Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Start your Engines




This week marks our final Cub Scout pinewood derby. The actual race is tomorrow. We usually have a slow car but thanks to Spencer's creative mind we get extra points for style. In the past we've done a Star Wars speeder car, A Packer Golf Cart, A block of gold, and a bowling alley. The golf cart and bowling alley won the award Car of the Year. This is voted on by the kids in the elementary school. This year's car is no less creative. Spencer decided he wanted to do a guitar. After many hours of work put in by both hubby John and Spencer the car is complete.

On the quilting front I have 3 quilts pinned and one to go so hopefully in the next couple of weeks I can dramatically shorten my quilts to complete list.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Quilting News



I have been able to get some quilting in since returning from Christmas. I completed last week's block the Ribbon Star.I also finished Spencer's quilt top but haven't taken any pictures yet of that, worked on my window treatments, and finally finished this weeks block Sawtooth Star.

No Excuses






Since I'm enjoying the day off due to the extremely cold weather in Michigan, I have no excuses but to update my blog. We enjoyed a wonderful two weeks in Wisconsin for the holidays, or should I we enjoyed ourselves once we actually arrived safe and sound. Our usual 7 hour trip to my moms took 10 and the 3 hour trip it John's moms took 5. It never ceases to amaze me how fast people drive in snowy and icy conditions. We witnessed many cars in the ditch during our travels. It's always a lot of fun to spend time with our families. We were able to see all the sisters, brother in laws, nieces and nephews. We spend two days at the farm which is always a hit and really spent some good quality time with everyone. I've attached a few pictures from Christmas.
We always love to go home to Wisconsin, but it's also nice to get back into the routine of things at home.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

What would we do without technology

Tonight I had many good intentions to update my blog unfortunately I ended up having to redo my entire blog. I thought I would like to get a Valentine's background from my favorite background site, but they were down due to server problems, so I did a quick search, thinking I could find another site. Yes there are plenty of sites but not as user friendly as Cutest Blogs on the Block and I proceeded to change things I shouldn't have losing all my information. Needless to say I just spent the last hour updating things I think I had on my blog and not posting much. Serves me right for going around changing things that I don't know too much about. My next post will have to be an update of what's going on in my life.