November 17, 2008

Hi Ho, Hi Ho

Being somewhat new to blogging, I'm not quite sure how much I can say about where I work/who I know/who my tremendous friends are etc... Just in case travelers from the outer galaxies of wwwland come to visit, I just want you to know that I have a pretty terrific life! It's mostly all about variety. Never a dull moment. A new surprise around every corner. I have learned that nothing in life ever stays the same and the one thing you can count on is CHANGE. I have never quite understood people who commit suicide. My husband tells me that "suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem". That being said, I choose to be happy and I love my family and my life.

I work for a local printing company as an 'on-call temp'. I also work for the local school system as a substitute teacher and a friend asked me today if I would help her out in her Hallmark store. Each morning I get up wondering who will call me first and where I will work today? Will I collate slip sheets into gangs of cardstock to prevent offsetting? Will I help 22 6th graders act out a play about William Tell's adventure with an apple and the beginning of the the Swiss Revolution? Or will I sell Christmas tree ornaments, with Baby's First Christmas on them, to new mother's?

Today was wonderful. It's Monday and I got a call from the schools and was asked to be Playground Monitor at the elementary school. Having no desire to stand in our cold, 45 mph breeze watching children fight over the slide, I decided to reject today's "opportunity" and stayed home so I could recover our home from a typical weekend. I really wanted to bake bread and make a delicious dinner. Instead, I washed bed sheets and bath mats, vacuumed, mopped, scrubbed dirty hand prints off the door jams and did 8 loads of laundry (none of which are folded yet). Truthfully, I would much rather be a housewife and quilt when the housework was finished.... ha ha

Aw quilting, my sanity in life. I love every facet of quilting. The planning, which constitutes pouring over patterns to find just the right project. The shopping, which engages all the senses, sight, sound, touch and lunch out with the gals. Cutting the fabric into shapes, then sewing them into blocks, then assembling the blocks. Aren't YOU just drooling now?! The last and best step is the months of hand quilting with needle, thimble and thread on a lap hoop while watching a plethera of sappy chic flics.

This is not a very good picture of a lap quilt I made for my new daughter-in-law, Amberly, for her wedding to my son, Michael. They were married Dec 07. I am presently making my daughter, Nicole, a very asian looking fan quilt as she spent a year in Ningbo, China.

I prefer more traditional quilts. Civil War reproduction fabrics in the double wedding ring pattern or dresden plate comes to mind. But first I need to finish the other 15 quilts I have begun. No time for three part time jobs. I NEED TO QUILT!!

1 comment:

  1. Well then, I'll put my order in now for my quilt, hehe.