Saturday, February 28, 2009

What Have I Been Up To?

Well let's start by saying that my week started on the down side. I was not quite as perky and the week went downhill from there. So while I was in that "down mode" I took advantage of my pillows as much as possible and started reading.

Reading you ask? Yes, I started reading those sewing books I have. My most recent purchase was "Fast Fit" by Sandra Betzina. I was most enthused by this book and it now holds first place on my sewing table. The 2nd place holder is "The Complete Book of Sewing" and the 3rd place holder is "50 Ways To Master Your Sewing Machine."

The 2nd and 3rd place holders are great finds by my DH. He is always checking out the yard sales and that's how I got them, along with 11 other great sewing books on quilting. They are all hardbacks and I must add that DH is a great bargain hunter and all 13 books were purchased for a grand total of $1.

So my reading is done, my energy is returning, and I am looking forward to getting a muslin completed tomorrow. I even picked up a new pattern yesterday - A Project Runway - Simplicity #2671. I have a vision for two of the grandsons and hope to get the vision out soon. I will keep you all posted on that one.

I have some crochet that needs completed and hope to have all of my UFOs complete and posted by week's end. I also need to start working on writing that pattern for my first creation that was completed before Thanksgiving 2008. I want to have a few ready for the fall and need to get working on colors (it takes two colors). Watch for that as well.

So that's what I have been up to this past week. What did you do exciting?

Sunday, February 22, 2009

And The Answer Is...

There are two sets of twins mentioned in the Bible and can be found in Genesis.

Melody is correct.

And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.

And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.

And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez.

And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his had: and his name was called Zarah.

NOTE: when you read Genesis there are two births which you can mistake as more sets of twins but they are not. They are Cain and Abel, Peleg and Joktan.

Next question should post soon.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

My Quest For Knowledge!!!

As my DH and close friends know, I started a quest, a very serious quest on October 15, 2007. I had recently had a talk with my Uncle and he revealed something to me about my Grandmother. She read her Bible everyday, cover to cover and started again until the day she died. My Uncle did not know when she had actually started reading her Bible that way, but he made a very interesting comment - "She knew people." She had gained much knowledge about people over the years and she knew how people were just by speaking. In that light, I decided to do the same. Not to know people in that sense, but to KNOW about a lot of things. So my journey began on that day and I must say that knowledge has come my way.

My first A-ha moment was when I realized that Israel of today is just as stubborn as Israel of the Old Testament. We are a hard-headed people. The things you hear at church every Sunday started to meld together. I wanted to know what led up to some of those most quoted scriptures and I must say that I was very intrigued. My first cover to cover has spilled over into 2009. I start Romans tomorrow. And with that I will leave you with a trivia question. I will post these every so often with the answer to follow the following week. Here's the question:

How many sets of twins are mentioned in the Old Testament and where are they located?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The First Lady - Michelle Obama

Hi everyone. While breezing the BUZZ section of the AJC late last night, I noticed an article about our First Lady, Michelle Obama. She will be on the March 2009 cover of Vogue Magazine. Pictures were taken by famed photographer Annie Liebovitz and the interview by Andre Leon Talley.

If you have not seen the article here's a link to the AJC version.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Kudos To...

Erica B. & Barnes & Noble ( Recently, Erica B. @ D.I.Y. Style was questioned about her book resources. She so kindly listed her entire library with a photo of each book. I give her kudos for her willingness to share how she gets things done. She gives us an in-depth look at how to make sewing easier and I must say she did a very fine job. I took her choices and looked them up on and was very pleased that she had chosen books that are easy to read/understand and make you feel at ease about sewing. So with that said, I chose to add to my library a book that I most desparately needed. The very first chapter of this book is the most important to me. It describes how to obtain every measurement on your body. I am glad to say that I was able to pinpoint my trouble area instantly - the waist. Kudos is also given to BN since I was able to get the book used (and I must say, it had NEVER been used and I loved the price.) With that said, my choice from Erica's list is "Fast Fit" by Sandra Betzina. Enjoy!!!