Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Tackle It Tuesday

I have several tackle's today. First I need to deep clean the kids rooms. Though they did a really nice job on their rooms a couple of weeks ago, a deep clean was not done. This entails de-cobwebbing, washing light switches and finger printed walls, light fixtures being wiped down, toys organized (seasonally we go through and throw out old toys), desk drawers cleaned out, dresser drawers straightened, furniture polished, corners and edges vacuumed, and wood work washed down. I also cover any scratches on the doors, which in the kids rooms, are many!!! Another tackle is actually a joy to do, it is just a tackle to sit down and DO it!! Now that it is in the hoop I should have no trouble getting it done on time. The deadline for the 4 Season Swap's to get mailed is Jan. 30th! I was going for a snowflake effect here...not sure I got it, but I like the look any way. I rarely quilt with color. I prefer ecru or white, but I decided to use a light blue on this one. I think I like it. This will be a hard one to give up, like the fall swap piece I did. I still miss that one. I could make another one, but after all that double crosshatching...I don't think so.
We got many inches of snow since yesterday morning, so I have also been tackling the drive way. I did not need to do my aerobics this morning... Total, I think we got 10 inches or so. Schools are closed today, though Kyle had work....I am doing a happy dance, as he just came off a 4 day weekend. He did go an hour late, but he went!! He LOVES his job.
Well I am off to tackle the other half of the driveway and get the kids organized to help in their rooms. Check out 5 Minutes For Mom to see more Tackle it jobs!!

"By perseverance the snail reached the ark" --Charles Spurgeon

12 comments:

Debi said...

I hope you have a very productive day. I don't miss the snow!

Solstitches said...

How come my kids rooms never looked like that when they were at home?
I love the 4 Season Swap quilt you'd done - the quilting on it is beautiful.
I'm another that doesn't do snow.

Guðrún said...

Does Kyle sometimes want to stay at home instead of going to work? I had a look at their homepage and it seems a great place. Your quilting is beautiful.

Lib said...

Hi Bren,
I tackled the kitchen cabinets today.So glad thier all organized now.:o)
Oh my, more snow. :o( We're iced in here.
Blessins',Lib

meggie said...

Wow, a lot of snow!
So glad Kyle is back to his loved job.
Your snowflake looks very nice to me.

Lynne said...

What a beautiful piece of quilting! I love what you did and the thread color adds to the snowflake affect.
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Tammy said...

you just reminded me...I need to start doing my daily walk aerobics.....

Patty said...

you accomplished a lot ! I have been painting in the living room, fresh paint needed after a few years of woodstove soot.
Your rooms look so lovely. Still no snow on the ground here : (

Kelley said...

Hey Bren, you sure were busy today!
I love your quilt square...very pretty!

Karen (Pediascribe) said...

Busy day! Hope the room tackling went well! Rooms always look so good after a deep cleaning!

Kathy said...

Bren, thank you so much for your kind words on my blog tonight. They were so encouraging. I was a bit scared to share all of that, but felt that God was leading me to do that. It's a hard story to tell, and I only just touched on it. Details aren't important I guess, but if it can help someone else make the choice to turn from their sin, or forgive someone who has wronged them, then a little fear for me is worth it. Thanks again...

Hugs ~ Kathy

Marilyn R said...

I love the snowflake effect!!!! It really enforces the winter feel of the quilt. I'm so glad Kyle loves his job. That is a blessing!