OK you ask "what does a little long arm quilter in east-of-nowhere Maine have to do with a major international super-corporation". Well, I had so many little picky things to do today, all those little odds and ends that you say “I’ll get to it in a minute” and then never do. They were making me nuts…everywhere I looked… so I have a Nike Day… If I see something that needs doing … Like Nike says… JUST DO IT. And it works! I have been busy all day picking-up, vacuuming, etc. and none of these are great accomplishments, but they are one less thing bugging me every time I turn around.
The list so far:
- Cleaned the dog’s ears- took about 10 minutes but I hate doing it- anybody with a home remedy for slimy Labrador ear, please let me know.
- De-cat-haired all the favorite sleeping spots in the store- ½ an hour, but I found a couple of sample I was looking for under one of the cat mats
- Sent my ad into Quilt Traders Newsletter 2 weeks early- not at the last minute
Just remind me of this feeling when I am doing SID around all those tiny squares… and you know it just has to be done.
That was the post I started on Thursday. Somehow it never got posted, but the rest of the day went along pretty much the same. I got several little picky things done and that feels good.
Friday I finished one of Carmen’s quilts and started the second one. They are matching twin size and of course they are Kaffe Fassett… They are Carmen’s! (sorry no pictures yet)
Saturday I took a break from quilting to do some piecing on the Double Delight and needed to cut some more pieces. Well, when I went to enter them in the yardage-to-date spreadsheet, I found I had forgotten the New Years Day mystery I had cut out and not gotten to do because of the plumbing adventure. So, I get to add the forgotten yardage to my stash report retro-active to week 1. That makes this week’s paltry .74 yards look much better.
Yardage in: -0-
Yardage in YTD: -0-
Yardage used week 3(and week 1): 7.49
Yardage used YTD: 9.16
It is suddenly Sunday and the adventures continue… It has snowed ALL DAY. I planned to make my bread and go to the store and quilt all day. Guess again! The bread was going really well and I got some stuff done on the computer and then when I started pre-heating the oven for the bread and there is an awful smell. Not a burning smell, but a chemical, burn your eyes smell… from the gas stove… well after vacuuming everything I could find behind the stove (yuk!) just in case there was something stuck in an air vent I decided the smell is just plain scary and punched down my perfectly risen loaves and put them in the fridge. I will call my propane guy in the morning and plan crock-pot dinners for a few days. For only being 18 days old, 2009 really STINKS.
OK, I’m done whining now. I have cleared the snow off the driveway with 45 minutes on the snow blower, the dishes are done, Mike has football on the TV, I think I’ll take my laptop and my brownie and my (small) glass of medicinal whiskey (running a snow blower is cold hard work) and work on the quilt for new semester’s adult ed class. Yep, That sounds like a plan.
Everybody stay warm out there.
Tell me where to get more wax!