My new word for 2009 is IMPROVE. Yes, I am making resolutions again. I am forever optimistic. For 2009 I want to improve in every way – improve my quilting, improve my organizing, improve my eating, improve my energy, improve my thoughtfulness, improve my attitude, improve all aspects of my life. I suppose we improve all the time whether we try or not, but I want to make a conscious effort to improve myself in 2009.
Feel free to keep me accountable as the year proceeds.
(Mary, of Maryquilts.blogspot.com, helped me with making this Wordle, taking a screen shot and making it the correct size so that it could be seen easily. Thanks Mary.)
Happy New Year to all.
Snow, snow, snow. My driveway is covered with fresh snow. You can barely see the tire tracks from when I gunned the motor and spun my way out and back in on Sunday. I don’t mind shoveling, but my family yells at me. (They think I’m too old.) However, on Sunday it was bitter cold and very windy so shoveling was completely out of the question. Now there is too much snow and I had to give in and call for a professional snow plow to come tomorrow morning. The snow is beautiful, especially when you get to stay home and look at it out the window.
My friend Moe gave me a piece of Ralph Lauren fabric – Chesterfield Houndstooth Cranberry – and I thought it would go well with my bed quilt. I had a good piece of RJR wool to use for appliquing some cat silhouettes. It is very simple, but I like it and think it will look nice on my bed.
And speaking of cats…………my two visiting cats wait patiently for their evening treat while I play on the computer.Elliot is wondering when on earth I will be through andRudi sits primly waiting with his little pink tongue barely visible.
Today I am grateful for –
1. My car that works well in snow and ice.
2. Christmas cookies
3. Diet Coke
4. Hope that 2 and 3 cancel each other out.
Since it was very cold in my (basement) Quilt Studio, I turned on the not-very-efficient electric fireplace that came with my house. I had some hand sewing to do on my secret Christmas project. With visiting cats in the house, it can be hard sometimes to sit and do something because the cats want to be included. The ever-watchful Rudi stayed on the floor until I was nicely settled.
As soon as I had my sewing across my lap, my needle threaded and ready to go, both cats decided to join my party. Sewing was impossible of course, but fortunately Rudi soon left and Elliot settled down beside me, wedged between me and the chair arm.
It was rather difficult taking a picture, but you get the idea.
Today I am grateful for –
1. Butter lettuce
2. A book that is making me think
3. Crossing things off my ToDo list
Later that same evening…………(see prior post)…….an edited photo successfully entered in blogger. Now I’m really going to bed.
The past few hours have been spent trying to figure out Photoshop. I downloaded the program thinking it would be a snap to figure out. Ha Ha. I am forever optimistic. It certainly is not a snap. There is MUCH to learn.
This little quilt I probably showed a few years back, but it was the first “quilty” thing I saw to snap a picture and try out the new program. The only thing I could manage to do was crop it a little. Here is Elliot, sitting in MY chair. He doesn’t like it when I start snapping pictures and usually manages to turn his head just as I push the button.
This picture of Rudi needed a caption which I figured out how to do, but since I have not figured out how to get the pictures from Photoshop to Blogger, I had to copy all the pictures back to my computer and the caption does not copy.
The hour is late and I have to stop playing and go to bed.