Thursday, January 2, 2014

I made it!

Reached the top of Everest last night!!!  The dishes are done and the fridge is clean.  I am very pleased with myself.  It must be the "New Year" energizer!  You know the's the little voice in your head that tells you to "get 'er done"!  I stopped making resolutions years ago but I still have this urge to want to complete things that are on my mental lists (of which I have many).

 My load of dishes done - trust me there are more already!
My immaculately clean fridge (I think it's cleaner than when we moved in!)

I made the mistake of opening the freezer today and found that the door was stuck - ugh! There was a pint of sorbet on the door and it has leaked all along the bottom edge of the freezer and is now working like glue!  That is on my mental list for tomorrow - clean the freezer!  I like to do these jobs when Jonathan is off at work so I can work at my own pace with no interruptions.  I may even clean the oven and stove top tomorrow too.  My next Mount Everest, as it were!

Jonathan was off today so I try to make myself scarce!  In a two bedroom apartment we can really get on top of each other.  When he is home, I like to give him his space.  When he's working, he is on call from 6:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. and then he has to drive to the depot to restock his truck.  It's an extremely long day!  Sometimes he will go out on his days off but mostly, since everyone else is usually working, he hangs at home, playing video games and watching TV.  He deserves his space - so I try to oblige....

That left me with only one thing to do!  Sleep or stitch - I chose to do both!  First I slept and then I stitched.  Progression on my Farmer's Wife commences again.  After completing the block below I have only 24 more blocks - it's so exciting!
 Block #101 - Wedding Ring - 41 pieces
Added 2 more blocks to Row 8 - 6 more to add and the row is done

I will add this row to my growing quilt top and then I will begin the second half of the quilt.  Originally I was going to just keep adding rows but today I realized that it will be much easier to make two large halves and then sew them together - duh!  It really was a "eureka" moment.  It suddenly dawned on me that when I am machine piecing I usually make two large halves and then  sew them together.  It definitely makes it less bulky to do it that way so why, oh why, would I try to do the hand piecing differently.....

I'm actually beginning to wonder what I will do once I complete The Farmer's Wife piecing.  What will be my next "hand piecing" project.  After working on this for so long I can't imagine being without a hand project.  I have a couple of UFO's to choose from and Sandy basted my flannel quilt so that I could "big stitch" it so there is no lack of stuff to do. Okay, let's not get ahead of ourselves here - slow down, you still have 24 blocks to complete and the sashings, etc. to do.......

I am inspired - off to do some more hand piecing.....

Have a great day everyone!


1 comment:

  1. Jo Anne just to wish you a happy new year, your FW is looking fabulous