This morning I was sitting in the Sweat Shop quilting in my PJs around 11:30 when my husband told me our friends, Terry and Lisa, were going to stop by sometime during the afternoon. Terry's a mechanic and is always looking for cars he can repair and sell quickly--for a profit, of course--and our neighbor had one to sell.
I quickly did a mental inventory of all the things I'd like to have done before they arrived--like maybe take a bath, get dressed, straighten up the house, clean out the kitty liter box--you know the kind of stuff I mean, right?
And what did I decide was the MOST IMPORTANT thing to do? The thing that absolutely HAD to be done first? Decorating for Valentine's Day, of course! So, I got the new quilt up on the wall and decorated the Valentine tree. There are a few more things I'll probably want to do to get ready for the big occasion (like shaving my legs), but at least the quilt and the tree are up and ready. And notice the bunny at the base of the tree? I'm not sure when Easter is this year, but I thought I'd just cover all my bases. Just in case my husband whisks me off to Europe for a month or so as a surprise Valentine's Day gift. Or my appendix bursts. Or something. You never know, but it's important to be ready!
And talking about decorating for the many holidays, I was driving home from work a week or two ago, listing to the radio, and the DJ was talking to a caller who was ranting about a woman he knew who decorated for every single holiday. And they were kind of making it sound like that was a BAD thing! I got a little worried for a second or two, but then the caller explained that this obviously insane woman decorated for ALL holidays ALL the time--she kept everything out all year long. Whew! Nope, not me! What a relief! I was starting to think maybe I was a little crazy!
By the way, I had a nice email from the designer of the Hearts and Pines quilt, Karie Hougard. She said someone had seen the quilt on my blog and tracked her down to order a pattern. If you're interested in that quilt or other designs by her (I have another one of her patterns called Snow Crystals--she does nice work!) just click on the "Hearts and Pines" at the beginning of this paragraph and it will take you to her website.
Thanks for taking the time to visit with me!