Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Blah, Blah, Blah

I'm feeling just slightly grumpy today, and I don't know why. Maybe it's because the weather's beautiful, and I would have preferred to not come into work today. But then when DON'T I prefer not to come into work?! So maybe that's not it. The item on that Post-It note in my last post--the one about sleep?--maybe that's it. Around about this time of the week, I start to fade a little bit because I have to get up at the crack of dawn (6:45 a.m.) for work and I can't seem to manage to get to bed before around 1 a.m.

And speaking of that Post-It note, the item about eating? No, that's not me. I really wouldn't forget to eat, and the less time I have, the higher the fat and calorie counts tend to be. Today, though, I'm sitting here eating a relatively healthy lunch--Lemon Grass Chicken Salad (butter lettuce, sliced teriyaki chicken breast, and a bit of cabbage and cooked spaghetti-type noodles with a lemon grass dressing). Since I was running a little ahead of schedule this a.m. (okay, really I was just about on time, but for me, that's early; people in my office always make such a big deal out of it if I come in before 9:05, and I just don't need all that attention), I stopped by LaBou for the salad and an iced latte. (We won't mention the almond croissant--I'm in denial.) Maybe all this healthy lettuce and chicken breast will perk me up a bit. (Another latte would perk me up more, I bet!)

I also thought maybe some retail therapy would help. Thousands of Bolts . . . Only One Nut seemed like a good place to start. If you're a quilter and have never visited this online shop, try it--you'll like it! It's almost like not spending any money at all. Almost. Well, unless you buy something like 10 or 12 yards. But still . . . . He doesn't carry new stuff, but it's a good resource if you're trying to find something older or even just fabric for backs. Just don't go and order what I did. I once told a friend about a fabric I ordered and knew she'd like; somehow, even though her order went in several hours after mine, they filled hers first and she got most of the fabric they had. So if you order and they have a comment box, please put in "Fill Kim's order first just in case I've ordered the same thing," okay? Or, better yet, order a couple extra yards and say, "Send the "xyz" fabric to Kim in grateful appreciation for telling me about your site."

As it turned out, the retail therapy didn't seem to perk me up a whole lot because that fabric's not in my hands yet, but at least I know it's coming. Ah, but tonight I have a Jo's Little Women Club meeting and I will be surrounded with fabric just crying out for a little attention, whispering, "take me home, take me home." And it's a well-known fact that we're not really responsible for doing what the voices in our heads tell us to do, right? That's my position, anyway, and I'm sticking to it!

But if I'm still not feeling all happy and perky after that, and another latte doesn't help, then maybe I'd better just get a little sleep tonight. I've been staying up late working on the sashing for my latest quilt top--I'll post a photo of it so far. Keep in mind that these pieces are just stuck up on my design wall and not sewn together yet, so it's not a sign of me sewing crooked seams in the wee hours of the morning. I have a feeling, though, that after I get home, I'll just wander into the Sweat Shop for a few minutes, and before I know it, I'll be feeling all happy and perky. And then I'll look at the clock and see that it's 1 a.m. again.


Anonymous said...

I just discovered you blog recently, and enjoy your bright outlook. I really like the way the quilt is coming together. The sashing really gives it movement. Hope you are able to get some sound sleep tonight so you can feel perky again. Mary

Anonymous said...

Kim, your blocks are crooked !!! Guess that is why you're so grabby today.

Guess who?

Patti said...

Oh, marvelous blocks! And such neat sashing and cornerstone fabric. And I love the Sharon Craig Twist and Turn setting. Oh, what's that you say? You didn't mean to do them that way? Why not - it would be original!

Patti said...

Oh dear - do I feel stupid! That's what I get for reading your posts backwards. Here I was trying to make a funny, and it turns out you really were doing the twist and turn setting. My face now matches the red sweater I wore to work today! That will teach me!

I really do love the blocks though - and the setting!

Happy Zombie said...

I love your quilt and that setting is killer!!!!!!!

Deb said...

The quilt blocks are great~what a beautiful job!
Thanks for the fabric link.