Monday, January 26, 2009

Winter Blues

I didn't mean to go a whole week without posting, but there hasn't been much to post about!! It was a busy week at work, as one of our transcriptionists was out sick all week so I had to do doublt duty. I spent my spare time at medical appointments ... which is not fun ... but necessary. And I watched the inauguration ... which I thoroughly enjoyed. I have a niece that lives in DC and her mom flew out there for the week and they went to the inauguration. I haven't talked to her since she's been back, but I can't wait to hear all about it.

I haven't been in my sewing room at all ... mostly because I need to spend a couple of hours cleaning up in there before I can work ... see what I mean??
What a jumble of mess, huh? Here's more ...
I have managed to get a little knitting done though. I have the back of my sweater finished and I'm about halfway done with the front. I'm liking it more the more I work on it, so hopefully, by the time it's finished it will turn out to be something I'll actually wear!!
I was the lucky winner of a prize in the Whirl Into Winter Giveaway and it arrived last week. It's a kit for a wool felt notebook cover and key fob. I can't wait to get started on it. Many thanks to Angela at The Country Cellar for participating ... and for picking me as the winner!!

Here's my Chloe, looking out the living room window, longing for spring. Me too, Baby, me too. It's still bitterly cold, and we don't go outside any more than we have to. We're all getting cabin fever!!

My oldest son, The Poet, is getting married in June. He and his fiance live in Florida, but the wedding will be here, since this is their home town and both their families are here. So they've been planning the wedding long distance. Yesterday, the mother of the bride and I went to a Bridal Expo open house to check out the food offerings by the caterer, since the bride can't go herself. It was a fun afternoon, looking at wedding gowns, table settings, flowers, but most of all ... the food!! They had almost everything they offer, and we had a taste of it all!! Everything was so good, it was hard to choose our favorites. We both decided we like the prime rib with horseradish sauce and one of the chicken dishes for the entrees. We talked about the wedding shower, which the bride's aunts are doing, and our dresses. I have an idea of what I'd like, now the challenge will be to find it!! Wish I could get away with wearing the same dress I wore to the Big Guy's wedding in September. Finding that one was quite an ordeal!!

This week is going to be another busy one with work. I'm going out for dinner with one of my oldest friends for dinner tonight. We do that every so often. She works nights and I work days, so it's not always easy to get together, so we make a special effort to do it every couple of months.

I'm going to start work on a baby quilt this week. We have a new great nephew, who was born on Inauguration Day and Honey asked me to make a quilt for the baby. Since he's already here, I'll have to get it done quickly, so I can get it in the mail on it's way to New Jersey.

Hope you all stay warm (or cool, depending on where you are), and that you have a great day.



Dandelion Quilts said...

Terri- My mom had wonderful luck finding a lovely dress at Macy's in the Sommerset Mall. She is a size that you normally don't see a lot of formal wear in, but they had a lovely selection. Good luck.

Shari said...

I love the colours in your sweater. You've made good progress. And for not having much to talk about you sure had a lot to talk about! We love hearing from you even if it isn't sewing or craft. And what a great prize in the giveaway. Have you worked with wool felt before?

My sewing room is pretty messy and I found I was always spending my sewing time sorting it out. So instead I cleared a path between my sewing maching, my ironing spot and my cutting spot and just step over whatever so I can actually get something done. The rest will sort eventually when my back or shoulders need a break from sewing.


Lurline said...

Oh, Terri - we quilters always have a messy sewing room - I think that is just an unfortunate part of quilting. You have been so busy and so much on your mind - wow, you are certainly in top gear - a nice read!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Chocolate Cat said...

You have been really busy! Glad to see someone elses sewing room gets in the same state as mine occassionally!!

Anonymous said...

There must be little gremlins who sneak into our sewing rooms and mess them up. I know that has to be how mine ends up that way. ;D

Angela said...

Glad you got the wool kit. Hope you are pleased with it. It is a quick project so maybe you can work it in during the busy times. We are having a wedding here in April for our Miss Thing. I have my duds so that is over with!