Tuesday, July 28, 2009

It's almost Giveaway time!

Sheesh, I don't want to seem like I'm taunting everyone with a giveaway, cause that's not my intent. I just wanted to show that I haven't forgotten and I'm definitely progressing on it.

What's up with the green colors in this picture??? It doesn't look like this, really. The greens are much nicer. My camera is pms'ing today. It's best to not mess with it too much when it's in this kind of mood because not matter what I do, it just won't cooperate and take good pictures today. But anyway, this is the giveaway pumpkin penny rug that is almost complete. I still have to attach the tongues and then sew on the backing and I'll be finished. It should be ready for the giveaway on Friday, so make sure to watch for it.
So, it's taken an email from my sister, NAGGING me to post an entry in my blog. Yes, she's a nag and apparently nagging works because alas!, here I am!
I've been busy, ok? I've been babysitting in the afternoons, and the grandson is way too much fun to play with so my sewing gets put aside, for the most part. Also, my Rachel has gone back to school, so last week was spent shopping and getting ready for her departure. She left on Sunday and the house just isn't the same.... mostly because she left her IKEA tables in the living room for me to put away for her. Grr... Rach, these tables will not sit in there until you come back to get them in 3 weeks.
Anyway, I miss that girl already, yes I do. She went back to school to work a couple volleyball camps, which is a paid job. That's for 10 days. Then she'll come home for 3days to pack and go back for her pre-season volleyball training. She'll be living in the dorms during that time but only takes basic survivor items, because she'll be playing volleyball from 8am to 8pm every single day. After pre-season, she'll move her things to the apartment where she'll be living for the rest of the semesters. So it's a huge mess of packing and figuring what she's going to need to take.
I do none of the packing or figuring though ... my only duty is to have my credit card ready.
It's easy to blame my week of silence on babysitting and Rachel leaving but I might as well confess right now what the real reason is for my absence....
BIG BROTHER is on. Ok, I'm not proud of the fact that I watch Big Brother and become addicted to it each and every summer. I know that I lose braincells after watching it but I just can't help myself. Yes, I get the livefeeds so that I can watch them 24/7 . Ok? Yes, I agree it's utter stupidity. But I still watch. The livefeeds show me things that the CBS censored and edited show doesn't show. $14.99 for one month of livefeeds. Then I'll call to cancel and customer service will offer me another free month just to keep me as a customer, so I'll get basically the entire Big Brother season for less than half price.
I still have been sewing though. I finished up the traditional penny rug but this picture of it is utterly horrible. Remember, my camera has pms today so just imagine it as a nice blend of oatmeal browns

I made a couple more of the Black-eyed Susan candle mats. The black one was ordered and the light one will be Ebayed sometime soon. I really don't know which one I like better. They both turned out so nice. I like showing how to make the same pattern look different, so this is a good example.

That's all I've got! I'm outta here and off to clean up around the house a bit before the grandson comes over.
Happy Day everyone!


Anonymous said...

Well it's about time, you got back to the important stuff, like blogging. Cathy, I can't believe you watch that Bib Brother stuff so much. There is much better addictive TV on TLC, Food channel, and HGTV!!
Your rugs look beautiful as always, even with the yucky colors.

Casserole Carol

ohiofarmgirl said...

Your work is so wonderful...it makes me feel like fall when I look at all the table mats you are working on....Dianntha

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Your pumpkin penny rug is awesome! Your work is just incredible.

eeekj35 said...

I love the pumpkin one. It is turning out great!! I really love the black-eyed susan one. I have a ton of those flowers in my yard. I am hoping someone in my family will get me one for my birthday. Your work is great!! Kim

basketsnprims said...

Your penny rugs are beautiful.

Tins and Treasures said...

I love the pumpkin penny rug. You have a lot of patience!
It's great having college age daughters, isn't it?!! Happy Hump Day ~Natalie

Tolentreasures said...

Love all of your rugs! They are so nice. I get addicted to HGTV, right now it is Yard Crashers and Desperate Landscapes. I need them at my house!
Glad that you are getting time with your grandson. How fun!


Linda said...

Cathy your penny rugs sure give me the inspiration to continue on my hooked rug.I had seen a similar pumpkin rug at yellowfarmhouse site.

Lisa said...

Yeah sometimes it gets too busy to post! Glad to see you back! I'm taking it easy this week!
Hugs, Lisa