Saturday, March 25, 2017

behind & 'behinder'

Yup, that is the way I can sum up me right now.  I'm trying to do better 😉

I am working on a list of what I should take to quilt camp.  I feel overwhelmed by the amount of things I need to do before I leave.  Of course, I shall not get them all done and, guess what? they will be there when I get back.

Anyway, it was rainy & cold today most of the day so I didn't get anything done outside afer I came back from shopping.  And tomorrow after church I have to go to a meething of the board for Wool Gatherers, so that puts the "kibash" on Sunday, too.

Ah well, count my blessings - I can do what I can do.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Spring - day 2

Image result for spring clip art freeWell, it is finally spring and it has been warming.  There are, of course, going to be no-so-good days, but that is the Palouse for you.  
I have to get going on the out-of-door activities now before the hot weather overtakes us.

I am so greatful that we are blessed in the ways we are. Even when the bad things come we can ever count our blessings to get into the right frame of mind.

I've finished the newphew quilt: "Stars & Strips for Kenn", and will post a photo as soon as I can get the mister to hold it up for me to take the picture.

I'm teaching a class on beading in your knitting (or crochet, too, I suppose) to the members of my fiber group in April and I need to get my supply list so folks will be ready

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sum-up on Sunday

It's been a hard week.  Grief still overwhelms me at the most inconvenient tines - but, then what time would be convenient?  Some inter-family troubles are cropping up and do not help the situation.  But, as my late mother would say "these things shall work out - perhaps not as we might wish, but they WILL work out."

I've started new monsters.  When one has the recipient asking one each time she sees one "do you have the mommy monster done, the daddy monster, the baby monsters?", one has no choice!

I'm trying my darndest to get that nephew quilt done.  It is taking me way longer than I wanted, but then again, it will work out.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Tune up on Tuesday

I have returned from 5 days of homestead wrangling.  We had an estate sale for the folk's rock collection where we were able to re-home lots of rocking tools/machines and mineral samples.  The people who came to the sale were for the most part really nice and glad to be able to get such good deals on their hobby of choice.  It was good to know that my parent's legacy was going to so many places. 
It was hard to be at the old place without anyone else there (one sister & 2 brothers there during sale, though). Made me so sad.  
I know it's the way the world goes, but it is depressing to know that the property will be sold & divided up into little 5 acre parcels for somebody to build "McMansions".

On the home front it snowed some more 😠😢😞😞😞 
I am tired of it by now, but nothing can do but dream in the garden catalogues.

Trying to get the last nephew quilt done so I can get on to other sewing.  Takes time is all, LOL.


Friday, February 24, 2017

Tai Chi on Fridays

I've really become "addicted" to TaiChi.  It is a gentle exercise that helps my arthritis AND my balance.  Our instructor for "Tai Chi for Arthritis" has learned her craft with the master of this particular form of Sun Tai Chi.  I have videos to help with the practice at home and going to a class each week helps one focus on getting so much better.  😊😊😊


Working along in the craft area and the organize area


I completed the spindle spinning & plying of the latest round of spinning: "Ooh-La-La Lovely", a 2-ply ~DK wt. yarn of SW BFL.  I got ~226 yds  of pretty.

Friday, February 17, 2017

finishing on Friday

Snow is finishing - HURRAH !

The only finishes I have are the leisure socks for the SFS project.  But I'm working daily on the quilting for the last N&N quilt.  Then I can start on the son & D-i-L quilt; afterwards moving on to other UFOs.  

I'm using my annual word - "POSITIVE" -  to keep me on track with my progress.  I will be positive about that which I am doing in all areas.

I'm practicing my Tai Chi and have gained a lot of my balance back.  It is a really good program for that.  


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tuesday is terrific

Image result for valentine clipart     the sun is shining on this St. Valentine's Day 


I'm missing my folks, but I know that life goes on and with the coming of the longer days I feel better each & every one.  
Today we have sold our old Prius and will now be driving the blue one that I inherited from my dad.  An era - the one where we bought a "new" car - is ending, LOL.

I'm engaged in the organization / de-clutter regime'  again.  I've spoken with my #2 sister & we agree that it's a good time to be living our lives and doing these things. "For heaven's sake, just how much stuff does one need?"


Monday, February 06, 2017

making it on Monday

It is melting out here on the Palouse.  One hopes not too fast as the ground is still frozen and we don't want terrible flooding.


I got the 2 CASA quilts all quilted yesterday for the #sbsi - the one "sponsored" by The Twilters (a private Facebook group, but you can join just by asking).  I'll insert a pic of them.  I still have to bind, but that's not something I have any trouble with.



Friday, February 03, 2017

Friday finishings

I could lie and say that the cold is finished, but.................................
we all know that is not true. ☹☹☹

But I do have one thing that is finally finished.  I think I've at last gotten rid of the "bug".  

I finished a beanie for the SFS, am nearly done with some leisure socks, and have started the next shawl in the Shawl Society series - the Asana Shawl.
I also finished 2 tops for the CASA quilts, one pieced back for said tops and am working on the second back. As soon as that is done I shall make quilt sandwiches and get to quilting them.

I also bought a new pattern for a long sleeve blouse that I wish to get started on.  
And I got out the serger, dusted it off and seamed some pieces of flannel I had rescued from a set of worn out sheets to make some sturdy "rag" soakers for cleaning use.

Boy, the domestic bug got me, didn't it, LOL???

Today is TaiChi lesson and I've been practicing every day so I can feel more comfortable with the new moves.   am not really good, but I surely do like the discipline and the activity.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thoughts on Thursday

today I had to go get a paper saying that the DH had mumps when he was a boy - a titer test to indicate he was exposed.  Why? you might ask.  As a bus driver he is around school age children and, well, it seems that WA state has a mumps epidemic occuring.  
Whatever is wrong with folks that they don't get their childrem vaccinated??  Yes, I know there is a slight chance of some bad reactions, BUT is it not far better to prevent your child from getting a disease that could cause bigger problems later in life OR to have them be the source of infection to some child who has a compromised immune system or to be the source of further infections?  
OK, I've had my rant for today.  
But, people, PLEASE do some research, use some common sense and consider something else besides yourselves.

Got one more dishcloth done & am up to the heels on the socks.  I'm going to start work today on some CASA quilts for one of the charities of choice in my quilting group.  These quilts are given to children who must enter the foster system.


drMolly, the BeanQueen