a blog about my creative endeavors and life in a northern town
Monday, January 17, 2011
Design Wall Monday and a makeover of sorts
I have made a few CWDQ blocks this week. They are small and time consuming but I am pleased with the progress, so far. This block is called Anxieties and it is not what the picture colorway is in the book. I had to re-sew most pieces twice and it caused me plenty of anxiety making it. I know the color mistakes won't be glaring in the overall quilt. Better to be done than perfect in this case!!
I am going to set this quilt on point with sashing just like the Farmer's Wife quilt. Guess what my next quilt is going to be? Not Dear Jane as I originally thought but the Farmer's Wife. I may not try a Dear Jane or Nearly Insane, they are cool but not sure I want to do such tiny pieces. Not in 2011 any way!
Ok big risk time. Here is my new hairdo, fresh from the salon. See my profile pic for the before. I am tired of people thinking my DH is younger by 10 years and that I am 10 years older than my age, which happens to be his age too. :( It isn't fair!! I am trying to buy better fitting and more up to date clothes too. The gym and dieting is paying off!
This was the weekend that DH ordered his kilt at Canterbury Village in Lake Orion, MI. He is so excited for the Highland Games. He is going to be in a few this summer for the first time and it should be tons of fun. We went to a wrestling tournament on Sat. Please note that in the above picture the smaller wrestler is my DS and was bumped up a weight class. I was a nervous wreck, the other guy is so big!! No injuries, so all went well.
I have MLK off so today is cleaning up the house and working on my organizing projects after the weekend away from home with wrestling, shopping and kilt ordering. I am getting a small amount of progress made, so I feel better about the whole thing. It definitely gets worse looking before it gets better. I have to watch the shows on TV about home make overs and the hoarders to remind myself of that truth.
Watch for upcoming decor changes, my goal for a weight loss reward that involves a tartan fabric, organization updates and if I can replicate my hair later this week. Sounds like a bad soap opera doesn't it!!