I kinda knew I was in a funk but I also know that I was trying to talk myself out of it until the visit from Jody the contractor last Friday. Maybe it’s a sign of age or perhaps the immensity of this move that finally got to me but I knew something was not right when I just couldn’t bring myself to start anything. I am a very take-charge person and the word ‘procrastinate’ has never been a part of my vocabulary and when it reared it’s ugly head in CAPITAL letters over the past four weeks, I was having a hard time dealing with it.
After meeting with Jody, he set our minds and hearts at ease by understanding not only what we would like to have him do in our house but he also took the time to explain how, when and where he would accomplish our ideas and in the most economical and efficient way. We had set a budget for this initial work and the price he quoted us came in lower than we anticipated which will allow us to have him paint almost the entire house as well. I know I am on cloud nine and I think Mr. Painted Quilt is too…even though he would never admit it. *wink* Jody has two other jobs to finish and then he and his wife are going on vacation for a week but he assured us that he would start on ours no later than the middle of February and if things went according to plan, he could very possibly be finished by then. Woo hoo! The light at the proverbial end of the tunnel is shining a little bit brighter these days!
So, after finding out this good news, I happily unpacked a few more of my studio boxes and rearranged some furniture. I still cannot locate the box containing all my different threads and flosses so even though I’ve come up with some new FFF (First Friday Freebie) designs, I haven’t been able to make the samples. Now I can kick myself for not labeling the boxes more thoroughly when I initially packed them. *sigh*
On Friday I received two wonderful parcels that I’d like to share with you. The first one is from Mai who lives in Holland and we met as swap partners over a year ago and have kept in touch ever since. She also knows that I LOVE pincushions and here’s what she sent me…my very own Christmas pudding…with no calories! Thank you so much, Mai!
Friday must have been my lucky day because in addition to the wonderful news from our contractor and Mai’s gift, I also received this nine patch pincushion from Julie. Not only have Julie and I done a personal swap but she just recently hosted a nine patch swap which I also participated in.
Thanks, Julie. I love it! My pincushion collection is growing by leaps and bounds!
And slowly but surely, my hooked rug is coming along. I’ve unhooked and rehooked many areas that I wasn’t happy with so my progress has been slow. But I love doing it as I knew I would.
It’s 38F degrees and raining here in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia and my life is full of sunshine once again.