I'm robbing time from chores (yay!) to write. Does it ever feel like you are doing nothing but chores, chores, and endless to-dos? All work and no fun makes us DULL. I don't know about you, but it gives me the feeling that time is scurrying by, and I never even visited with it!
Today I am stopping the scurrying!!!
This day, I choose to grab hold of some of those 1440 minutes passing me by, and using them for snippets of fun! I must! Must you, too???
So, my first little snip was writing a letter to my friend. As I began, very similar to this post, it hit me like the second hand on a clock knocking me down - in order to feel satisfied and like I have enjoyed this life, that enjoyable things must be mixed in with the un-enjoyable. It's true.
Try it today and see if you don't feel happier all day long. (Will your husband recognize you?) lol
This is what I am doing with little snips of minutes between chores....
Which will eventually look something like this....
You can get the pattern here, one block each month = FREE, 'cuz Bloggerinas are very nice and helpful and kind and generous and love for every other Bloggerina to join in their fun. (What a cute quilt you will have at the end of twelve little months, that you know are already on a good head start to zooming past us.)
And just to prove their kindness even more, look what you could actually win if this Bloggerina picks your comment for her giveaway....
Sew much fun!!! And it all just takes the dullness of life's busy work and makes it bright and cheerful!
Oh... and I just found this, like a sunken treasure in a sea of blogs...
Have you ever tried diet Squirt? On a whim, I brought a six-pack home with me from the market (yes, their marketing ploy of setting them right on the end of the baking aisle worked!). It's my newest addiction!
Oh! and in case you didn't know this (I just discovered it myself), our darling quilt store owner has Tutorial Tuesday. The projects are unique and she (Suzanne) gives wonderful pictures and instructions!
I'm cooking two 18-pound turkeys this afternoon, so we can GOBBLE GOBBLE with leftovers - wish me luck!
Congratulations to all my winners!!! It's going to be a fun day for me putting all your surprises together! Be sure to send me your addresses if you haven't done that yet. Thanks!!! Be watching your mailboxes! :)
No pictures of them, but two quilts are sitting patiently in the quilter's workroom; I just dropped them off!!!! One of thOse quilts - for a soldier -- has been in my sewing room for 5 years.
But not anymore!
You know how good it feels to finally get some projects almost completed!
Hope your projects are skedaddling out your sewing room, too!!!! :)
But... just in case you are a glutton for punishment, as most of us quilters/sewers are... I have a SURPRISE!!!
A GIVEAWAY!!! Now, here's the lowdown on it: Not all of the patterns are new, but they are all complete. Some are brand new, never been used, and some of the rulers still have the plastic wrap on them. These items were ones that I decided I could let go into someone else's grasp. This is what happens when you feel good about getting your sewing room back in order - you want someone else to feel good, too. :)
So... surprise... I hope YOU win!!!
Here's the picture of what will be given away. The surprise will be if I decide to give all of it to one person, or two, or three, or.... Who knows??? Oh, and you know how I adore surprises. I just love, love, love them... so... I am adding one or two or three that I did not take pictures of... grin grin
If any of this needs to be in your hands, then me leave a COMMENT telling me why I should pick YOU above all others. Then, come back on Saturday afternoon, this Sat, January 22nd, and see if you won!
You know I want only the best for you, my greatest ever Bloggerinas. So... to keep us all around and healthy for 2011, here is a recipe that is sure to get some of those must-have veggies...
It's from Take-Out Tonight! by good ol' Weight Watchers. (If only one of us had invented that gig!!!) It doesn't taste diet-y so don't worry about that. In fact, don't worry about anything, because it just doesn't change a thing... but prayer will! :)
Anyhoo, this is mighty simple for us busy Bloggerinas....(Click on it to get a bigger picture, so you can read the recipe. Or... You may find it at your local library, like I did.)
Get your brown rice (or Ramen noodles) to cooking.
Be sure to have everything all sliced and diced, because once you begin cooking it is a quick process and all sauces and veggies need to be at the ready.
If you are actually on Weight Watchers, then you'll need to add one extra point.
(Weight Watchers... don't sue me for copying this recipe... maybe they'll join your club!) :)
11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.
Happy New Year??? Is it? Mine has been busy with after-Christmas-before-spring cleaning. It feels soooo good! You know the feeling! All that clutter is now visiting Salvation Army and Goodwill till its new owners come along and buy them all. And ... Jesus... God the Father sent that beloved Son for us - every last and dreadful sin, nailed to the cross, and we are now children and heirs with Him. Isn't that something to ponder in our hearts this January (and every month, every year... till eternity)?!!!
Anyhoo, I've missed my Bloggerinas and decided I simply had to postpone errands for ten minutes so I could say "HI!".
(PS... Not that I want anyone looking at my flabby arms... but... I'm working on those babies. What are you working on? - Notice I didn't say what resolution, cuz that is nothing but a pencil moving across paper. Action, Sisters, that's what we need. One thing at a time. Choose one. How are your arms???)