Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Lots O' Water Under the Bridge

It's been a while. I've been reading blogs and commenting from time to time. Just not stitching and therefore there's nothing to really write about. I do have my bedroom almost completely organized for stitching, sewing, painting, etc. Oh, I did leave room for sleeping in there too. I have a new extra large project coming up now. A friend is getting married in June next year, and I want to make a quilt for her wedding present. I had her neighbor (also a friend) do some detective work for me to find out what size bed she has. Um...hmmm...it's an Eastern King! So, that would make it an extra, extra large project! I will not be quilting this myself, so I am not worried about that at all, and since I believe that when something is the right something, the money will come, I am not worried about that. What I am worried about is the lack of flat surface to completely pull this off cleanly! The floor is the largest flat surface I have and there is also four dogs, three cats and a myriad of people tromping through here. AND, winter's on it's way! (Think mud, lots of mud) I don't even have a wall that is devoid of something ie: windows, fireplace, doors, you know the essential stuff for a house. Ceiling space??? Hmmm, now there's a thought.
Work has been great! I brought in a line of picture frames to sell. Twelve went out the door in the first 48 hours. In order to find room to display my frames, I moved "furniture". I took all of my acrylic paints out of the cases they were displayed in and moved them to directly on pegboard. I dumped the cases. That had three positive effects. One was the space I gained, by not having the cases decide their space and second was letting in the light. The paints are not shadowed by the cases. They are displayed in pure florescent (Yuck) goodness. The best result of all my moving and removing, was that the owner of the store came by and told me he liked what I had done! Now that felt good! Of course all this left me exhausted and sore. My hips and feet are not very happy with me and this tends to lead to sleepless night, cause I can't easily turn over in bed without an amount of pain. (Which wakes me up, I'll get to the doctor about it sometime)
I am off to start picking out some materials for the quilt of the century. My friend and her intended are into all things Jamaican, Bob Marley, etc. The colors will be red, green yellow, with hints of black. I'm thinking batik type colors would be fun. Wish me luck!

Got my fabric start...I didn't go with the batik, cause I didn't like the color choices, but I got two yards of each yellow small flower print, red small flower print, green leafy print and black with gray swirly print. That's not all I will get, it is just the beginning...to be continued...

6 comments:

Carla said...

Glad to see you're posting again :)
The quilt fr your friend will be HUGE!!

stitcherw said...

Good luck with the quilt, I'm sure that they'll love it, and it will be so special as you'll have personalized it for their interests. Finding the space to work on it does sound a challenge. With my 3 cats, 1 dog, and my DD's cat, finding a large clean area to work on for me is also difficult. Pet hair is always around, and with winter coming so will portions of the great outdoors, LOL.

kim-d said...

Hi Claudia! Thanks so much for your sweet comment! I'll tell you what, if you send me one of those darling little bags with the celtic heart, I'll send you that tissue I owe you. Sound like a fair trade? NO? Well, I had to try.. :). I LOVE all your critters that you have posted pix of...I too am a critter-lover!

Good luck with the humongous quilt!

kim-d said...

Claudia~HAHAHAHA! If I didn't live vicariously through other people I would be so bored I wouldn't be able to stand myself--HA! That's exactly what I do when it comes to vacations and traveling! Love to read and hear about them, and I really love people's vacation pix...REALLY. It's just I'd rather be home than go all those places myself. Which is a little ironic considering I work for an airline :)! And you're darn right I want one of those little bags with the celtic heart...I don't care if it takes til 2025. I will then send you a WHOLE BOX of tissues! Now that I've almost committed to writing about me and Bill, I'm having a hard time trying to figure out how I can write it to do us justice...I'll get it figured out soon enough!

kim-d said...

Hey you! And now I want you to know that you are my new BFF :)! Wanna come over tomorrow afternoon for some tea (I have a whole collection and like mixing--like Bigelow's Constant Comment and Bigelow's Cinnamon Stick together--MMMMM), and then over to Border's Books to check out their holiday open house, where they have FREE FOOD? Then we can grab some dinner somewhere...Man, do you know how much fun we could be having? It perks me up just thinking about it. Then, if ya don't have anything going on Friday, come on over and we'll have a rousing game of cards...

You know, it is said that we like people for the way they make us feel about ourselves. And I really need for you to know how good you make me feel, and I thank you. Everybody needs that sometimes, and it really is in short supply. Fortunately, it's my experience, too, that we get the people we need when we need them...

Have a good day, pal!

Valerie said...

Interesting to know.