Where to begin! First off, last Saturday we were without electricity for 18 hours! Yuck, I was a very whiny girl. Poor John. You would think he could control the electricity better. 45 homes in our area were affected and the temperature got up to 105. A very hot sweaty 105. Whine, whine, whine.....I even feel bad writing about it because now it seems so silly, but at the time it was not so funny!
Thanks for all the wonderful comments and emails I got about my mojo! Seems to be something that just happens from time to time to all of us. I am glad to report that my mojo is back and it's full steam ahead!
I decided this week to rearrange my sewing room....no this is not how my sewing room normally looks, but this is how it looked after I moved everything from two sides out to the middle. Don't ask me why I didn't have a better organized system....making piles just seemed to work. The reason for the redo I was moving a sewing table in that was given to me. It was a table that belonged to my friend Deb who passed away a few years ago, and her husband was kind enough to give it to me. It's a wonderful old antique desk that weighs a million pounds, maybe I exaggerate a little, but it is darn heavy. It has been living in Katie's old room, don't ask me why I didn't bring it in to my sewing room before now, guess I just wasn't ready. Katie's room is becoming Mr. Luke's new hang out room when he comes to visit grandma and grandpa and needs to take a nap. Only 7 more weeks to go. We are so excited!!!!!!!!!!
To get the desk from there to here required me taking the legs off. I felt so smart...I used my pink duct tape (love my pink duct tape!) to match the leg to the proper corner, and remembering lefty loosey, righty tighty got the legs off! Then look what I discovered...Deb obviously was way smarter than me. She had written on the legs where they went. It was nice to see her writing!! So by yesterday afternoon everything was back in it's place, and I think this has a lot to do with the return of my mojo. This sewing table is just ousing mojo!!....a very happy place. I finally have decided what to work on for Eileen's Summer Stash Challenge. I figured I would use 30's, because lets just say I happen to have some 30's!! I am going to make Crows Fence from Laps From Fats. It has a border print, but I have tons of muslin and quite a bit of Olde Green, so think I will put a thin border of green and then do a muslin outer border. Since I am doing my not sleeping thing again, last night I got my strips cut, sewed some strip sets and got them subcut. Boy it felt good!!! Today I decided to move some quilts around and get ready for 4th of July - I love to decorate for 4th of July. Here's a Crazy 9 Patch I made for John. It's his favorite! This quilt is from a group I use to quilt with. We each picked a block and then made enough to swap with each other. My friends Chris and Karen pieced the blocks together for me and machine quilted it and then surprised me with it. It made me cry happy tears...it's one of my favorites and has lots of good memories pieced in to it! Thanks girls it means more to me than I can tell you. And finally this one is called Barbra's Antiques. I made it out of civil war reproductions. It's not so much patriotic, but I always bring it out this time of year. It was really fun to make.
Well there you have it. A little craziness as usual, but it feels good to be back to sewing. Think I can even catch up on my Christmas a month challenge. I am only 4 months behind after all! Also, I could not resist the Cupcake Swap going on over at Sharon's.....I'm all over this one. Gotta love all things cupcake! I know there's lots of quilting going on. Visiting all the blogs is very inspiring, so everyone keep up the good work. Later gators :-)!!!
PS - Almost forgot to mention our knitting class! Well ......there's my knitting!! The learning curve for me was not so good. I went and got a knitting for dummies book and that was even hard, but I found a great U Tube video and now I am really getting the hang of it. Megan was a wiz and is already making a blanket for her sister, who by the way we just found out is having a baby girl!!!! It was still a fun day even though I struggled a bit!!!