Saturday, August 27, 2011
finally got the border resewn and the top of this runner finished! it'll go in the stack of things to baste, now 5, for later. **** all week i've been fighting a bout of vertigo, not severe but annoying. just today while driving my right ear started draining and i remembered back to a beach day about 10 days ago when i got hit by a few waves, aha! that must have been the problem! all's well now, thank goodness. **** with irene's arrival this weekend, i've got plenty of sewing projects lined up. providing we don't lose power that is. **** finally, today's my birthday. no, no big celebration or fuss, just another day to rejoice in life and a number that means little to me. biggest delight is having my mom still here to make me a blueberry pie. i can get good cake at the supermarket and will have to someday, but as long as she's around, we'll have pie.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
part of my role as an official "stashbuster" is to confess the size of my stash in my birthday month, so here's part I, my books. i have a small bookcase, 3 shelves, and do have a few books that i keep. mostly i heavily utilize libraries as i think buying a lot of books, DVDs, videotapes, etc. is a waste of money and requires lots of space, which i do not have. so, i limit my stash of quilt-related books to one shelf; if i want to add one, i first go through and see if there is one i can sell or donate. occasionally i will add one without flinging one, but not often. if it doesn't fit on the shelf, it doesn't come into the apartment. reason? there simply isn't room. so here they are, all neat. the large book on the left was a gift from DD and is a real beauty, one i would never have bought for myself; the 2 binders on the right are printed patterns/magazine ripouts. tomorrow, part II.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
not quite yet, but with temps in the high 50s overnight, there is a definite feel of change in the air. we do get plenty of summer weather in september and even october, but the change in the feel of the air is unmistakable. we do mourn a bit for the passing of another all-too-quick summer, but eagerly anticipate crisp night air, warm days and all the beauties of autumn. **** with cooler nights and days, it's back to serious quilting, until work materializes, that is. first up is finish the lovers' links and hoping i can squeeze in another big quilt finish before the end of the year. ***** starting to plan now for the holidays and a slew of autumn family birthdays.