Wednesday, October 22, 2008

the best way to find something......

is to buy a NEW one!! Yep, sure is! I was in SC and I got back last Wednesday. As I was leaving the house, I noticed my camera on the dresser and patted myself on the back for seeing it and remembering to take it home. My lower back was really killing me, so went straight home from the airport rather than go shopping for hubby's and Awesome A's birthday gifts (whose birthday's were Thursday and Friday). Thursday I had to prepare for a meeting (I'm co-President) and also I had the program, which I did a quiz game on 'How Internet savvy are you?' They're not! And had to prepare handouts for the classes I was teaching on the weekend. So..no sewing on those two days. Friday I met my quilting buddies for breakfast (our group was going to Amish country for the day), but I had to go on to my DGD's Grandparents Day at her school, take her to lunch, go shopping for gifts, come home and prepare dinner for the family for hubby's BD. I could not find my camera Friday morning for the day's events, so called my parents to go to my home in SC to look for my camera. Nope, not down there. Saturday came, taught two classes and then went to Awesome A's 1st Birthday party. Scoured my house and bags AGAIN for the 20th time looking for the camera. Looked all over the studio. No camera. So on Monday, I decided...that's it! I'm getting that Nikon D40!! I got online to check prices and ordered it with the zoom lens. I told hubby and he was really sad. When pressing him, it turns out that he was going to get that for me for Christmas! I told him--now you know how it feels! LOL He buys stuff for himself all the time and we all get so mad at him for not leaving anything for us to get him. I'm hoping it gets here in the next day or two.

I spent a good part of Monday sewing, and the chill is the air! (Look how muted the colors are this year--because we had such a dry year. Some years these trees are on FIRE!) Not wanting to turn the heat on yet (we play a little game to see how long we can wait to fire up the furnaces--Nov. 1 is our goal--btw, we didn't make our goal..it hit 32 last night!) so I grabbed my favorite grungy sweatshirt and it felt heavy. You guessed it! The camera was in the pocket! Now why on earth did I have my camera there? Who knows where my mind goes sometimes?? Maybe it stayed on vacation? When I got home on Wednesday, I had to take my 'loopy' pills to relax my back enough to feel better--I'm sure that's when I did it. Because I have NO recollection of even getting the camera out of my purse! Oh well, now I'll have TWO cameras.

I also got my little Christmas goodies DONE for my Open House--which isn't for two months! I can't believe I'm being that organized. I usually wait until last minute and then scurry around, getting all stressed out. I'm trying so hard to be better organized for my own sanity, and well, for my hubby's as well. :) I made little pincushion necklaces out of little Delft shoes. I love mine for when I'm doing small handwork to hold a few pins or the needle. I'm amazed I could still find them, I bought them clear back in January when I was in Holland. I made plenty so if I have any extra, I'll have a giveaway.
This is a close up picture of my Fat Quarter's Stars made out of Thimbleberries. Someone asked me in the comments about the colors as she couldn't enlarge the photo enough to see the colors. It was a no-reply comment, so I couldn't tell her. So, I'm showing a close up. It's 52" square and wished it were a bit larger so I could send onto Quilts of Valor because as is, it's just not quite long enough. I've been thinking how to make it longer without making it wider. (2) 10" borders on top and bottom would seem a bit odd, in my opinion. Otherwise, not sure what I'm going to do with it. Any ideas?


7 comments:

Ruth's Place said...

Your little pincushion is just adorable!!

No ideas on the quilt, sorry. It sure is lovely though. If you don't want it, is there a local charity with less rigid size requirements that might take it?

Alycia said...

Why don't you add another 4 patch style border to the top and the bottom of the quilt - that would bring it closer to the 50 x 60 minimum and then it could be a QOV! A beautiful quilt none the less!

Nana's Quilts said...

Of course, I love your little klompen pin cushions. How long do you make the string to go around your neck?

I know that we haven't "chatted" for ages - We will miss the youngest GD's #2 birthday as we'll be back in New Orleans, hammering and plastering. But we are making goodies for her pre-school auction, so doing something.

More soon.

Nana Marne

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Congrats on your new purchase...I'm sooo jealous! :o) Though I hope Santa might bring me something nice!

Mary said...

We haven't had the furnace on yet but the fireplace has been fired up a couple evenings.

I wanted the D40 too and left the brochure for Keith around the time of my birthday - he came home with the D40x thanks to the salesman in the store - yeah! I've had mine for over a year and love it but I also have a smaller camera Nikon that tucks in my pocket.

Vickie E said...

That should be a great camera! I guess you've been super busy there...same here.

Becky said...

On your quilt, how about a row of sawtooth stars top and bottom, then a bit more of the border squares to tie them together. Mary did this on one of her quilts, and I have also used it on a Heartstrings quilt, and one for my DH.