Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The book..

I failed to mention it on here but I started Ree Drummond's (a.k.a Pioneer Woman) Black Heels to Tractor Wheels about a week ago.

I read her blog version over a year ago and loved it. The book has more detail and a third part which includes their first year of marriage. Once I started this book I couldn't put it down, Ryan would catch me reading and say, "you'd better put it down, your going to be bored when you finish" or "I wish I could video your face while you read" (because I couldn't stop smiling).

Ryan was went to Dallas for the day on Saturday while I printed shirts, helped at church, and then ate with Casey and John (yes, third wheel but I was hungry). After we ate I went home, exhausted. All I had left was part three and I really wanted to wait but I couldn't resist. I picked up the book and what seemed like seconds were the words The End. I flipped the page back and forth a few times and then felt very sad. So, I called Ryan and gave him the news and all he had to say was, "I told you, you should have paced yourself". Really? I said good bye and then went to sleep.

Last night with nothing to read I decided to look up the instructions on how to use my sewing machine. I knew how to use it 5 or 6 years ago but some how for the life of me I couldn't remember how to thread the machine or insert a bobbin. After about an hour of piddling I had finally got it! (With the help of my man).

And now I am pleased to announce that the front of our wedding quilt is finished!!! If you weren't there or don't remember we used cloth invitations that we ask our guest to sign so we (I) could make a memory quilt. I made a mental note to have it done before our 1st Anniversary. Seeing how a few months ago I hadn't even started, I really didn't think that was going to be possible..but now, I can see the end.

I'll try and post a picture of the front soon. Also, if you need a good read, go get Pioneer Woman's book. It's a wonderful love story that I promise you will LOVE.


  1. I got the book too as soon as it came out. I LOVED it. I was like you...very sad it had to end. :( It was SO good.

    I can't wait to see the quilt! I had forgotten about that.

  2. I've heard that book is awesome!

    I used to know how to use a sewing machine when I was younger...I got one for a wedding gift and I'd really like to learn again! Hopefully I'll get motivated one of these days to pull out the instructions and reteach myself :)

  3. Tonya the book was great!

    Olivia you have to get the book! Seriously! At points, I was crying I was laughing so hard.

    I got my sewing machine for high school graduation, used it to make clair's wedding quilt and that's it. Somehow I lost the instructions so I had to go on the Singer website and reprint the Manual which was extremely helpful! I think you have to have something you really want to make to motivate you to use it again. Maybe you and Frank need a cozy quilt or blanket to snuggle with :) Or new pillows for your couch?!