Saturday, August 1, 2015

Last of the Whites

last of the whites for a while
should have some of my own pics tomorrow
nothing white though
isn't this display wonderful?

I have a nice clothesline
running from the house to a tree
with my wonky ankles I seldom use it
as the ground dips a few feet out the door
but when I do
it's always for linens

Don't let anyone ever tell you
a full moon doesn't cause plenty of
Altered Mental Status
with resultant injuries
I've been working in the ER
the past few nights
so glad it's my weekend off!
I stopped to get an oil change yesterday
glad I did because one tire
had a nail in the tread with low pressure
this morning I had someone come change it
I'm not a DIY car gal
I would hate to be on the side of the road
waiting for help in this heat
hope you have a great weekend
my feet will be up after visiting Mom
plenty of work to be done on her quilt

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

My Heart Says Paint


my heart says paint
my feet say sit
this room is so inspiring
the walls, the windows
the slip covers for sure

yummy room
now I really have seen everything
leaving work last night
a man on a motorcycle
was looking at his cell phone as he went through
the intersection
imagine I'll see him again
in the ER
it's a noisy morning here
they are finally tearing down the house
on the street behind mine
the fire that ruined it was Nov 2013
took a while to get everything sorted out
Cindy's boys
quit paying the insurance without telling their aunt
so the bank had possession for
most of the past 2 years
it's been a real eyesore since...
lucky for me
my trees block most of the view
stitching continues on moms quilt
it's too unwieldy to take and work on it with mom
some I'm backing to quilting small quilts
when visiting
there is a ton of binding in my future!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

One Pin

yesterday was an elevate my legs sort of day
no problem
time for stitching and pinning
one pin leads to another...

I'm  most partial to neutral ticking
but I wouldn't say no
to any of these...

I'd never have the patience
cover a chair with stripes myself...

beyond swoon

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Storage Dreams

you know I see all of these filled with wool

an antique drafting table...
if I ever feel like doodling again

antique Shaker child's sewing cabinet

a lot of stitching and pressing
left to do
she is ready for it to be on her bed
the other ladies have put their requests in
I tell them to dream on

Thursday, July 23, 2015

White Dream Continues...


when you can't do
it's still good to dream and plan
 some great news yesterday
a large refund from my escrow account
which I quickly transferred
to the mortgage principal
huge smile here

Monday, July 20, 2015

Sewing Room Ideas


I have a set of open shelves...
would love this at the bottom
even have the nubby cloth just waiting to be tea/walnut stained

I dream of finding some old lockers
seems I've always wanted some

add some shelves
perfect wool storage
The actual room is still in chaos
thinking maybe rugs on the wall instead of quilts

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Pinterest Break


 you wouldn't think taking x rays
would require quite so much clean up

more of my introvert pins
are repinned
than all the others combined

brush them, just brush them

got in another good cardio workout
this morning moving furniture
cleaning walls and floors
after visiting Mom
I'll be back home
to hang up some little quilts
fill cupboards in sewing room
clutter and chaos still rule
slowly it's taking shape
the church rummage boxes
are overflowing
it's all good

Saturday, July 18, 2015

More Dreamy Whites


today much time
and energy has been devoted to moving furniture
mentally checking off all the pieces
that can be painted
or I can slipcover in white


good thing
I can look at what is
and see what will be
otherwise this house would drive me mad
it's going to take a lot of paint
to reach my hearts desire in here

Friday, July 17, 2015

More Quilt Progress

sorry for the blurry pic
hand to mouth
always means mom is pleased with something
she just loves this quilt
 she asked if I've shown it to my mother
and will I be making my mother one too

I think I won't need to stitch any more blocks
time to get them all sewn together
deciding what to use for the backing
I like a scrappy patchwork backing
she likes the traditional one fabric
this time it'll be my choice
using up what we've got
 when she sees it she'll love it!
I love this one
found on Pinterest

Thursday, July 16, 2015

A Good Day

can you tell
just how amazed mom was
by these flowers
the facility has many beautiful spots
this one in the Assisted Living courtyard
we had to get up close
to check out the gorgeous pot of petunias
she just couldn't get over them
in fact
she'd like a photo of them
the last one
where you can't see her double chin
silly Mom