Don't let the difficulties of the present moments overshadow the reality of God's promises. God's promises still stand. And God's promises are stronger than our failures.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Follower Winner And Other Stuff

Congratulations to Susan at Susan's Scrappy Domain who has won my Follower Giveaway!  As soon as I get her mail information I'll be sending her this gift.

On another note I finally got to sit down last night and do a little stitching!  Since I've gone back to work it seems as if time is definitely not on my side - sewing is a few minutes here and a few minutes there.  I'm working on a wool/embroidery piece that I'm almost through with.  It's from Primitive Gatherings, one of my favorite shops ever and someday I'm actually going to go there!


 If you're like me and you love embroidery you need to run over to Sew We Quilt for all the details.  The patterns are wonderful and there's lots of room to create your own unique piece.  Jane from Jane's Fabric and Gifts is the cheerleader for that hop and she'd love to hear from you.

Yesterday I had my husband help me and we moved a little furniture in my bedroom.  He hates that.  I love that.  :)  I have my desk in that room because there's simply no place else to put it in this house but before the move I had it stuck in a corner.  We moved it to the windows so when I'm at my desk typing my blog posts I can look  up and out over the water, so if I seem to drift off into other thoughts it's because of my view!


And I created a bulletin board that I'm totally in love with - so bright and colorful, even though it's mostly covered with stuff that hides the bright and colorful.  I took a piece of foamboard that I bought at Hobby Lobby (with a coupon of course), cut it into fourths, covered each piece with a different red and white fabric and then put them butted up against each other on my wall beside the desk.  Everything at my fingertips, but in a fun way.  :)  I didn't do that yesterday...but I don't think I've shown it to you before.
The clock you see there was my mother's.  It hung in her house since I was a little girl about 10 years old.  When she died there were two things hanging on it....the tassel from my graduation cap (don't ask me why mine when she had four kids but probably she picked it up off the floor one day, hung it there and never moved it!) and the one and only ribbon she ever won for one of her quilts.  She'd have won more because she did beautiful work but she never entered one.  I snuck one away and entered it for her or she wouldn't have that ribbon!  :)

Since I was already in the mood for cleaning and sorting I straightened up both closets too.  Do you do that?  Get started with one little area and it just grows on you?  You clean out this drawer, which leads to cleaning off that shelf, which leads to....  But no more!  Today I have 2 or 3 things I have to do but then I'm headed for the sewing room to work on It's All About Me!

18 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love the story about the clock. Enjoy your ME time today. Congratulations to the winner and thank you for hosting.

Anna said...

Congratulations to the winner! you have such a wonderful view that I would want to sit at a desk looking out! The bulletin board is adorable and am going to file that one away for future use. I have an old clock of my mom's that I cherish also! no cleaning today...just girlfriend time! first off to check out the embroidery site. have a wonderful day.

Kristi said...

Your view is gorgeous; I definitely like where you decided to put your desk. It sounds like you are surrounded by inspiration, inside the house and out.

Angie said...

Oh yes, definitely your desk needs to be where you just put it. :) Love the story about your Mom's clock.

Angie said...

I would love to get my hands on one of those Quiltmania magazines. Can you point me in the direction to buy/order one? Thanks bunches.

Ray and Jeanne said...

I think your desk is in the right place now with that view! I am in the process of cleaning and sorting in my sewing rooms - big job! But once you get started ... So glad I'm not back working - it would take me months instead of a couple of weeks! Enjoy your ME time today! ~Jeanne

Cathy said...

Your room is wonderful! I agree with the other commenters that your desk is in the perfect spot. What a view!

Alas my bedroom walls are still unpainted sheetrock. That will change this spring.

I always enjoy my visits here.

Adrienne said...

Oh, yes, I do that, too! One thing leads to another. The other day I wrote this on Facebook: 'One thing leads to another – cleaned a spot on the carpet – saw a spot on the bottom shelf of the built-in bookshelves beside the fireplace - cleaned the shelf - then the books looked dusty - took the books off the shelf to dust - the whole shelf needed to be cleaned! Cleaned the shelf and replaced the books - the other shelves looked bad - books removed and shelves cleaned, one shelf at a time. One shelf to go when I broke a piece off the front of the shelf (it had a small crack in it already) - shelf has to be repaired and repainted - we don't have the right white for the shelf - it has to match the other shelves, the whole fireplace and mantel. Now the walls look like they need to be repainted, too! The shelves and books are clean - the broken shelf will soon be repaired and touched up with new paint - but the walls are going to have to wait!' You see, my friend, you're not alone - we're in good company!
~Adrienne~

P.S. - I LOVE your view! The view from my desk is the rooftops across the street and the 'huge' sky above. The clouds change and the sunsets are over there. And I'm captured by their beauty!

Brenda said...

Thanks for the head up on the Stitch Me UP Blog Hop. I sent a note and hop to play along. I have never joined one before, so you gave me the nudge I needed! Love how you have a window looking out on the lake! We have two ponds, but neither where I can see them from where I sew or blog. The clock is certainly a special keepsake and your story about your mother and her ribbon was sweet. Thanks for sharing!

sunny said...

The desk difinitely belongs in front of the window. Dream away, girl. And yes, one organizing project usually leads to more, and then it feels so good to see the progress!

Garden of Egan said...

Congrats to the winner!

Your view looks absolutely wonderful. I love it.

I moved furniture today as well. I moved my sewing machines into a warmer brighter room. Looked through my fabric stash and decided it was about time I did something about it.

Love your mother's clock. What a treasure!

susie said...

Oh Crud.... but Congrats to the WINNER! and Thank You for having the give-a-way.

I like the clock story, can so relate to it. Sounds like my Mom, she's a great stitcher and until recently wouldn't sign anything.

The cleaning?....yep...doing the same over here, it's that time of year.

happy days & smiles til next time.....susie

Madame Samm said...

I love your view...and everything looks soooo inviting...we were in the cleaning mood too yesterday...took emptied a book case...imagine that...lol of cook books...lol
YOUR mothers clock by the way...very nice....it looks perfect at your station..beautiful story...

Tracy P. said...

Yup, I once read somewhere that beginning is half done. Once I dig in, nothing seems so monumental. But wow, getting there is the challenge! :-) Love your space!

Julie Fukuda said...

How lucky to have space to move things to! And, a wall large enough for a board that size! And, a view that beautiful! You must be smiling big time.

Grammy Staffy said...

I am happy to see that you are doing well and busy creating special things as usual. I think of you often with best wishes. I just can't seem to get myself into productive projects since the accident. I don't know why. I wish I could get going again and be more like you. Have a great week. Hugs, lura

nanny said...

yes mam I agree with your cleaning.....I got started with a closet and it just kinda spread...ha I sure feel good to have the project completed!
Have fun on your day!!

Purple Pam said...

When did you go back to work?