Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bad Blogger

It seems like it has been awhile since I posted anything on my blog. Shame on me but sometimes life just gets in the way!

Very little stitching for me over the weekend. We stayed busy during the days and since my stitching lamp is still broken, it was next to impossible to do any stitching in the darker hours. I needed a break anyway. My hands are fine. As much as I love the current WIP, I am just starting to feel tired of it. It seems to be dragging on a little more than I had planned. Of course, I had originally planned to make this piece be a year long project. I missed getting it finished in time for the framing sale so I don't feel as pushed to finish it off so quickly now. I just want to do something with more rich reds and greens and mustard yellows! Something with my color pallet ! On the other hand, I am over half way finished so I hate to set it down in fear it will become a UFO! Talk about being torn in two different directions at once!

*update* My very smart and very sweet husband fixed my stitching lamp so I am good to go now!

Yippy Dippy Doodle! I have over 100 followers now! How fun is that! That's not really a lot compared to some other blogs I read but for little ol' me, it's fantastic!

I went by the library and picked up the quilt book they had on hold for me. It is an older Thimbleberries book and I used to have it but a lot of my quilting books went missing mysteriously and I wonder if someone packed them up in a box that was being sent to Goodwill! Anywho, I have the book on loan for a few weeks and can get the measurements I need to get started. They are waiting for another book to be returned and they will hold it for me also. Sure beats having to buy them!

The past several days have been very rainy and we have even had some very loud thunderstorms! Thankfully, no heavy winds or hail along with them.

It has been so much fun to go outside this past week because the air has been full of the sounds of baby birds chirping up a storm for some attention and food! I was thrilled to discover that the bluebirds who I thought had abandoned the nest they were building in our bluebird house really didn't! There is a whole family of little baby blues in there just making all kinds of sweet noise!

Be sure to read the April 18th post and sign up for the giveaway! Thanks so much for stopping by! Your visits and comments always brighten my days. Until next time, may you have simple days and an uncluttered heart.


Margaret said...

Life can definitely get in the way of blogging! Totally understandable. I know that feeling of being tired of a project but also not wanting to let it become UFO. It's a hard one, isn't it? I hope you push through it -- you're pretty close to being done with A Mind Independent, aren't you? I'll cheer you on! And yay for your husband fixing your lamp! Cute baby birds too!

Cari-in-VA said...

Hooray for your husband fixing your stitching lamp! I just finished one of 'those' projects and am so happy that I kept stitching instead of putting it down.

Have a great week!

Vonna said...

Don't put it down Sherry...let me tell you from experience..LOL!
Just keep plugging away and before you know it blam! It will be finished!

Patty C. said...

I love the babies
I have 5 eggs in my nest but they haven't hatched yet
I can't wait

Deb said...

Don't apologize for being a bad blogger. I think it happens to a lot of us - definitely is to me! Glad to hear that your husband got your stitching lamp fixed. I would be absolutely lost if I didn't have mine. And I totally understand you wanting to start another project with brighter colors, but I love watching your progress on AIM!

BeckySC said...

Yep, sometimes we just don't feel like blogging...I go through stages where I have to just back away for months at need to apologize :)That's the thing about friends... We're still all here when you feel like stopping by :)
((((((((sending hugs)))))))))

Jan said...

Love the baby bird nest picture!! And yes, life does get in the way of the best laid plans! I like to plan ahead, but sometimes it isn't possible to carry through with those plans!

Really hard knowing what to stitch on sometimes! But know you will do the right thing for you, and get your stitching priorities in line!

Glad you got your light fixed, give that hubby an extra special hug!!

TinaTx said...

So glad you got your stitching light fixed! A terrible thing to be without!

Meari said...

LOVE the baby birds pic :)

Littlebit said...

I sure know that feeling. It seems it's always much more fun anticipating a particular piece than getting through it. Maybe it's just time for a break from that one.
Love the little birds!
Glad you got your stitching lamp fixed.

Susan said...

If I have a quilt book you would like and I have several Thimbleberry books I would be happy to send them to you. I have too much.

Siobhan said...

Sherry, I can relate... I'm just not in the mood to blog lately but definitely need to do an update. Hang in there with the WIP, too!

Myriam said...

So lovely this babies!