Friday, May 25, 2012
It is so easy to be nasty nowadays, especially since e-mails are rampant and you never have face to face contact with people, words can be said and sent before thinking about them. THis week, I deleted 2 e-mails before sending them because I thought better of it. But this morning, I get a note from a client about a furniture delivery, slapping my hand and advising me to be more diligent. Then I get a note from the Chamber of Commerce about my dues being overdue and why haven't I made payment. So I'm getting ready to send an e-mail and then thought better of it.
I don't recall getting an invoice for my dues. That could have happened and might be in a pile on my desk but as I said, I don't remember being invoiced. Sending me an invoice via e-mail is even worse as it gets buried. Sigh. So much stress in life nowadays. Whatever happened to simple phone calls?
I'd rather be quilting.
Friday, May 18, 2012
I admit it. I'm obsessed with quilting and there seem to be others out there with the same problem. When it gets in the way of my life, home, relationships, and business, I need to step back and regroup! There is something so soothing about pushing those fabrics through that machine and having them come out as a beautiful bag or quilt that keeps me going. Somehow I've got to get a handle on this. One thing I've noticed, I don't eat as much because I'm too busy sewing.
I need to go back to Flylady and set that timer for 15 min and attack some piles.
I covet fabrics and as an interior designer, I've always said that they multiply in the back room, at night, when you aren't looking. Then you have too many. I recently received 3 boxes of new fabrics. Oh, heavens. Please. Now, I have to go through the old fabrics to make room. And that is work.
At least I realize my addition and know I have to do something about it. What, I'm not sure. Tomorrow I am tied up all day with a sewing workshop that I'm in charge of for my guild. Then tomorrow night is a big party/fundraiser that we are going to. Hubby is not excited but I paid for tickets. I made a quilt to auciton off and it is really pretty and I want to go see how it looks and how many people want it!
When I was at my conference last week in Atlanta, I bought 2 new fringe books. I have some that are really old and want to pitch them. However, can't pitch then until I take off all the old bits of fringe, etc. to use for embellishments. At least I know how to recycle. I think I'll go and do that now, while I'm thinking about it. Later.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Well, last year I signed my ten year old GDD up for a class to sew a pillowcase and she made two, one for her brother for Christmas. Then I gave her an inexpensive singer machine for Christmas. But she has lost interest and everytime I ask her if she wants to come and quilt she says no. I so want her to love sewing like I did, and do. This summer she will likely be at our house a good deal of the time as she is too old for camp and we love having her anyway.
So this weekend, my whole family was at our home. Our son and family from North Carolina was visiting so we had them all over for dinner. So I was showing, Hannah, my GDD, and her Mom all the quilts and bags I had been making. So her mom says, Hannah you need a new quilt for your bed. ANd I said we could make one this summer. And Hannah says, but its hard. ANd her MOm says, but you will need something to do and Grandma will help you. And mentioned that Hannah wanted cats on a quilt. And so I said, we could do that! Make a quilt with cats! I think Hannah was a bit excited about that so maybe I can find some cat fabric and come up with a simple block design to make a quilt.
I know there are cat patterns out there but I think the easiest thing would be 12 inch blocks of cat fabric and plain fabric alternated across a quilt. That is just straight stitching. So I'll be looking for cat fabric. I know there is tons of it out there!
We had such a great time, our whole family including 93 year old mother-in-law. And the youngest 2 boys are 2 and 1/2. They were so cute together. And my other grandson is 7. The weather was lovely, not too hot. We swam in the pool and rented a pontoon boat. Never better living in paradise. Later.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
So we have these two new dogs and they peed on my 100% wool carpet. So I moved it outside to clean it and left it basking in the sun. Didn't work as we still smelled pee everytime we walked past it. So now, it is pouring down rain and guess what, it is soaked! And you know how wet wool smells. Any solutions out there, let me know. Carol
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