Tuesday, November 9, 2010

They Call Me MRS. Crabbypants

Well, okay, that's what they'll be calling me tomorrow.

I have to check in for our Southwest flight at 6:30 a.m., which means I need to roll out of bed at 6:15. Why me? The hubs goes up to bed at 9:00 (that's correct, that is not a typo), with a book. In the meantime, I've got laundry to finish, cleaning to touch up, packing lists to create, soakers in the sink. Men! I want to be one, and I want to be married to me.

Took the sewing machine in for it's one year old check up on Saturday, so there hasn't been any sewing going on here. There could be, I do have another machine, but with everything else going on, it was best to just set it aside for what will amount to two weeks. (I'll be a raving lunatic by next Wednesday....oh, perfect....that's when I was called for jury duty.)

In case you're wondering how I've managed to survive without my quilting creative outlet.....

I took this

 and with about 5 hours free time on my hands on Sunday
assembled the copper and turquoise Christmas tree in our bedroom. Sorry I don't have a great full view shot yet. No time, and bad lighting. But I'll send one along when I can get the picture.

For now, I really need to spend a few minutes tidying up, check my to-do list, and hit the sheets--6:15 comes early when you aren't really expecting it.

I'll likely post from the road. This month's Follower Appreciation winner is going to receive a fabulous prize picked up somewhere in the lovely, warm state of Florida. (And no, I will not send an alligator). We will begin that giveaway on my return next week.

In the meantime, stay warm, keep your nose to the grindstone on those quilty Christmas gifts, and enjoy your week.


  1. Your tree is just lovely... I agree MEN!!

  2. Have a good trip. Your tree looks good, I love the colour combination you used.

  3. I love the comment "I want to be married to me" - good plan!! The copper and turquoise is a beautiful combination. If you get to Deland visit the quilt shop there, www.quiltshopofdeland.com
    Judy Hansen has some wonderful things (and provides seating and chocolate brownies for DH, or did when I was there!) Enjoy.

  4. I know how you feel! We just moved to a new apartment and of course hubs set up his computer area right away and was able to play his games. While I had to set up the kitchens, bathrooms, decorating, etc etc etc. My sewing area still isn't set up!!! How do they get away with this?!

    Anyway, I love your tree. You should post a pic of the entire tree. It's so pretty! Have fun, and try to relax!

  5. The tree is stunning! Can't wait to see a picture of the whole thing.

    I am a firm believer that every woman needs a wife!

    Hope you enjoy your time in FL. I lived in Miami for a few years and was more than happy to go to the beach at Christmas!

  6. What a gorgeous tree! Love the copper and turquoise together.

  7. I've just discovered your wonderful blog! AND your fantabulous gingerbread house. My friend and I are into our second year making our houses - we love it. Did you make those wonderful bakers on top of your house???? Would love to do something similar - can you help with how you achieved them? Cheers Anita in Melbourne, Australia


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