Tuesday, July 7, 2009

ALL Work and NO Play!

I guess it had to happen sometime. Yes, today was a day for work, and I'm sorry to say, I have no quilting play time results to show you. Maybe tomorrow. I have one more day off work, and I'm determined to have a fun day, especially now that I've gotten my housework done!

I was up around 9 a.m. and started cleaning about an hour or so later. Here it is, a little after midnight, and I'm finally done--except I have one more quilt to hang, but that will have to wait for now.

Spring and Easter--all lingering remnants and vestiges were packed away today. I found two bunnies lurking at the back of the china hutch, attempting to escape notice, but they were soon captured and sent to the bunny cave until next spring. Summertime has arrived at my house--not quite in time for the 4th of July, but I like a patriotic theme for summer anyway.

I don't really know what got into me, but I thought I'd better do some major cleaning while I had the chance, so I took blinds and shutters outdoors to be washed, stripped table coverings and linens and tossed them in the washing machine, and dusted and vacuumed places that I often skip over.

Some of you have mentioned that you enjoy seeing photos of the places in my kitchen I like to decorate, and since the story of my day is a bit of a yawner, I took a few photos to share. See those white teapots with the copper covers in the photo above? THREE of them? Yeah, I gotta stop buying those at the thrift store. Three is definitely a COLLECTION; four would be a cry for help.

This is that little shelf thing from the thrift store that hangs over my stove. I like polka dots--and yellow and blue! I need to put something in the little blue pot, but I don't know what yet. I also have summer silk flowers and foliage that hasn't been unpacked yet--maybe I'll find something there--a big yellow sunflower, perhaps?

Time for me to go to bed, but first--time to take some Tylenol PM. After cleaning all day, there are bound to be a few aches and pains. Maybe more than a few. Maybe I'm just one big ball of aches and pains. But at least the house is clean!


Gran said...

Wow! I have been away from my usual routines and missed your blog yesterday and just read this evenings post. I am always impressed with your talent and enjoy your work so much.

I think I see another class coming on :0)


Heckety said...

Wow! Please come visit any time if you are that into cleaning? I like your collection of pots, very cheerful! Thrift shops are, unfortunately, almost as addictive as patchwork and quilting..or am I just bad?

Fiesta said...

I am looking forward to seeing what you make now that you are done cleaning. I just clean a little bit each day so I can sew.

Cindy said...

I just love your blog - you're so fun - LOVE your work and your sense of humor!! If the line is forming on the cleaning stuff, I'm in.


quiltmom said...

You have such a great eye for things that go together- It does look so summery- and love the polka dotted pots - so Mary Englebreit like...
I have some bunnies lurking around perhaps it is my turn to get them put away. I can see I have some more sorting and cleaning lurking on my horizon...
I spent yesterday in my sewing room- putting away fabric, thread and sorting sorting sorting.
It is much tidier and I now can find the fabrics I need for my new projects.
I love the new quilt you are working on- I am thinking of using it with some star fabrics- we shall see-
Hope you are not hurting today and enjoy the day quilting.

Tamara said...

Wow, you sure tackled a huge project on your day off. Aches and pains I am familiar with packing and unpacking a house seems to find all of them unused muscles or create ones a person never knew exsisted. Enjoy your last day off sewing ;)