Sunday, September 26, 2021
Moving Right Along
Saturday, September 25, 2021
I am so thrilled with this quilt. Thank you to Katy for the sew along that gave me the prompt.
The children went off with their mother for the weekend.
I am watching a movie that makes me laugh. I have not watched a movie in 6 months. I am watching this so I do not have to pick out my errors in this quilt with angst, being so distracted by the movie, it is now done with ease. Ease instead of angst...a winner.
Today I found out that Diane Keaton is 75. In a few months I will be 74 . I also found out that I do not look like Diane Keaton, nor do I have her energy, nor do I have her money. Did I do something wrong?
The morning light says to me: Oh, dear.. I kind of like my eccentric self just the way I am.
I have no television stations working in my house. So, Netflex it is.
Some people take vacations at the beach. Some at the mountains..and some just go anywhere for fun or connect with family...Me...very little family. One cousin, one brother with issues, one sister overwhelmed with her lot. One daughter across the land in Portland, One son in dire straits...so I am the keeper of the light. Exhausting.
I vacation in my brand new sewing room all set up by my friends. It is grand! Grand for this time of my life anyway. In my youth, I traveled the wide world. At my age, I no longer go wide, but deep. That important travel is harder for sure.
A post is not ever the same without our Aoife.
As my daughter explains....two very needy beings.
Lessons learned Fabriconsale.com and www.fabricwholesaledirect.com seem to be the same place. Today, fabric needy me went on site at fabriconsale.com and bought African fabric for $3.99 a yard. Somehow, I forget how much fabric cost. Because when I see just lovely African fabric for $4.99 a yard, I just skip right over it like it is not the bargain that it is....sigh...then it is out of stock by the time I realize that fabric is now $12 a yard elsewhere....I am a slow learner.
Did I mention how much I miss my fabric artist friends and any art or creative friend, for that matter??. Delta variant is really cramping my style. Zoom is OK, but there is nothing like hanging with like minded friends as they ply their art.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Close and Closer????
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Thank you for Your Friendship
"Small Things with Great Love", not yet quilted..but still...
When I looked closer, Ugh...one square is inside out...I hate unpicking things.Ugh again.
Monday, September 20, 2021
Can You Believe it??
That's OK...next time round I will get the shot. Grateful I am not that sick.
Friday, September 17, 2021
Flowers Amongst the Thorns
Lovely highlights of the day. Here I am using the design boards, hand made by Linda.I am distracted by UFO's I found, that I had forgotten
A lovely set of birds, hand carved by Rich..He put little eye screws on top so I can string them. I am such a fan of handmade things. I am going to weed out the rest of my treasures to keep the ones I love, like these.
His sister left for the bus stop without him. I did my deep breathing and went back to bed. Sigh. Just wait until a pretty girl gets sight of this 6th grader today!!!
Hmmm once they were on the bus, my brain started working overtime. I searched his room..sure enough, there, slid beneath his mattress was my I-pad. He evidently had guessed the code and spent all night watching whatever. Poor Dylan, got the shock of his life once home from school...lots of work was awaiting him and NO, ZERO, NONE of his favorite technologies....He did laundry, blew the porch clean and the deck, garbage and recycling out, etc, etc...more and more of it. Humbled for now, he went asleep early...sigh... I-pad code now changed!!!!
Today, the other one received rave reviews on her 504 plan from the staff...Nice!!. All done on Zoom. Two Zooms today as Lynsey chatted with her doctor on a video visit after school. She is so grown up. Tonight she made a lovely dinner. That girl can saute veggies perfectly. So proud. And, I did not even ask her to make dinner.
Tomorrow they are spending the day with my sister..xoxo!!
At my age, this has even more meaning...Thank you Leonard!
The thorns still hurt, but friends are the flowers that keep me upright, most of the time.
Sunday, September 12, 2021
A Quilty Kind of Day
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Friday, September 10, 2021
The Joy of Accomplishment
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Little Things are Really Big Things in the Difference They Can Make
For the past 4 months I have been crying over my inability to focus/organize/clean/ etc a room in my house that held everyone's stuff, moved due to the flood and the upstairs carpet replacement. Just looking at the mess gave me indigestion and grief. Today, Sherry came over. In one hour she fixed almost the entire room. Really??? She is amazing. My spirit is lifted!
Later Susan came over with a treat. I am so feeling the love tonight.
Tomorrow I have to have some yucky scan....at 11:00 am, There is always something. Then, I will finish those three blocks and take a nap on my porch...So much relief tonight. Like boulders off my shoulders. And, I do not feel so alone!!!
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Just Living our Lives
Ava's first day of pre-school and......Her mommy's first day of teaching!!!!Today is quite a milestone to be proud of. xo
Monday, September 6, 2021
Grandma's Very Bad, Awful. No Good Day
Today, Grandma was off her day. I asked the children, please to settle down. Instead, they insisted on being kids and I insisted on being a tired crabby old grandmother who did not feel well.