Friday, February 09, 2007

Paltry Weekly Progress

I guess I'm amazed that anything was done since last week. Last Sunday I managed to get the second Bundling Board block prepared and did some needleturn on it. Had all best intentions of getting it finished this week, but should have known better. So this is my project for the weekend. (And cutting the blasted Irish chain, Nancy!)

Jane and I are going to see "The Queen" tomorrow. I'm really looking forward to that - to going to the movies - or as Mom would have said, the picture show. I haven't been in years. I've been in the work/home mode pretty much for the last couple of weeks, so it'll be good to just get out.

I'm also going to psych myself up for giving Daisy a bath. Oh, my, that is a job. I never have figured out how one little fat doxie can make such a mess in the bathroom. She yelps the whole time she's being bathed and wiggles and splashes water. I end up just as wet as she is. And then she has to pout around for half a day trying to make me feel guilty about the whole thing. She' s real good at doing the wounded martyr routine.

And, lastly, I hope to start organizing this house a bit. I have managed to scatter quilty stuff everywhere, so I want to lasso it up. As it is, I wouldn't dare have anyone over who isn't a quilter. They wouldn't understand.

In the picture, you can see a bit of the Pendant Lamp I purchased two years ago at Road but am just starting to use. It's a light that sits on your chest with a strap around your neck. My eyesight seems to be getting worse and worse, and this little contraption allows me to focus the light on the project in hand. Does anyone else use a pendant lamp?
~ T-G-I-F!!!
~ A bit of headache easing this afternoon. Hopefully the worst of this thing is over.
~ Having the perfect background for a friend. Stashbusting!
~ Another BOM showed up on my doorstep today. Uh oh!
~ More packages mailed today. I'm almost caught up!


Veronica said...

Your applique looks great and makes me itch to pull out my project. Sorry to hear of your headaches and hope you find relief soon.

tami said...

I have a pendant lamp too! It's great. Funny, but my perfect 20/20 vision started to waver when I turned 40 and all of a sudden I needed more light for handwork. My light doesn't sit that nicely on my chest anymore because it travels with me when I go on business trips and baggage handlers are not the most gentle people.

Patti said...

I've used a pendant lamp like that for years. I thought I was going to have to give up appliqué until I got mine. It'd not give it up now for anythign!

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

HMMM, I've never used a pendant lamp but I do use a Dazor flourescent lamp. I don't do well with a regular incandescent bulb anymore.

I'm wondering if stress is causing your headaches! I was a Human Resources Generalist (Director & above level) for over 25 years so I can appreciate what you've gone through today. It's like running adult daycare. (((HUGS)))

Carol said...

Glad you had a little headache relief today. Have a very relaxing stress!

Angie said...

I really LOVE these Bundling Board blocks, Vicky!! Who is this pattern by? I may have to google it and see if I can find it. :) I have TWO of those fat little mini-dachies LOL and they can definitely makes bathtime fun! ROFL

cher said...

I sure hope you relax this weekend and rest! You know stress can give you never ending headaches too...hope you find the movie fun and of course-good luck giving that fur baby a bath!

Sweet P said...

I hope you have a relaxing weekend. I can sympathize on a rough work week (or two). I've had the same experience lately. Enjoy the movie.

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