Tuesday, June 13, 2006

my moral compass is spinning

my 39 year old sister-in-law just thew me a curveball, she's 2 months preagnant, & she's only known the father for 4 months. I now have to figure out a way to tell my 3 under age children, who adore their Auntie, Why it's not the right way to do things, Why they will not be allowed to do things in this manner,That she is old enugh to make this decision, that this is her decision to make, even tho I personally think she should marry the poor slob now & not 2 years from now & what other squirrely questions they are bound to come up with. At some point I am bound to say something that will get me into trouble.

Ontop of that my 14 year old just graduated grade school. at the bottom of his class of 90.
he has perfected the art of underachievment. Meanwhile the 10 year old is in Jr. aceivement
classes, & the 8 year old is doing just swimmingly, so life balances a little.

Sunday, April 2, 2006

Creativity 0- laziness 10

I just cant seem to get the juices flowing , I started that crazy patch during the Olympics & worked on it till closing ceremonies & haven't picked it up since. The mariners compass has been languishing in a corner somewhere for months now & I haven't put a binding on the ufo, fan project yet. I am a Bad quilter! I've been lazing about on the couch, falling asleep instead of any productive work. The devils playground has taken over, my friends & it ain't pretty!
maybe the quilt show at the Rosemont convention center this Saturday, will kick my butt into some sort of action. I can't seem to get anything finished, nor can I get the will to create going past the half hearted, I have creativity block! Aggghhhh! Help! I need an infusion of spiritus!

Friday, March 10, 2006

I realize I just posted how gloomy it was but that is the benefit of living in Chicago, wait a few hours the weather will change, sometime 2-3 times a day!
today was just beautiful! Bright, sunny, & Warm! I wish I could have been out in it. I was content watching it from the windows..
my crazy quilt piece is coming along I haven't had much time to work on it but its starting to look like a project & not a reject.
Progress reports came out today for two of my kiddies, great for 1, not so great for the other. What are you going to do? I'd love to rattle his cadge, except that hasn't worked all the other times I tried it either.

Wednesday, March 8, 2006

What is it about February & march that just make one want to crawl back under the covers & sleep until April?
all this grey overcast & lets face it gloomy weather is bogging me down. I can't seem to get anything going, nor can I seem to finish anything. It's depressing! Bitch , whine , complain !
now that I've gotten that out of the way maybe I can produce something pretty to remind me spring is around the corner.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Short attention span theater

I'm having a bad case of short attention span theater this week.
I let the boy cook breakfast Saturday morning & he almost burned it.
the resulting smoke wafting through the house was awfully! Needless to say Richi,
Being all Firemanly was upset with me, so I made banana bread & beef stew to
make the house smell good again!

I also started another project before finishing the last 3. The ufo I found,
I pieced & layered at my quilting group Wednesday night, the yellow & blue mariners compass hasn't been touched for a while . ( bad Quilter! Bad!)
the new piece is a crazy patch piece to put with the one I started on a whim 2 years ago. I like the layout of this one better, the 1st was too blocky. I used squares & didn't like it so I cut them into smaller squares & rectangles but its still blocky. Anhh! Its a practice piece. It doesn't have to be put in anything!

I started to mark out the outlines for embroidery on it. I love\hate it when I'm boiling over with idea's.
love because its very creative, Hate because some very good ones get lost before I can Wright them down or put them to use. Very annoying!

I can't wait to see what it will look like!

Momma Bear

Saturday, January 14, 2006

I bought a new program to transfer my cassette tapes to CD format.
this is very exciting,as I have tons of music on tape that I either,
can't get anymore or, would cost me a small fortune to buy new.

So, once I figure out how to use the darn thing , I'll be jammin' in no time!

Sunday, January 8, 2006

I Hate being sick!

I have been down with the flu, for the past 4 days & am getting very cranky!
You know when you've got it bad when you can't peel an orange!
blah! humbug!! grumble, fuss, fuss, fuss!

the children have been wonderful since I've been down.
they bring me food, drink & an occasional hug. When I'm not chasing them out with
admonishments of "I'm sick!" or " you don't want this!" .

the husbands been good too. Reminding me to eat & getting me out to watch
"sleepless in Seattle" last night on TV. He takes such good care of me!

On the brighter side my room is almost clean. Yeay! I found my sewing machine
& as soon as I can climb stairs again I plan to disappear in to it & maybe finish all
the UFO'S I found while cleaning! It is truly amazing how those things collect.
I found them stuffed in corners of the drawers & boxes I must have stuffed them in
when the piece became to frustrating to deal with.

Now,that some time has passed, I can see where a piece can be improved upon,
or where the mistake lies, & I can fix them. There is hope for them yet, to pull them
out of the UFO pile & make something from them

bearly there, Momma Bear

Sunday, January 1, 2006

Happy new year, to every one out there in blog land.
I hope your Christmas was every thing it should be.

I am in the throws of rearranging my sewing room- yet again .
it has been in a total state of disrepair for the last year or so, since
It has moved to 3 different rooms in the house 4 separate times.

Playing musical rooms, is not conducive to creativity.
All my stuff is in boxes or piles & I can't seem to find the most basic
things like needles or thread, It's very annoying.

I can't even find the table to put my sewing machine on right now.
on the other hand I found some really great deals on fabric!
one doesn't need organization to collect, just a spot to stuff it!

I have this week off so I have plenty of time to organize & straighten.
maby by this time next week I'll have found time to sew something fun!


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