Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
I really want Spring to happen! I am feeling very closed in. I can close my eyes and feel it. Fresh air wafting through an open window. The words "Go play outside" still hanging in that fresh air. The sound of children laughing through the open windows. Instead, my house smells stale, "stop arguing" is the phrase of the day and whining complaints of boredom can not compare to laughter! HEAVY *sigh*. Soon, Bren. Soon.
Monday, February 25, 2008
WHY, oh, WHY can't I keep a clean sewing room/office???? I don't understand it. How did it get this bad so quickly?? Today will find me getting this mess cleaned up once AGAIN! I meant to have Sweet Hubby take the 2 old computers back to the basement storage area yesterday, but forgot. Now I will have to do it myself. The desk is a mess, as is the sewing table. Hazel (my vacuum cleaner) will be spending some time in here. At least the closet is staying clean. Ewwww, an open drawer...a pet peeve of mine.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
I LOVE this block. Isn't it wonderful? It is called "Sewing Society For Soldiers". I am so pleased with it. It was not as difficult as it looks, but that is alot of pieces of fabric. Those stripes measure 1/2 inch finished width. All the points came together nicely. Same here...
This one is called "Bitter Enemy". I like the pale blue next to the black. This next one gave me some trouble...I ended up having to square it up. It is called "Oath of Allegiance". I cut the squares 1 3/4 inches. After I got it all together I realized I cut them 1/16 inch too big. 1/16th of an inch is nothing unless you multiply it by 5 squares across by 5 squares down. You end up with a block an entire 1/2 inch too big. I may do it over.
Friday, February 22, 2008
After wiping Zachary's finger print off my camera lens, I was able to retake a picture of my first CWDQ block that I am more pleased with.I also re-did my new header. I found the perfect layout for the 9 patches I am swapping with Linda. I found it on a TV show. I hope I can find the perfect fabrics...I will let you know when I pull it all together. My friend Coleen is taking Charlotte for the afternoon, and Zach is going to Bud and Rachel's. Kyle and Sweet Hubby are at work. I will be HOME ALONE!!!!! I had it all planned out. I would do 2 more blocks on the CWDQ. Well, while Zach was in the tub I was able to do 2 more. Here is "Special Blessings"And "Yankee Papers"NOW what do I do??? I think I will tidy my sewing room and then do some hand work. Maybe I will do another CWDQ block. What do you do when you are home alone? I can count on one hand how many times I have been by myself (in my house) in 7 years. One thing I do know, I don't want to spend it on the computer, so off I go!!! Have a blessed day!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Did you all see the eclipse last night?? I snapped a pic of the beginning of it. The kids watched most of it happen.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
I mentioned yesterday that my goal poster needed updating (some people call these vision boards). There are 4 goals I have met. Book baskets are created and have been maintained, the Winter swap quilt is done, sent and recieved (it went to Wendy F., by the way. She has no blog, but sent a wonderful e-mail thanking me.), my HMB is finished to my satisfaction, and I am back in heels, thanks to my new orthodics. I added my fountains (notice how I said "my" fountains...as far as I am concerned they already belong to me!) and 2 new quilting projects. One is, of course, the Spring installment of the Four Seasons Swap, which is now open for sign up. You can find this logo on my sidebar. Just click on it and it will take you to the blog. Make sure you give a big thank you to Margaret for doing such an awesome job of organizing and running this huge swap. She has done an incredible job.
It is also "Live Well Wednesday". I have not weighed in for a while and think I will wait. I am feeling good, and my clothes seem to fit better, but I think I am holding some water. This week I will concentrate on drinking more water.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Today's tackle is maintenence related. I love fountains. The picture of the fountain above is not one I own, but it is one I want. I think it would be perfect next to the cozy spot I have for doing hand work. Right now, I have my current favorite next to my chair. I like this one because it has rocks in it. I added the "talking" rocks. Has anyone read any books by Emoto? He talks about how water reacts to emotion. Very interesting. I had not attended to the couple of fountains I own in a while. They needed to be cleaned. I only use purified water in them, so it was an easy tackle. This one is in my entryway, where my favorite used to be. I will add the flower fountain and this patio sized fountain to my goal poster. I love the sound of a fountain and the style of this one will be beautiful on my back deck. (you can find both at Walmart.com)My kids love fountains too. Kyle was given one for his room on Valentine's day. The little kids will need to grow a bit before I mix water and electricity in their rooms!