Monday, March 8, 2010

The Weekend's Over ? ? ?

Wow, this weekend just flew by.........

Even though it's March, and folks in warmer climates are blogging about flowers and green grass, the pond out back of our house is still frozen.

I took this picture Saturday!

We did get a little break in the weather over the weekend. I was able to get the first coat of winter off my car ( I think it will take a couple more washes to get it all off) and was able to grill out for the first time this year!!

So even though it doesn't really feel like spring, I got in a spring mood.

I leave a few snowman decorations out after Christmas, like this set.....

this cookie jar,

and we drink out of snowman glasses. But even though it's still cold outside, I packed them all up.

I did leave this guy out, with those colors, I think he looks like a springtime snowman.

I also got in a organizing mood over the weekend, mainly due to the fact that I need to do our income taxes soon, but can't start until I get my filing up to date. For some reason I started about 5 different projects and finished none. My house is a mess this morning. I went to bed cranky, I like to have the house in order and laundry washed, folded and put up by the end of the day on Sunday. I think it's a holdover habit from working the first 28 years of my married life.

I think I was also crabby because I didn't get to sew at all this weekend, or have the house in order so I could get in my sewing room today. I did accomplish one thing....

Remember this?

It's now this!!
No I didn't break down and order another jellyroll for my Shangri La purse, these are the strips I have left over!! I decided not to go with the pattern's instructions of using the scrappy lights for the containment border (shocking I know, me not following directions!) which left several leftover strips.

So I rolled this bundle myself! I didn't think I stood a chance of getting them rolled evenly or small enough to fit back into the purse, but I did! I think it's because I had fewer strips than the original roll. Although Linda F left a great suggestion about filling the purse with Hershey Kisses which I was seriously considering.

Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments on how to piece State of Chaos. It's really close between Choice 1 and Choice 2. Which is why I came up with Choice 3, because I couldn't decide between 1 and 2! I'm leaning towards #2. That design wall is a mixed blessing, I probably spend more time rearranging my blocks than what it takes to sew all the blocks together. I guess I can't make a bad choice, since it's so close, and the fabric is lovely either way.

I'm hoping to have S of C all done this week, which would mean maybe I can squeeze in two projects this month, I bet that would get me out of my cranky mood, my husband hopes!!


  1. Oh it's not good to be cranky! Do something today to make your heart sing! :-)

  2. I got nothing lol. I'm cranky, pretty much for the same reason....I need a grill cheese with gooey cheese and a strawberry milk...that will make me

  3. Oh, I know that cranky feeling all too well! Hope it passes soon. It was impossible to choose a favorite S of C layout -- there was something to like about all of them, but I think I'm with you on #2. Am anxious to see how it comes out.

  4. I am cranky too when I can't sew.
    Sometimes a quilt just gives you grief and you just have to wait it out.
    My last quiltville mystery is doing that to me now and I just can't make a decision. So I just go on to something else until I figure it out :)

  5. Sounds like there are quite a few of us cranky quilters out there! I know I fit into that category. I also keep a few Christmasy dishes out for a few months. I am still using my Holly plates. Good luck on the quilting decisions. Hope the sun shines on you today!

  6. sounds like your life is following the quilt name - state of choas - I would focus on finishing it so life would get back to normal

  7. Love the colors in the Shangri La collection, but can't seem to find the complete collection anywhere. Is it because you bought it last year and it's long gone from shops and on-line?


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