Thursday, January 8, 2015

Another Curve Ball

Just when I thought I was back on track, life threw another curve ball.  Yesterday, my mom learned that an opening came up for her at the senior housing center that she's been wanting to move to.  Her apartment will be ready on the 16th of this month.  She spent most of today on the phone dealing with utility companies.  It took two hours to get her phone service changed!  So now we have eight days to sort through her things and pack.  She hasn't moved once since she moved out here nearly 65 years ago.  I don't think I'll be doing anything quilt-wise for the next ten days, at least.  A magic wand would sure come in handy about now!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Making Plans for 2015

Another Christmas has come and gone and I'm still working on little Christmas projects.  I started making tree ornaments years ago for gifts, a different ornament each year.  My plan this year was to crochet little birds, but I couldn't find the right weights of yarn in the right colors.  I already had red and white yarn, so my plan changed to little red stockings with white trim.  I tried three patterns before finding one I liked -- almost.  I'm still tweaking it to make the stocking I'm envisioning.  And I'm still crocheting dishcloths for a friend who really likes crocheted dishcloths.  I'm seriously thinking that I need to work on these little Christmas projects every month of the year instead of waiting until October!  (Part of my problem this year was uncooperative dogs who plopped in my lap every time I pulled out a ball of yarn -- aren't cats supposed to do that?)

We have another blast of arctic weather scheduled to arrive tonight and stay until Saturday.  I'll be staying at my mom's house finishing up crochet projects and working at the computer.  No sewing until the freezing weather returns to the arctic.  That gives me time to make plans for 2015.  On my list so far:
1. make Christmas gifts throughout the year
2. try a stained glass quilting technique
3. get to work on some of the design ideas I have in my notebook
4. keep searching for better internet service

So what's on your list for 2015?

Monday, December 22, 2014

Yikes! Only Two Days 'til Christmas!

Where did this month go in such a hurry?  Only two days before Christmas and I'm still baking and making small gifts!  I won't be blogging until after Christmas, so Happy Holidays everyone!  I'll be back sometime this weekend, I think.