Monday, March 30, 2009

I'm in the mood for crafting

But it's going to have to wait until we've moved. We're in the process of sorting and packing a 3 bedroom 2 bath house with full basement and attic. Stuffed with things from my husbands and ex-wife's 20 years of living here. Things that were brought from other homes they lived in and never opened after they were packed there. It is amazing and discouraging and cool all at the same time because we're finding pictures of him when he was little and his family and things he's had since he was little.

One thing I'm definitely going to do is put together scrap books of all of these finds for him. That will open the door to scrapbooking (which I have actually been avoiding as there are soooo many gadgets and things out there for scrapbooks). I will however keep it simple. I want them to be nice scrapbooks, but I'm not going goofy over the geegaws either.

I've also been itching to get my hands back on my quilts again. I've got bunches of patterns I want to make and I'm actually looking at machine piecing some of them just to get them done. When it comes to quilting I LOVE hand piecing and hand quilting, but as anyone who does it knows, it takes a long time. The up side is you can carry your piecing with you pretty much any where you go (unlike machine piecing) but it takes quite a while (depending on the pattern). Anyway, I'm rambling. Colors, patterns, batting lofts, backings and quilt designs are all whirling through my head and kicking and screaming to become reality.

In the meantime I'm working on a quick cross stitch and packing everything else to go.

We're moving to a smaller 3 bedroom 2 bath but no basement or attic, so lots of things are being whittled down. I personally think it's a very good thing. I am so over the clutter.

I will be posting more after the move, we just have to get things done around here. Also, I finally got rid of a lingering cold (FINALLY!!!) and am feeling much better. The Crohn's still rears it's ugly head and I'm working on getting it more under control. It's actually more like an ongoing struggle. I've ordered two cookbooks that I'm hoping will help.

Well back off to more packing. The sooner I'm packed and out of here the sooner I can get to the quilt making.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear about all of your struggles, both with moving and with Crohn's but it's good to know that you're still hanging in there, and posting again. :) Best wishes, as always.