saved over $58. That was a significant savings to me. LOL I already have some plans for some of this.
I guess JoAnn's wasn't enough. I had to stop by Wal-Mart and happened to think that I needed some yellow and red. Now why didn't I think of that while I was in JoAnn's? I even had it on my list. (Rolling eyes here!) Here is a picture of the reds and yellows I picked up at Wal-Mart.
I should have plenty of fabric for all projects for this year, but what do you bet I will be at the next big sale. LOL

One year ago today was a rough one for our family. My mom was in a serious car accident. She had a gash from the crown of her head to just above her nose. She had to have surgery to repair it. She also had 2 fractured vertabrae and was black and blue all over. She was in ICU for about 5 days, a regular room for a couple of days, and a residential care unit for 10 days. She is tough, though. She has completely recovered and is doing fine now. She still has some stiffness in her back, but gets around great for 70 years old. I was just thinking about what a difference in a year can mean. We are all grateful that mom is back to her old self.
I had my guinea pig out this morning brushing her and decided to take some pictures of her. She is 5 years old this month and still very healthy. She is rather rolly polly. LOL Her name is Riccu. Yep, named by the same boy who named Aeris. I am assuming Jon found this name in some computer game. Anyway, we call her Ricki. She loves lettuce. If she hears me getting something out of the fridge, she lets go with her shrill whistle. I guess you would call it a whistle, or maybe a squeal. We have had guinea pigs throughout most of our marriage. They make good pets.
Isn't she cute? Here is another one of her. She is very tame and doesn't even mind the cats.
Such a sweetie. I have been playing around with my blog. I was up till almost 3 a.m. last night working on it. My dh thinks I am crazy. Probably so. LOL Anyway, I like the way it looks. So this will work for a while. I am still learning, but having so much fun.

Well, if I am going to get any quilting in today, I need to get with it. I just took a loaf of bread out and have leftover chili for supper. The chores are all done, so I shouldn't have to stop for anything else today. Blogger is really slow on uploading photos today, so I think I will call this good. I talked to Ava last night. She had a wonderful birthday. Her mama showed her my blog and read it, plus the comments to her. Cathryn said she felt very special to see her pictures and have you all wishing her happy birthday. So thank you to everyone who did. I really appreciate it and appreciate all the visits. Please come again.


Milah said...

What exactly is a guinea pig? Is it a pig or a rat? Where did they come from? Please don't say Walmart 'cause then I'll know it's a rat!
Looks like you did good on all that fabric. You got your work cut out for you.

~Bren~ said...

I love guinea pigs! Much nicer than hamsters, who look like mice and rats!
Your blog looks beautiful! The fabric is great. What is the new quilt project? You can not just say that and then leave us hanging!!!!

Fruit of her hands said...

Winona~ We used to have a couple of Guinea pigs the first one I got when I worked in a preschool and the one there had babies, so I had her since she was born, she passed away a few years ago a but we had her for 8 years..then we got another one and it only lived for about 4 years and was probably a few years old when we got it. They are such nice animals...
Love all the fabric, isn't it strange when our husbands just know that we need a trip to Joann's...Can't wait to see what you do with all of that pretty fabric..

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