Friday, May 27, 2011

Superman Body Pillow

I finally found a fabric store!  Its been on my list of things though Hobby Lobby and Wal-Mart both sell fabric is seems the closest fabric store I knew of was in Temple.  Gas Price here even buying it on base and using my star card for the discount I try not to go unless I have more than one place in Temple I have in mind and the husband is not around.

So driving around Killeen yesterday and I saw it...  Sew and Quilt Store.  It is small but the staff there is sooo nice and I didn't have a project in mind I just browsed that's when I saw it.  The holy grail in my house Superman print fabric. IMG_0097
Is it not awesome SO when the hubby got home I proudly displayed it and started rambling about how I could make small throw pillows or use it for something else.  He took it from me let out the length of it and examined it.  Finally he spoke... I want a body pillow.

My thoughts were simple a body pillow easy and cheap...  (I have been gone from having to shop for any arts and crafts for years) 30 bucks at most Easy.  And I will have enough scrap to add a few blocks into my first Quilt Project.

Nope not what he wanted, he wanted the whole thing to be a body pillow.  Okay it took me an hour to cut pin and sew the fabric. The thing is longer than me!  SIGH...  So off to Wal-Mart where I bought not one but two big bags of stuffing
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So I made the hubby stuff it and I sewed it up.  The results....
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After figuring out we had 50 dollars in the thing...
Maybe we should of gotten one off Amazon.  :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Thrown Under the Bus!

Okay for those who have no idea what that means check out the Wikipedia entry.  Honestly I had never heard of the term until I joined the Army.  I have been in my military career a couple of times thrown under the bus by friends....  But never by my husband till today.  GEORGIA GIRL RULE NUMBER 1: When life give you lemons make a Lemon Drop Martini.

That's what I did..

The hubby had volunteered me to photograph a Field Day event.  He told me that they needed an extra pair of hands and if I wouldn't mind coming down for a while.  I agreed and he suggested taking my camera just in case....   I got there and well.....  It wasn't a just in case moment.

Now standing there I was extremely nervous I haven't really taken photos in Iraq.  Nor did I have the equipment to get what I thought would be good pictures.  Shaking off my nervousness I remember lessons that have been drilled in to my head since I started taking photos.

ONE: Never say no to a photograph opportunity,  I did get to try my new telephoto lens which allowed me to get some great shots with out getting in anyones way.
TWO:  Practice makes perfect.  Like anything else you have to practice to get better.

Though I am totally reluctant to show you all the pictures of the kids...  here are some pictures of the BIG ACU Clad Kids

Thorton collage

If your wondering the top left corner is the hubby.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Howdy Y'all

Welcome to my blog Adventures of a Georgia Girl! Best way to say this is a site with a little bit of this a little bit of that. I hope to show a lot of how-to's,  things that I find interesting, and most importantly my fails.  I have learned if you can't laugh at yourself then how else can you laugh at others?