This has truly been one of the best years - 2015.....but, then, I say that about every year. Of course, there's been some hard days and some cry days, some busy ones and slow....but it's truly been one of the best years. I love it when I can go to bed with a clear mind and wake up refreshed and willing to accept what my new day has in store for me. That's not to say that I don't plan.....I do....but sometimes even the best laid (layed) plans are aborted around here.
For instance, just this morning, my eyes popped open very early and I was eager to get the day going. But, it was then that I dropped one of the cat's food bowls. Instead of getting right down to sorting fabric for an improv pieced border for this one, I had to clean up slithers of glass while listening to grumbling cats. Or, was I listening to the grumbling stomachs of hungry cats?
In the days order, I then opened email. Are you a Pinterest? I'm hooked. If so, you probably got the same email as I did.....you know, the one about deep cleaning....getting a head start on Spring cleaning. There were pens on how to clean a mattress and then stove burners and even how to wash walls. One pen even gave me the ultimate way I would want to spend the month: A 30-day cleaning challenge! Starting in the kitchen on day one cleaning the microwave, then the oven and ending the 30-day cleaning frenzy by cleaning the vacuum and cleaning supplies. And the final entree.....just click to print (the list of chores for the next 30 days). What a hoot! Who knew there could be so much excitement over vinegar and baking soda! I'll have to pass on this worthwhile venture and continue to sing a happy tune amid my muck and mess.
Thankfully, and just in time, I found a pin board with some lovely fall inspired fonts to download. Just in case my thoughts were straying toward a dusty shelf, these newly found fonts got them back on track. From that pin, I found a most useful blog.....And We Lived Happily Ever After with tons of information on graphics, printables, photo editing.
Oh, and I cannot get enough of the home machine free-motion quilters' projects. I've been doing quite a bit of free motion quilting....not yet proficient, but I'm told that it takes practice - lots of practice.
Anyway, I found a new-to-me free motion quilting design this morning and the best tutorial at A Few Scraps blogspot and have just the perfect quilt ready to be quilted that I can do a test pattern using Wibbly Wobbly. More on my personal best as I progress.
As I went for my second cuppa, passing the design wall - stopping again to audition more border fabric.
A little free spirit, alexia abeeg, more cotton and
steel, along with a denise schmidt and jen kingwell
Yes, this year is almost over and while I've had a few regrets and wish I woulda/coulda/shoulda moments,
it has truly been one of the best years.
Looking forward to you 2016
Happy New Year