Posted tagged ‘party’

May 28, 2009

So, I had a short bout of some sort of mystery illness.  None to pleasant if I may say so, but it seems to have passed.  Through the stupor, I’ve managed to complete a few things.  Check out my list from the other day!

  1. Store tonight for phase one of party cooking
  2. List making for party specifics
  3. Finish Buttercup bag number 1 for the shop
  4. Finish dots quilt top
  5. Clean the sewing room so as to be presentable for guests
  6. General other cleaning

Look at how well I’ve done so far!  The dots quilt top thing just isn’t going to happen.  I’ve also ordered the cake, and picked up some things from Costco that I will need for Saturday.  Tomorrow night I will hit the grocery store and the liquor store.

In sewing news, I’ve finished the binding for the commission quilt.  If the weather cooperates today I’ll have pictures up tonight.  I will also, weather/picture permitting, post the Buttercup bag up in the shop.  A special thanks to Rae for providing this lovely pattern!

So, the list:

  1. Pictures of projects
  2. Post bag to shop
  3. Cook more meat
  4. Clean living room

That’s all I’m giving myself to do tonight.  Think I can cross them all off tomorrow?

Goings On.

May 26, 2009

So, for starters, the bag that I posted last week sold in a matter of hours, so that is exciting.  I hope that it pleases.  Sales are always exciting.  Maybe it wears off once it becomes a regular thing, but that someone wants to buy something we made just thrills me.  Stranger or not!

We went to the beach this weekend, for Memorial Day, and honestly, it was a bust.  It had it’s good parts.  But among the bad parts: broken water pump which meant no water when we arrived Friday night, and no water until Saturday afternoon–No water as in no sinks, no toilets, no showers were working (this also meant that after our lovely day at the beach, we showered at the state park–a less than satisfying experience); horrible traffic on Sunday which prevented us from really enjoying our time at the outlets before having to be home for dinner; and the 7 hour trip home.  Yes.  7, SEVEN, hours to drive 130 miles.  I expected traffic.  But, 7 hours is more than double the time it takes with moderate traffic.  Among the highlights: not having to look at my mess of a house and feel guilty about ignoring it; delicious hot crabs at a picnic table; a beautiful Saturday at the beach; news that the mister is 100% for sure graduated(!); a bathing suit for $12.50; and time for my new hexagon project.  So what if it might take me 14 years to finish a quilt top.  I like the English paper piecing!  Here is a mobile phone picture, including my badly-in-need-of-a-manicure thumb.  I’ve actually finished three of these so far.

epp hex 

This week will be busy (of course) with the party planning.  Here is my list, in no particular order:

  1. Store tonight for phase one of party cooking
  2. List making for party specifics
  3. Finish Buttercup bag number 1 for the shop
  4. Finish dots quilt top
  5. Clean the sewing room so as to be presentable for guests
  6. General other cleaning

We’ll see how many of these things I accomplish.  I like making lists, even if I don’t ever complete a single one.  At least they give me something to aspire to.