|Working my way through this big pile I have|
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Monday and Tuesday were spent preparing for the onslaught of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaac. The stores were packed with people. There was only one type of bread left and the battery section was pretty well stripped. Every basket was loaded down and when you looked, there were lots of chips and drinks and you'd think that they were planning for a Hurricane Party instead of disaster preparedness.
Now, we are "hunkered down" in our house hiding from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaac. We saw quite a bit of wind yesterday with the trees whipping around. So far today, lots of wind and not so much rain. The first rain we saw was this morning and it was more of a sprinkle or a heavy sprinkle. We are under Hurricane Warning, Tornado Warning and Flash Flood Warning. Scary. We lost power last night and got it back this morning so we were doing our best to keep up with things via the blackberry, emails and texts.
This storm brings back memories of Tropical Storm Allison that came in and just sat on us, just like this.
Spending quite a bit of time watching the Weather Channel. Really feel for those people down in Plaquemines Parish. Trying to remain calm and think positive. It's gonna be a long ordeal.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
So, do you keep track? What is your process?
I also have a spreadsheet of all the quilts I have made. The most recent one I finished, a green snail's trail, was the 108th quilt that I have quilted. That includes 48 of my own and 60 that I have done for others. What a shock! If I didn't have a spreadsheet, I would never have believed it!
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Here is a picture of the first quilt loaded on the frame and ready to start quilting.
This quilt is for DBF's sister-in-law. Her birthday was on Christmas Day, but I was just too buried to have hers done in time, so I did the next best thing. I gave her a birthday card with an IOU ONE BIRTHDAY QUILT in it. It's taken me forever, but I'm finally getting there. I've already made quilts for him, his parents, nephew, brother-in-law, niece, sister-in-law, niece, brother-in-law and now this final sister-in-law. Whew boy! And it only took me 2 years to do them.
Friday, August 10, 2012
|My new pantry cabinet full of fabric|
|The left side of the closet. You can see the floor!|
|The right side of the closet where all my fat quarters are.|
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Today, I finally discussed it with DBF. Why, you ask, did I not do this before now? Well, to be honest, I had to decide what I really wanted and what I really thought, before getting into that conversation. I thought it would be a difficult one, but it was not. When I brought it up, he immediately told me to "do it. It's a no-brainer."
If I go ahead and convert my air time to real years of service, then I'll be eligible to retire and walk away in January of 2013. But I'll also have the option to just enter DROP in January of 2013, which would allow me to make my money back and then some if I work 9 more months while still maintaining the ability to walk away whenever I want to. And even better, when the legislature brings up the retirement bills again, I would be beyond it.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
It was a long day of disassembling the frame at her house and then taking practically everything out of my sewing room and then disassembling my old frame and then re-assembling the new frame. Sounds all cut and dried, but you would have died to see how much came out of the sewing room . The bedroom was totally full of stuff in order to make room. This picture shows the room after the assembly and before moving all the stuff back in.