Sunday, November 4, 2012


I had all sorts of plans for my latest 'vacation' from work.  I managed to get a lot of things sorted out, given away, and cleaned up.  I wasn't nearly as creative as I wish I had been and now that I'm going back to work tomorrow I'm definitely worried that my crafting time will dwindle down to precious few hours each week.  Oh how I wish I had gotten more accomplished.

Take today for instance.  Today was my niece Erica's bridal shower.  I had finished the quilt I wanted to give her:
But I didn't finish the Pot Pinchers I had planned on making for her.  Darn, darn, darn.  Actually I was saying far worse things this morning as I knew I couldn't get them done in time.  I'll finish them tomorrow but I really wanted to give them to her today.  In the end, though, I couldn't kick myself too hard because I knew I had finished a wonderful quilt that Erica and Tommy will enjoy for years to come.  I had also bought many items off of their Crate & Barrel registry which were shipped to Tommy's parents' home in Pennsylvania.

Tommy & Erica live in New Jersey, which was devastated by Hurricane Sandy last week.  It's really incredible to see the damage from the storm.  I'm so grateful they were safe, even though they were without power or cell phone service.  Tommy even had to drive Erica to her job in Manhattan on Wednesday where she had to assist her doctor with three face lift surgeries.  Can you imagine that people actually expected to go through with their surgeries after that terrible storm??  That astounds me.  Such a vain act in the midst of such carnage.

I also wuzgunna take an outfit today to give to my niece Carla for my great-niece Reese.  Darn, darn, darn.  Left it on the chair in my living room.  I guess I'll send that down to Georgia around the same time I send the Pot Pinchers to Erica.  What a dope I am!  I also went to the shower with my Nikon camera, left it sitting on a table in the restaurant's vestibule, remembered while eating my meal and then jumped up like I had caught fire.  I rescued it from the manager's office only to discover the battery was dead.  Ugh!

I did manage to use my new Toro Blower to blow my leaves to the curb this afternoon.  We'll have leaf pickup on Thursday so I'm glad to get that task done.

For now, I'm going to get ready for bed, put my PJs on and read a new quilt book.  That should put me to sleep quickly and I hope to get a good night's sleep before I start my job tomorrow.

Hope you had a great weekend and enjoy the week ahead!


Sigrun said...

The quilt is absolutely stunning.

Suzanne said...

Thank you Sigrun!