Friday, August 8, 2014

United we Stand is Finally Finished!

Cindy on the left; me on the right
...and is now named, "Long May it Wave"! It was gifted to my dear friend Cindy who retired today from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, after more than 28 years of faithful and dedicated service. She and I were pseudo-liaisons between our two offices and our relationship evolved over the years into friendship! I'm so happy for her I could bust, but I know I'll be picking up the phone or sending an email next week saying, "Can you fix this?"

Holy cow, what happened to July?

I mean, it has 31 days, right? Well, I'll tell you: two grandkids, two trips out of town, and more company. AND it's HOT and STICKY! The good news is that we'll have air conditioning next week (she says prayerfully).

Monday, July 7, 2014

July Goals

The year is half over and I am no where near where I wanted to be with my quilting goals, but I'm not surprised. I tend to be a bit "SQUIRREL!" when it comes to family life until I've had so much of it I retreat to the Bottoms Up! Studio. This past week was no exception. We went to Memphis on Thursday to prepare for my sister's annual fireworks celebration and cookout. The hubster and I cooked for 3 days. On Sunday, we picked up our step-granddaughters in Nashville and brought them home today for 2 weeks of fun.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

June 2014 Progress Report

Hello, Peeps! Hope it hasn't been too hot or soggy in your 'hoods. The temps haven't been as bad as they could be, but we've had a good bit of rain and it alternates between soggy and pleasant around here.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Just call me "Drama Mama" AND halfway-through-the-month progress report

It's been a wacky month here in our neck of the woods. Until this weekend I have not spent much time in the Bottoms Up! Studio. Due to the lack of air conditioning, I have to schedule my time in the studio in the mornings before it gets too hot. Last weekend I wanted to make a lot of headway because it was cooler due to a lot of rain we had that week and I scheduled a vacation day for Monday.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

June Goals

Ah...June. Summer. Heat. Humidity. All that.

I'm struggling with the goal-setting this month after last month's failure to meet the goals I set for myself for May. While mindful of impending deadlines, I spent the warmer and muggier parts of May going down that rabbit hole that is Pinterest. And the Blogger's Quilt Festival. And other quilting blogs in general.