Saturday, June 27, 2009

My Trip

This past week we mad the trip to Va. Beach to meet Gunnar while there we took in some of the sites.

Parker did some swimming with Grampy and Mom

Had our picture taken....

With a very BIG statue

Did some car napping after too much sight seeing.

On the way home we stopped at a rest area to let everyone stretch there legs.Parker loves cars and trucks and decided to do some car watching(one of his favorite pastimes).

Next week I will start physical therapy for my back .I have two bulging and torn disc in my lower back.The Doctor said the best way to treat my back now would be a lifestyle change and strengthen my core muscles.
Have a nice weekend

Friday, June 26, 2009

Meeting Gunnar

This week we mad the trip from Kentucky to Virgina to meet Gunnar .This is a picture of the first time I meet Gunnnar.

He is so handsome I can't take my eyes off of him.

Her I am with my two handsome Grandsons I am one very lucky Grammie.

Gunnar is such a alert little baby to be just a little over two weeks old and did I mention he is handsome:)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Gunnar Thomas the newest addition

Look Who arrived into the world at 2:52 am June 10th weighing in at 7lbs 14oz and 21 inches long.

Ahhh sleeping like a baby.We will get to meet him in less than two weeks and we can hardly wait.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Maybe the next Michael Phelps

He is tall and thin and loves to eat,and he loves the water so maybe one day you never know.

Here he is holding on to the side of the pool all by himself.

Swimming from Grammie to Mom.

From Mom to Miss Betty Jo(his swimming instructor.)

Mom helping him float on his back.

Parker and his Mom.

Poky Little Puppy fabric

I just love this Fabric you can find it here.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

9 Patch Quilt Along

So far this is my progress on my 9 patch quilt along.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Sewing Machine Meme

This month is Sewing Machine Month at Sew Mama Sew and to start thing off they are having a Sewing Machine Meme.So I thoug I would particapate I am always wondering about what kind of machines every one else has.
1.What brnad and model to you have?
At the present time I own a Bernia activa 125 and a singer feather weight.

2.How long have you had them.
I think I have had the Bernina about 8 years.
The feather weight I just purchased in January off of Ebay.
3. how much did your machines cost?
I think I paid around $550 dollars for the Bernina 8 years ago but I have no idea what they are worth now.The singer I paid $125 which is fairly cheap but is not have it's original motor.
4. What types of things do you sew (i.e. quilting, clothing, handbags, home dec projects, etc.)?I have sewn everything from clothing,Halloween costumes,curtain and quilts.
5.How much do you sew? How much wear and tear does the machine get?
The Bernina get used about every week but it did sit ideal for maybe 2 years one time.I never use the featherweight but it does sew like a dream.
6.Do you like/love/hate your machine? Are you ambivalent? Passionate? Does she have a name?I absolutely love both machines .
I have never got around to naming them but I have thought about it.

What features does your machine have that work well for you?I love the needle up and down ,the fact that I can slow down the speed to half speed and that i can move the needle left or right with just the push of a button, and that I can drop the feed dogs on the Bernina.
On the singer I love that it sews great and it is just plain ole cute.
And I forgot I also love on the Bernina that the thread never get knotted up and it never eats my fabric and I never have to adjust the tension.(can you tell I love the Bernina)
7.Is there anything that drives you nuts about your machine?
8.Do you have a great story to share about your machine (i.e., Found it under the Christmas tree? Dropped it on the kitchen floor? Sewed your fingernail to your zipper?, Got it from your Great Grandma?, etc.!)? We want to hear it!
The only thing that ever happen was one time I had moved my machine to the family room to sew and I had it sitting in front of the french doors.i was using a lamp at night to sew and this lamp had a magnify glass on it well during the afternoon the next day I smelt something burning and I though the house was on fire.I looked and looked and never did find anything until the next day I saw where my sewing machine had a nice burn mark on it that looked like a cigarette burn and she still has the scar today.
9.Would you recommend the machine to others? Why?
Yes because I can always depend on either one.
10.What factors do you think are important to consider when looking for a new machine?Dependability I especially think the Bernina is very dependable.
11.I would probably look into getting a higher end Bernina that had the new stitch regulator.Can you tell I love Bernina?