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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Let There Be Light? Nope.

Something all of us quilters wish we had more of?  Time, right? I just received an advertisement for a book I just might invest in. It is "Twice as Much in Half the Time - Secrets to Simplifying Your Life," by Amy Jones. Sounds good to me!

I flipped on the light switch here in my computer/sewing room this morning, bight flash then darkness. Both the light bulbs in the fixture I switched on went out, POOF!, just like that. I thought I had some spare bulbs but haven't been able to locate them if I do. Rats! Today was going to be a sewing day. So, I am trying to wait patiently for the new bulbs to arrive with my husband.

Since we all decided that the family was too large to buy gifts for everyone, Christmas isn't nearly as exciting.  Writing checks to the grandchildren that live far away just isn't as much fun!  My mother did get me a gift though, 25 fat quarters and two more books on quilting for my library. She picked up the FQs at a thrift shop but I don't care.  After I got them home though and was removing the labels to wash them, oh my! I'm a non-smoker so the smoke scent really hit me.  I was very disappointed thinking I'd probably end up having to toss them. I took a chance and Googled "How to remove cigarette smoke from fabric."  One suggestion was to use your normal detergent plus Oxy-Clean. We have yellow-ish water so I always use Oxy-Clean.  I did what the site suggested and my fabric came out of the wash just fine.  So there's your handy dandy tip for the day!

We had a white Christmas but then the rain started and most of the snow is gone.  No white New Year!  It's clear and chilly.  11* is the forecast for tonight.

Today I'm Thankful For

My electric furnace
That I have no place else to be
The sunshine earlier this afternoon
That there is a little bit of hauling for my husband
The Internet!

Have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. glad the FQs came out clean...may 2011 bring you joy...(Like you, I do sometimes miss the chaotic times on Christmas but...)