Thursday, January 27, 2011

Whimsy Flimsy + left overs

Are you sick of seeing this yet? Don't know what's up with the camera either but the picture quality is awful. Apologies.
Maybe it's as cranky as the rest of us. Another 15 inches of the white stuff fell since yesterday. Can I call a truce with the universe? I can't even get to my car to get in it and engage the 4-wheel drive. Very tiresome and my favorite plow guy is busy until tomorrow some time. I need to look elsewhere I guess.
Hope you are in a safe and temperate place. Back soon with more.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Whimsy Baby!

Since it's doing that thing with white stuff falling again...sigh...I just wanted to update you all and show the "Whimsy" fabric I found locally. I really didn't expect my local shop to have any of this stuff left. That's what I get for making stupid assumptions without fact checking. I got some yardage and another jelly roll and began making these fun blocks for a postage stamp look. This fabric is so pretty and the colors are very springy. That's very important right now because yesterday I awoke to 8 degrees. What the hell kind of temperature is 8?

In other news and possibly along the lines of a minor miracle, I got myself zipped into a pair of my jeans today. I know...who could have thought it? Not me since I have been the very picture of self medication through junk food lately. Combine that with being stuck up here on this icy hill and that should, by all rights, make for an even fluffier Dee. Maybe there is some universal kindness at work here that couldn't bear seeing me cry any more than I have been already. Seriously, I can breathe too...double sigh. The crud that attacked me last week is almost gone. Thank goodness. I was coughing so hard my sides hurt. Combine that with missing out on a visit from the kids and the ever adorable Lucy coming to dinner on Saturday and you have one grump Dee.

That was then and the "Whimsy" find has put a smile on my face now so all is as well as can be expected. I do need to get to the bank and out for a haircut soon. Actually a haircut and some color. My roots are taking over and not in a very pretty way. More like in a gray way...ugh.

OK peoples I'm going back to the machine and not coming up for air until I have nine of these big blocks for a baby quilt. After that it's back to the crosses I was making last week and a smaller version of the psotage stamp for me, me, me. That's my story. Hope you are all having a good week. Back soon.