a blog about my creative endeavors and life in a northern town
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Would you like to know what I have been up to lately?
Mother's Day flowers
...OK besides working? I did finish my spring cleaning on the first floor. I don't have Better Homes and Gardens rooms but they are much better and cleaner than when I started this in January. Don't have the guts to post the before and after pictures for the spare bedroom and the living room/dining room.
I have been a bit sidelined on the Civil War Diary Quilt due to computer issues and the need to change projects. So instead I worked on....
Perfect 10 Quilt
Love this Perfect 10 pattern, complete with a complimentary border. I am not a big border fan so I made it a bit narrower than the pattern. The owls are so cute.
Here is Vicki's Folly. This is a totally improvisational quilt. I just made it. For fun. I love it.
Went to my son's NHS induction this past week. It was very interesting to hear what the young people had to say about what they planned to do after high school. The dreams of being a doctor, a lawyer, engineers, to be a musician , wanting to go to college for a degree of "some kind" and to "live a happy life." It made me want to go back to college, the enthusiasm was contagious!! The future looks very bright for this group of kids.
I have had a week or two of wanting to not work on things that I committed to doing this year. I played in the community orchestra spring concert a week ago. It was hard for me to play the pieces and I nearly called off at the last minute. Nerves. Things like the happiness project, cleaning my house, exercising were all nearly stopped in favor of something new, fun and ,well , easy. Must be spring fever and the reminder coming up that I will be a year older !! So I decided to revisit my goals and try again. And I decided that a big YEAH is alright on the year older thing.