"...for we put the thought of all that we love into all that we make" ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Plugging Away!

September has been such a busy month for me- I'm just now catching up on so many things. Including swaps. I feel really bad that I go so far behind, and people are going to be getting stuff a little late. All I can say is, I tried my best! And I'm not going to flake on anyone. You'll get your swap- soon, I swear!!

I did get some done and ready to go. These are blocks for the "A Piece Of Work B" quilting bee on Flickr:

For Burntfingers: A Piece Of Work B

Block For AnnaWillett: A Piece Of Work B

It's my month to send out for the bee. I'll be headed to the post office tomorrow morning with those fabric packets!

We leave for vacation in one week! I have a list about 50 miles long of stuff that needs to be done before we leave, but I'm slowly working my way through it. I can't wait to hit the road! The biggest thing on the list was getting someone to watch the cat and the house. Our neighbor (the retired state trooper) is going to do it for us. I like having a police officer next door- it makes me feel so safe!

The one thing making these preparations a little icky: I have a head cold. I think I need to have a little tete-a-tete with ye olde physician about why I am sick ALL THE TIME. I don't have time to be sick and tired, and I haven't really felt perfectly healthy since I had strep in June.

The check engine light came on in my Jetta, so we took it in. A new thermostat, ignition coil and catalytic converter later, we're ready to roll! Thank goodness the catalytic converter was still covered under warranty- that alone would have been $1200! I think in the future we won't be buying another Volkswagen. LOVE the car, but it's really expensive to maintain.

Both of Dad's eyes are doing very well, and he is able to drive and do all sorts of stuff without glasses! It's a bit weird to look at him, though. I've never really seen him without glasses in my whole life :)

Off to finish up some more of the to-do list!


  1. I'm glad to hear your dad's doing well and sad to hear you're not. Hope you're feeling great for your trip! and I love how that purple block came out!

  2. Oh, I wanted to let you know that I've been putting the stripey binding on my halloween quilt and it's awesome! Thanks for the inspiring me to do that!