Monday, December 17, 2018

31 days of posts the week ahead #14

Welcome to Monday's Happy homemaker post

The Weather in Aurora CO this week
 Out for a walk last week, I was surprised to see it was 60F with cloudy skies...
We live in Colorado now, not Montana's big sky country, however, the cloud show here is breathtaking. It can be clear blue, then an hour later this.
I think I'd like to do an art quilt with this photo, what do you think? Lots of sky...

For breakfast
Let's see... what's leftover... I'm of the cold leftover pizza makes a great breakfast personality type.

stretch chords and a sweater from Khols with the softest waffle weave fabric
I like comfort... I seldom put on make up or even brush my hair any more as I'm home a lot.

out the window
Well, that poodle puppy has artfully placed his toys all over the yard. The grass is a crispy brown now, and breaks off sticking in Milo's hair if he sits outside. NO SITTING!

Why does the list never go away? I mean why do I have a list if I can't cross it all off and start with a clean slate each day?
Work in studio one... which means create don't organize studio 2.
Last week my friend Mary visited from Boulder and insisted on helping me move some bins to studio 2 in order to help me get set up. It was heavy work and I appreciated her help but this job seems overwhelming.
call to see Chiro again, early, as she left me with screaming nerve pain last visit. I just wanted to be okay for the holidays when DH will be off work. Was that too much to ask of the universe?

to do... find peace with this move, and find ways to like it more here. Find peace, yep, that should be on the list. (I suspect I'll have to keep putting it at the top of each day's list, sigh)

Next, figure out something to get dh to wrap for Christmas morning opening... he's hard to buy for.
Quick like, finish the chapters for my book study group meeting this week.

I'm having fun working on the bargello in Christmas fabrics/colors. I might put the finished hexie runner onto a striped fabric just for fun. I have some holiday stamps to play with maybe doing some little 6 inch fabric trading cards. Anyone want to do an exchange with me?

Mrs Maisel is back! Yea! Binge watching on Prime
Finishing up the Irish drama Striking Out
Survivor is really fun this year

I am enjoying the discipline of writing each day, and coming up with fictional stories that can be read in 5 minutes. It's been good for my creativity.The post a day for December was a good challenge.
link to a lot of the stories (click here and start reading)

still on the teahouse book, it's so good but I read a chapter and fall asleep
(read the quilting art book of course)

> dh got his car back finally from the latest accident (not his fault)
> My friend Mary who drove an hour to visit with me
> How pretty the tree looks all lit up, and it might just stay up through January since it has no Christmas ornaments on it.

> Most of all surprise gifts in the mail from two friends!

Shannon sent me a hand made fiber ornament star, and her personalized cards with her pups on it! Shannon blogs at

And Sara who sent me flamingo fabric and a book! yea! and a pretty card saying the fabric can fly into my flamingo stash! Sara blogs at

Much love to both of you, and wishes for a great new year full of friendship and creativity!

That's it for now...
I think it's plenty.

can I eat these?
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Val's Quilting Studio said...

I enjoyed your list today. :) :)

Heather Pregger said...

To do lists never die, do they? Mine just keeps getting longer! Have a wonderful and productive week, Lee Anna!

easyweimaraner said...

true... your sky deserved to become an artwork ;O))

Julierose said...

Love the Sky/artwork idea--I NEED some candy canes right now ROTFLOL
thanks for reminding me ;))) Lovely listing...I have to go and buy wrappings etc today...($$ General here I come-- look out-- clear the aisles--she's on a spree -- hugs, Julierose

Sara said...

An art quilt showcasing the sky is a great idea! We have amazing "big sky" here on the prairie of SD too.

And you are very welcome! I just knew I had to share that flamingo fabric with someone who loves flamingos. And the book was shared with me, so it seemed appropriate to enjoy it and pass it along.

Sandee said...

I love this idea. Includes all kinds of things you're doing. Clever.

Have a fabulous day. ♥

Luludou said...

I too think cold pizza is a good breakfast. :) Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas

Rebecca Knox said...

The sky pictures are lovely, LA, and, yes! A quilt would be, too! I love cold pizza for breakfast, too, on occasion. Have a great day and a blessed week ahead! <3

Jean said...

Those skies are beautiful, a quilt of skies would be so fun. Hope you find that peace soon and of course, have a wonderful week ahead!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Your photo would make a beautiful quilt. I can see it. Last Wednesday, we met an older man on our hike who was from Aurora. He was in California to visit with two of his children who lived in different parts of the state. When he mentioned that I wondered why the name sounded familiar. Now I know why. :-) Good cheer, LeeAnna.

Jeanna said...

I love candy canes in stuff, one of my favorite decorations, I'd like to see holiday appropriate candy canes year round. Sounds like perfect weather and yes I remember the gorgeous sky out there. I had Sour Patch Kids for breakfast so cold pizza would be a step up.

Heather said...

Sounds like maybe "peace" should be your word for the new year! I hope you can get some this Christmas season. I totally understand the adjustments that come with moving! I have 3 rooms still packed with boxes - yikes! Your new area sure has some gorgeous skies! Merry Christmas!

MissPat said...

That flamingo fabric from Sara is fantastic. I would have scooped some of that up, too. Blue sky. We finally have some today just as the sun is going down. OH well, in a few days the days will start getting longer. Now if only they would also get warmer. Your condolence card to Mary on today's post was touching. I'm sure it meant a lot to her. Your card came the other day. I'm still procrastinating on getting mine sent.

Peabea Scribbles said...

A kindred spirit. Since retired, I sometimes don't get out of my PJ's as I don't have to go anywhere moreso now that the colder weather has begun. Thanks so much for visiting Pictorial Tuesday so I could visit and see your lovely photos. A quilt would be lovely, and I like your list idea. Puppy toys, don't they just love to have them and leave them about. Fun :)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Christmas without candy canes (even lawn decorations) is unthinkable. Merry Christmas!

Tails Around the Ranch said...

Love that flamingo fabric! So colorful.