Sunday, March 13, 2011

Need some sunshine.....

I've been feeling down lately....really down.  I feel like blogs are supposed to be a happy, uplifting place so I really hate to post something negative.  But life isn't always happy.  Sometimes it's so hard you feel like you are stuck in quicksand....can hardly get through the day.  It feels like your smile doesn't go past your lips... doesn't spread to your eyes and make them twinkle.  
I decided it was time to make a bright, happy quilt.  I used a bundle of fat quarters that remind me of spring flowers.  I found an easy pattern from "Time Out Quilts" by Terry Atkinson.
I"m ready to put it on to quilt.  I put all my other projects on hold until I get this quilt done.  It's my therapy quilt.  

My netbook has been acting up today.  The screen goes blank.  I think there's a short in it.  So frustrating.  Jonny did a few things and got it working again...bit it still flickers and goes blank.  He's going to tear into it one day this this week and see if he can figure it out.  His friend has a shop where he can go use his tools and hopefully get it going as good as new.  I'm lost without it.
We've had the chicks for 3 weeks now.  I can't believe how much they've grown.  We had to move them up to the bigger cage, and soon we will move them out to the garage.  I call this the teenage years.  They are gawky and awkward.  Spreading their wings and taking little flights in the cage.  
They take a lot of work to keep the water dish and the feeder clean and full.  It's getting only about 4-5 times a day instead of 9-10 times.  I think we are crazy.  We feed the dogs twice a day, the chickens twice a day, the chicks 4-5 times a day, and the people 2-3 times a day.  Gary and I like to joke with each other.  At the end of the day we say "everything that poops is fed."


Nedra said...

The warmth and sunshine will be heading your way soon. I hope it helps to pick up your spirits. Quilting can be good therapy too, and the bright colors are happy and cheerful.

Anonymous said...

I could use some too! What a fun quilt and just to go to it and get it together so fast must be a great feeling..Pam

Myra said...

I'm waiting for some happy and sunshine too... Spring can't come too soon!!!
Great fabrics in your quilt top! Happy! 8-)
"Everything that poops is fed." LOL!
Cute, awkward chicks...