Friday, November 20, 2015

Fall Again

After two weeks of rain and weird temps, we've had late summer show up once again. Very weird. Yesterday was I think 72 degrees and today in the 50s. It was very pretty out and temps are supposed to dip the next couple of days. I really like fall, autumn. Sometimes it's a very long period of time and sometimes we get a week and then it's winter. I want fall just a little while longer. My new neighbors tried out their fireplace last Saturday and I love the smell of a wood burning fire. That's part of fall for me.


I took this pic this morning. I thought it was pretty. It prepared me for the day that was coming. Boy, did I ever need this pretty picture. Because people were crazy out today. I don't know if it was because it was pretty out, warm, both. Or because the holidays are coming up and they are upping losing their minds. Some were tailgating, not stopping at stop signs, driving 20 in a 35 at the busiest time during the day Go to a park or something. Then there was the young female who hit a mail truck. Really? Not paying attention. I mean, those things are kind of big, white, have flashing lights and she plowed right into it. And the leaf guys. Shutting down roads and not having a clue as to where to direct traffic. Yeah, I love fall.

But I made it. Got another t-shirt quilt on the frame, Ran lots of errands which included the grocery store. I'm grateful I had money to go to the grocery store. But what I needed I can't eat. You know, cleaning supplies. Gah! It's all good.

And fall is coming back.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

No Pic Post

Catching Up!

What's that?

I have failed at 'Catching Up'. I tried and it's a no go. And that's okay. I tried. And was driving myself nutso. Trying and failing and trying again is how life is. There are times where it gets me down but I continue to try again. Sometimes it takes awhile for me to get back on the spaceship but eventually, I do. And I'm off.

So... I've decided that I will just do. Just move forward with everything. Finish projects, continue to work on big projects, start new projects. Just do it. Because I like to do many things. That's okay. I am made up of many things. I have many interests. And that is okay. I am okay. I took a workshop to make a fancy wallet. I was planning on making a few for gifts. I made that one and that's it. I'm done with that design. It wasn't for me. I moved on to another design. I've cut those pieces out and will put them together this week. If one thing doesn't work out, there's always, always something else that will.

I will continue to work on 'going with my gut feelings' when I am working on large projects or starting new ones. If the feeling has gone, then I will move on. That is so liberating. It's taken me a long time to get here but wow! I will continue to make my lists. New projects, keep working projects, almost done projects, and just finish the darn thing.

Today is a take it easy day. I will try to work on NANO. I have been writing longhand and now I need to type it in to get an updated word count. That's about it. Last week was very trying. Truck went into the shop. No brakes. Helped a friend out who double book shows. I manned her show on Saturday. Yesterday. Got a busy week with three quilts to longarm. And then there are those lists. I'm feeling pretty good right now. Hope it lasts. At least through the week.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Moving Right Along

Today was a good day. I'm getting closer to getting my Bargello quilt done. Got it longarmed today and the first step of putting the binding on.



I'm 5731 words into NANO. I plan on catching up this weekend along with doing a few dozen other things. I hope the sun comes out soon because these grey days are starting to get to me and I have too much to get done.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

So Far This Week

Four days into a new month. A little less than two more months left in this year. I'm still working on having fun. I'm behind with NANO but I will work on that this evening. I finally got a bed. From IKEA and two wonderful friends Deb and Marc V.) helped me put it together. It's been awhile since I last had a good night's sleep. I liked this style because of the drawers. I got an extra bonus when I got home and started to look at the instructions, that the drawers are part of a trundle section. Wow!


I longarmed a huge t-shirt quilt.



I finished one fingerless mitten with a flap. I got the alpaca yarn (two years ago) from a fiber festival that happens in Asheville every year. I've been waiting for this type of glove class to come up and it did. I've just started the second one. Note to self: divide up the yarn so I can do two at the same time.



I finally finished my winter jacket that I started over a year ago. Of course I've grown a little bit so things had to be adjusted, after I figured out what I was trying to do. Well, sort of, I couldn't figure it out exactly and just winged it. I knew that if I didn't get it done, we would get low temps very soon. It's supposed to be in the 70s this weekend. But I'm ready.


And last but not least, last week I went to visit a friend's new baby. Alder. He's so cute and squishy. I was Christened with drool and I got a cute baby smile. He's got dinosaur feet on his onesie.


Off to get something to eat and get some words down.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Welcome November!

Well, October sure did fly by. Once again, I didn't decorate like I wanted to. Things seemed to speed up and I missed everything. I'm sure the move into my studio space didn't help and getting that all set up. I was too tired to venture out for Halloween and well... I guess I'll have to make better plans for next year.

My art table is a mess. I am participating in NANOWRIMO this month and so far I'm on target. But I've got to do something about this table. It's jamming my creative frequencies and I have too much to do this month.


So this is what I accomplished last month.

  • one book read (very bad indeed, so behind)
  • worked on various writing projects three times (again, not good)
  • 6 business quilts longarmed
  • worked on applique once
  • took a day trip to the Catawba Valley Quilters Show and a woodworking show as a bonus in Hickory, NC
  • for entertainment, I went to a bottling party at Sutler's Spirits
  • 10 World of Wendy Lu blog posts
  • 9 Wendy B Quilts blog posts
  • one Halloween drawing
  • started watching a new series (for me) on Netflix
  • started my first pair of mittens
For this month, I will work hard on being nice to me. I seem to forget that. I will do more of what I like to do and learn some new things as well. 

Day 5 - Challenge No Pic Post

Yeah, when I thought about it this morning, I will need to have a day off. So I'm going to go for Sundays, the beginning of my week. I d...