Sunday, March 13, 2011

Can't Wait For Spring

Hello There.  Happy Sunday to everyone.  I hope this finds everyone well.  So far, so good here in my little corner of the world. 

I can't talk long today because I have major, major work to do.  I've had a friends quilt for 2 years and still haven't finished quilting it and she showed up the other day to check progress.  Yikes.  So now I am planning on spending a huge portion of the day today belting out some stitches on that beast.  Not really looking forward to diving in but I am excited to do it too.  Doesn't make sense does it?  lol.  Anyway, those are my plans today.  How bout you all?  Anything exciting today?

I also can't wait for Spring.  I mean Spring like weather anyway.  The rains last week melted most of the snow finally but it also flooded alot of areas unfortunately.  I usually get my cabin fever in February real bad but I am proud to say I was pleasantly surprised to see it was March already before I began to whine about it.  lol.  I'm ready to get outside and garden/yard work.  I have iris and resurrection lilies coming up already.  Couple more weeks and the plum tree should bloom.  Love that time of year.  It's so pretty right outside my back door.  I'm already seeing signs of things in bloom through other folks' blogs and now I want that here too.  Particularly in Alabama I've noticed that Spring is showing it's head.  Too bad I'm in Ohio.  lol. 

I'd also like to mention before I go, please, please think of the people in Japan and say your prayers for them today.  It's so devastating what has happened and I am so deeply saddened by the coverage in the news.  Seems like prayer is all I can do about the situation.  And God bless those going/sending aid.

Hope you've had a great weekend.  Enjoy the day.  Happy Stitching.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Rockin' To Pandora Radio

First of all, Hello everybody! I hope everyone is doing well.  Not too bad here.  I apologize that it's been some time since I posted last but it's been quite hectic here and it is starting to settle down some.  I want to Thank everyone very much for thoughts, prayers and well-wishes for my sister and our family.  That means so much to me.    She is having her second day of round two today.  She sounded wonderful last night.  I continue to pray that this won't take a terrible toll on her.  It's easy for me to say but so far, so good.  One prominent lymph node under her arm is already gone to the touch.  They will do a PET scan probably within the month to see if anything has shrank, etc.  I think that happens before her 3rd round of treatments this time.  If not this month, next month I'm sure.  I always am eager to hear good results from those scans.  Too bad those are the ones that confirm the bad news as well though.  But Thank God for that technology.  Again, thank you for all your thoughtfullness.

And now, for what I'm currently raving on:   Love me some Pandora Internet radio.  I first discovered it a year and a half ago on my smartphone.  Spent most of my time last summer outside wearing headphones and listening while I gardened.  It was very hard at times not to bust out in dance while raking or something when a good beat came on.  lol.  Can you imagine what my neighbors would think of me out in my backyard cuttin' a rug and air guitaring my rake all by myself?  lol.  I'm listening to The Hustle  right now.  And let me tell you, what I do in the privacy of my own home while listening is a different story.  lol.  I'm not doing so much actual physical dancing as I am rockin' this chair I'm sittin' in at the moment, but you know, it's movement.  Right?  lol.  My favorite music I've found so far is mostly, don't laugh- Disco.  Yeah, I said it, disco.  I put in KC and The Sunshine Band and I've not been disappointed in a selection yet.  I also like what I get by putting in AC/DC.  I search by artist, not genre.  Does anyone else ever use it?  Today's actually the first time I've used it on the desktop.  What are some of your favorites?

I haven't been doing a super, duper big lot of anything major at all on the sewing front.  I have managed to finally finish my son and daugher-in-laws comforter for them.  They bought a brand new bedding set and one of their nice little doggies forgot he was chewing on his butt and chawed on the new comforter.   Ugh, I would not have wanted to be the doggies when that situation was discovered.  Anyway, amazingly the offended area was right on the edge.  That was the good news.  Too bad it was on one of the long ends.  I had some fabric that was like one shade away from matching the comforter and wanted to just patch it but Nooo.  Sonny boy thought maybe I could just cut it off past the hole and re-seam it.  That's what I ended up doing but I didn't like it and it was not good work at all but it was the best I could do because I put it off and put it off until they were almost desperate for it.  Lesson learned.  They were super happy with it but still.  lol. 

My son got a job working with my husband in a fab shop and let me tell you, them boys are hard on the britches.  I'll be dad-gone, I've been sewing patches on top of patches.  I just got hubs talked in to getting uniforms so I could take a break from weekly mending.  Well now my boy is picking up where his dad left off.  I have a small basket full of jeans to patch here so I'm gonna find a spot on the floor and get ready to do some mad patching while I watch The Waltons on t.v.  My chair has seen better days and is not comfortable for sewing so I sit on the floor in front of it and lean on it with my back and I'm more under the light of the lamp that way and anything that helps me see better works for me.  Hopefully as soon as Shawn has his 90 days in at work, he will take them up on the uniforms himself.  They cost a little out of their pay checks but they mend, they wash, they iron, etc.  See what I'm gettin' at?  lol.

I hope everyone is having a great day.  I have to say, today is one of the better ones I have had in a long time.  I feel good today.  Not at all hateful or anything.  lol.  I'm trying to work on my sweet countenance.  lol.  If you knew me, you'd know that might be a long row to hoe for me.  lol.  Take care.  Happy Stitching today.