Thursday, February 21, 2008

Just Dropping By

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I haven't had much to say lately, but I thought it was about time to drop in and say hi. Today's lovely visual is a picture of my friend Sheryl's quilt top. It is BIG, made for a king size bed. I think she has been working on it off and on for quite a while now. I am always amazed at how much quilting she gets done, especially when she works long hours and even has to do quite a bit of traveling. I think that's why she likes applique so much, it travels well.

I can't show you my own work right now since the only piece I am working on has to remain under wraps. I am frustrated by this because I'd really like to share and get feedback. This weekend I am determined to finish it and then I can start on something else.

Besides this project, I have been spending quite a bit of time on the house. Major spring cleaning and all. I have been looking at paint colors for my son's former room and plotting its future destination. One thing leads to another and before you know it you have plans to rearrange and redecorate the entire house.

Last weekend I reworked the smallest bedroom. It's one of my little retreats, a good place for doing computer work, watching a movie, or reading. After determining that my son will not be using it, I appropriated some of his furniture. A little desk for my computer and his old dresser. I also took the rug, which has always been one of my favorites. I hope he isn't dismayed by all the changes, but after all I did ASK first. I really like rearranging furniture and redesigning rooms in the house. Even when I can't afford to do what I'd really like (say, gut it and start over), changing things always makes it feel more interesting.

It has been raining a LOT lately here in So. Cal.
We need the water and it certainly makes the trees and flowers go crazy. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING is in bloom. Love the look of the landscape but hate what it does to my allergies. As much as the flowers love the water, so do the weeds. Time to get to work.


Rian said...

Such irony: You do a blog to talk about your quilting projects and then you can't talk about them because they have to be kept secret for several reasons.

We have had rain too, no wildflowers yet but everything is green, green, green. The hills are an amazing shade of emerald.

Gerrie said...

Another beautiful quilt!! it is frustrating to work on something that you want to share and then you can't. Hopefully we get to see it soon.

We are getting more sun than usual here so I guess we sent some raiin to you. SC needs it a lot more.

Have a great week-end.

Shelina said...

A pretty quilt - I really like a golden background. It's still winter here - although the sun is at least melting the snow off the roads.