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Being thankful on a rainy Saturday morning

I live in Southern California and we’ve been in a drought for so long.  This year is the most rain I’ve seen in a long time.  I forgot how to live in rain.  It’s not fun.  I know for those of you in more wintery weather laugh at us SoCal people but we’re just not used to it.  When we got the first rain, I was thankful, grateful for it.  Now I can’t wait to see the end of it.  We’ve got flooding.  I had to buy my boy pants to wear to school!  He lives in his basketball shorts and he absolutely hates to wear pants.  But with the weather being what it has been, he’s grateful for them.  Yesterday, it was storming so bad and I had to drive in it!  lol.  Okay, there’s enough complaining.  Now that I’m snug in my home with my coffee and my computer I am okay with the rain.  I am grateful that it’s here and hopefully it’s one step closer to being out of this drought.  I’m not sure what the status is on that and I don’t care.  I will continue to conserve water as I do and not be wasteful with it.

I’m getting into a groove again.  I think I said this last week.  But it’s still true.  I’m starting to recognize my routines.  The best thing is jotting them down and finagling them to find the best routine and habits.  It’s working and helping me get myself organized again.  One of my team members submitted her resignation yesterday.  There’s another change but it is what it is.  I wish her the best and hope it doesn’t cause too much disruption in the overall scheme of things.  Thankfully we have two weeks to plan and adjust.  Other than that, I didn’t get to yoga all week and I’m really sad about that.  I enjoy going to yoga.  I’m hoping I’m able to go this coming week.

Today, I’m helping a friend move and then this evening a group of us are gathering at a friend’s house to get together post-Valentines.  I can count on good food, good conversation, and one of our friends will be continuing her lessons on crocheting a slipper.  I got one slipper done during the SuperBowl.  I tried to do the second slipper since then on my own but could not figure out how to do a Half Doube Chain?  I know I could have googled it but it’s not high on my crafty to do list so I chose to wait until we see each other again tonight.  Thank goodness it’s a 3 day weekend.  I can be social tonight and spend the following two days secluded in my craft room (office).  🙂

On the crafty side of things, I got a lot of knitting done this week.  I’m well on my way to finishing the magenta socks and if all goes as planned I should be finished by next weekend.  I haven’t done any quilting related stuff and very little cross stitching.  I did get my drawstring bags prepped and partially put together.  I need to figure out what the next step is and do it.  I hope to have time this weekend to go through my closet.  I am a bit disorganized with my quilty stuff which is why I’m not able to do much on that end of things.  To be fair, I’m finishing the top for Have yourself a quilty little Christmas and I’m not mentally ready to do my next project.

Have yourself a quilty little Christmas! 2/13/2017

Have yourself a quilty little Christmas!
2/13/2017

So on the crafty agenda for this weekend is:

  1. go through and organize my closet
  2. finish putting together my drawstring bags
  3. do the zipper pouch project
  4. Border on Quilty Little Christmas
  5. Pull out Provence and see where I’m at.
  6. knit, knit, knit
  7. Rainbow Garden for Slow Stich Sunday
  8. Cross Stitch a bit

Happy love month!


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As always life has been busy.  Thankfully it’s the good kind of busy.  A bit of quilting, a bit of knitting, a bit of driving the kiddos around, and a bit of working.  Okay a lot of working but that’s normal.  I am enjoying my crafting at the moment.  I hit a point in my sock knitting this morning where I just sat and knit with my coffee.  A podcast playing in the background and I can truly say, these are happy times.  Even with the world going crazy around me, my own little space is calm, quiet, and filled with joy.  I love these moments. I relish these moments.  And I wish you all these quiet happy moments.

Today’s agenda involves helping out a friend and some crochet.  I’m not sure I’ll have more time for other things.  I spent all morning on my knitting so I’m all knitted out now.  I picked some fabric for some bags I want to put together.  I want to continue perfecting the drawstring bags I started working on a few weeks ago and start working on zipper pouches.  I am working on the border of Have Yourself a Quilty Little Christmas but I’m not sure I’m in the mood for that.  I’ve got all the pieces ready and pressed.  All I have to do is lay it out and figure out how I want all the border pieces to go together.  Sometimes I just need to kick myself in the butt to get me going. ;0

I hope you all have a wonderful crafty day!

~Melanie

Saturday’s agenda

Here’s my list…

Tell It To The Stars 11/8/14 half done...

Tell It To The Stars
11/8/14
half done…

  1. Finish the November clue for Tell It To The Stars.  I realized after Valerie’s comment last weekend that I forgot to pin!  LOL… I guess I’ve been spoiled these last few months with things coming together easily without requiring pinning and paper piecing.  I’ve finished the first line of the blocks and will be working on the second line and putting them together this weekend.  I’ll be sure to pin and that will probably solve the problem. haha.
New placemats 11/2/14

New placemats
11/2/14

2. I finished the 6 place mats last weekend and now I want to work on the table runner.

3. For work, I’ve got to get a new computer for a new employee at work and I’ve got to actually submit stuff this weekend.

4. I received the finishing kit for Moon Glow

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… and I want to tear it open and get going on it.  But I want to get this month’s clue for Tell It To The Stars done first so this one will have to wait.  I hope I am able to get into it this weekend but if I’m realistic about things, it might not be until next weekend.

5. I also received my package from the Aurifil Thread Club I’m a part of.

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I think these colors will work great with the place mats and table runner I’m working on right now.

6. And finally, we’re in November now… that means I’ve got to get our Family Newsletter started for the holidays…

Happy quilting everyone!

~Melanie