It was one of those days where I couldn’t settle down to just one task. Part of the bedroom closet got cleaned out, as did part of the sewing room closet. More laundry was done, kitchen cleaned and recyclables taken out. I did pull all the dead plants out of the flower pots. I think I’ll just line the plastic pots with the dirt still in them along the building and see if they survive the winter outside. The pretty pottery ones I’ll clean out the dirt and bring them in but don’t really have room to store the others. Will definitely have to do some rearranging since I’ve got two outdoor chairs that need to come in over the winter and the spot in my laundry room where one was placed last year now has something else there so one of these days I’ll figure out where I had put everything.
That’s the downside of not having a garage and why I was missing my garage today. When I was in the townhouse, before moving to this apartment, it came with a garage and since I didn’t have a car – it was just convenient storage for me for seasonal stuff. Didn’t have to bother to take the christmas tree apart — just tote it down to the garage, throw a tree bag around it and it’s set till time to bring it up again. Same with the outdoor table and chairs – into the garage. Now the tree is in its various parts and shoved in the back of my clothes closet. The outdoor table will have to be taken apart so it can slide under the bed or behind my dresser. And now that I think about it, I think that’s why I originally took the fabric storage shelves out of the sewing room closet and put them out in the sewing room itself – because the storage boxes that are in the laundry room would then fit in that closet where those fabric shelves are and one outdoor chair could go back in the laundry room. Hmmmmmm…..I shall not think on that right now because it makes my brain hurt to even consider moving those fabric shelves again. LOL
And I think that’s why it was a day of puttering — there’s something in my clothes closet that takes up too much room but I couldn’t come up with a good place to move it to unless…. you know the story — those moves over to that closet, that that out there and move it here, this could go in the other room….. it would be a huge mess before it was all done and I simply did not have the enthusiasm for it.
Among that those thoughts spinning in my head, as I was looking through all those thumbdrives I came across a star pattern I’ve never really gotten back to in EQ. So of course played with that for a while, taking off borders and putting some one and in the end I’ve got the borders off again because nothing was looking right. So I think on borders another day (or not) but here’s what I was playing with.
But for now, back to my socks.
Categories: EQ7, juststuff
At least mine does — and I KNOW there are those who would whole heartedly agree. LOL
First – the not so mysterious — nothing to report on my stashBusting report this week. I haven’t gotten to layering that quilt yet this weekend. I have blantantly and without a care ordered new fabric tho! VBG The balloon animal fabric as backing for the Child’s Play quilt, some fantastic crayon fabric that will be used somehow in connection with Coloring Outside the Lines, Pink ladybugs for the next Komen fundraiser quilts, and oh, yes, that’s not all….. a fabric that I’m hoping may work with my CTS colors so I can use it in the sashing rather than the plainer fabric I had originally bought. And lastly, one of my nephews graduates high school this year (the last of the nieces and nephews to do so) so a gradation quilt is in order. He plays the piano, drums and I think is going to be going to college with some sort of music major so I’ve ordered fabric with some neaty curvey piano keys along with three other fabrics, all the same print but diffent colors, with musical notes, cleff symbols, etc. Don’t know what kind of design I’ll use but you know it will have to have a piano key border. So stashbusting — no, quite the opposite going on here.
On Friday several of us went on a field trip — no you don’t get to go on field trips very often as an adult, and I didn’t even need a parental permission slip! But several legal assistants went to look at the work stations we will be getting when the office is remodeled later this year. The final check to make sure computer monitors will fit under overhead cabinets when they are raised to heights we want, that desk heights themselves were adjustable enough – lots of little stuff. It was the first time I had seen the pieces in person (so hard to tell dimensions from drawing renderings). Anyway, I think I’ll really like them and although the various surfaces are shades of gray from very light to very dark (which may sound boring) I think they will be really sleek looking – I love gray. And of course what instantly popped into my mysteriously warped little brain — just last week I received this back from Quiltmaker.
It’s the wallhanging/runner I made from the Posey Pinwheel block that was in the last 100 Blocks issue. I always forget when I send them projects for their gallery since they keep them until just about when the next issue comes out, so I’m always surprised when they arrive home in the mail.
With all the shades of gray in this project (and the pop of red) when looking at the workstations I immediately thought wouldn’t that wallhanging look really really good on my work station wall!
Then I was thinking how much I love the backing fabric on this project – that great circular design. Hmmm…. wonder if I have any scraps of that left (I think I do). I think I’ll need a little mug rug for my coffee cup to match the wallhanging right? The two gals who sit by me may need a mug rug too. LOL