Friday, August 26, 2011

Almost September.... Are you ready for it???

Oh this is being a fun day - it's already 1 o'clock and I have NOT gotten anything done yet!! OH, yes I have - dinner is is the crock pot!! I have Stephanie's blog sent to me and when I saw this, I had to make it!! So the Chicken Pizza is my - hmmm, 'our' supper tonight. Now all I have to do is add veggies and call it good!!

I have been sewing and am almost caught up on my mystery. Plan was to get Step 7 done today - I will (had better!!) get a good chunk done today!! And if not, I will have it done by next Thursday!! I think we might be putting the mess of blks we've made together then and I am really looking forward to that!!

And I have been working on my ribbon Halloween blks!!
These blks go together very easily and I think look really nice - well, pretend it's a Christmas fabric I used and the ribbon reads more solid!!! But as it's a Halloween project, and it's not ment to be 'pretty' - I like it!! And it's busy!!! But fun!! 10 blks so far - a few more to go and then off to Barbara's and see if she can fit me in so I will have it in time for this spooky season!! That would be one trick, but it would certainly be a treat for me if it happens!!!! (uh, hmmm - WHEN it happens!!!)

And have you ever hear of Lampe Berger?? Well, I hadn't till a few weeks ago, and then I was in my new favorite green house (yeah!!) and they have a display of these lamps. It was explained to me and I kept thinking about it... and yesterday, I bought myself one!!! This is made in France and it's a way of cleaning the air. With pretty scents or no scent at all!! My scent, for today anyway is: Creme Brulee. It is nice, although I am using it full strength, I think next time I will also add the neutral that I got with the lamp!! I like it, and some scents can give me a headache, so I was very glad that this one didn't!!

It is not a candle!!! What you do is fill up the Lampe Berger lamp with the oil that you choose - they have some wonderful scents!! I am looking forward to picking out my next one!! And then you put the wick in the bottle, let the wick sit in the oil for a min of 20 minutes and then you light the stones at the top. Let the flame burn for 2 minutes, then BLOW IT OUT!!!! That's the trick to this system - the stones stay hot and bring the oil up the wick and your room smells wonderful!!! You cover the stone with a cap that has holes it it, it lets in air and lets out the smell..... There in no flame, so don't forget it's 'on' !!! When you are done with it, you take off the open cap and put on the solid one - it stops the air from getting in, cools off the stone and shut it off. I am so glad I bought this!!! I have in my sewing room right now - to clean the air in there!! I shut the door now, keeps the cat and his hair out!! At least while he is shedding like he is, but the room has a 'fabric' smell to it that I am not fond of!!! So, we will see what it's like after a day of being de-oderized. Or should I say re-oderized!!

At Christmas, I could see filling my lamp with ginger or another festive flavour!! And - well, there are just so many choices! I want to get another one!!!!

I have made more letters -I do them between my blks, leader and ender style!! Soon I will have words and the wall hanging process will begin!! I am so glad that the bus trip/adventure is finally here - tomorrow!! And on my list is black fabric, so I will have more background for my project. White letters on a black background....

I feel like a little kid again learning how to make letters!!
But I am having so much fun with them, and I will keep on!! One day I will have words in my borders and a whole hanging of words, like the 'Joy' hanging in the book! I LOVE that one and one day I just might have made on myself.......

And I received a surprise today in the mail!!! Thank-You Sandie!!! She knows I am saving little fabrics to do a colorwash quilt. And these she has sent for my collection!! Huge Hugs to you!! Thank-You so much!! My collection is growing, and it's kinda fun to peek in there and see so many pieces - I wounder what I will eventually make. Abstract?? Scene?? Find a picture and re-do it in fabric?? I am not sure, but we will see!! This is a 'someday' project. You need alot of fabric for it - or should I say, 2" pieces for it, and one book said do not use the same fabric twice in a project, so that is definitly a future idea, but one day, it will happen!!!

And before I go, I was on Bonnie Hunter's blog today and I checked out Patchwork Posee, and yes, I joined it!! It's free to join and sounds interesting..... So, this is how I am spending my day - blog hopping and just really enjoying myself!! Now to go sew in my nice smelling room!!!


  1. Oh! I had forgotten I mailed those! :-o I'm glad they arrived~ will they work for the project you have in mind?
    Love your Halloween blocks! :-) I haven't heard of that lamp, but I like the concept. Now I'll have to keep an eye out.
    Your letters are great. :-) Have fun tomorrow!

  2. So how was your Crock-Pot dinner there? Sounds really good!
    What an interesting combination of Halloween/Christmas fabrics... You are right, it reads more solid in there... Looking good Brenda! 8-)
    Would love to see you progress on your letters there... I haven't tried that yet...
    How nice of Sandie to mail you those pieces for a color-wash quilt! She is such a generous gal...
    Show is your Patchwork Posee girl! 8-)