Friday, January 19, 2007

What a week

Well here is part of the after math of cleaning out my MIL apartment. My husband has been boxing and bagging the stuff, bringing it home and I have been sorting through, putting aside, and getting things ready for Goodwill. This is a pile of stuff I will take to Goodwill today. There are a few more boxes in the back bedroom. I know there will be more later but this is a healthy start. Fortunately she had to downsize through the past years so there is not as much as there could be.

I started working on a brown/pink quilt. I am following the Scrappy Mountain Majesties, from our beloved Bonnie's Quiltville site. I think it will turn our nicely.
I have started making this small table runner, (if you can call such a small item a runner), for her birthday. I have to just quilt it. I need it done by Tuesday which should not be a problem.


I have also started quilting on my first quilt for an hour quilt that Judy posted. Her quilts have been so much fun to make. I really like her instructions, they are very precise and easy to follow. I hope she continues with this after she is all settled into her new digs. She has been very busy with the move. I have decided to do baptist fans. My first time I have tried this with my Hartley fence. I think it is going along okay. I have a terrible habit of being to hard on myself.
As you can see I have been keeping very busy. I will get back to work next week. Life will return to normal, my house will bet cleared out and clean. Have a great week-end. I did finish the binding on my Gratitude's quilt and will post a picture when I can get one.
One last thing, today is my anniversary on quiting smoking. I have not smoked for 20 years today. I can not say I don't miss it, I do!!! I have come to the conclusion that I will start smoking again if I am diagnosed with a terminal illness or turn 95. I have informed my daughter that on my 95th birthday she can buy me a pack of cigarettes for my birthday present.



11 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

You have been a busy girl this week and all that sorting really is a chore. Congratulations on quitting smoking those many years ago when it was the thing. I've been smoke free for 8 years next month.

Leah S said...

Congrats on the 20 years! I hope you're 95 before you find a reason to smoke. :)

Jeanne said...

It'll be 13 years for me come summer, and I'd start again in the blink of an eye if I could! sigh ... I like your age 95 plan!
Jeanne

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Cleaning my Mom house was so hard on me. Now I have boxes all over my house. I also have alot of her crafty items displayed. The best is having her dog Max.

It is good to keep busy and getting back to your routines.

Fiona said...

Can't be easy sorting through those belongings. Congratulations on your 20 years since quitting.

Libby said...

Happy Annivesary -- for me 7 years and I'll be right there with you at 95.

Holly said...

Wow, 20 years - good for you!

Shelina said...

My goodness, you have been busy. Sorting my own stuff is a chore, I can't imagine having to go through someone else's stuff.

Congratulations on quitting smoking. I've never smoked and I would think after 20 years, you would feel like a nonsmoker. I didn't know it was the same as alcohol, once an alcoholic always an alcoholic.

You have been making lots of quilty progress. Good for you!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I'm sure all the boxes and decisions are overwhelming. I'm praying for peace for your spirit. The fact that you even remember that today is your 20 YEAR anniversary of quitting smoking speaks volumes of what an accomplishment this is to you. Congratulations!! My son was a smoker, which I didn't know until a recent accident and subsequent hospitalization. He was forced, by circumstances, to quit. Now, he proudly claims quitting as one of his accomplishments; I am so proud that he conquered that addiction, and even more so that he's proud of that, too!

quiltpixie said...

love the table "runner" the red V's are perfect!

Su Bee said...

What a week indeed - you are incredibly strong to be able to stay focused on any one thing, let alone all that. Congratulations on 20 yrs! I'll hit 20 yrs this summer, b ut luckily I don't miss it.