Friday, May 29, 2009

It must be my lucky day

I just came into the store and was going through the morning "rituals"... you know...turn on the lights, feed the cats, clean the litter box, that kind of stuff. I pulled out the garbage can and it felt really heavy. I look inside and everything is wet. HUH? The store has no plumbing, so all the water I use is brought from home in jugs. Everything else is dry. It is a mystery.

This is the "kitchen" set-up at the store. It's not fancy, but I have a small refrigerator, toaster, electric kettle. Pretty much all I need.
Well I put my water bottles in the fridge and all is made clear. I had turned the fridge down a bit yesterday because one of my bottles of water was frozen. Guess I turned it down a bit too much and the freezer section had defrosted. See that gap in between the boards of the counter? The really good news is that the water ran out of the fridge, across the counter, into the gap and right into the garbage can. How lucky is that??? Yes, I am easily amused and have learned to appreciate the simple things!

On the quilting front and in response to JudyL's question of what's on your design wall... I have parts of the Stash Stars quilt. I am making it bigger, so there are parts for 20 blocks there. I really like thelook of the 30's fabrics. Thank you to whoever mentioned it. The layout is a mess because we had a lot of wind the other day and many of the pieces became shooting stars.

This is my entry in the fiber arts show put on by a local group. They are vintage rose wreath blocks that I set together. I will quilt the day-lights out of it and maybe even do some trapunto behind the roses. Yep, those are prairie points. Don't know what I was thinking!!!

"Don't tell me not to burn the candle at both ends
Tell me where to get more wax!

Sunday, May 03, 2009

No, I didn't fall off the Planet

It does, however, feel like a planet may have fallen on me! March was pretty crummy... Car problems, furnace problems, oven problems. Then April was spent playing catch-up and now suddenly we are halfway through May! How did that happen!!!

Well, to catch up, it hasn't all been terrible:

  • I finished my Wednesday night business class. I learned a lot. Now if I can just find the time to use that knowledge.

  • Benjamin (my new assistant) has gone back to live with his person. Both of them are very happy. All the exercise was exhausting poor Benjamin and interfering with his naps. Emmie and Leggs are very pleased

  • I have survived a broken furnace, Brakes and tires on my truck, and 2 weeks without an oven.

  • I am miles behind on customer quilts but I am catching up.

  • If you heard a small "thump" that was me falling off the stash-busting wagon.

On the stash-busting front- there was a very small lapse back in March. I just needed to walk around a bit before the long drive home, so I walked around the fabric shop.

There were two prints that just needed to go together. One is red on white, the other is white on red. I needed a table runner for a gift and had just gotten a set of cute garden redwork embroidery designs. And then there was this cute little print- perfect for backgrounds...Only a bit went into stash...And there wasn't much to start with... only a yard of each and 4 yards of muslin for backings and samples... That's not too bad is it?

I'll add the pictures of the table runners and what I have been quilting as soon as I get them out of the camera.

"Don't tell me not to burn the candle at both ends
Tell me where to get more wax!