Thursday, September 21, 2017

SEASON OF ORANGE AND NEW STUDIO ARRANGEMENT


Tomorrow is the last day of summer and this year it can't come soon enough for me. I will probably have to resort to putting on the ac this afternoon...it's already getting uncomfortable. Although, I will miss summer flowers.

As I told you before, the season of orange has appeared...





I even covered my keyboard with a fall mini-quilt...

But, here's the real change...my studio. Linus and Lucy really appreciate being close to the window because they can hear and sing with the other birds...


I like the new arrangement because I have much more room to move around...



Today is Empire Quilter's work day for me. I hope to finish another stuffy, write up instructions for these little dolls,

(Aren't they cute?), create and send newsletter articles, finish preparing for the October Fun with Fabric Workshop AND figure out what November's workshop will be?????

Just a few things to keep me busy...and this list doesn't include any of the other projects I have going!!

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

SNAFU


Yesterday was about like most of the other days I have been having lately!!! I was going to pick up my youngest at JFK Airport at 2:30 in the afternoon. The flight didn't get in until 7:00 in the evening amidst lots of rain and wind.

Once I found out that his flight was delayed, I did some grocery shopping as well as running a couple other errands before waiting in line outside the airport to hear that he had not only landed but collected the luggage.

Well, quite some time after the plane had landed,  I texted him and he said his luggage was lost! Turned out that his, and a couple other folks on the same plane, luggage wound up on a different carousel with another flight's luggage. He finally found it and I was able to drive in and pick him up.

Of course, by the time I got back to the apartment complex, there were no parking spots. Luckily, another son had parked his truck in my area because when he came back on Saturday, due to marathons, there was no place to park near his apartment. So he came over and picked up his truck leaving me with a parking spot!

Needless to say, by the time I got home (traffic on the Belt was still a mess at 8:30pm) and parked, my mind was too fried to try to post a blog.

Today's not much better. Along with that is the fact that I have absolutely no energy...could be the mid 80's temperatures along with high humidity...I never do well with that combination. It's going to be warmer tomorrow...think I will put the ac back on.

I did clean the apartment today and reorganized my studio space. I actually did it because my two parakeets are normally in the back of the apartment where there isn't a lot of daylight. So, I moved their cage to sit in front of one of my windows. They carried on a conversation with the birds outside who were visiting the bird feeder I have out!

I will take some photos tomorrow and you can see how things have changed. I seem to have lots more room to move around and I like that aspect.

Well, that's it for today...
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Monday, September 18, 2017

JOSE COMING FOR A VISIT, NOTEBOOKS AND THE DOLLHOUSE COTTAGE!

Flowers were blooming in abundance all over today as I walked to and back from the subway. I went into the city today to meet with the Auspicious Stitches Group. They decided to go through their stash of supplies. In the end I think they kept most of the supplies but organized so it was easy to find things.

I have to say that the humidity was really high...and my bones let me know. The remnants of Jose are visiting us beginning tomorrow so there's going to be a lot of rain, coastal flooding, high seas and wind.

I stopped in to The Flying Tiger Store (I absolutely love this store!) because I needed an umbrella (I left my other one in Lady J) and I knew they had quality ones for very little money. Of course, I picked up a few notebooks. One of my weaknesses is notebooks. All kinds. Put them on sale and I have a hard time resisting. One look at my notebook container and you will understand my weakness! I couldn't resist this one for only a couple bucks...


My youngest son is flying back from a vacation in New Orleans. I hope he makes it before the weather is really bad which, if the forecast is right, he should well before the worst of it hits.

So this past weekend I enjoyed watching football...college on Saturday and NFL on Sunday. When I say I watch, I really am doing something else...like surfing, or sewing, or crocheting, etc...but listening to the announcers. Although when the crowd yells, I will look up, especially at the replays.

I guess listening to football puts me in a frame of mind that lets me relax and do things that I want to do...can't ever remember paying bills while watching/listening to football!! I did work on my dollhouse cottage. I am finally working on the bedroom. Here's the bed and the bedsit at the end of the bed...


Today was the first day of getting back into a more normal routine including exercise, walking, working on specific projects, etc. One major improvement I need to make is my photography so I have been reading lots of information on taking good pictures for ebooks as well as for Etsy. I think I need to make a special photography box and line it with super white paper...or white felt. Not sure which will be best. One will bounce light and the other will absorb it. I may need both.

Well, it's time to put my youngest son's birds (cockatiels) to bed...as well as my parakeets.
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