Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Catching Up Again

It has been a few days since I posted, but I have been busy and productive. A boring kind of busy, as nothing exciting has been going on, but that is just fine by me! I have made a complete mess of my sewing area, which means I have been sewing!I can not show you what I have been working on as it is a surprise, but it is not on my 2009 Quilting list! I threw myself off before I even got started! Well, it is worth it and I just uglied up my pretty list and wrote it in with ink! "Hold Your Plans Loosely" ...who said that??? Oh yeah, Copperswife, who is blogging again by the way!! She took a little break, but is back with her Menu plan and I think we will be seeing more of her! I have my pom poms out, doing hurkies!!! I always learn so much from her!
I got back on my regular schedule yesterday. We went back to school...we will take Thursday off, but the schedule maintains my children's focus and well being. School went great and I got back to my cleaning schedule. Today, Tuesday, I will be working in my bedroom and master bathroom, along with the other rooms upstairs. Laundry will consist of bedding, so that makes it an easy day.I am looking forward to putting my new flannel sheets on my bed...snowflakes. I have had enough of snowflakes for the year, but these will do!By the way, that snow is all gone! We got 2 days of rain and it melted pretty quickly. I think we had close to 18 inches on the ground!

Well it has not been all work and no play around here...I went fabric shopping with my gift certificate and got some wonderful new fabrics in my favorite colors....These will go nicely with the Harvest Sky I am going to do, and also in the new project I have been working on.
I found my needles....I love Clover Gold Eye 12 quilting needles and was told they were being discontinued. I think the Clover 12's are discontinued, but the gold eyes are different. I found them online and ordered 5 packages...that should get me through next year!I also got a wonderful package in the mail. Linda sent me these gorgeous napkins and coasters. They are just beautiful. Pale pink and brown...one of my all time favorite color combos!8 napkins and 8 coasters! Thank you so much Linda!! Linda was my first bloggy friend and remains a constant in my life. She is always there if I need her and even if I don't. I can always count on a laugh when I talk to her! I think she "gets" me, but doesn't quite know what to do with that!!!

We had some good time with the grandkids also. Bud and Rachel went out to dinner Sunday night and we babysat. Emerson slept a good chunk of the time, but when she was awake, she was so much fun. She loves to talk to Paw Paw.TJ played with the kids and then took turns cuddling with Grandma and Paw Paw while watching Polar Express.I stopped at their house yesterday and he was so excited to go to Grandma's house. That was not in my plan, but I held my plans loosely and brought him home for a couple of hours. We had a blast!!! He played downstairs with "Kunkle Kyle" and the kids and then sat at the table watching Grandma and Paw Paw play Yahtzee. He was so sweet. I am blessed that they live so close to me. My son keeps talking about moving to some state...I think Tennessee, or Texas...I am sure it is a T state. I just keep praying they will stay here longer. I think I was born to be a Grandma. It is my heart. Here is a pic of the plaque I got for Christmas from TJ and Emerson.It says:

You have ears that always listen,
arms that always hold,
love that's never ending,
and a heart of purest gold

So sweet, and there is nothing in there about a soft belly or arms that flap in the wind!! I better keep it that way and go get on my treadmill to start my day!!!
Be blessed!


Linda said...

Now we having matching sheet sets....lol.....so soft and snuggly on a cold winter night. Very pretty fabrics, and it's always nice when you don't have to part with $$ to receive it. Hmmmmm... yes I do get you, there's lots I could say about the next comment, but because I'm a friend I won't.....lol.....

Love Bears All Things said...

I hope for your sake that Bud and Rachel don't move away. I know how hard that is on a Grandmother's heart. Enjoy those little ones!
I like that you are inspired to work in your studio. And you go girl, so dedicated to the exercise and diet. I'm proud of you! I will be giving it a go AGAIN starting Thursday. Any tips?
Mama Bear

Copper's Wife said...

Oooooooooooo, a busy sewing room! Mine will be soon, Lord willing. I LOVE the picture of your husband, feet up, with TJ!

Winona said...

Oh Bren, I love the saying on the plaque your grandbabies gave you. Looks like you have been busy. The picture of the old Singer that you posted at the beginning of this post looks just like the vintage Singer my MIL gave me. Still sews like a dream, and it is almost 50 years old. Enjoy those sheets. I love putting fresh sheets on the bed. I spent all day yesterday trying to get the house back in shape. I am determined to get back into a normal routine. (grin) Have a good day, my friend. Winona

Fruit of her hands said...

Hi, I just love all of your pictures. Love the fabric colors, I get to do some gift card shopping tomorrow, I can't wait!! I hope to make lots of bloggy friends too. Linda has been very helpful to me too with all of my dumb embroidery questions...
Blessings, Joann

Andrea Cherie said...

I hope your sweetheart likes flannel more than mine did...I bought flannel sheets when Jason was out of town and they lasted all of two nights before he declared they had to go- they are TOO hot. :( I was so sad. They are so warm! The bed isn't cold at all when you get in! My mom always bought me flannel sheets as a kid! Sadly I had to sell mine on craigslist.com a couple weeks ago. Maybe someday I'll get ambitious and make "halvsie" sheets- 1/2 regular & 1/2 flannel!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Bren. What a pretty gift from Linda. I am also fond of chocolate brown with pink. Your little Emerson is growing, so sweet.

Sarah said...

You have been busy! I know you will have that sewing room whipped into shape in no time! Oh, I do hope Bud and Rachel stay close, I know how much you love those grandbabies! I love your new sheets! They look so cozy!

Marilyn R said...

I love flannel sheets too, but this year I received a set of fleece sheets for Christmas. Talk about toasty warm! Your new fabrics are beautiful. Can't wait to see the surprise you are working on!

Gail said...

Thanks for checking in with me! Things have been quite crazy between family visits, trips to the ER, cleaning from all the new stuff that came into the house over Christmas, getting our baby food stash built back up, and everyday life.

Most of my computer time has gone to listing out books I want to read in 2009 and thinking about changes I want to make in the new year (home improvements, Bible reading, self improvements, etc.).

Again, thanks for checking in on me. Hopefully I'll have a new chapter of Ephesians posted by Friday! ;-)

Kelley said...

Happy New Year Bren!
Wishing you a very blessed New Year!