Tuesday, January 13, 2015

And Today is a New Day....

On Saturday and again on Sunday that stupid alarm rang at 5:30 AM both days.  It was not a happy moment when "Happy Days Are Here Again!" blares into your early morning weekend sleeping time.  It was NOT Happy Days!

So this morning, he wakes me up at 7:35 AM, in a tizzy because I now have only 25 minutes to get up, feed the dogs, wash my hair, and get to the vet.  It ain't happening!

He says the alarm went off, but he was sleeping in the living room with the dogs.  So, I ask, how did he fly down the hallway so quickly that the sound had not even reached my ears?????? 

I submit that it did NOT go off and he wanted to cover the fact.

In other news, I have cleaned two shelves out in my quilt room and moved a couple of solids to the empty  shelf.  It barely scratched the surface!   I need more shelves.

I worked on my super secret project last night.  So I can't show photos.  But I will get that mailed off this week.  I had to sign a lot of copywriting forms.  This is so exciting!

I need to put a couple of backs together and get them on the frame and quilted.  I can sit at night and do binding.  I like the quietness of hand work, but my thumb joint on my left hand hurts.  I use Topracin to rub on the joint area and it helps a lot.  I ran into the rub at the Houston Quilt show.  It was amazing stuff.  Now I can get it at my local drug store.

And in the "Being Proactive" column, I have completed my Fiber Group project early.  Usually I am working on  it the day before.  Theme this  month was Just Desserts so  I made a birthday cake! I was so early that I had plenty of time to bead it!

I decided that this year I will do all my pieces 12 x 12 and use them as a journal.  I have always wanted to do a Quilt Journal project, and this is the perfect venue.  We do a project a month, work small, and have an accountability built in.  Perfect!


  1. That cake piece is so fun! Glad to hear you are getting some things done in your quilting room. It can be a lot of work, but it feels so good when you accomplish even small parts of the clean up. Keep it going!

  2. Copyrighting forms? I am intrigued. Are you going to be famous? I hope so. Will you be in a magazine perhaps? Are you pattern testing for somebody famous? Is a big quilt show involved? Am I getting warmer?

  3. working in the 12 inch format is perfect for this kind of thing. That's what my group has been doing for two years, and I didn't like it at first but now really do. Copyright? Sounds like you're doing something I'd like to be doing. LeeAnna at not afraid of color


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