At This Busy Time of Year....

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” — RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Sunday, March 8, 2015

During my Break...

Well, that went pretty fast! The best thing about these little breaks is that I take time to think, meet up with old friends and refresh. I even took a nap yesterday. On the couch, dinner not started, laundry waiting  and totally decadent. I haven't done that for quite a while. It was good.

After hearing news reports about 'snow rage' and record breaking weather events it was like a sensory overload. Now, with the time changed, warmer temps and some snow melt it is looking good.

I have spent little time in my little studio during this break. Too cold. Cannot get the space warm enough to suit me. So lots of what I planned did not get done. I really don't care all that much.
I did piece the backing for a quilt in progress.

 


I did manage to piece a quilt using 6 inch blocks cut from my Go Cutter.
I made apple strudels, I managed to get a pic before this baby walked.
Actually they are what I call cheater strudel. Puff pastry from the super market and my favorite home-made apple pie filling. Only barely sweet and the tart Granny Smith apples make it just right.
I finished the stitching on Pear II, not the finishing but the stitching. Pear III coming up.
  • all those TV shows I saved on DVR, well most of them went to the delete column. I have great aspirations of watching one or another and just get bored.
  • Except for the Downton Abbey finale. And the Steve Martin greatest SNL skits. King Tut is the winner above all. Still have it on the DVR. When I need a laugh I run that last 5 minutes. Works every time. 
  • Bought some seeds. Yes, seeds. Lavender tends to sell out quickly as does ornamental kale. Have to plan ahead for that stuff. Tomorrow I am going to plant some chive seeds for the kitchen. I never know if the crop from last year survives until May. I can't wait that long. The prices for fresh chives is outrageous. I could have bought a new pair of gold earrings with what I have spent on chives this Winter. 
  • And of course, the obligatory trip to IKEA for a do-dad or two. They now have nice little dividers for the wheely carts. Will fill that up in a blink! Toodles! 

1 comment:

Jeanneke said...

The lovely old lady on the left is my maternal grandmother's look-alike!
Or clone...
Cheers,

Jeanneke.