Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A quick hello!

Sorry I've been hibernating so much!  When it doesn't get much warmer than 18 degrees (unless it wants to snow, like this week) I just don't get much done. At all.  And have no desire to get on the computer, mostly because my fingers are ALWAYS cold.  It's nuts.  I need some warm weather. 
I've had some awkward friend experiences lately that have left me even more anxious to hibernate.    Long story short, I now don't have to worry about being in charge of something anymore, and am quite happy to cross it off my list of responsibilities.  Would've been nice if it had been handled nicely though....but whatever.  I'm figuring out how to be selective about things.  If I don't enjoy being around someone who isn't a positive or enjoyable person, then I'm not going to.  And if I don't enjoy doing something, I shouldn't feel obligated to do it.  And that is just fine. 
Moving on....I did manage to be creative this week and made this paper heart garland Sunday morning out of scrapbook paper I had around and some yarn.  I hung it over our dining table (that's in the living room) and I love it.  It adds some nice color during the winter. 
We got a new chair for the living room and got rid of our way too big and ugly green couch and it totally gives the room a much better feeling!  Feels so much more home-y and comfortable, we love it!  It decreases the seating but I'm not really worried about that, lol. 
Abby drew this jelly fish on Sunday while I cut out the hearts.  Now I need to find a frame!

I finished a quilt on Monday that I'd started in December after a particularly difficult parenting experience with Abby.  We were friends in the morning of course, but it was a reminder of how fast she's growing up and how she needs me less and less for certain things. 
I love how it turned out and will get some decent pictures when it's warm enough to go outside again ; )  The binding is my favorite part.  I really love that fabric, it's much more fun than I thought it would be!

I won a $25 gift card to Fat Quarter Shop a couple weeks ago from #talknt and finally used it!  I was very restrained and got some fabric to use as backing and binding for my Soda Pop quilt top from last year.  Now I just have to get to basting it! 

What have you been doing this month?


  1. Hi Marian! Sorry to hear about the stresses in your life. Good for you though for making a change, even though it's hard.

    The paper garland is super adorable, and love the little jelly fish drawing. :)

  2. It's been so cold here too! Last week it was warm and then all of sudden it's 18degrees! Craziness. I actually just did a post on what I have been up to. I've just been making things and working.

  3. Sorry you ahve been stressing- friends are not always such wonderful people! But, overall, it usually works out one way or another. Keep smiling!

    Love Abby's picture! Treasure those. ;-)

  4. Hi Marian. I'm so sorry about your awkward friend issues. About 7 years ago I did some cleaning house on the circle of girls I spent my time with. I did it very quietly and subtly. But I weeded people out who were bringing me down. Since then, I have continued to take inventory on these kind of things. I really believe in surrounding yourself with the right people, even if it is only a few. Hang in there my friend :-)

  5. You've kind of disappeared... Everything okay?