April 29, 2013

Making Lemons Into Lemonaid

Spring has finally come I suspect! If by looking at all the lovely flowers is a way to tell; I think we made it! Our tree's are leafing out and the birds are going nuts with the "chirping" (always the chirping"!!!). Don't get me wrong I love birds, just sometimes it feels like they are thinking the louder I chirp the better mate I will get! I'm thinking that a girl bird is thinking; Not Him, He is Way Too Loud! LoL
O.K. since last I posted I've been working on a quilt for one of the niece's that is going to be married soon; and cleaning up after the basement got flooded. We were very Blessed, a few things (very few) got ruined; but mostly it was cleaning and drying things out. Every Spring/Summer/early Fall we have the use of secondary water; this is for non-drinking, to be used to water gardens, grass, etc. Anyway long story short one of these taps was left on so when the  outside water was turned on this tap was open full blast. The ground got soaked and overflowed the sidewalk; taking it right down our basement steps and into the basement. The drain couldn't keep up with the water that was coming in; thus a flooded basement! 
So, I decided that since we had to take out all my odds/ends of stuff from the sewing room anyway why not paint! Oh, and while we are at it; let's update the baseboards (which we have been working on thru out the house). DD came last Monday and using me as her helper; (I'm a terrible painter!) we cut in and then painted the walls, then trim (the stuff that was already there, not the baseboards, yeah, we didn't do that until after the painting was done!), then after she picked up the two little grands from school.... we did a second coat! She is sooo totally fast! She needs to go into business! Soooo;
Pictures!!!So these are just the outer area's of the room... I still have furniture etc; in the center waiting to be moved back out of the room.... sooo tomorrow the carpet comes! Yes!!! 
I will take pictures of the completed room after carpet/furniture has been moved 
back into the room. I have decided to rearrange the furniture, hopefully it will be
more comfortable and more conducive to sewing. When I told my DD that I was 
going to rearrange things; she laughed and told me that she is soooo my daughter!
Oh, I've also been helping with a cause that is near and dear to my heart. One of our
fellow Stake members (someone who goes to our Church) was diagnosed with Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma. Which is a very rare, but aggressive cancer, accounting for 1 % of all Lymphoma cancers. Anyway, he has gone thru 7 rounds of chemo treatments (since last Fall). And will be needing a Stem Cell Transplant soon. Brother Brian Stettler is a wonderful man, husband, father and church member!  A bunch of neighbors, church members and friends are putting together a huge garage sale fundraiser on May 18, 2013. It will be held at the Layton, Utah K-Mart parking lot (2010 North Main Street Layton, Utah). 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Anyone from this area who would like to come we welcome one and all. There are all sorts of things
available. Come support a wonderful cause. All money will be donated to the family. Any other monetary contributions; can be made at American First Credit Union; in Brian K or Nancy Stettler's name. Also if you want you can go to this facebook account (I don't do facebook; so I don't know what it's called! LoL)   www.facebook.com/brianstettler2013 
I will try to remember to take some pictures to show you on that day.
Happy sewing! 
Remember to take a break from sewing every 25-30 minutes or so; get up and move around, better for your back, legs, shoulders etc. Try doing some stretches... it couldn't hurt.