Thoughts about knitting, gardening, birds, books, family and friends
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Its sunny but cold today. We had a good storm last week Thursday and Friday that left about 18 inches of snow on the ground.
The kids had Friday off and Thursday my darling daughter picked up the kids so I wouldn't have to go out in the storm. So I got four uninterrupted days to straighten out the mess that was my sewing/craft room. It always gets trashed over Christmas as that is where all the presents get wrapped and the normal decorative items get stored.
I got rid of a boatload of old knitting magazines and cleared out a shelf on the bookshelf to house all the notions needed for sewing, thus clearing off the sewing table.
Clear table with happy pin cushions waiting for me.
Today I took advantage of hubby going to work and oiled the machine and changed the needle and sat down for some much needed practice. Got to know my machine again and sewed on a simple little Christmas quilt
. Straight lines and turning corners. Perfect practice.
I love being retired and having the time to pursue all the things I had to put aside while I was raising a family and working full time. I am able to be there for my children and grandchildren, read as much as I can, watch old movies, garden like crazy, knit till my fingers bleed, take walks and bike rides with my DH, and did I mention read, read, read.