Saturday, May 28, 2011

Only a week behind now

I'm catching up, I think.   (if only that were true!)
I had thought to do a second post last week and then I could be back to current events.  Life is just moving too fast for me.  So here is a collection of random things from the last couple of weeks. 

My beautiful backyard "wild flower garden"

I was thinking- as I drove home from getting groceries last week- and noticed how the fields of winter wheat and the unploughed fields, which are full of dandelions, make a lovely patchwork of color- that Dandelions aren't so bad.  We all hate them in our gardens (In fact, I refer to them as Damned-delions!), but really there are worse weeds than dandelions.  I'm not ready to have the foolish Brit who imported them beatified or anything.  But just thank goodness skunk cabbage isn't as prolific.

After the quilt guild meeting last week, we had the second session of the jacket class.  I am happy to report we have a new "overachiever" in the group.  Marcia showed up with her jacket assembled and the lining ready to sew in.   Isn't it gorgeous?!?

Hopefully I will soon get to see a few more of them in this state, including my own!

You know there's a problem if it's too busy even by MY standards!

 As you may remember, the last time I mentioned the jacket I was working on, it was in a bag in the corner of the closet.  These pieces of patchwork were just not working well together.  So I was ready to abandon the whole project.  But two days before the class I had an epiphany.  I had a piece of black fabric with flowers embroidered in a shimmery black thread all over it.  that I had kept setting aside because I didn't know what to make with it.  DUH!  So I replaced many of the patchwork sections with the black, and ...

It Is Alive!  (thank goodness since I really hated to waste all the time and $ I had spent on this project)
I'm hoping to have it assembled this weekend, depending on the amount of water I have to wade through to work in the gardens.

The last bit of news is that I am settling in to my new job and enjoying the work so far!  I have a slightly different schedule so the adjustment won't be too difficult there.  The new office is small and has no windows.  That was a big change from the wide open spaces I had before!

 Interesting color choices for the walls, don't you think?  (I hypothesize they were using up paint)  I arrived with a box of my stuff, ready to transform it. Think of the scene where the "ladies" decorated their hotel room in "To Wong Foo"

Not quite as amazing a transformation, but at least it has a bit of personality!  (And a "view" since I brought the one landscape type quilt I have made)

I am grateful for:
A job that makes me feel good about going to work.
Colorful birds coming to visit the feeder.
I haven't had to worry about watering the flowers.
Family time
Sleeping with the windows open.

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