January 30, 2010
I did take pictures of the quilting process for Trevor's quilt to show you. I even uploaded them to my hard drive. Then work got busy, I got distracted*, and then later in the week I got Mabel's funk and am now laid up with a NASTY sinus headache.
Going on 72 hours with this headache. OY.
So I promise a better, more lengthy update soon. Maybe tomorrow afternoon.
In the meantime, go grab some happy this weekend, Folks!
*NOTE: I called things off with the Viking (quite a bit ago, actually). He most definitely isn't the One and I refuse to settle. Details won't be shared here, but believe me when I tell you the dealbreaker was justified. I am not sad at all. Truly, I am very full of happy - because I know the right One is out there somewhere. Maybe he likes tomato soup.
January 25, 2010
January 22, 2010
Chargers for cell phones, digital cameras, power tools and other gadgets draw energy even when they're not in use. Appliances like televisions, computer monitors, and DVD players can also draw power whenever they're plugged into an outlet. All together, phantom energy can account for about 10 percent of an individual home's electricity use. It might not sound like much, until you consider that cutting out that 10 percent will get you over a month of free electricity every year. Taking quick action, like unplugging your devices when they aren't use will cut back on phantom power... There are a handful of devices designed specifically to combat phantom energy, but plugging bundled devices into the same power strip and then turning off the power strip will do the job."
If you're interested in learning more, visit Planet Green or call your local electric company for more information.
Do your part. Unplug everything you're not using. In our home, that includes lamps and appliances! You WILL see a positive difference in your electric bill.
January 21, 2010
January 18, 2010
Dude, you can't buy that green binding and white ric rac in the bag for $3!
I recently posted that I was bursting with creative energy. That did not ebb, my friends. No it did not. In fact I find that the happier I am, the more creative I want to be. It's a nice feeling. Saturday stocked me up good in the happiness category, and Sunday I was a force to be reckoned with.
After church on Sunday, we had lunch with Carmen and her family. Then we hit the vintage stores in town and made some tremendous scores! (More in a later post.) Once home and after the Moo was in bed for nappy, I headed to my fabric cabinet. I opened the cupboard doors and angels sang. There was such good light I had to take advantage and plan some quilts.
In the end, I had piles and piles of fabric, exploded all over the dining room. It was awesome!
The pile on the right are the vintage fabrics I'm going to use to recover my living room pillows. CANNOT WAIT! Aren't they freaking yummy?!
The pile on the left are the fabrics that will be used in the first lap quilt I'm making for the living room. Sort of match the pillow fabrics in a totally unusual way, I believe.
Then the cabinet absolutely exploded. I had three piles going.
And Andy's pile:
I'd love to hear your feedback on their non-matchy-ness. Suggestions?
* The Viking and I are kaput. Good reasons and I am more elated than ever. Mostly because something I've been dismissing for months keeps pressing onward and has finally gotten my attention. Good things!
January 15, 2010
January 7, 2010
Someone always seems scared to death,
stuck in the headlights,
So I did not have high hopes, Folks. I just flat out did not. And I was right, mostly.
First I couldn't get the boys to let go of their whoopie cushions. I mean, really, why on EARTH did I get them fart machines?! THEY are the fart machines! I digress...
Can you tell that Trevor knows the best way to get this over with? He's ready to go. Andy is in La La Land and Mabel is distracted.
Then the licking started.
So, she built all day long. (And that is saying something because she doesn't STOP MOVING for hours and hours and hours typically.)
19 inches of snow fell in our little town in a matter of two days. Everything shimmered and glittered in the sun.
A random stranger plowed our driveway and sidewalks out of the goodness of his warm heart.
And, the kids had a BALL playing in our winter wonderland.