Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spinning My Wheels

I know, I know, I've been terrible lately when it comes to blogging. It's not that I don't want to blog, it's just that I don't have much to blog about. Do you want to read about the letters I wrote and mailed today? Or the newspapers that I've been trying to contact? I didn't think so. It's still all quilt show, all the time around here, whether I'm working on it or not.

I am not getting any quilting done - oh wait. I lied. Yesterday our power was out for 10 hours. When the sun went down, I went over to Thimble Towne and handquilted for an hour. The power had been predicted to come back on at 7:30pm. I got home at 7:54pm, and the clocks were blinking (yay!) "12:04." The power had been back on for 4 minutes. But I did get in an hour of hand-quilting. double yay.

Despite my lack of actually quilting, I've been seriously thinking about quilting. I examined the new Bernina 820, which is the mega-machine that reminds me of a Hummer. The huge space under the arm is quite desirable, and my husband said, "If you really want it, you should get it." hmmm.

I've been wandering around the house, creating various scenarios, wondering if I could put it here or there. What I eventually realized was that there is something that I would truly appreciate much more than some fancy-pants sewing machine, even if it DOES have a to-die-for arm. That something would be storage for my sewing room.

I could spend the same amount of money to get organized. Custom cabinetry would REALLY be something that makes my life easier. I've got a call in to a carpenter, we'll see if he calls me back.

In the meantime, the ranunculuses continue to bloom, and I cheer up every time I see them. (As if I'm not already cheery before I see them.)

Not only are the flowers blooming, but "the little boys" are on vacation this week. It's Spring Break for UC Davis. Daniel came by for a brief visit, and he definitely put a smile on my face.

I have to say that the scary thing about the next picture is how much I look like my grandmother. ohmygosh!!! Not only has my mother's face replaced my face in the mirror, but now my profile has been replaced by my grandmother's!!

Time does a number on one's ego, that's for sure!!!

And on that, I'll sign off. I still have plenty of things to do today, but I am glad to be able to say that I've at least touched base with y'all. Hope you are spending some quality time quilting, and I wish I were able to join you!!

1 comment:

Brenda said...

Suzie, I'm spending all my time on my UFO's and finishing much more than1 a month. My total of 39 is now down to 26 - Wow! One of these days I'll send pictures.

Good luck working on the show!