December ufo wrapup

I did finish my December ufo in September: Paul’s quilt.


I am very pleased with it and showed it at my work.

I succeeding in finishing more than half my ufo projects: seven out of twelve!  Judy is changing her ufo challenge, so I will also be changing the way I do my thing.  Next week I will write a goal list for 2012.  I plan to start some new things and finish some old things.

Happy New Year!


anniversary present

So, I think I mentioned this top-secret project in passing a couple of times.  I couldn’t post because sometimes my husband reads my blog.  I made this little heart-shaped scrapbook for my husband for our 20th anniversary.

Here’s the first page: our wedding day.  He really liked it.  I made all the pages to fit inside this satin heart-shaped box that I bought on clearance last Valentine’s Day.

What is so hilarious to me is that I was sure he saw it.  If there was a big heart-shaped box that looked like it once held chocolates in it in any location in my house, I would have definitely looked in it at least once to make sure there were no more chocolates.  My husband never did. 

I also know he loves me because when he opened it, he never asked where the chocolates had gone.

May ufo finished!

Graduation is Friday and the party is Saturday.  The scrapbook is done.  Here is a few of my favorite pages.  The one above is obviously him learning to ride his bike.  The one below is about when he was little how he would obsessively line things up.  I loved that.

God’s message

I don’t know if God speaks to you through your radio, but he does to me.  Now, he doesn’t tell me when the world is going to end.  He knows this would be a bad thing to do because I am usually driving when he talks to me.  If He told me when the end of the world was coming, I would definitely crash my car.  But he does give me messages through songs.  This morning I was so worried about all the things going on in my life, mostly happy things, but still stressful.  Then suddenly, I hear:

You’re so mean, when you talk about yourself, you were wrong
Change the voices in your head, make them like you instead
So complicated, look happy, you’ll make it!

Perfect-by Pink

Yes, I am mean when I talk to myself.  So, I laughed at myself, and moved out of my little haze of anxiety. Nice pep talk!

Anyway, I do have a picture to share as well. Here is a page from the graduation scrapbook.

So here is my baby.  I love the picture in the lower left corner.  He looks so mischievous even though he is just newborn.  I actually think he is looking around.  As a baby, he always had his eyes wide open, taking in the whole world.

ufo number 9

I can’t believe it but I gave ufo number 9 away!  It was denim dress that I had had for a couple years.  I loved the long line of silver buttons.  However, it always made me look dumpy.  So, since then I have had some influx of clothing.  So I let it go. 

Since next month is graduation, I will really start working on my son’s graduation scrapbook: another ufo.  I bought a book now, and I have several pages done.  I want to have it on display at his party and I am not near done.  I also have a top secret project that has a due date soon (more to come on that).


Looking at etsy is so sad.  Everything is so inexpensive and so well done.  I wonder how I would ever sell anything with my chaotic work.
I’ve begun to realize that I am really working on are journals.  Here’s a list of journals, some complete some in progress:
Wardrobe (always in flux)
Price book (newest)
Red Quilt (done)
Eliott’s Quilt
I don’t know where this is going, but is the work I am excited about.