Life gets busy

Right now that feels like the understatement of the century! It’s been a bit since I’ve done anything that I feel is worthwhile blogging. Lately all I seem to do is work and mindless clicking on facebook after work. I’ve not really been to inclined to even hand sew after work to do my bindings as I just want to veg and do mindless sit still stuff .. But that’s all right .. I know that I’ll feel the urge and then jump all over it like I normally do ๐Ÿ˜€

I do have some quilty stuff to share tho ..
hpim2807.jpgRemember this quilt? I entered it into a contest to be the pattern cover for the National Quilters Day Mystery Hunt by Anilee Creations. Well I finally heard the other day .. No I didn’t win, BUT, what they are doing is going to publish a book with the pattern and the quilts that everyone made .. isn’t that cool! I’m just rather awestruck by it all!! I just have to supply the backing and the binding. Since this quilt is so feminine, I think I’ll do some hand dyed yellow for the backing and see what I can come up with for the binding .. maybe more of the same?? Not sure as this was a scrappy quilt, and am unlikely to have anymore of my lighter colours kicking around .. or even the darks that I used .. so I’ll have to lay it out and fiddle with fabrics … ohhhh ahhhh playing with fabric!!! Sweet There’s 7 quilts that are going to be included .. not sure if these were the runner ups or everyone that entered a top – either way .. I think it’s awesome!

HPIM2899HPIM2897For the past month, my days off usually consisted of rain .. so my back veggie garden didn’t get worked on at all! I sure didn’t feel like playing in mud puddles on my day off, that’s for sure! Poor thing … not sure if I am going to plant anything in there .. but I’m not going to leave it weed choked which it seriously was But before I was even going to consider tackling this, my front garden needed just a few more things done to it before I would be happy. As it stood, the 8 o’clock’s i had planted from seed were coming up nicely, mum’s lilies are about to bloom and my goldmun speria is all flowered. I needed a border flower so I picked up some light purple (yes I said purple .. shock surprise), and wanted to lay some cedar mulch down. Happy happy joy joy .. I got that done today ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Yup that made me VERY pleased to say the least.

HPIM2900Now for the back .. while reg did the ribs on the grill, I started to yank out the weeds in the back .. Reg jumped in and helped too! Thank God for small mercies! heh .. and course we saved some for Kyle too ๐Ÿ˜‰ This was supposed to be his job 2 weeks ago and for some strange reason (known only to a teenage mind), it just didn’t get done .. so I put him to work ๐Ÿ˜€ Muhahahahahah – Doesn’t he just look THRILLED! He’s a bit left to do, but he’s got the rest of the week to do it.

HPIM2898So I’ve managed to get a lot done today, including watching Kyle’s baseball game too … oh and they won .. I’ve not a clue how they managed it, but they did .. woo hooo … so now I get to watch my garden fill out and bloom with dark purple, (gee there’s purple again!!), light purple, dark pink, white and yellow (mum’s lilies) I think that it’s going to look GREAT when it’s finally all in bloom and growing nicely. Curse this stupid weather .. today was the first ‘hot’ day we’ve really had and it was a great to work outside in it .. and of course ‘something’ is growing and driving my allergies to distraction – so while our summer appears to have started about 5 weeks later, I’m sure hoping that the fall and winter start later as well .. I LOVE spring and summer and am seriously starting to feel like I’m being robbed ๐Ÿ˜‰

9 thoughts on “Life gets busy

  1. Grace,

    Congratulations on the quilt being published!! It is a beauty.

    Have been writing you over and over that I miss you and your posts…
    too bad it has only been written in my mind…lol… never actually

    Luv ya!!


  2. Good to “see” you kiddo! The flower beds look marvelous, as does that decidedly feminine quilt top – congrats on getting published! It couldn’t happen to a nicer quilt :0)

    I so understand what you mean about doing mindless things after work -after spending almost 2 hours on the phone with our Help Desk, I was finally able to see that my expense report DID have the required receipts with it, and some year my email will finish downloading. We got a new computer at the office about 2 years ago – and nobody ever set up my Outlook – so I’ve been running on webmail only all that time. The poor chap that remoted in to the computer yesterday decided to “fix” that LOL – not sure he knew what he’d gotten himself into! Anyway, by time I got home it was close to 8pm and I never even turned this ‘puter on!

    Miss you!
    Bobbie in Texas


  3. Miss you girl! How awesome to see one’s quilt in print. I hope they include yours. Not much ambition to garden here. It is finally warming up enough to get at it though and I cleaned Can. T. out of their double petunias yesterday. Not sure I’ll be able to get my flower beds as tidy looking as yours!



  4. Congrats on the “book deal” ๐Ÿ˜‰ and for all the productivity of late! You make me look like a slug! (Oh, wait… I am a slug!) ๐Ÿ™‚

    Great to hear from you! Trust the job is going okay too?
    Hugs and love!


  5. Gracie, what can I say? Luv ya, Miss the heck out of ya! and oh yeah, MISS YOU LADY! LOL Big Congrats on the publication of your quilt! Wonderful news and welcome and if I understand their proposal, they are going to quilt and bind it for you as long as you send them everything? Sweet deal actually. As for your flower beds, great job! especially with the limited time you have been able to work in them ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, GF, please keep us informed with an email as to how you are doing. Later,


  6. Grace, good to see you back. We really miss ya! Sweet deal getting published and having them quilt and bind it for you, too. I haven’t
    been doing much quilty wise lately. Hours have been cut back at work
    but have been trying to clean out this packrat house. Last week I
    fell and hurt my knee. So no sewing here. Hope to get back to it soon.
    Miss reading your posts.


  7. I have been thinking of you a lot!!! Happy to hear evrything is fine and congrats for your publishing!!! I have been very busy too. We try to built a warehouse at summercottage, painted the timber.And much more. Was at Gรถteborg Sweden and at orieteering event with 14000 competitors. And gardenworks!!
    But you have been working hard day after day. Must be hard. Hope it becomes easier by the time!! And however you must take care all everyday tasks! Wish you a bit lazy times! Aune


  8. I have missed your chats and how to do so much. I asked Bobbie Sunday if you were o.k. I don’t chat but I lurk once a day and miss some of you when you don’t come on. Lady, don’t stay away so long. All work and no play makes for a boring life. Hugs.Mom,Rosetta


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    Quilt Qua


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