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!!!