Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Happy 50th

Last night we celebrated DD1’s 50th birthday here at our home with her requested chicken enchilada dinner and all the fixings along with seven layer white cake with chocolate frosting.

Both of her children came home from college to help celebrate.

Can’t believe she is fifty!! Where does the time go?

It is cold here in Georgia, but this ornamental cabbage is still pretty in our yard.

I made some progress on Burnham 64....

And pulled fabrics for the #fqsquiltalong. I am stitching the #ladiesaidquilt from the #classicandvintage collection. I will be using random civil war reproduction fabrics from stash.

This girl is growing up right before our eyes...she is now taller than me!!

I resemble this.....haha....

Take care,

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Hello 2021

I am not quite sure how I feel about welcoming 2021. Frankly, the world continues to be quite a mess. I am praying that, perhaps, by summer’s end we can see improvement in the Covid situation. As far as other national and world issues, I have a wait and see attitude. On a hopeful note, despite Georgia being 50th in efficiency of vaccine distribution, DH and I were able to get dose one of the Moderna vaccine on Wednesday from our local mom and pop pharmacy. This was after spending three days attempting to get into our district’s distribution. We are talking about hundreds of attempted calls. Absurd. Enough.....

It has been far too long since I blogged. As always, I had good intentions and I don’t want to leave the blogging world. So, here I am.

I have made a little progress on the Burnham scroll rug. I was unhappy with the roses that I originally hooked. I felt there was too much contrast and they detracted from the otherwise old fashioned look of the rug. After discussing with Lisanne, this is what I came up with.

I am much happier. A couple more leaves and there will only be background left. Hopefully this one will be a finish before long. 

I have spent numerous hours organizing and cleaning my crafting rooms since the first of the year. I am always appalled at the amount of great stuff I have accumulated. Quilting, hooking, yarn, spinning, wool applique, cross get the idea. Way too many irons in the fire and not wanting to let go of much. I am of an age that no way can I finish it all, but that seems to make no difference.

I have numerous rugs that I finished hooking last year that just need blocking and binding. Those are high on my priority list this year. And some finishing of started projects. I am in the process of making a plan. 

I am overwhelmed with quilting projects and UFOs. I have yet to come up with a plan there. And I will talk about cross stitch in an upcoming post. 

We were able to have my family over for a totally normal Christmas, which was a blessing.

Blake’s crew had a covid exposure, so we plan to see them, finally, tomorrow.

Hoping you are all staying safe and well.
Take care,