Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Flying geese, again

Instead of making a block today I made 28 flying geese. They'll finish to 6"x3" and will make the top and bottom border for the sample stars quilt. I used all purple fabrics from the stars, except for the dark green. That I threw it just because I could. One of those quilter's prerogative things. :-D I didn't square them up or anything, just ironed them and laid them out to look at. I'm into instant gratification, LoL!
Today's block was an hour glass or a Quarter Square Triangle (QST) and flying geese are along the same lines, so I figure it counts.

I also cut about 20 sets of charms for the monthly charm swap I host. I need to mail them back out by Friday, and I hadn't cut mine yet! The theme this month was Christmas fabrics. With 10 charms (5" squares of fabric) per "set" that's a lot of squares. With mine (which were mine, Mom's and Diantha's combined) we had 56 sets--or 560 squares for me to swap. I'm about half way through (45 minutes, sheesh) and taking a break because too sleepy Hannah was out of sorts and yelling at me. See her yelling? Actually she was crying abd blubbering and yelling, "Ba-ba-ba-bad! Da-da-da-ba-ba-ba...." When Mama is ignoring her pitiful plea she calls for Daddy...or Nana.

I can sympathize with her though. I am having one of those days where breathing is almost too overwhelming. When I'm tense I clean but when I am depressed I just kind of shut down. I have had to force myself to do everything today, even speaking was an effort. I feel like SUCH a whiner and in my head a voice is telling me to suck it up and be glad I'm not an army wife. And I am, and thankful! My husband's job is fairly safe. But this third shift was already hard and this week they've been making him work 12 hour shifts, 6:30pm-6:30am. I am basically alone all the time with the kids and it's starting to wear on all of us. Again, I am such a whiner. And on the other hand, if they actually let him keep the overtime it will be such a blessing.

Maybe now that I'm done ranting I can try to lay Hannah down, read to Jeremiah and finish swapping charms. I just know I'll be confused now and have to re-count every pile! LOL

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystory. Today is a present.

"The Lord will give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace"--Psalm 29:11

"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."--John 14:27


  1. Just remember Mark Lowry's favorite scripture... "And it came to pass..." Nothing comes to stay, it only comes to pass. Don't worry, everything will be alright!

  2. Lovely work. Nice to discover your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine!

  3. Oh wow do I remember the 12 hour days. Paul was working those 2006-2008. Overtime just got cut so he is working a lot less now, and even though I love having him home more I sure miss not having to worry over bills. As hard as it is, just try to remember they grow up so quick and soon you will miss all this time you have with them. Maybe try and set something special up every day, like coloring time or a special movie, something to look forward with just them. I know it is all you do is them, but if you plan time maybe just maybe it won't seem so overwhelming. I have been there with 3 little ones at a time, it really does get easier. I send my prayers your way.
    Love Jenn