Friday, August 29, 2014
The new eating regimen is certainly upping the energy level. I am on a mission to reduce the amount of junk we have collected during our forty year sojourn here. 'Whenever' has been replaced by 'right now'. Seasonal accessories are limited to favourites and a small designated area. Likes are with likes and the extras are being pushed ahead of me as I proceed room by room and any extras will be pushed right off the front step at the very end. Top priority is visually pleasing, low maintenance and easily accessible.
I'm convinced my mojo is trying to get free from the chaos that my playroom has become. The thought of totally re purposing this room is a bit daunting. I have got a LOT of stuff. And worse, I have stuff I don't even know I have. I can never find the thing I am needing to help Mojo do what Mojo needs to do!
My mojo likes fabric. Therefore my BerNina needs the primary and best spot. This is gonna take some sweat equity. Nina is pulling on her power cord because on my town day I also picked up an embellishing tool for her. Needle felting, here I come! MoJo is making muffled calls in response to all the excitement she is sensing. I think she is struggling to be free and rise to the surface where she can be seen. ;~)
The trick is gonna be not to bury my own self in the chaos involved in this transition. But I am actually in a frame of mind (mad enough) to do the editing required to have all my tools and supplies readily available.
Mojo, I'm coming!
Monday, August 25, 2014
Whenever I travel I hate schlepping stuff around. And since one big bag doesn't exactly make things easier I have learned to travel lighter. Now why do I not make this amazing insight applicable for traveling through my weekly wanderings??? I am in the process of repacking! ;^)
Gee, I bet my mojo is somewhere under the lost luggage turntable! I hope it is dry when I find it. lol
Friday, August 22, 2014
The kitchen makeover is slated for September first which is two weeks before the arrival of most of the kids for a mini family reunion. :O
I haven't been feeling particularly creative.
I woke up yesterday morning thinking that I couldn't spend one more night in a BLUE/green bedroom with retro overtones. The master bedroom was always supposed to be blush pink and taupe with a classic undertone. I have some blingy lighting and some hand dyed velvet and some snazzy material for a pink/brown crazy quilt all sitting in boxes. The Rooster is a romantic so he won't mind! Mind you, redoing the lighting might just dim his switching abilities!
I briefly thought of switching back into the original master bedroom but the thought of moving all my sewing and art supplies nearly killed my mojo which is starting to lift her head to see what is going on! ;^)
So today I shall finish trying to put the contents of an eleven square foot blue/green room onto a ten foot pink/orange room and vice versa. The versa is gonna work way better than the vice, let me tell you!
But I'm gonna luv it!
Sunday, August 17, 2014
I live one hour from Winnipeg, know nationally as Winterpeg because we can have long brutal winters.
This past winter was especially long and then spring was just plain cold, wet, and grey. Then the mosquitoes descended in full strength. Miserable creatures! We are now into hot and dry. lol
But there is also a saying among locals that we have two seasons. Winter and Construction!
This is the season I am in right now. I am not alone as the Rooster has also felt the effects of this challenging year. We are so behind; bogged down by one problem after another. And after a meeting the minds, mostly his, we are making some changes. Age needn't defeat one but we certainly can't run as fast, as long, nor as hard as we once did. But we can run smarter! :) Yay for the Rooster! We are getting a plan into position.
We are under construction.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
And before she spills the beans in the comment section, I will confess that my go to supper when the Rooster worked shift work was the no name equivalent of Kraft Dinner. :O
I have been diagnosed as gluten intolerant and I need to find some alternatives to toast and pasta. Hence the recipe research. It wouldn't hurt to razzle dazzle the Rooster with a few culinary surprises either.
My niece, who is a chef, was here at the coop for a visit and kindly offered some suggestions. She and I spent a whole day in Winnipeg touring Asian markets. Who knew! I did enjoy it, well, maybe not the octopus thingies, and came home with bottles, jars, packages, veggies, and spices. The Rooster would have luved it and I shall be happy to take him on a return visit. I shall carry on with the weekday cooking and enjoy the weekend respite when his passion for food is released. But I really do hope he can retire soon! :)
In the meantime, I shall continue my search for the best way to express myself with blogging.
Monday, August 11, 2014
But I do not have seem to have things together. In fact, things are in danger of falling apart. There is a lot of spinning/flapping but not a lot of forward motion!
I have been thinking about making some changes to my blog but I have January 2015 in mind. I have learned not to be so hasty and this gives lots of tweaking time. Apparently I am not alone as I am reading about similar transitional thoughts on various other blogs.
In the meantime I am kinda stuck. Kinda like my little friend above. :O hmmm, what to do???
Shall I get it together or just release and let go? Stay tuned, as soon as I know, you'll know! ;^)
Thursday, August 7, 2014
I have been following a new to me blog and I quite like it! france papillon She hosts Journal on Monday.
Here is my try at making a journal page spread.
I opened my DYLP journal to a blank part and spread gesso with a plastic card which I like!
I'm going to link up with france's 100th JOM and hope that you will check out this great resource!
Monday, August 4, 2014
Friday, August 1, 2014
But the mosquitoes and the weeds and the weather have made us all a bit hysterical. Hopefully things are looking to settle down to regular summer happenings as the forecast shows no clouds and lots of sun.
Speaking of craziness, I have been giving myself stern words. Except for some sewing I haven't managed to accomplish very much. The weekly list of finishes has languished. But what I have been doing is learning about what I like and that has moved my design sense ahead! :)
HSTeria Quilt Along. I do really like half square triangles. Turns out I made these particular squares out of a quarter square die so it'll be a bit more of a challenge to sew all of the bias edges together. But I do like the way it is coming together.
So HSTeria will continue here in this chick's coop!!!