Thursday, October 3, 2013
I've Lost My Mojo!
My blogging mojo that is. There's been so much going on since I last posted and so many people and projects calling for my attention that my mind has been frazzled to say the least. Please tell me that you get this way too. Sometimes I become so overwhelmed that I just want to curl up in a ball and go to sleep. TO top it all off I got my flu shot last week which is a good thing but due to all the things pulling on me I was a little run down and had a small reaction which involved a few days of sore throat and fever right in the middle of a house full of guest (I'll get to that later). ENOUGH WHINING!
On to the good stuff. Fall is here my very favorite time of year and I've managed to deck out the house with some of our Autumn finery. Look at those pumpkins, have you ever seen anything cuter with their jaunty stems? I love the way they add to the front porch greeting and who doesn't like chrysanthemums? They come in every color of the rainbow, it's so hard to choose just a few but bad weather is just around the corner and I don't want to have to throw them out. Maybe if I put them in the ground they'll survive maybe not, we'll see. The red stem dogwoods are changing color too and there's a snap in the morning air at last - hurray!
I changed out the indoor decor as well by hanging up my Fall quilts. All three of these were made for me by talented friends and given to me over the years. The quilt on the upper left is especially dear as my sweet friend Susan Waters passed away some years ago and I'm so glad I have this lovely remembrance of her. To the right is the alcove where I can hang larger quilts and I have a new way to display my beauties as well.
Just look at that quilt ladder! Isn't it great? I won it at the Gold Bug quilt show silent auction last month and I've been waiting to show all of you. When I put in my bid I really didn't think I had a chance so I was really surprised to hear that mine was the winning bid. All the quilts on the ladder are quilts that I've made, I think they look smashing.
As for this quilt - I don't even want to tell you how long this has been in the UFO pile! I'm hanging my head in shame. All for the want of a binding. The binding was even already made. I just don't know what's wrong with me, sometimes the littlest thing hangs me up and a project will languish forever. This has been waiting for that binding for - wait for it - Two Years! I love this quilt, I love the colors and the quilting so what's the deal? Do you ever do this? Please tell me I'm not alone.
That's it on the home decor front. I'm really not much for decking things out unless it's Christmas. Now when it comes to Christmas, JUMP BACK LORETTA!
Until next time,
P.S. If you have been waiting for an email reply to a recent comment I'm so sorry for my tardiness (see above).