Monday, May 5, 2014

A productive weekend

Don't you just love it when you accomplish several things on your list? It is a good feeling to look and see what you did. The top quilt is together, the batting bought and the backing too. As I have mentioned before, this ts the first quilt in 20 years... not perfect, but it is just as I envisioned... so far. Now, what to do with stitching the top! Since some of the blocks are hand embroidered, I do not want to stich on them. I want the back to look as nice, so what to do? I think I will wander around the internet to see what I can find for inspiration. Just when my lit has crossed off lines I add a few more.
Yesterday The Debra and I met up with 3 ladies for tatting lessons....time now for them to practice and hopefully join us next month. Speaking of tatting, I finally washed and blocked Thistle...
A light shade of lavender. I think I may make it into a pincushion...
I may even have the right fabric in one of my bins. Once again, I have the thought now to follow through. There will never be an end to my lists! Do you have lists? There is the market list with all the foods I need, there is the list of other things like paper goods and general items, oh and the list of yard things that Mr H must have , of course we have a list of appointments, and let's not forget the craft list of the must haves for me. Just one big circle around here. I have always been a keeper of lists. They are on the refrigerator, the desk, the computer desk, the craft table.... and when we were planning the big move, they were on the clipboard------
Arizona Bound
May 2004
The month has been productive. We returned from our last vacation in Arizona with an apartment plan. Mr H and I have been going through the house and I have lists of every room and what I think is going with us and what is just going. Mr H has put in for his retirement date as is will take a little time for it to finalize. In stead of me giving my employers a notice, they seem very unhappy about my going so they have given me one! We will soon have a timetable to follow. I have started a file for all the  paperwork. There is a medical folder for Dennis and me, a folder for the pooches; Sherlock and Zoe, one for the banking, the car, utilities and plenty of empty ones to have as needed. We will be driving so I need to secure a truck and a car carrier. We plan to take only one car and sell the other. This is going to be very organized or it will never work. I have to find a way to get EvaP (mom) from stop calling and questioning whether this is a good idea. Sis Lynowl is not so upset anymore. One day at a time.... one day at a time.....
It has been so nice visiting with you today. I will be updating the travel plans for our big move periodically until June...that is when everything really began to move in high gear. Hope you have a great day.
“If you don't know where you are going,
you'll end up someplace else.”
Yogi Berra― 

8 comments:

Vickie said...

Hope you find your quilt inspiration. Enjoyed more of your story.

cucki said...

I love it so much..
Sweet stitches x

Jacquie Morris said...

Sending smiles hoping you find some inspiration soon :)

Anne said...

Beautiful tatting Gracie. I think it'll look great as a pincushion. Good luck with the quilt and figuring out what to do with the front. I'm in the stage of trying to put it together and haven't even attempted it! Too scared!

shirley flavell said...

Hope we see photos of your quilt when it's completed.Yes I have lists, leave them with stitchery projects if it's for stitching and find them a long time later and think oh, was I going to do that!Grocery lists yes, but never stick to it, send hubby shopping for that when I want to be disciplined.Have a great week, you won't regret joining the round robin stitchery , it will be fun. Shirley N.Z.

Lelia said...

Lovely tatting!!! Oh, my, lists ... and lists ... and lists.

Family first, then the lists : )

Shirlee said...

Lovely tatting Gracie : )

Julie said...

Thistle looks amazing!