Linking up today at The Simple Woman's blog . It's a helpful meme for handling the melting pot of life's internal and external happenings
when there's not enough to say (or too much to say) about any one single prompt .
November 4th, 2014
Outside my window...
I am thinking... about how to save money for my dream machine. After a year (plus) of sewing to see if this hobby "sticks", I am confident that it borders on an addiction. I want a machine that can handle bigger quilts.
I am thankful... that my friend Renee', although she is battling cancer and has been in and out of the hospital a LOT, has such a strong support system.
I am wearing... warm socks, blue jeans, and a navy blue V-neck sweater --along with my sticker that says "I VOTED".
I am creating...
or rather, have created, seven doll quilts to send in shoeboxes to Operation Christmas Child. I made a coordinating pillow for each one. Here's the last one I finished on Sunday. It's called "Kin and Barbie."
The front and pillow:
I am going... to clean and do some laundry for my friend tomorrow before she gets home from the hospital. I have a slight cold so don't want to risk being around her, but would love to give her place a "spiff and shine" before she comes home .
I am wondering... what my son's report card will say tomorrow.
I am reading... The Bronze Bow , aloud with my son. Yes, he's in 7th grade and can read just fine alone, but I've never read this one and have always wanted to.
I am hoping... that Jesus comes back very soon!
I am learning... slowly, with piddly progress, how to make nice, mitered borders on quilts . I've watched umpteen Youtube tutorials on the skill, but it's just not "clicking" with me.
Around the house... I continue to go through things and get rid of what I don't use or love. We may sell this house next year and I certainly would love to have purged quite a bit of STUFF before putting it on the market.
In the kitchen... are apples waiting for me to make a Jewish apple cake.
I am pondering... the brevity of life.
A favorite quote for today... "We're opportunity kind of kids," said the 3 year old girl that my daughter nannies of herself and Little Brother.
One of my favorite things... hearing the little girl I work with squeal with delight when she sees me walking up to her front door. Last week I was five minutes later than usual (but still on time) and she said, "I was so sad, but now I'm HAPPEEEEE because you're here."
A few plans for this week: I got my hair cut today which was at the top of my to-do list. (Yay!). I voted. Attend parent-teacher conferences. Get the oil changed in hubby's car. Visit my favorite 5, 3, and 1 year-olds.
A peek into one of my days from last week...
Last week wasn't pretty. Overflowing toilets, rain and more rain,
car repair shops. Who wants to see those?