Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Vacation

I have been taking this week off for a few years as my daughter and her husband have been visiting. My son is home from school and I like to visit with them all. I have had a great week so far visiting with family.

I did have a wonderful Christmas. I enjoyed the gift exchange and church services. I went snowshoeing for the first time yesterday. I have been cooking, not something I do on a regular basis :).

I made myself a ruffle scarf. It is crocheted and made from bamboo yarn and very soft.
I am going to spend 2011 sewing and quilting my Civil War Diary Quilt. I want to finish my Victory quilt. I have a few tops to experiment new stitches on and fabrics to really think about what I want to do with them.

Off to enjoy my vacation from work.

Monday, December 20, 2010

I have been quilting really!

I haven't been doing much piecing because my sewing room is the dining room and well this time of year it is packed up for company. I have been crocheting here at home. I have been shopping until I drop and now I am finished. I am wrapping up the gifts now.

To see what I have been quilting please go to my Long Arm blog here:

I am getting a tons of chatter of how more customers and going to bring quilts after Christmas. Our long arm business isn't even a year old and I feel things are really going to pick up.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The bleak weather isn't gonna keep me down!

Wow, it is amazing the little things we learn every day in blog land. I have a slide show of today's pictures. Yea me for figuring it out!

I have been feeling a bit off for the past several weeks but I think I have worked it out in my mind. I have been busy and physically feeling tired, sick and not able to eat and work out like I had. I put on a couple of pounds, boo. But I am back on the downward trend for weight loss. I have been worried about the annual creative financing that happens in Nov/Dec for emergencies, car repairs and other unforeseen events. I have decided today to just STOP IT!

I have started to get back to sewing, pic is of a recent block I made for the CWDQ. I have been crocheting funky ruffle scarves. I fired up the long arm. I am getting back to doing what brings me peace and happiness. I have decided the expectations I put on myself and the season is not what it is all about. Note to self-don't you do this every year, when will you learn?!?!

I am making a commitment to doing the important things one at a time. I am making a commitment to take care of my mind, body and soul. I am making a commitment to relax and enjoy.

The picture of my hair shows the new color on it, the hair matches my glasses. I feel much better.
Thanks everyone for your support, Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Snow Day!

It has been very cold and snowy. The cold artic blast is here and makes it difficult to get around. We did have about a foot of new snow with tons of drifting. The kids are happy because it is a snow day and they can stay home. I want a snow day!

I haven't been sewing much since Thanksgiving. I have made a couple Civil War Diary quilt blocks. This is paper piecing time for me the winter brings out the tedious projects. This is definitely trying my patience.

I have the CWDQ and a Victory quilt started that needs to be finished.  I am quilting my yellow and green quilt. Plus a few other tops waiting.....

I have also finished my granny square sampler (crocheted). I am making a funky scarf. I have plans to get a few small items done for Christmas.

I need to organize my house. It is getting bad. I just can't find anything anymore. I need to straighten out the file cabinet. Get important papers together instead of all over the house etc, etc etc. When????, then I wonder- Why???? I would rather be doing fun stuff, ya know?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Design Wall Monday

I have worked on this for several weeks. It is 6inch paper pieced blocks of my own design. It is 44x58 or so.

I have been thinking about Christmas. We have a foot of snow and cold. It has been a time of mourning for my husband. It has been a time of victory for my Son in wrestling ( a medal, good job!). A time for reflection of my core values, they never change and how they are a source of comfort and peace. Mostly it is a time to think about where I want to go from here. It is a great time.