Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I don't know how to do it!

I am emptying my sewing room completely, any of you that have seen that knows that is quite a feat. To put it in a house already full. I should have thought through buying the new floor. So I decided to look at cabinets and storage to see if I could make it look better and neater...I have only organized in cheap hand-me-downs and whatever is available...I don't even know where to start. Guess I'll use what I have and sort through everything, well until I run out of time or get sick of it. But hey the floor should look great!
Sewing is a messy occupation. Lots of stuff on hand and available to make works of art look effortless. Whew! back to unloading the room.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Midnight Repairman

No he doesn't exist and I am not it. Last night at midnight my sewing machine was skipping stitches sooo bad and the check spring was broken again. So, I decided to fix it. The repairman showed me how last time he was here because I was prone to this. Well, I think I forgot something because I can't get it back together and I couldn't call him, after all, it was by then about 1 am. I am waiting for him to return my call this am, because I still have a ton of work to do before I have to empty out my sewing room next week. That is another story.

Monday, June 15, 2009

I should have started my diet last week

My whole life I have loved cinnamon. I put it on rice, on oatmeal, in cakes and cookies and pies. Life is truly better with cinnamon. I thought I could eat almost anything with cinnamon on it.
I watched a show on the food network about cinnamon. While they were teaching about cinnamon they were making beautiful foods loaded with cinnamon. Cinnamon is a wonderful thing.
So I pose the question, can you ever have too much of a good thing? Can you ever have too much cinnamon. 2 days ago I would have said "no".
Yesterday for Sunday dinner I made a recipe for fresh peach pie I found online. It called for nutmeg, didn't have it. Well cinnamon works well in the recipes that nutmeg does, so I dumped it in. Measure cinnamon, no you can never have too much remember. The thought crossed my mind, "too much?" Nope because I already told you, cinnamon rocks!
After my lovely Sunday dinner (with guests of course) I pulled out a lovely peach pie. It was a little leaky, fresh cut peaches ya know. Well it didn't set up, but hey how can you go wrong with fresh peaches, cinnamon, and pie crust.
My daughter said "this doesn't taste right where did you get the recipe?"
"Online" I replied. "Isn't it beautiful?"
My daughter didn't want to insult me, but was making suggestions,etc.
I tasted it, humpf, not too bad....then the cinnamon kicked in.
Well, I like cinnamon I can handle it. by the third bite "TOO HOT!"
My husband ejected it out of his mouth into the garbage disposal.
That is where the rest of the pie went. Yes, you can have too much cinnamon.

If you back up a little that was the second dessert I messed up that day. The filling for the coconut cream pie never cooked together.

I guess someone is telling me to stop making dessert.

We settled for a chocolate pudding pie, sort of yum.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Dirt. part 2

I've been getting all of my work done so I guess that means I have to clean the dirt.

polka dots

I've been thinking about this post for the past few days. Why do I like polka dots so much? Perfectly rounded geometrically organized dots! So simple and organized yet fun and festive! When I look at polka dots they make me happy. I'm not sure I understand why...just go figure I guess.

Monday, April 20, 2009

I don't know it all!

I read an article the other day and it has started a school of thought. Failure. Any failure can be turned into success. The article related several stories of people who have turned their failures into success.

When you fail, your brain becomes more focused and set on the task at hand, the learning curve is greatly improved and more knowledge is gained through failure.

I have told my daughters, you remember the answers you missed on a test more than the ones you got right. Life is about learning and growing. I guess that is why it is called "growing pains".

I remember the day I realized I didn't know all the answers and that I didn't have to. It was like a sun ray from the heavens shone down on me and gave me an epiphany. My learning curve definitely shot upward and it felt like a big burden had been lifted. If you are finishing others sentences, if you are thinking ahead of them when they talk to you, if you already think you know it all, then you are missing out on alot. My suggestionn is to learn from others.

Do I want more failure? heck no. I'm not sure I could handle the genius status!

Friday, February 27, 2009


By the way, I like my new blog atmosphere. Thanks to the pro, also known as K1.