I got up early this morning thinking it would give me a little time of quiet reflection...time to declutter the design table while lost in thought and not responsibile to anyone or anything. I began this process with a long, leisurly hot shower to get the brain going. I donned my comfy robe, threw my hair up in a towel, and then I tip-toed down the hallway headed towards my studio. Half-way down the stretch I hear giggeling, the scurry of little feet, and the rugrats shushing eachother as they start the "hurry , pretend we are still asleep game".
Among His many amazing and often incomprehensible attributes like holiness and omnipotence I believe that God has a "wicked-good" sense of humor...(and I use the term wicked like they do back east not in a "witch of the west" sense) This morning is a testimony to that divine sense of humor as it was no surprise to Him what I had planned and I can just imagine Him chuckling as He watched me tip-toe down my hallway with all of my plans so neatly arranged in my mind. Now, as I sit here shushing my offspring, trying to complete just one thought without interruption I find myself humored and all I can say is good one...but then He already knew that.
This picture has little-nothing to do with this post but I just really like it and I had no other ones to add...so there you have it...
It's been a busy week so far (as if that were different from any other week)...I've been doing some volunteer work for Operation Christmas Child at the relay center. And while that has been fun/rewarding there isn't much to report on the design front. I have been stitching but its mostly updating some of my older patterns to reflect newer (aka available) fabrics and Cosmo floss.
Sunday marked the last of the birthday festivities for my daughter who is now officially 8-years old. I had six girls here at the house ages five to eight. I thank God that I only have one of my own because if that much shrill screaming and giggling occurred here on a regular basis it would for sure put me over the edge. For those of you that know me well enough, you'd be proud ...I let the girls each decorate their own mini-cake with very messy colored sprinkles and the like...my inner "person" was twitching the entire time but I had enough coffee in me to supress any of the kill-joy ideas that were running through my mind the entire time the lids were off the sprinkle containers. I realize that I am the one that came up with the "brilliant" idea to let them do this but you know how sometimes things are better conceptually than they are in actuality...it was like that. I will say that in retrospect it was a huge moment of growth for me and any counselor would be proud...not that I have a counselor but given some of my OCD-edness and inner quirks it might not be a bad idea to get one ;)
So...here it is Wednesday already and I am not sure where Monday or Tuesday actually went (I can tell you what I did but it just doesn't seem like it should be Wednesday already). I can't believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner and before I know it Christmas will be upon me...eeekkkk! I hope you all are doing well. Catch you soon!
Blessings... opportunities to serve others surviving little girls birthday parties and cake decorating the holiday season
Right after I got home from PIQF I received this lovely little package in the mail from Ina. It was such a delightful little surprise and I am truly thankful. Bad blogger that I am it's now November and I am just posting about it to show you & say "thank you"...bad, bad blogger. Thank you Ina for your thoughtfulness and my lovely new pinkeeps...they bring me a smile each and every time that I see them. Sometimes it's just the little things that make a day better...
Blessings... pinkeeps (with French General fabrics no less) thoughtful blogging friends life's little things
WARNING: I change subjects at neck-ache speed in this post...you've been warned!
I have been very busy creating lovely little things here in the PCD studio...unfortunately I cannot show you any of it as all of it is part of various peeps Christmas. But suffice it to say that I have been aging sheet music, glazing various objects and stitching paper pieced hexagons like a mad woman elf. (insane not angry just in case you were confused) And those things fall onto the short list of doings.
Hey, if you're in the Manteca area or somewhere near there neck of the woods Ladybugs Quilt Shop has a fun little Christmas trunk show of my designs and a shop hop coming up. Go visit & tell them Tracy sent you. Also watch their calendar as we are trying to sneek in two classes before Christmas. One for a darling little throw & the other for my Merry Christmas stitchery. Both are easy, quick, and just plain delightful! You should come stitch with me...it's fun...and you get to make these...
copyright 2009 Plumcute Designs
So, what have you all been up to? Leave a comment & share...I am lonely and my email has been mostly full of junk lately. It's sad.
Blessings elf doings the most wonderful time of the year junk mail...it's better than no mail?
When I last posted it was to tell you that this project was now available free on the web. But, did I give you the link to find it? No. Ding dong...sorry, here is the missing link (and for all these years science has been looking for some hunched over ugly dude. What do they know? Ha!)
When you click on the link it should take you to Lecien's homepage and on the right is a button for free projects (yes the RIGHT...if I sent you a private email and told you the button was on the left just know I am a ding dong)...you will find my project along with some other very wonderful designers there.
Also, in case you missed the post, it's Sample Sale time & you can check it out here...
Okay, I am off and running like a heard of turtles. (or a HERD of turtles...again, ding dong) Lots to do today and even more tomorrow as the family gathers to celebrate little Miss Plumcute turning eight.
Blessings the missing link (science can put an exclamation point to the age-old question) family gatherings (somebody please remind me of that when I am knee deep and crabby-apple-pants in the aftermath of clean-up) Little Miss Plumcute...I love her
My title about sums it up around here. But I have found myself addicted to English Paper Piecing lately (it was one of three purchases I made at PIQF the others being a piece of green wool & some American Jane twill ribbon)
In addition to paper piecing I have been hand quilting a project from long long ago in a galaxy far far away...
So, what have you all been up to? Now that November is in full swing are you starting on those handmade gifts? I am but I can't post shots of those as some of their parties check in here from time to time...no spoilers!
Blessings getting back to the normal routine antibiotics and other medical wonders English Paper Piecing