Happy Friday everyone!! I don't know about you, but I'm glad that's it Friday. It's going to be a hot one around here too - kind of crazy weather we've been having in Michigan - but I'll take it - at least it's not snowing.
I love the color blue - it's my favorite - maybe because it's so calming - laying in a chair watching clouds go across a blue sky, the ocean. It's a color that makes me happy. So I'm smiling this week because I acquired something blue - such a gorgeous shade of blue that it makes me smile every time I look at it and makes me smile to think of Jolene who sent it to me:
It's been another one of those weeks where things have gone not according to plan. Do they ever? But I did have a little finish this week - something that I've been dragging around with me to put stitches in here and there:
Faye's giveaway into it and I think that they're perfect! Not a big finish, but a finish nonetheless.
I did manage to work on Sarah Seifer this week, but didn't make too much progress on it. It's a smaller piece, but I haven't had a lot of opportunity to park my butt in the happy stitching chair:
But not a flower put together!! Well, one, but I'm still trying to find the right needle for putting them together, so I've been experimenting. But I know of someone else who has been hit by the bug!!!! My friend Diane. She is not a quilter. Well, she's made a couple quilts, but then decided that machine quilting wasn't for her. But then I told her about hexies and she loves to hand sew. She was interested, she looked online - she became more interested - so much so that she made me take her to the quilt store. She bought some fabric - quite a bit of fabric. I gave her some out of my stash. SHE BECAME OBSESSED!!! And this is what she's done:
Well, that all I have to report this week. I spent most of it running around to appliance stores. If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know that I've been cooking on appliances from hell. Original stuff from when the house was built 20 years ago. We've been here five years and nothing has ever worked right - burners from hell, double ovens that didn't heat right, refrigerator with drawers on their last legs. Well, last weekend the ovens blew up (no, I didn't purposely do something to them, although it has been a thought). The oven started making screeching noises and error messages began appearing on the control panel and the ovens shut off. Since I don't have the manuals, who knew what was going on (and even if I had those manuals, they wouldn't have made an appearance - no way Jose'). Did you think that I was secretly smiling at this development??? You bet 'cha!! I could not contain my excitement because I knew that the time had come!! So, I spent my week buying all new appliances! YAHOOO! DH had to lay down after I was done - I told him NO to just replacing the stove and ovens, but I had to have a refrigerator and microwave too - they all had to match (the dishwasher I had already replaced last year). The kitchen is my second workroom!! We got home after placing the order and DH had to retire to the man chair and put an ice pack on his head. HA! Me, well, I was dancing all over the house. It's the small things in life that make you happy right? That's what I told DH. His answer, "That da#$ed bill isn't going to be small!" Oh well, he'll get over it right?
Hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend and that you have some quality time with your father and/or husband. I'm going to just make sure that the ice packs are at the ready for DH's headache! It's the least I can do!! I have a funny feeling he's going to be laying in the prone position for most of the weekend with those ice packs on his head! LOL