Quilt Archive

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Spring has Sprung and So Have I!

Hello Blog Friends!

Just a quick post to share this pretty sight.  Daffodils on the south side of our house.

And here's another sight...my pile of stuff ready to load in the car for scrapbooking retreat this weekend.

A weekend away filled with scrapping, good eats, great scrapping sisters, chocolate, and wine, of course.

Till next time....

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Last week...not a total loss!

Hello Blogger Friends,

Well, I'm happy to report that I'm feeling much better after my bout with the flu.  Still a lingering cough, but I'm able to function at full capacity.  

Our home is now all put back together and I'm smiling every day.  Love the new paint job.  We eliminated an accent wall, and now everything looks clean and bright.  

I found out late last week that our neighborhood rummage sale will be happening in 3 weeks.  So, I've been spending time this week going through kitchen cupboards, closets and other nooks and crannies, cleaning and clearing things out.  Many of the items that were on display above the cabinets in my kitchen and on the walls are not going back and/or not staying either.  The downsizing bug has hit me, and I've cleared out quite a bit already.  My eBay seller account is also getting a workout.

Unfortunately, all this activity has not left any time for sewing!  But, I was able to take advantage of some of the time (while painting was going on last week) to do some scrapping.  I'll be going on retreat next week, and my goal is to bring several projects up to date.  To help that idea along, I pre-made some base pages, 16 in all.  I'll admit they look a tad plain, but all that really is needed is photos, some embellishments, a little journaling, and voila, finished pages.  These are all for my Plays and Concerts book.  I'm doing the entire book in the same paper collection (Laughing Lola from Close to My Heart).  

Easter is this coming weekend, and it will be a quiet one, the girls and families all have other plans.  I'm hoping to reacquaint with the sewing machine and make progress on the UFOs pile.  

Until next post....

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A Brief Hiatus...

Dear Blog Friends,

I've taken a brief hiatus from crafting...the reasons are two-fold.

First, I've been sick the past week with the Influenza.  Which does not make me very happy, because I religiously get a flu shot every fall.  I guess this must have been a rogue flu bug that got me...it evaded the flu vaccine.  Needless to say, with a fever, nasal congestion and cough, I was not in very good shape to be sewing or scrapping.  I mostly sat on my couch and suffered.  This was me last week (LOL):

Second, the interior of our house is being painted.  This, of course, means things are out of place and out of reach.  And, the entire place is a mess.  My painter finishes up tomorrow, and hopefully we will be back to a normal routine by the weekend.

So that's my story for this week.  Hopefully, I'll have sometime of substance to show you next post.

Till then...stay well.