crazy quilt

Lists…Do I have to?

Well, from the title, you can see that my enthusiasm is waning as my afternoon coffee wears off.  Lists, with the new year comes lists…. And, I guess it’s a good thing, because if you don’t have a goal, you’ve got nothing to shoot for.  Believe me, in this household, basketball and archery analogies run rampant; I’ll spare you. ๐Ÿ˜‰  For now I have three concerning sewing goals for the year: UFO’s (defined as anything started before January 1, 2011, and, of course, not finished), projects I’d like to start and finish ;)(it’s ok, you can giggle or laugh here, if you want…I am), and goals for my business.

UFO’s

  1. John’s quilt – my oldest UFO, please do not ask…
  2. Stashbuster quilt
  3. BrownBag quilt
  4. Green quilt
  5. Ugly Fabric quilt
  6. Mia’s quilt
  7. Patriotic quilt
  8. Crazy quilt
  9. Calendar quilt
  10. 1/2 Square Triangles quilt
  11. Cathedral Windows

Projects Wish List

  1. Lone Star quilt
  2. Kitchen quilt
  3. Mariner’s Compass
  4. Season’s Panels
  5. Farmers Wife Sampler

Business
Well, I’m not sure where to even start.  Will say that I’m in the middle of setting up an Etsy shop.  Trying to decide if I should change my name(the business name, Lol :-/).  Honestly, I’m at a crossroads, and at a loss…
Will be adding a whole new line of items, hopefully by the end of the week. ๐Ÿ™‚ Very excited about that!  I guess you’ll know the shop is open when you see it in the sidebar. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

I know this post kind of stinks, doesn’t it?  I’m going to leave it up tho, because it will make my other posts look sooooooooooo much better! Lol!

We need at least one picture, don’t we…how about my Avatar for Etsy?  Wanna see?

And for a funny one… How about the Avatar my sweet Sister in Love made for me…hehehe get ready to laugh…

At the beach, complete with books and drink! ๐Ÿ˜‰

FNSI, Home Improvement

Well, my first Friday Night Sew In was a sew not. ๐Ÿ™ I did get my sweet Bonnie Love home tho, so I’m all smiles about that!
Let’s start from the beginning. Friday, my sweet hubby, Archer, decided we needed to do some home improvement projects. So, he comes home with new flooring for the upstairs bathroom and hallway, the only two spaces that have yet to be replaced. This means I have to clear the upstairs hallway…gag! You see, there’s about an eight foot space at the end of the hall that leads to no where, and in this space I have a bookshelf where we keep home school curriculum that is not currently being used. I also have put some things there that came to me when my dad sold his house, two boxes to be exact of things Sweet Memory had kept, and I just had not had the heart to go through yet. Okay, moving on with the story. So when I go to move the first box, made of cardboard, who knows how old, it breaks, and things go everywhere. So, instead of dumping them into another box, I decide now is as good a time as any to go ahead and dive in. It was easier than I thought it would be, and I condensed it down by at least 75%! Go me! Praise the Lord, the other box was a Rubbermaid tub!lol
After that, it was time to fix supper and head out to get my Bonnie Love from camp! She had a great time, but I actually think she was ready to come home(maybe just a momma’s wishful thinkin‘). She had lots to tell and was so tired she could hardly keep her eyes open.
This morning I got up and put some crazy quilt blocks together, so that top’s almost finished and I’ll post a pic as soon as it is!, Then Archer called a family meeting around the table to discuss the plan for the day, after which everybody got to work, and Little Guy and I went to get what we needed from Lowe’s. Archer finished the upstairs floor, kids and I painted the kitchen till we ran out of paint(got some more tonight), and painted the front door, inside and out. The color of the kitchen is Roasted Chestnut, and the front door is black. When we went to Lowe’s this morning, I told the girl in the paint department I needed black paint for a door. She asked if I wanted interior or exterior, I said that it was our front door, so half of it is outside. Then she asked what color black I wanted…seriously? I told her, “Black. Can’t I just buy black paint?” The answer was yes. I am exhausted and going to bed after a very tiring but productive day. Oh, but our house is a WRECK! When I went upstairs to check progress, I looked down on the dining area and entry way…oh, my goodness! At least the upstairs toilet is back upstairs and not on the front porch, like it was last night! I’m sure our neighbors just love us…