Monday, November 28, 2011

Design Wall/Birthday

Design Wall:  Nothing.  Everything is off the DW and all the things I am currently working on is Christmas so no DW updates today.


up a tree 1

However, I have been busy.  On a break from sewing on  Friday I found our cat, Ms. Murphy, up a tree.  I was a little concerned seeing her up on those little limbs but she didn’t seem worried at all.


up a tree 2

However, this picture was taken right after she fell (broken branch) and caught herself by her claws and then swung back up where she rested before continuing down.  I would have taken a picture of her hanging but I was too busy holding my breath.


coming down

Then she proceeded to walk on down, just as though nothing had happened.  You gotta love cats.




apron contest

Saturday I visited a LQS where they are having an apron contest.  I didn’t photo all of the aprons, only the ones I voted for.  these are children’s aprons but my mother loves chickens and I immediately thought of her when I saw this one: the two of them are one entry.  While I was there I also bought fabric.  This store gives you 1/2 your age as a percent off of whatever you purchase.  This year, since I am turning 69, I am getting a pretty good discount, don’t you think?  I forgot to take a picture of my new fabric so will be showing it later.


Sunday I planned on sewing again but somehow got a sitting area 1cleaning bug.  I have been wanting to move a few things around in the studio so I began what will be a month long process.   Anyway,  This is one shot of the seating area of the studio.  The ratty footstool is from our ‘65 VW camper.  It went through four kids and several camping trips before the camper was traded: the footstool stayed.  I keep thinking I am going to recover it but it has not made it to the top of the “to do” list.


sittin area 2 And the view from the other side.  I had this room set up to also function as a guest room with this hide-a-bed.  However, we do not have company often (3 times in 5.5 years) so I decided I don’t need to keep a space in front of the couch.  The problem is that the couch was covered with fabric, pillows, quilts, etc. so everything had to be gone through, folded and a place had to be found for it.  But my seating space is now ready for me to take breaks in comfort.


Now, today is my 69th birthday.  I have always had a policy of not working on my birthday so today is no exception: my Monday WW meeting has been postponed for this week.  But, for the first time, DH cancelled his classes and is spending the day with me.  We will be going to NWFL, to Red Lobster to eat crab legs by the water.  Then we will spend some time at the beach, do a little shopping and wind up back at home where our puppies and cats will be waiting to show a little love all around. 

Now, since there was no creativeness in this post, you better go to Patchwork Times to find some.


Julie in the Barn said...

I love your photos of your sewing room. It is so much like mine. When I see those pics of the perfectly organized spaces all neat & tidy I can't believe they are real. They look like no one actually lives in them. Yours looks like reality!

Happy birthday to a fellow Sagittarian. My birthday is Tuesday!

Bonnie said...

Happy Birthday to you, etc. etc. What cute little aprons. I love aprons although I don't make or buy all that many of them.

Keep us posted with your studio clean up. I agree with Julie about having a too neat studio. But I realized I still have fabric out that I last used at least 365 days ago. Enough already. I think I'm going to have my super neat friend come in to help me neaten up my space. I dust and vacuum it pretty regularly so mostly I need to neaten things up by putting stuff away!

Looking forward to seeing your new fabrics.

krisgray said...

Have a Happy Birthday! Sounds like you have a wonderful day planned.

Exuberant Color said...

Happy Birthday and congratulations on knowing how to treat yourself-and with no guilt!

Judy D in WA said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you! I hope your day is filled with all things Gari!
I love your stool and the story of it. I doubt I would recover it. :)

Gretchen said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Hope you have a wonderful day off and a delish dinner.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Happy birthday wishes for a wonderful day and for much creativity going forward!!

Pattilou said...

Have a very Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Have a fabulous birthday! It's a day to do exactly what you want to do!

Jessica said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You are one COOOOOOOOL cat! :) (maybe as limber as Miss Murphy?)

Kate said...

Happy Birthday!

Melinda said...

Happy Birthday - we were the same age for about 2 weeks but you are getting ahead of me again.

Glad you are taking the day off.