Much better now, thanks….

I was so grateful to wake up this morning and not feel horrible.  I took it sort of easy today, as I’m still a little tired, but I should be 100% tomorrow.  Well, at at least 90% anyway.

I actually spent most of the day sewing.  I finished the machine appliqué on my longarm round robin project, and got all of the rows sewn together.  I had this great idea to try making it asymmetrical.  This was, in part, due to the fact that I didn’t think I had enough of one of the fabrics to use it as a border all the way around.  Well, I discovered two things:   for one: the asymmetry looks ridiculous, and two: I found another strip of the red fabric that I didn’t think I had enough of, so I have some unsewing to do, and some resewing — and voila, I’ll have a finished top.  No pictures of that right now, as I would have to walk to the other side of the house with the camera and that is just not in the cards at the moment.

I will walk a few steps to the counter behind me and snap a picture of the buttons I got yesterday, though.


Six yummy pounds of buttons.  I haven’t even opened the baggies yet to dig through them.  What’s wrong with me????  I need to sort through my existing stash of buttons so that I can put them all together.  I wonder how many pounds of buttons I have already?  Hmmm.  Add that to my list for tomorrow. 

My prediction:  I probably don’t have more than 2 or 3 pounds in my sewing room.  I’ll let you know how close my guess is when I do some weighing tomorrow.  I knew that postal scale would come in handy!

One of my other goals for tomorrow:  work on a calendar. 

My name is Suzanne and I am calendar challenged (is there a 12-step program for us?).  I keep appointments on my computer, but that doesn’t always work for me — I don’t always have it with me.  I don’t always remember to check it.  I have an old Palm, but it just never seemed to work out for me.  I’ve bought day planners in the past, but I’m never happy with the amount of space (or lack thereof).  I’ve been looking at calendars again lately, but nothing seems, well…perfect…it has occurred to me that I could probably do something on my own, but what? Well, I found an idea today, and I’m going to try it tomorrow.  I dragged out an old, dusty day planner that I haven’t used since 2004 and I’m going to experiment a little with that tomorrow.   I’d also like to use it as a written journal.  We’ll see how it goes.

I’ve done a whole week’s worth of my little business card thingies, I’m going to try to see if I can add to my goal to keep up with those the goal of keeping up with a calendar.

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  1. Vicki says:

    Warning – stay off eBay or you could wind up with 100 lbs of buttons in no time! I keep finding large lots of old buttons that “need” a good home. Thank goodness I don’t adopt puppies the same way! I don’t have quite 100 lbs, but close. I LOVE buttons and have mine in an old microfiche cabinet with a color in each drawer. I did a button mosaic on a painted shelf a few years ago (not the shelf, the sides and back). It was a lot of fun and used a lot of buttons!! 🙂

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