May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 NIV

Monday, March 10, 2008

Off To Warmer Climates

We leave Wednesday for California. There will be lots to do out there. The biggest job will be getting DS moved out with the rest of his stuff into his new apartment. Then there is the clean-up and readying of the townhouse for selling it. This is like the worst time in the world to put real estate on the market anywhere in the U.S. But it is what we need to do. We just hope the agent we have contacted will advise us sensibly about the price. By Monday, we hope to be on our way to Northern California to house-sit for other DS and his family. They are going off on a much anticipated trip to Hawaii. We want to get in a short visit before they leave since our ticket to come home is the day after they get back.

On the quilt front, I've been working on a BOM for I've completed the first three blocks. Most people are doing the project using needle-turn applique but I'm trying my hand at raw-edge invisible stitch applique. So far I am happy with it. It's a lot of "cutting and pasting" and sewing around leaves.

One day in a fit of frustration about an insurance issue, I retreated to my sewing area and produced a journal quilt about my car accident. It was a very calming and freeing experience. I might try my hand at more journal quilts.

It's great to have day-light savings time back. Spring can't be to far behind. In the meantime, I'm hoping for warm weather in California.