Thursday, December 8, 2016

Moving Along

So, I finished decorating the tree, and it is beautiful.
 Then I cleaned the dining room, in preparation for a dinner party next week.  I moved the dining room chairs into the living room, and, poof!  The place was again a shambles.  Good thing I had a meeting the next day in the living room.  Everything was put back to rights.  Well, at least the walkway was clear and the chairs easily accessible!
That's Pearl, up front.  Oh, the stories she could tell!  She's been in the family for years, and has had many starring roles in high school videos, etc.  She kind of hangs out in whichever corner happens to be available at the moment.

I haven't done much sewing, other than to make a block for our outgoing Valley Oak Quilt Guild President.  It was to have a green background and a flower.  I went with simple, because there's simply not enough time for anything.
 Notice the little bee in the flower's center?  I thought it was pretty cute.

I don't know if I ever mentioned the summertime drawing I won from Vicki Welsh, hand-dyer extraordinaire.  I'm not even sure what I did, maybe liked her on Facebook?  But she drew my name, and sent me this amazing selection of her hand dyes.  I've been meaning to at least make a postcard to thank her, but time is running faster than I am these days.  You should click on the link and check out her shop, because she has a lot more than just fabric.  She is one talented woman, that's for sure!
The only other quilting thing I've got to share is that I signed up for the next Katie Pasquini Masopust class, which begins in January.  This one is on working in a series.  I'll have 15 weeks to create 5 new quilts.  If only I had the time to finish the "old" ones I put together in the last class!

So much to do, not enough time.  Spend it on the things that matter.  Hug your family, smooch your pet, smile at a stranger.  The world is better for it.  And on that, I'm off to the next thing.  (Boy is the next family member to walk in the door going to be surprised.  I might just grab them and give them a great big hug.  After all, it is the season!!)
Joy to you!

1 comment:

Barbara Sindlinger said...

You are so funny. I'm going to email you an ecard that reminded me of you and Janice Minyard. Always working on deadlines.

Your tree is beautiful.