Monday, November 30, 2015

100 Days Of Happy - Part 7

It is hard to believe I'm on the downhill side of my 100 days of happy. With today's list I will have recorded 70 things that have made me happy over the last 70 days. What I am finding is some days are easier than others, but over all I'm not struggling too much to find something that makes me happy each day. And that is a pretty awesome thing.

11/21/15 - Day 61 - Marley Relaxing. It is still a very slow process with Marley, there are days he seems to want to join in with us and other days he doesn't. This morning he came out and went up to Sharla to get his ears rubbed and then went back several more times. I figure next week we will lose all ground we've made with him because we have to take him back to the vet for more heart worm treatments and he has to stay over night. But I'm happy for any progress we make.

11/22/15 - Day 62 - Tree Skirt Progress. I've made those scary cuts and have started piecing it together. I have to have it completed by next Sunday to deliver to Trey and Jess. If all goes well I hope to be quilting it no later than Friday.

11/23/15 - Day 63 - Winner Winner Chicken Dinner. Ok maybe not a chicken dinner but I was lucky enough to win a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 12 from the awesome Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts.  She is the one who designed the Dog Gone Quilt quilt, which is so much fun and this magazine has a reindeer in it that she designed.  I can't wait to get my hands on it.

11/24/15 - Day 64 - Tree Skirt top is finished. It went together very easily and I am so glad. I made a quick trip to the post office to drop off bee blocks and then just sat down at the sewing machine and sewed until it was done.

11/25/15 - Day 65 - Light Traffic. It was so nice not to have to wait forever in traffic this morning. If I could move away from all traffic I would. Rare is the day when I don't have to sit in traffic taking Sharla to work, but today was one of those wonderful days.

11/26/15 - Day 66 - Thanksgiving. It is a quiet day here, we're not doing our family Thanksgiving celebration until Sunday. But I'm not going to complain about an easy day. It means I can do things like load the tree skirt onto the long arm, then watch a couple of movies with Sharla and just relax. A great way to spend the day (plus Sharla did all the cooking). And an added happy moment was when Marley came and visited us in the family room. We were afraid after having to stay overnight at the vet for his last heart worm treatment, he would be scare of us again, but he wasn't and that made us very happy.

11/27/15 - Day 67 - Today was a hard day. Last night about 11 pm a kid driving too fast on wet roads lost control and took out our fence. I am very thankful that no one was hurt, but it has put a real damper on our day/schedule. My dogs are used to going out when they need to, and don't like to go potty while on a leash. But we made it through the day, and I even got to do some quilting which made me very happy. So even on bad days, it is important to focus on the happy things.

11/28/15 - Day 68 - Retail Therapy. I used to do the whole black Friday shopping thing, in fact most of the time I would complete my shopping on Thanksgiving weekend, but I'm so over all of that. But I did want to do a little shopping for Small Business Saturday so I went to my local quilt shop. We got the back for a quilt and several quilt patterns. Not a lot, but enough to make me happy.

11/29/15 - Day 69 - Gifting the Tree Skirt. Yes I know that this post is almost all about the tree skirt, but it makes me happy to do for others and especially for those I really love. Trey and Jessica asked me last year on Christmas Day for a tree skirt, and I got it done just in time. Luckily they were out of town until Saturday night, so they didn't need it sooner. I think they were happy with it and that makes me very very happy.

11/30/15 - Day 70 - Sewing Progress. I got to sew on other things besides the tree skirt. I loved doing it, but I've gotten behind on other projects. I'm almost caught up on my Midnight Mystery QAL. I'm really loving how it is looking and can't wait to see the next clue later this week. I really do love to piece and quilt and so anytime I get to do either, just makes me happy.

Ok that wraps up 70 days of Happy on my quest for #100DaysOfHappy. I am enjoying the process of picking one thing per day, but to be honest there are lots of things that make me happy everyday. I am blessed to be loved, employed, healthy and happy and I can't ask for more than that.


  1. Hurrah for the book you won from Lorna!
    What a pain about the fence!

  2. Sounds like it was a pretty good ten days. Sorry to hear about the fence. Thank goodness no one was hurt.

  3. I love your tree skirt! Beautiful! Congrats for winning the magazine.

  4. The tree skirt looks great and I love hearing about how you are getting on with Marley. When we first got our rescue he would growl if you disturbed him in his sleep - took about a year and now he sleeps like the dead. you can pick up ears, his paws, rub his head and he is secure in his sleep there is not a peep out of him! Sorry you had the fence damage, luckily noone was hurt or the dogs weren't in the yard at the time. Hopefully won't be too costly or slow to mend!


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