"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

11 March 2014


Just a few tidbits from the last few days…

*  I just want it to be know that I'm not a fan of the time change.  Never have been.  I want to see the sun starting to show itself at 5:30 in the morning when I get up.  Whoever came up with this brilliant idea needs a serious talking to.

*  I finally started sewing all those hst (half square triangles) together.  It took some serious thought as to which way to go with these bad boys.  At least everyone is liking how it's turning out.  Everyone around here must have a say so in the creative development for it to be a success.

*  Saturday was such a beautiful day.  The morning started out with two of us staying at home and the other two going out for a impromptu photo excursion.  It was great.  Then in the afternoon we all went for a long walk around the state park near our house.  The "coolest" thing happened while there.  We were wandering around the old sealed up slaughter house on the grounds of the old prisoner honor farm when we saw the little garter snake.  Totally grossed me out but everyone else thought he was pretty awesome. Whatever.  We started our walk again when this Peregrine Falcon came swooping in behind us, snatched up the snake and flew off with it in his claws.  I'm just glad he didn't drop the creepy thing on me.  Yeah, I was stepping way back out of Mr. Falcons flight path.

*  I'm still getting used to new glasses I got nearly two weeks ago.  Progressives.  They suck.  They are only good for reading, sewing, knitting and crochet.  Other than that, I spit at them.  I feel like I'm in a fish bowl looking out.  Hooray for getting older.  Spit.

*  I moved our little greenhouse back in its spot for growing things.  That is as far as I got with that.  Maybe some time this week I can get out there and plant some seeds and get things going.  Crossing fingers.  Gotta love 60 degrees at this time of year.   I only bought a few (times 10) seed packs already. Gotta love the early bird special on seed packs.  25 cents each!  

Now on to enjoying the sunshine that is streaming through my windows at the moment.




  1. This quilt top is coming along nicely. I love the few colors but how the patterns just makes them pop even more! I commend you on the seed action. I have been having rambling thoughts of seeds for weeks, but haven't done a thing about it. Maybe now that it's warmer I can focus a bit. lol

  2. I love the top, and yes I too am not a big fan of the time change. It took me a few months to get used to the progressive lens, but now I love them, I had bifocals before and hated them.

  3. Yay to a new beautiful quilt... Yay that the snake didn't get dropped on you! Yay for the greenhouse being back out and ready to rock... Not so much of the yay's for getting older, the progressives (i need some too but am fighting it still) and this time change is kicking my butt too. It was so much easier getting up a week ago...

  4. Another beautiful quilt on the going! I am not a fan of time changing either. In the summer we have the sun up around 9-10 p.m. Everybody else loves that but me. I also like to see the sun rise in the early morning!

  5. The quilt is so lovely! I am so excited about those colors!
    I HATE HATE HATE the time change too.
    Plus, people like to look at me and say things like "Its because of YOU farmers we have to change"
    Which is absolutely ridiculous. Anyone who actually thinks the time change helps farmers is just silly.
    *Whew* okay, rant over now:)

  6. That's a beauty!

    I'm with you on the time change. The dark morning are rough. I noticed this morning that it's just starting to get lighter earlier. I take Em to school at 7:15 and there was the faintest light happening at that time.

  7. Oh! Look at all the posts I've missed! The time changes sucks! Love the new quilt colors! Boo to aging! The girls newly decorated space looks amazing. Big props to making the desk! And your garden starts are so full of hope . . . probably the same reason I love gardening so much!