Thursday, April 24, 2008
Flowers and a Clean House
So, I have been busy; really busy! Sadly, I am just not doing anything that is very exciting and "blog" worthy. I see that my frequency of posting is taking a nose dive pretty fast; sorry. I am trying! What can I say? I am boring. :)
ANYWAY, the last couple of days has been consumed with trying to get my quilting group on track with templates/patterns in hand. I planned a large get-together, made snacks, bought my fabric and convinced Dana to create a pattern of a sanshin for me for my quilt square assignment. Oh, for those that don't know, I need to fill you in on the quilt. It is an Okinawa Memory quilt. I have gathered 20 women to make 20 squares for a quilt. Each woman picked a theme (sanshin, sushi, taiko drum, dragon boat etc) and will make 20 identical 10x10 inch squares for the quilts. We have 6 months to complete our squares and then at the end of 6 months, we pass our squares out to the 20 in our group and in return get a square from each of them. In the end you have 20 different Okinawa themed squares to create a quilt from. Yay!
So, the last couple of days I have been busy with getting our get together, well... put together. :) So, after a busy and very productive several hours this morning at our get-together, I was beat. I dragged myself into the apartment awaiting the disaster zone that I had left it this morning. You know the scene, cereal bowls still on the table, couch cusions everywhere, blankets for the "forts" drapped all over the couch cushions, dishes in the sink and laundry waiting for me. Ahh, home sweet home. BUT, to my complete suprise I walked into a sparkling clean home! For a moment I was very confused..."what the....?" It seems that my sweet husband had come home during his lunch break, cleaned the house for me and then left me these beautiful flowers. How sweet is that?! How lucky am I to have such a thoughtful husband. So, thank you again Dana for being so great. You stayed up with me late into the night making a pattern for me and then came home at lunch to clean up. I love you!
Oh, so I bet you are all wondering about my nifty vase for my flowers. Ya, well...when you move as often as we do that collection of glass vases that you all have under your kitchen sink or up in a cupboard doesn't really exist for me. So, I improvise! Also, a note of interest for those home in the States...we can't buy gallons of milk here, just these half gallon cartons. Why? I have no idea. Ahh, the good life.