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Sunday, May 29, 2011
Lots of work in progress!
I just had to share this picture with you all. One morning, I came out to go to work and this is what I found on my car window. The detail of this "eagle" image was amazing - you could actually see the outlines of the feathers. What you cannot see, is the fine drawing in the center of the bird's beak and head - I promise it looked just like an eagle, but much smaller. My sister-in-law spotted a blue bird pecking at my side mirrow a couple of days later, and I guess that is what made the image, but it sure got my day off to a good start. Unfortunately, there was no one home at the time for me to share this with. :(
The last 6 weeks, all I have accomplished in the quilting area is hand quilting on my circus stars quilt and English paper piecing my hexies. I am getting close to having all the stars quilted and that is exciting. Also, I only have a couple more rows of hexies to make and then I can start working on the borders. Yea!
The reason for all the handwork is that this is what my sewing room looks like and this is what all my stuff looks like. (well some, there are several piles like this). Its an unsettling mess at my house right now, with workmen in and out, piles of my and my husband's "stuff" in every room except the bathrooms and kitchen. I keep telling myself, its going to be so nice when it is all done...WHENever that will be. We have a great contractor, and he is doing excellent quality work, so I just need to be patient - so everyone keeps telling me.
I have made good use of having all my stuff out where I can see it, as I have started organizing and giving away and throwing away - all those things that you plan to get around to some day. Here is the start of the shelving unit that goes back into the storage closet. Progress is definitely being made in that area and that feels soooooooo good.
So that is my life right now - living in a construction zone. I am not complaining, ok, maybe a little complaining. My heart goes out to all those people who have lost their homes and loved ones and are dealing with days on end with no power and total destruction of neighborhoods.