Sunday, June 7, 2009

3 days off!!

I finally took three days off in a row!!! I have not had two off since the retreat back in April! Well we were suppose to go away for a few days to celebrate our 23rd anniversary, but I took off over the clean up days for our township!!! Bad move on my part. lol DH decided we needed to clean the basement, and he was right, but stilllllll.
So bright and early Friday morning, my two sons, one sons girlfriend, my husband and I started on the basement. What a mess it was. I NEVER, EVER throw anything away. And if someone is getting rid of something, I take it. I don`t know why I am like that, but my Mom and Grandmother were the same way. So at least I get it honestly.
I did really well this time though. We have a small trailer to haul our Harley in for trips and we filled it to the top 2 times with things that just needed thrown out. We filled the back of my pickup up with items for Goodwill, and took them and dropped them off. I finally saw the middle of my basement for the first time in like 5 years!!! lol
There is still a lot left, but I felt good about getting rid of the stuff that I did, and my family was proud that I got rid of some of my clutter. My husband has a table saw down there, and this morning he got to cut the few small blocks he has been wanting to for months, but could not get to the saw. I wish I had taken before shots, but will post after shots when we are finished cleaning it up.
So today was a ME day!! I finished up the label for the mini that I am swapping with Shogun and got it sewn on, ready to mail out tomorrow. I am very happy with how this turned out and can not wait to see mine from Ali. I want to make a rail fence quilt that is a lesson on learningfa, a quilting group from Yahoo that I belong to. So picked out the fabric and also cleaned up my sewing area some. Now I am off to start cutting that and the fabrics for the One Block Swap that is going on at HGTV now.
I had participated in an HGTV round robin crazy quilt piece that started last October. I sent two pieces for a purse that I wanted to make when it got back to me.
WELL, most of the ladies have gotten thiers back that were in my group, but one lady that should have mailed mine on May 15th has still not sent it to the last one to work on it before coming home!! I am sad about this in a few ways, one being I want my pieces back, and that she could have joined our group and not kept up her end of the bargain. I understand she had problems throughout the swap. She sent some on that she did not do any work on, and some very late. This is not the way that things should be done. I am not saying that life does not happen, and at this point I don`t care what she has done or not done, she should send my pieces to me. Sorry for the rant, but I am just a small bit pissed about this!! lol
Back to sewing and calming down!