Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Winter Wouldn't Die and Now We're in for a Heatwave!

Wow - I see I haven't documented my creative life since April 8th, but I've done a lot!

The blizzard of the April 14th weekend was the weekend I had extensive training with the snowblower.  While hubby was off plowing for the city he works for, I was cleaning out the driveway so he could get back in the garage.  Several. Times.  That blizzard gave us about 18" of snow - record-setting that isn't particularly appreciated in April when we are all so anxious for Spring to arrive!

There was NO snow prior to this weekend blizzard :(

Since then we've had some nice days - in the 70's (F) and then back into the 60's, and we will go from a high of 80 today to 90 by the weekend.  And humid.  Needless to say, we keep sweatshirts and flip-flops handy around here with these temperature swings!  The A/C is back on today.

A few other things I’ve done this past couple of months:

Prepared a raffle basket for an accounting conference I attended - thought this was a cute idea:

Quilted and got the binding on my Seahorse collage “Garnet” . . .

Donated 10 couch caddies to a local Assisted Living facility . . .

Made some choices for a bathroom remodel . . .

Watched the Kentucky Derby - and am ready to watch the Belmont Stakes to see if we will have a Triple Crown winner this year . . .

Watched the Royal Wedding . . .

And we’ve started the construction season at work - a busy time for us all since winter dragged on forever and now everything is behind!  It’s gonna be a busy summer.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Renulek’s Spring Doily 2018 - Round 10

Round 10 done!  Now it’s getting to be a little slower getting a round complete.  At this point, the doily is about 12” in diameter.

I’m discovering I really like working with size 30 thread. Unfortunately, the Lizbeth threads don’t come in size 30, and I really do love the Lizbeth colors.  In any case, the doily is about all I got done this week - darn job takes up my time and energy!

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Renulek’s Spring Doily 2018 - Round 9

Round 9 of 13 - whew!  Keeping up pretty well so far, though I had to cut and re-do about the last 6 inches of this round.  Not paying attention and eager to finish the round, I repeated a single ring - throwing off the trefoil I needed to end with.  Oopsie.  Got that re-done, and I’m ready to start on Round 10 that was released this past Thursday.  Now it’s going to be harder to keep up.

Of course I ‘be been sewing as well, this time making some couch caddies to donate to a local assisted living home.  Another inspiration that hit when someone else posted the idea in a group I follow on Facebook.

Either donating something or volunteering just gives me that good feeling of sharing some of the many blessings I have received in life.  Paying it forward, if you will.  It may not be in large quantities, but I truly believe in doing these things with a happy heart, or it’s only an obligation.  So every so often, I am inspired to do some random small thing.  Fun to put some matching fabrics together and make something useful.  Orders are arriving from the men in my family already - they just want control of the remote, I think!

Today, March 31st (!), we received 5.5 inches of SNOW at our house.  ISH.  More snow to the north of us - some places received over 12 inches!  Enough already.  We want Spring now!  It won’t last long, but most of us are not amused.  

There are some dogs I know that are still enjoying a romp in the new snow, however.  Ruby was as happy as could be playing in the fresh snow this morning - just like a kid. She really knows how to make every day count!