Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mid December

Oh my heavenly stars!  Here it is the middle of December and I'm not even close to being ready for Christmas. How did it get here so quickly? I guess I'm going to have to get into gear and get moving. I did put up a tree of sorts - a quilted one on my table. It's only a small tree and it only has 3 ornaments and a star. You might have seen it here on a blog post when I finished it. But in case you didn't, here it is again.

It is currently hanging on a table stand on my dining room table. I can glance at it while eating meals. It's the only decorating I've done so far - guess I should get busy. But you know, I think I've really been busy enough. I need to get my quilt guild's web page updated and I'm still working full time. But hey, it keeps me off the streets and out of trouble.

Looks like the temps will be in the freezing bracket tomorrow morning. Guess I'd best be ready to defrost the car before heading to work. With luck it won't be too bad.

We're definitely in winter mode here now. We've had some major rain and now it looks like some good solid frost will be next. Yep, it's December!

Well, I'm going to sign this off and will write more another day. Till then, have fun and stay out of trouble.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

December already!

How on earth did we get to December already? Seems like just yesterday we celebrated the new year. Guess I've been that busy. Between quilt guild, Eastern Star, work and home, I stay pretty busy.

I've made it through the month of November fairly unscathed. Was debatable about crossing river yesterday, but I made it and the river stayed below flood warning. The morning didn't look good as the river was rising at one foot per hour. That's a lot of water! It finally trickled down to a half foot per hour which was nice for me as I could get home before dark and with mostly dry conditions.

November was installation season for Eastern Star and I made most of the ones I wanted to. I won't be making the last one for my district as the river is heading up again and I"m not getting stuck on the other side! Been there, done that, don't care to do it again.

My quilt guild will be meeting this coming week and our UFO project just really didn't get off the ground. We had way more quilts to go and unless a miracle occurs, they are not all getting done by December's meeting. I know I didn't finish all of mine. I feel pretty good about my percentage of finished though. I made it through 77% of my list. I have a portion of the other 23% almost done, but they won't make it for this year. Still have to do my Christmas block for guild and I have a couple other projects lefts that will need finishing first.

I was installed as Worthy Matron of my chapter for the ensuing year of 2013 in November. Now I need to finish off the first newsletter of the year and get it mailed out. May even start printing this weekend. Have to do labels and fold the newsletters. Have to put the dues envelopes in them and I can't use staples since the post office put them on the "Don't under any circumstances use staples" list. Would have made it  a lot easier.

Off to work on my projects. Have to finish the laundry and then I can my stuff. Take care and I'll try to do better in posting.