Friday, August 9, 2013

This evening's blog post is bought to you by necessity. I am being held captive to the 10 min blog promise. However, as I have simply no brain cells left (yes, sleep deprivation strikes again!) then I will simply ramble on about nothing until the 10 mins are up.

Anyway this evening I celebrated the 50th birthday of a very dear but not always so near friend of mine that I have known since the dreaded teen years. In fact, I think that she's probably one of the few friends I have since high school. And it was a lovely night. Such a lovely way to end what has been a very trying week. Well, month.  Just what I needed given how deflated I'm feeling of late.

So this blog post is not overly interesting reading, and has taken me a surprisingly long time to write. And I still don't quite know how to end. But I have at least managed to do my time.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

So last night Pingu issued me a challenge. I am to write for 10 minutes a day. On anything. In the absence of inspiration he's got a random idea generator spreadsheet for me. The truth is that will probably be as effective as any ideas that I might come up with on my own!

Anyway, in true Car style I said "challenge accepted". Well actually I think I mumbled something that equated to "thazzzz a good ideaaaa" because I was seriously sleep deprived when this challenge was issued. Had Pingu challenged me to bungee jump I may even have accepted that at that stage. I was seriously sleepy! Fortunately it was not quite such a life threatening challenge, but one that I may live to regret nevertheless. Because it does mean that I will have to actually produce SOMETHING every day. Which is difficult because usually my brain's response to the question "Well Catherine, what shall you write about today?" is "___________ .. where's the pizza?".

However, I am a person who is true to my word, and if I can't be true to my word I at least pretend to be for the first few days. Therefore, here is my first 10 minutes of writing! Nothing spectacular at all. Just 10 minutes worth of words.

Now, if only I knew how to write an ending!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

New years resolutions

This year I made only one new years resolution - that was to finish more projects than I begin. I have a number of nearly finished projects to work my way through but of course kick started the year with a new project... oops. 

But that's ok because I DID finish it!  I made the parents a small stained glass quilt. I was quite happy with it in the end, but don't look too closely at it.  

The fun part was tracing the design and putting colours together.

The not so fun part was putting all the bias binding around edges to give the stained glass effect.  I think it was at about this stage I started calling the frog some really bad names. Poor frog.

However, as I said - I was quite happy with the end result despite the flaws. And more importantly it is FINISHED! Huzzah!

I'm looking forward to more quilting this year. Though maybe when it cools off a bit as my sewing room is a just bleah at the moment.