Right now I feel like a juggler, juggling several different things at once. And it’s all my fault. No one makes me do these things.
I am a creative person loving to sew, quilt, knit, embroider and do just about any handwork. My problem is I love to start something, but I don’t always get it done. Right now I can say I have at least ten quilts that need to be completed. Probably more. One I just have a very little bit of quilting to do and it just sits there waiting on me. Making me feel guilty.
Then there is the knitting. I just started knitting after years of not knitting a thing. Suddenly I am in love with yarn and the working with the two needles row upon row as a hat or a scarf takes shape. This week I have made three children’s hats and a scarf. I want to start another hat. I’m thinking these hats would be nice to put in Christmas boxes for Samaritan’s Purse. I only knit at night right before I go to bed, but the problem is I don’t want to go to bed until I get a hat done. I can knit one in an evening. They’re small.
Then I decided I needed to make a couple of new ironing board covers. That entails making almost a twin size quilt and cutting it down to size to fit the ironing board. I almost have one done. I don’t waste any time when I get an idea in my head.
Then I went to a fabric store last week with some friends and got an armload of felts and decided I needed to make needle holders right away. Today I cut out two, plus a scissor holder. They will be so cute, I think, if I get them done. Lots of handwork on these. I will show them to you when I get them finished. They are not the hand needle holders I made last week and showed you. I bet you are wondering what I am going to do with all these needle holders. I have a plan.
Now I am on a roll and want to get a Christmas quilt completed before gardening time gets here. I almost have the quilt top finished.
Today it suddenly hit me I have way too many things going at once and need to finish a few and tidy things up a bit before Spring. Plus I have been neglecting the pups and the chicks. They demand my attention and I have given them very little in the past couple of weeks. And I need to get to the beauty shop and get my hair cut or it is going to be to my waist before I know it. Plus my “true” color is showing and I can’t have that. But every time I think I will make an appointment, we get another big snow and I don’t want to get out in it.
I need to plant tomatoes now. Before we know it, we will be in garden planting season and last year my tomatoes were late getting out. I had cherry tomatoes clear up to frost last year, but so many of them were wasted that way so this year I hope to get them out earlier. The chooks really cleaned out the old garden and even flattened the compost pile so I won’t have much cleaning up of the garden before we till it. I am amazed what good little dirt turners they are. They have scratched up every inch of the garden area. That is why you don’t let chickens into your garden when something is growing there.
I am sounding rather hyper here, aren’t I? I said a while ago I have never been bored. Now I see why. I am where I think a boring day might be nice. A long day of nothing. Maybe just me, a hot bath and a good book. Sounds pretty wonderful. But that isn’t going to happen for a while. Next week I start a new Bible study for six weeks. Since it is going to be at my house this time I am going to have to do some cleaning. And some baking.
Our Sunday school class is going to a dinner theater and I am so excited about that. I love plays and musicals and things like that. This is a special one for Valentine’s Day.
My chooks are doing well in this bitter, cold weather. It doesn’t seem to affect them much. We do have a heat lamp on in the sub zero temps. They are still laying from three to five eggs a day. I still have to give eggs away because we cannot eat them fast enough. I notice someone is molting because I see a lot of loose feathers when I clean their coop. And it sure isn’t me!
Finished my granddaughter’s book. I find myself excited about reading the next one to see what is going to happen next to her main characters. She is a really good writer. As she matures I see her writing more and more and getting the public’s attention. Her book is geared toward middle school aged children, but she used some big words I had to look up.
Another snow is expected this weekend. Feed the birds. They can’t find food under the snow. I have the fattest birds and squirrels around because they are always feasting. The squirrels just look at me when I go out to fill the feeder and just keep on munching. I guess by now they know I don’t eat squirrel.
Here’s to sewing, quilting, knitting, reading and never being bored. Bye.