Friday, February 28, 2020

Neglect

It's a bitterly cold day today, the kind that makes your face hurt when you go outside, so I'm hibernating.  If you live somewhere warm, please appreciate it for me.  

My poor blog has been so neglected of late.  I was thinking about it earlier, and how neglected my home has been as well.  Winter is a time of very low energy for me, apparently I require sunlight and warmth similar to plants.  I hate the thought of spring cleaning - but I really do understand why it's necessary.  Hard to find the energy when all you want to do is snuggle down in about 23 quilts!

My son and I went out during the latest snowstorm, to an antique shop and new-to-us restaurant.  I only got one thing - a new (old) frame for an April design.


Love the reddish brown color.  I did find something else I wanted, but the price tag was ridiculous!!


A Lucy head vase!  Isn't she gorgeous?  But way over my budget!

I've been keeping busy in between my sessions with the couch, working on April's Applique Club designs


and also the quilt my best friend never got to finish.


Tons of hand quilting.  The March issue of the Applique Club will be going out Saturday night - 


Mostly I've been reading, old favorites from years back.  Reading doesn't require energy.  I don't like feeling so unproductive though, so today I'll attempt to vacuum.  A side bonus, the exercise will warm me up!  Maybe I'll even break out the mop - after all the snow and salt and mud, my poor floors could use it.  Nobody takes off their shoes when they come in here - I can't walk without mine, and hubby and son wear boots which are difficult to take off and put on constantly.  I'm thankful we have no carpet!

May your day be sunny inside and out - 
Love,
Allie



15 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'll tell Big Mickie to enjoy the warmth...grin. You know me I always stay in. We did have two nights freezing.

Little Penpen said...

I’m glad to know it’s not just me with low energy!! I get sick of trying to keep my house clean! And if I do it, I’m exhausted and don’t feel like sewing!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

We need to swap weather...for a month or so...
LOVE that Lucy vase!

hugs
Jenny

Nancy J said...

Today is our first cool day for ages, and is so welcome.But the snow up north might be a tad too much.

~Laurie~ said...

Nice to see you here.❤

Tanya said...

I'm not a bit fan of winter either. I try to keep the pedometer on me just so I'm motivated to get some exercise... I sure wish the weather would warm up! It is too cold to sew in my sewing room still!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Glad to see you post. My mother had one of those "lady" bust flower pots. I never realized it was Lucy. I have several of her knick knacks but left that one behind. Dumb.
xx, Carol

Cathy said...

I know what you mean about needing sunlight and warmth. I too slow down in winter. Hugs

kupton52 said...

I so understand about warmth and sunlight...of course I avoid the sun in the summertime, lol! Go figure! Ebay has several of the Lucy head vases...the least expensive is $37.77....no earrings...and a couple of others at $40-$48. Of course there is one at $175 if you wanted to spend more for the same thing! Have a great rest of the winter...see you in the spring. Know that many of us will be spring cleaning right there with you in spirit!

TerriSue said...

I have a shelf of head vases and have a Lucy vase but I didn't spend that on it. They are fun. I am excited about the He Is Risen design to come. Can't wait. It's going to be in the 70's today but it will be getting back into the 40's later this week. Crazy weather. Have a wonderful day.

WoolenSails said...

Very nice frame, I need to go through mine and come up with ideas to use them with.
Love how the new design looks, enjoy seeing them, even though I don't have the time to keep up with all the BOM's. I have the same problem, people trudge through and it is I who cleans the floors. I don't mine clean shoes, but wet and dirty boots come off. I wear soft socks around the house, not a shoe person, inside.

Debbie

Cindy A. said...

I absolutely love head vases but only have three. One of them has a broken finger. I tucked a handkerchief over it so no one can tell it's damaged and it makes her look as if she's just holding her hanky like lovely young ladies once did. I filled her with more hankies that I've collected. One is a reproduction, and you do have to be careful about those, but I liked it and the seller was honest enough to reveal that info. My favorite is a sweet little girl by Lefton. I filled her with vintage necklaces. These are so versatile and just fun to look at.

Jocelyn said...

I love those head vases, but they are ALL too expensive. Love your frame. The color is beautiful.

Binsa said...

I agree Allie, sunshine and warmth.Loathe the overcast days we are experiencing at the moment. The weirdest Summer this year.

Andrea Charles said...

Oh, that must be a bitterly cold out there! But still, you took the time to go out for shopping. The wooden frame looks stunning. Sad, that you couldn’t purchase the Lucy Head Vase. Glad to know that you are keeping yourself busy with the sessions in the cold weather. Wish the cold passes soon, and you get back in full swing.

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