Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Mindless rambling . . .



-- My kids are on their third snow day. In a row. Giving us a five day weekend.






-- I've had a cluster of migraine headaches. I'm three for the last three days. Ugly ones I might add.

-- I've cut the pieces for my next quilt. I'm following this tutorial.





-- Some exciting things are happening over on the Old Red Barn Co. Quilt Along flickr group. We are making a quilt or two to donate to Team Tiara to race money to fight breast cancer. Yeah!

-- And, I will start a pinwheel quilt along come mid to late February. I'm working on getting some good stuff to give away too.




-- The girls got there ears pierced about 3 weeks ago. We spend alot of time in front of the mirror admiring them. And twisting them. And cleaning them.

-- We are still on our crafting kick and made these little gnome like dolls today. Lucky for me, they have promised they can live on my sewing table when not being played with.

-dana

35 comments:

sarah, rsm said...

Snow days - WOW!!! Love the little dolls. :)

SOOOO SORRY about the headache ... YUCK!

Pink Lemonade Bags said...

So sorry to hear about the headaches and I hope they go away really soon. I have had the sinus headache for a couple of days too, not as bad as what you have, but not fun either.

Enjoy the snow, the snow days, crafting, and extra time with your girls. The gnomes are precious!

Jan said...

Five day weekend! Hope the headaches improve. Years ago I had daily migraines, they seem to never go away. I was able to break the cycle, and now take Frova, if I get one. It has the fewest side-effects of anything I've tried.

Frogdancer said...

I made a quilt from that tutorial. It looks fantastic. You'll enjoy working on it.

Needled Mom said...

So sorry about the headaches. I hope they go away soon.

I love the little gnomes!

Will the kids have to make up the snow days at the end of the year?

Sarah Pead said...

So adorable. Hope those headaches get better soon.

beth said...

Have you decided if snow days are good or bad? I DO know those headaches are bad...I get them too and wish they would just GO AWAY!!

debra lynn said...

Sorry about the headaches. I take a daily combination of topomax and amitriptilyne and then imitrix and toradol when I have them. Good luck.

Andee said...

Sorry about your migraines..I just had three myself and COMPLETELY sympathize...here is to a better week ahead!

CJ said...

Cute little dollies.
I'm looking forward to the quilt along!!!

DeeRoo said...

Headaches bad...gnomes good!:)

It's the weather...I always get them when the pressure goes up or down really quickly....guess what helps me...coffee!:)

brown robin said...

Oh, Dana! Five days and headaches! Not fair. I hope that you feel better soon. I swear, soon we will have warmer temps. It's brutal, isn't it? Love the sweet fairy children, though.

Deb said...

A five day weekend sounds good, but the headaches bad. I liked that quilt too, but haven't done it yet. There are so many possibilities at the moment of good things to start!!

Libby said...

I LOVE snow days! Ever since you posted your pinwheel quilt (which I look at atleast once a day) I have been thinking "Hmmmm..that would be a great quilt along, I wish she would do one"
Hope you feel better soon!
Libby

Jackie said...

Wow, a ton of snow days and migraines, not a great combination. I can sympathize. I hope you feel better soon. The quilt you are working on is just going to be gorgeous!

Bloggy Mama said...

I hope your migraines go away. Yuck!!

momawake said...

Adorable little gnomes! Hope you feel better soon.

Lara said...

Migraines are yucky Dana - take it easy and just listen to your body. Remember to drink lots of water too!

Cute wee gnomes! Can't wait for the pinwheel quilt along and I'm starting my pink blocks tonight :)

Feel better soon x

VeeV said...

i LOVE the fabrics..... they are so-o-o delicious looking.

funny...redpepperquilts also has a post today on her blog about these same little circles.

migraines......grrrr yep i get them too. i drug up on imitrex!!!

always enjoy your posts.
xo
eva

still think a tutorial on those homemade bread bowls...should be in order :)

Stephanie D. said...

Such cute little gnomes! If you have to have more snow days, at least it's with kiddos who can be busy with crafts.

Hope the migraines cease and desist as of NOW!

Tine said...

Oh Dana I'm sorry! Why do migraines and snowdays have to be on the same days??
That's just not fair!

A pinwheel quilt along?? That sounds like fun!

Mandy Noble said...

Hi Dana, sorry about the migraines, my kids are on their 6th snow day in two weeks, which coming after Christmas has somewhat thrown my sewing plans out!! I can't imagine that and migraines you poor thing. Looking forward to the quilt along, my first with you. Love the gnomes.

Elissa said...

so sorry about the migraines. my mom gets them and i know how awful they are. hoping you break the cycle soon. checked the link to that quilt and cannot WAIT to see your results. i am just fascinated by all this great quiltyness... and curves? so cool. i FINALLY decided to order turning twenty for ellie's quilts (thanks for the suggestion), since i think my first time around i'd like a pattern so i don't waste any of that perfect material.

tara said...

Lovely fabric picture. What line is it?
Sorry about the migranes. I get them too but never for three days in a row. Yuck.

Lene said...

Love the gnomes.
Hate the cluster migraines...they are the worst.

Gail :) said...

The gnomes are adorable! I can not wait for your next quilt a long! The pinwheels are FABULOUS! You are the reason my family has been getting quilts as gifts this past year! Your last quilt along motivated me and made me create my first larger than a baby quilt quilt! Thank you so much! You might want to check out my latest post for an earring holder (since your girls are newly pierced). Gina made one right along with me. Super fun, functional crafty project with quick results!

Gail :) said...

Oh here is the link :)
http://boutiqueginabeana.blogspot.com/2010/01/earring-holder-my-first-tutorial.html

Shan said...

Hi Dana,
So sorry about the headaches ... there's really nothing worse. It might make you feel a little better to know that I've stopped by to offer a BIG, HEARTY, THANK-YOU! Sometime in November I asked you about machine quilters and you directed me to Rhonda at Back Porch Quilters. Not only did she do a great job on my first large quilt she also managed to get it to me in time to take to Madagascar, Africa as a gift for my brother who lives there. There's a photo on my flickr site if you are curious http://www.flickr.com/photos/unfinishedobject/4262790581/ THANKS AGAIN!

tammiemarie said...

how on earth do you manage all of that while dealing with migraines? it's official. you're superwoman. hope you feel better soon, and I can't wait for the quilt along! I've been choosing fabrics for one since you posted your 1974 quilt.

Beth said...

Those are cute little dolls. I have to do better about working on projects... and keeping up on my blog.

Donna said...

Pierced ears, huh? Ah, those were the days...my sixteen year old has pestered me for so long, I finally gave in and let her get a wee little diamond stud...in her nose!

Dena said...

Sorry about the migraines. I get them too. Hope you have some good medicine to help with the pain. Love the little gnomie guys- super cute.

sallgood said...

gnomes and quilting, good. Headaches, bad.

amylouwho said...

those gnome dolls are too cute! And I can't wait to see how your quilt turns out! I love Amy's roundabout quilt!

nicola@which name? said...

the little figures are so cute!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com