Ten on Tuesday…01/24/12…

10 Movies I Want to See Right Now

1.  P. S. I Love You – I really like this movie…it was my introduction to Gerard Butler.

2.  One Day – Jim Sturgess…that’s all I need to say.

3.  The Hunger Games – read all three books in the series and I want to see what they did with the first book…I’m wondering if it can meet my expectations.

4.  Twilight – I have to be the last person on earth who has not seen this movie or the others in the series.

5.  One for the Money – I’ve read 7 of the Stephanie Plum series and I want to see what they did with the first book…I’m wondering if it can meet my expectations.

6.  Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol – Okay, I’m a fan of the MI movies…what’s not to like.

7.  Dolphin Tale – only cause I’m a sucker for animal stories.

8.  Rise of the Planet of the Apes – why not?

9.  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Parts 1 & 2 – Only cause everyone else has seen them and I haven’t.

10.  Water For Elephants – because I liked the book…


The Book and dishcloth swap on Ravelry for January was such fun.  My partner really pegged me by picking one of my favorite authors.  I sort of think she was part mind reader as I had the book she sent me in my hand the day before and was debating whether or not to buy it.

Here is what she sent me:

Really looking forward to reading it…




And…here we go!

1. When I looked out the window this morning it didn’t look like we had any snow throughout the night – but, we did – 2 inches worth.

2. Name calling during the political process doesn’t make sense to me.
3. Remind me why at my age I need to be involved with someone.
4.Quilting, Knitting, Reading, or Weaving is something I love to do!  Take your pick.

5. TP is a necessary evil in any household – unless, of course, you still get the Sears catalogue.
6. I cleaned the refrigerator recently and I found an unopened bottle of wine – have no idea how long it has been in there!!!!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to playing Yahtzee with the other residents, tomorrow my plans include getting some things ready for the mail and waiting for the snow storm, and Sunday, I want to chill out and either work on some quilting or some knitting…
And, again a huge thank you to Janet for her beautiful photography!!!!

Ten on Tuesday…01/17/12…

Once again my friend, Carol, came up with a great Ten On Tuesday topic…

10 Things To Do Inside When It’s Too Cold To Go Outside.

1.  Knit – that’s the first thing that pops into my mind.

2.  Cuddle up with a good book and a pretty quilt.

3.  Clean out dresser drawers.

4.  Bake – something chocolate works well.

5.  Make some warm comforting soup…homemade preferred.

6.  Have a movie day.

7.  Take a nice warm bubble bath.

8.  Quilt – see I’m a quilter too – so, I like to give my quilting some equal time.

9.  Bake bread – it is always so good when it is fresh out of the oven with lots of butter.

10.  Take a nap with the family pet.

A Quilting We Will Go…

Yesterday was a fun day – got to spend it working on some quilting projects…

First up:

My Cornish Quilters Charity block is the above star block.  We made this one 12-1/2 inches instead of our normal size which is about 10-1/2 inches.  I made two blocks and they will be going into a quilt for the mother of one of our members.  She furnished the white and we each furnished some sort of blue fabric.  They turned out really nice.

Second up:

From my Class The Craftsy Block of the Month with Amy Gibson

January – Block No. 1  –  Asterisk Block

January – Block No. 2 – Wonky Pound Sign Block

Both of these blocks were a bit of a challenge for me…I am not used to just cutting fabric and adding fabric to it and then cutting again  … but I love the way the blocks turned out.

This will be a scrappy quilt – but each of the fabrics I use will have some orange in them.  The white fabric will be used throughout the quilt.


Did someone say SNOW? 

Finally – we got some snow!  It is very pretty!

Spent the day doing laundry – and in honor of the snow – I put brand new flannel sheets on my bed!

A-Z Book Challenge…

As most of you know I am a reader – a big reader.  Every year I participate in the Ravelry Group – 52 books in 52 weeks. 

Well, I’ve decided to add an A-Z Challenge in conjunction with that challenge…What that means is I will be reading a book that begins with each letter of the alphabet.

I’m taking the lazy way – and I’m listing the alphabet on this page – and filling in as I read a certain book – I am not going alphabetically – it will be most random…

A –

B –

C –

D –

E –

F –

G –

H –

I –

J –

K –

L –

M –

N –

O –

P –

Q –

R –

S –

T –

U – Unlikely Friendships  – 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom by Jennifer S. Holland – 01/02/12

V –

W –

X –

Y –

Z –

So, let’s see how I do this year…

This challenge is being hosted by Babies,Books,&Signs.

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