Wednesday, March 18, 2009

What I've been doing

Lately I've been going through all the places that I have craft supplies stashed. All over the house, every nook and crannie and outside in the storage sheds! I have fabric, yarn and craft wood - and who knows what else! Some of it I haven't been able to look at since I moved into this house in 2001. I've been going through (some of) the fabric boxes to make sure that nothing has been ruined by bugs or leaking roofs. I'm lucky - every thing seems to be fine. (Phew!)

My roommate will be moving in 2 months or so and I've sort of been taking stock of everything I have that will go into his room. That is after I tear out the carpet and overlay the sub-floor with fresh plywood because there is a mushy spot in the outside corner. Then I want to paint the walls a soft color so the project colors won't be distorted - as you can see, I live in an old mobile home with that darn fake wood paneling - I hate it!!! I will also paint the 'new' plywood floor and put a few throw rugs around. All that's even before I move one shelf, table or box in there! I want to make curtains too!!! LOL

The first picture shows where I do my sewing at the moment - a bit cramped to say the least! The three cardboard boxes - the kind that copy paper comes in - are full of fabric! . . . and there are more boxes out in a little storage shed. Now that I've looked through these, they go back out in the shed and I bring in some more!
Behind the boxes in the picture is a cabinet that hold almost all of my craft paint! I'm not even going near the boxes of wood that are in the shed (not yet).

This picture shows another box full of fabric and a small stack of washed and ironed fabric ready to use. In the first picture you can just see, peeking out from behind the boxes, another stack of washed and ironed fabrics! The plastic bag has six knit dish cloths in it (to keep animal fur off). Behind them is a stack of quilt squares that I cut and sewed last week before I got the wild hair up my butt to check the rest of my fabric! Believe it or not, I had to go buy two yards of fabric for the sashing! Nuts or what?? That box, too, will go back out in the shed.

. . . and the last picture is of the three bookcases on my front (enclosed) porch. Uh, yup, more supplies of all kinds! Ribbon, WIP's, UFO's, embroidery floss, Aida cloth, and if you can think it, I have it!!! Even with all this "STUFF" there are still times I have to go buy something. Sometimes because I just don't have something I really need, or because I can't find the item I need! And I know somewhere I already have three of them!!!

WOW, this turned into a longer post than I was going for, but I hope you can see why I've been negligent about posting.

I also have a habit of starting to straighten one thing and ending up doing four or five other things before I get back to the first - sometimes I wonder if I'll ever really get organized! The one thing I am looking forward to is having the mess ALL in one place.

I hope everyone is a bit more organized than I am!!!

I wish you all a great craft space, and don't chastise me if I chuckle over your messes!

I leave you with this:

Creative clutter is better than idle neatness!! LOL

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Well, ain't that something

It started the day before yesterday with some rain and flurries. OK, I'm fine with that. (remember my previous post - "a slight dusting") Overnight and yesterday morning it continued to rain a bit and flurry a lot. Hmmm . . .

This picture from yesterday, shows a little bit of snow on the tree (far left branches)by my back door. You can see it just coming down in the distance.

And it snowed, and it snowed, and we got some more snow! You can see the same tree, as previous picture (far left) with heavy snow on the branches - that was this morning!

(that little building in the background - it is my well pump shed, not an out door pottie, we are a bit more civilized than that!!!)

I had left my Jeep out so it would get washed off by the rain, yeah, right! See what happened because I didn't jump right out there and put it in the car port!!!

This was yesterday morning -

. . . and this was first thing this morning . . .

If you look closely at the fence behind the vehicles, you can see the snow on each and every little metal strand. It is just beautiful and looks like lace.

Would you believe it - it is snowing a bit right now as I type!

This is not a ginormous, heavy snowfall type storm, but it sure is more than a slight dusting. Not really that much snow for us, but there is about 4-6 inches out there!

With all the snow having melted, I was starting to look forward to cleaning and stocking the camper, ha, ha, ha! I guess I'll have to wait a bit longer.

You know, with my saying that we will only get a dusting now and again, do you think that if I say I will only get a little bit of money, that it will grow in comparison to the snow? One flat $100 bill is a slight dusting, and can you imagine 4-6 inches worth of $100 bills . . . Yahooooooooooo! "I'm in the money, I',m in the money . . . well, I can dream, can't I??

Hugs to you all
(and I am staying warm!!)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Bits and pieces . . .

Here are the pictures I promised from the wedding - aren't they a wonderful looking couple?

. . . and this one shows the snow we had. This is in their front yard in town. We had more at my house which is a couple of hundred feet or so higher in elevation. All the pictures I took came out really fuzzy, I got dizzy enough just looking at them - didn't want to subject all of you to it!

Things have been slow here. I read blogs for a while, comment on some. I started a huge puzzle, put the bits & pieces I did get together, took it apart and put it away. I've looked through the Fire Mountain Gems catalog and wished for lots and lots of stuff.

My roommate got a new (to him) vehicle after the horrible roll over he had in the Saturn. 2002 Chevy S-10 with canopy and front tow hitch. It is nice, but as always when you buy a new rig, there was a bit of maintenance that needed to be done - it should be able to hit the Highway now when he's ready to move to Texas. Probably by the end of May . . . boy I will miss him!

I haven't done much crafting, but did pick up a few things when I went to our NEW Michael's!! I love that store!!! Now I just need to get busy.

I dug out a little treasure box that I painted several years ago, see I can really paint! LOL

The chain on the 'watch' goes down the side and around the bottom part of the box, you can just see the tassel behind the lid. The inside is gold. I made it for a giveaway, (that never happened), for the Christmas festival here in town. I think maybe I'll put it up on Etsy when I'm ready to open my shop. It is 1 3/4" tall, 2 1/4" in diameter and the inside depth is 1". Hmmm, I have more boxes I can paint, hmmm . . .

I leave you with this little thought:

A fine is a tax for doing wrong.
A tax is a fine for doing well.