Sunday, April 6, 2014

Same old - same old

Boy, my life is boring……seems like I do the same stuff every week lately.  Problem is that I'm not sure if that's good or bad.  lol  All I know is that the weeks are getting closer to spring when I can open my windows and let the breezes in rather than having the furnace on all the time!  Right now though, if I did that, I'd freeze.  Temps this morning are about 37 degrees.  Brrrrrr!!  At least it's not snowing.  lol

Lady #71, Diane from WI, is joining us this morning.  Diane is the long armer at my quilt shop and is a busy, busy lady!!  I can't image how many quilts she quilts every week on the 4 long arm machines they have at the shop.  All I know is that I'm happy she does it and not me.  

And here is the "real" Diane.

Then, naturally, I sent out envelopes.  Mostly to my little sweeties, but also one to my son-in-law who has a birthday this week.

Last, but not least, I must tell you about the awesome books I read this week.  I think this was the best week yet for favorite reads.  Out of the 4 there was only 1 that wasn't right at the top of my favorites so far this year and the name of that was, "All you can Dream Buffet".  I wasn't crazy about that one at all.  DO check out the others though.  I loved each of them and highly recommend them all!!

"A Fall of Marigolds"                 by                             Susan Meissner
"The Lost Wife"                         by                             Alyson Richman
"Calling Me Home"                    by                             Julie Kibler

That last one took awhile to get into and I almost gave up on it after about 130 pages, but I'm so glad I stuck it out because by the end, I was crying, it was so good.

So, that's it!  Believe it or not, I just started reading my first borrowed library book.  I had 3 books on library hold since March 12th, but somehow or other they disappeared off my "hold" list, so when I re-entered them on Friday, I  discovered that I could already pick one up, so sent hubby to fetch it yesterday.  I'll tell you about it next week.

I hope you all have wonderful days ahead!  Happy spring and happy reading, or sewing or both…!  Love ya!


Annie said...

Fabulous fabric Diane! She must have requested no necklace because I know you would NEVER run out of buttons! The envelopes are simply adorable, the kids must just be loving them. Happy reading! (I'm on page 292) lol

Eva said...

Me encanta
Saludos Eva

Ellyn said...

Diane is awesome. I never get tired of your ladies

Susan said...

Another lovely lady.. Hope it warms up for you soon...and cools down for us / me!!

2ne said...

Love your portraits :-)

Createology said...

#71 Lady Diane is lovely. She must be amazing to do all that quilting every week. Fun envelopes and I love seeing them. Creative Bliss...