Sunday, April 20, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

AN UNEXPECTED GIFT...

A few months ago I opened an Amazon Seller Account to list and, hopefully, sell brand new and slightly used items from our home.  Never, in my wildest dreams did I expect to make a new "internet friend" as a result. However, that is just what happened!

Yesterday, my mailman delivered a beautiful hand painted gift from my friend!  She is an incredible artist and I am just THRILLED with my gift. 


She painted me a beautiful wolf pendant in my favorite color (blue, lol).  Surprisingly, this wolf reminds me an awful lot of my precious Keeshond, Brandy...a HAPPY reminder of my furbaby!  Please excuse the blurriness...I'm shakey again today.  No matter how many shots I took (and I took A LOT!), the shaking wouldn't slow down long enough for the camera to focus well.  I think I need to buy a tripod!

I am so fortunate to have so many wonderful "internet friends" and I am so thankful for the worldwide web that makes their friendship possible.  If you are reading this, M...thank you again, I absolutely LOVE it! 

Toodles!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

I WOKE UP FEELING....


....wait for it....

GOOD!!!!!

Thank you, Lord!  Since this occurrence is rather rare, I decided  to take full advantage of my condition.  I have:
  1. Gathered the recycling
  2. Made a TON of phone calls
  3. Emptied and loaded the dishwasher
  4. Ordered my Mother's Day present (at Dear Hubby's urging)...on-sale fabric!
  5. Made my bed...and most importantly...
  6. MADE SOME SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS ON MY AUNT'S QUILT!

SEE???


I have trimmed up all of the blocks and have even gotten so far as to embroidering a few labels.  I just LOVE this embroidery font!  It really looks like it was written by hand!  I am SO PSYCHED about this quilt!

I am going to head downstairs now and try to come up with something for dinner.  Pickin's are mighty slim right now...I'm definitely going to need to shop this weekend.  Since Sunday is Easter, I guess it will be Saturday, lol. 

Edited to add:  I even cleaned my stove top!

Take care, my friends!

Toodles!

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NEXT STEP...SQUARING UP THE BLOCKS!


These 12 small blocks (approxiamtely 7" square) have really taken a LONG time to come together.  They have been pure joy to work on...however, my danged body has not cooperated one little bit!  But, FINALLY, this first embroidery and applique step is done! 

My next job is to square up the blocks to a precise 7" and then embroider the "labels" for each box.  My Dear Aunt has always labeled the outside of her shoe boxes, so these will be done in kind.  Then a quick applique of the 12 labels to the boxes and I will be ready to do some arranging and piecing. 

I am PRAYING for some tremor free days to do the squaring up.  Even if my fatigue is horrible I can probably find enough energy to square one block a day...but the tremor makes the rotary cutter dangerous, to both me AND my project!  Errant or crooked cuts would be disastrous!

Today is a particularly BAD day, so I am off to watch a DVD and rest. 

Toodles...

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I'M BACK...I THINK...


This morning I woke up with a bit more energy than I have had recently.  Hooray!  I had enough get up and go this morning to cut out my shoe blocks, cut the jump threads and give them a really quick press.  The iron was getting a bit heavy so they got a VERY quick once over...just enough that they are "mostly" pressed.  They need a bit more starch and some "up close" ironing with my tiny Clover iron, but that can happen after I am completely done the blocks.  I still have a lot more to do to each of them!

It feels good to be back!

Monday, April 7, 2014

I'M STILL HERE!

Sorry I haven't been around much lately.  I have been dealing with some horrendous fatigue and have needed quite a few "pamper me" days.  Usually Spring invigorates me and gets my motor running to prettify my home, etc., but this year I am totally out of gas.  No energy for anything.  Dear, sweet hubby has been pitching in just so we remain clothed and fed!  I guess it goes without saying that I have not progressed any farther on my aunt's quilt.  I'll be back as soon as I can.  Take care...