Thursday, May 22, 2008
Mini and a Meme
I'll call it an almost finish. I have to hand sew the binding, but since I don't have any orange thread, it will have to wait. I quilted it on the machine to look like what I saw as the sound waves (probably not what they are) that are in the radio fabric. The back is a scrap of Katie Jump Rope. It measures 7 1/2 x 9 1/2. My first mini. I don't know how those folks get down to that 6x6 size. Now that is small! I think it's ok for a first try! I can definitely see a bunch of these hung together on my wall. The second one is in the works and the radios are cut for two more. I wasn't sure if I would like doing something this small. It is fun to finish something quickly!
Susan, at Chickenfoot tagged me awhile ago. Check out her blog if you have a minute. It's great! I know, I'm always slow to get to these! I had fun thinking about 10 years ago. Seems like forever ago.
So here are my answers to the questions:
What was I doing 10 years ago?
1998. The kids were 9 and 7, so I was in full mommy mode: room mother, 4-H leader, driving them around to activities etc etc. We were still building our house out in the country. I took a job teaching 4th grade in a nearby school district so we could have enough money to get it finished. I think we were living in the basement. We washed dishes in the tub in the bathroom. We had no washer and dryer or stove. (Dreaded those trips to the laundry. We lived in the country with two active boys and they could get dirty!) Cooked off a microwave and a hotplate on a table in the family room. The boys' rooms had carpet and were finished. Hubby and I slept upstairs in an unfinished bedroom. We both worked and then came home and worked on the house. Those were the days!
5 things on my to do list.
1. Workout at the gym (always on the list)
2. Scrape and paint the front porch. (Been on the list for a week!)
3. Vacuum and dust the house.
4. Get to the post office
5. Find time to sew (always on the list)
Snacks I enjoy, but do my best NOT to!
My favs are chips (love cheetos) butter pecan ice cream (technically a dessert, but should be classified as a snack), licorice, and payday candy bars. A candy bar covered with nuts…what a great idea that was!
5 places I have lived
Fargo, North Dakota (and many other places in this state); Stillwater, Oklahoma; Cary, North Carolina; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, (GO TARHEELS!), Manhattan, Kansas. (I could go on and on.)
Things I would do if I were a billionaire.
I would invest my money and set up a foundation so that I could give money to the causes I hold dear. Yes, I would be the next Bill Gates!(That is after I pay all the bills!) Children’s Mercy Hospital would get a big chunk. That hospital saved my child’s life and they do the best work for a whole lot of kids and families. Oh heck, maybe I would buy a bit of fabric too!
I'm supposed to tag others, so if you want to play, let me know. I would love to know more about all of you!