That's how my blogging consistency (or rather, lack thereof) strikes me right now . . . feast or famine; all or nothing; hot or cold. Somewhere in there I'm hoping I'll eventually find a good balance to it all! Or maybe I won't find balance at all and will just continue to run hither and yon . . . and still have my Christmas tree up this time next month.
Todd suggested that we have a year-round tree. The colored lights make me so happy! I'm considering the idea.
To my defense, the past weekend was super busy ... Todd and I held our ministry's fifth annual board meeting on Friday. I have a lot of prep and setup work beforehand, and then I take the minutes and run the power point and set out lunch ... so it was a busy, albeit productive, day! The meeting went well and we had a lot of great input from our board members. With Todd looking at retirement (the Chief came down to his station to give him his pin for 25 years of service last week) from the fire department and going full time into ministry, there are lots of things to consider and decisions to make.
Saturday was Ellie's big tea party! Oh what fun it was -- and Jocelyn did a magnificent job with the food and decorations. A very *sweet* celebration!
|She loves her dolly!|
|The expression on her face here is simply *priceless*!! |
My favorite picture of the whole day!
|Sawyer (and his buddy, Luke) watching the present-opening from a better vantage point!|
|Pretty Baby June, all dressed up for her first tea party!|
And we had family in town for the festivities ... so that's kept me busy, too. Happily busy having dinner with the group on Sunday and Monday and all that marvelous time with all three grandbabies (and their mommies and daddies, of course)! Wonderful, busy and exhausting ... but mainly wonderful!
My darling friend Ronda, from church, brought me this awesome book . . .
She's not just a fellow quilter, she also blogs at Ronda Quilts, and we're Pinterest buddies as well. She'd seen my "Who's Got the Button" board and knew my affinity for buttons, so when she saw this book on Paper Back Swap, she thought of me! Isn't that sweet? It's filled with incredible buttons and button crafts! Whoohoo!
So I'm a little late on my stash report. I didn't purchase or add any fabric in the past week, though I did use a little. Once again, positive baby steps!
Used/donated this week: 0.55 yards
Used/donated year-to-date: 0.75 yards
Purchased/added this week: 0.0 yards
Purchased/added year-to-date: 16.75 yards
Net used/donated for 2013: -16.0 yards
I've got June's quilt on the ironing board this week ... and I hope to work up my 6" crazy quilt block before the week is over.
I've checked one thing off my 'Get 'er Done' list so far -- and working on the second. So progress is being made! And I'll go ahead and link up to both the Weekly Stash Report and the Design Wall Monday posts over at Patchwork Times.
Thursday night is our guild meeting night. It's also the deadline for guild members to submit quilts for consideration in an exhibit our Huntsville Museum of Art is holding from April through August. They are jurying in 40 quilts to display for five months. This will be fabulous publicity for the guild and for our bi-annual quilt show, which is in October. I've submitted seven pieces for consideration -- I hope one of them gets selected!
It's rained here for seven days straight now. Our temperatures have gone from one extreme to the other (rather like my blogging). On Saturday it got up to 73 ... now we have lows below freezing. Aye yi yi ... our weather radio intermittently goes off with flash flood warnings and winter weather advisories. What's a girl to do? Quilt, of course!
And finally . . . before I forget (again!!) . . . I have a WINNER from my 1000 post/Happy New Year giveaway!! Congratulations go to . . .
I feel like there are a gazillion other things I should share ... but for the life of me, I can't think of a single other thing. Except that I'm going for my first bone density scan tomorrow morning. Ah the joys of life over fifty!