i am working on spring cleaning this week -- need to get my windows washed. my house is embarrassing. got out the spring curtains for the kitchen and made a new table runner for the island. i also pieced a walll hanging for the kitchen last year to match the curtains but never finished it. wasn't happy with it, really. i have redone the boarders and am much happier with it now. i am planning to get that quilted and hung this week as well as get my two neices' baby quilts finished and in the mail finally!! whew!! did i say i was taking a break??? hahahaha.
i have started my spring exercise routine as well. needed to get pumping some iron. i stay in so much with the quilting that i don't really get the exercise that i need to sleep well and i hope my new routine will get me going again. my wrist is doing great and the strength is better every day. the strength training i am doing is helping the wrist as well as the rest of the old body:) it is a lovely day here and a gypsy is out on the sidewalk playing his accordian . . . feels so european:) i love this city and our little apartment here. so much activity. i feel spoiled and happy:)
well, i must get to my projects. the girls from katatini are coming on saturday for the day and we will have some strip piecing lessons and turns at the quilting machine. they are so excited about all that they are learning and the possibility for them to make a living through this craft.
on a final note, i must share a funny story with you:) our neighbor had a thief on her balcony a few weeks ago and she was quite frightened. we can't any of us imagine how he got up onto our balconies but thomas and i were thinking we should come up with a plan of some sort in case he made a visit here. i have my sewing machines and our two computers that i would worry about loosing although one of the computers he can have:) hahahaha. perhaps we should set it out for him. but my machines are precious to me. so we decided to get some motion detector lights put out and i wanted to have a -- my idea was like my mom and dad's system. just a light beep in the bedroom if someone entered the balcony from either side in addition to the lights coming on. i wanted just something simple to alert us. but thomas of course did the marketing and had our electricians install a system that included a bullhorn like sound that does not shut off until you flip a switch located clear in the living room:( anyway, we were to test it last night as it activates at dusk. you can disable the bullhorn if you like thank goodness because last night after thomas went to bed and it was at least after midnight the thing went off!! hahahaha. i was still up in the quilting studio talking to my daughter on skype and it scared me to death and probably has deafened me as well. i ran to get thomas and he was startled so badly that he came out with nothing on and i can't imagine what he was thinking!! for sure the thief would have been tramatized and run for his life:)!! hahahahaha. i guess we will have to think more about how this will work. hope you are having a great day!! make something fun this week:)