Thursday, February 21, 2008

Only 2 more hours of work

then I am on vacation!!! I leave in the morning for my trip to see D, S, and M in England. I am so very excited!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Coasters are in the mail

I made a decision. I stuck to it. This too is done now. I hope she likes them.

Someone who knows - loves me

I came back to my office from lunch yesterday and my phone was ringing. I answered and it was the flower desk telling me they had flowers for me. They asked if I wanted to come pick them up or have someone bring them to me. I immediately said I would be right there. There was no need in me waiting for who knows how long for them to bring them to me when I could just walk right down the stairs and across the sidewalk and get them myself. Who was sending me flowers? I couldn't wait to find out! I love flowers!!!!!!!!! Every color, every kind, every shape. I especially love to "get" flowers, whether someone is handing them to me or having them delivered. Someone knows this. Someone knows that I won't be here on my birthday Sunday. Someone knows exactly where I work, building room. Someone wrote on the card. It says Happy Birthday - 50 - it only hurts for a little while. On the back - it says from someone who knows. Do you know who someone is?

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

OH NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was so glad to get the apron sent I forgot to send the required soup recipe with it from the Sassy Apron Swap!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Somebody slap me

If I sign up for more than one project with a deadline at the same time again.

I finally managed to take care of the apron swap today. These swaps have been one of the most stressful things I have taken on in a while and they really didn't need to be. I know it's just me and it is all good now that it is done.

I have had the flu B or something nasty that has been shared by the rest of the county for the last week. I am finally feeling human again today. Just in time too! I need to get packed for the big trip across the pond!

Saturday, February 9, 2008


I have finished the coasters for the swap. I will post a picture of them a little later. Maybe not until after I have mailed them out.

Wendy asked me to share the pattern for the one I posted a couple of posts ago. I found this site by googling crocheted coasters. Then believe me, I looked at ever one of the links before I decided to make this first coaster. There are so many to choose from and there are so many simple ones to make. They make up very fast and are so pretty. The one I made is pictured in blue and is called Flower Coaster on her site.

I have had no time to sew this week. I figured out that I have about an hour and a half of time awake at my home six days a week. All of this as my darling daughter A said, just to pay for the house to spend an hour and a half in. Something is wrong with this picture.

I am trying to figure out what kind of craft to take with me on my trip. I will be spending a LOT of time waiting in the airport so I want to have something to do, maybe even a variety of small things to work on. I know I should sleep on the overnight flight but I've not had a lot of luck with that in the past. On our trip to China, I read 2 books and watched 3 movies.

If you have any suggestions, I'm open to them.

Friday, February 1, 2008

I got mail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I went to the post office yesterday adn was so surprised when I got a key for something bigger than my box would hold. I was puzzled because I hadn't ordered anything and the swaps aren't due until later this month. I was SO EXCITED when I saw that the package was from Australia I did a little happy dance right there in the middle of the post office.

I got my PIF exchange from Lissa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I went to the car and looked at it for a few minutes wanting to open it but again wanting to wait until I got home so I could take pictures of it when I did. I compromised. I opened the packaging and inside wrapped inside this lovely piece of fabric in exactly the tones of green that I have been looking for was this beautiful quilted bag, some yummy looking chocolate biscutes and a journal for designing my quilts. I started taking pictures so I could share with all of you and it really took quite a few because of the lighting in my house and the fact that my camera wants to work part time now that I want it to be a full time employee. Anyway, I finally got one I could use and then I got to open the quilted bag and inside I found these great items and I saw the inside of this little bag.
I was (and still am) so excited. All things I knew I needed to get for my quilting adventures but haven't yet. The cutest pencils and some scissors with a beaded charm holder with a little sewing machine charm.
Thank you Lissa so much for letting me play along in your PIF challenge and for making my day with this gift!!!!!!!!!!!!
I knew it would be something fun to do but had no idea how much it would brighten my day.
Now wouldn't someone else like to play too? You can still sign up on my PIF challenge post. Katherine and I are patiently waiting for 2 more people....