Monday, December 21, 2015

100 Days of Happy - Part 9

This post will be 90 days of happy, and that in itself makes me happy. I was a little concerned at the beginning that I wouldn't have enough things to be happy about to do 100 days. But so far it has been pretty easy. Every now and then I struggle, more because I forgot to update my post for a couple of days and I had to go back and try to remember.  Which is why most people are doing this with instagram. But I don't always have a photo to go with mine, so blogging was easier. So here are my next 10 days.

12/11/15 - Day 81 - Design Wall Put Together. I purchased a movable design wall off of Massdrop at least a month or so ago. I finally got it put together.  It is bigger than I imagined, and was a real bear to put together with only me, but I'm happy it is done.  It will stay up against back wall of the sewing room when not in use. I think it will be very helpful to Sharla because we can move it to where she sews when she needs it. No photos for now because it has secret sewing projects on it.

12/12/15 - Day 82 - Fast Shopping. I'm doing some projects for Christmas and needed some fabric for backings. I was really afraid I wouldn't find what I wanted or I would find too many things and have a hard time choosing. But Sharla and I walked into our LQS and in no time flat we found what was needed, had it cut and was on the road again. In and out in less than 30 minutes.  Woohoo!!!

12/13/15 - Day 83 - New Rotary Blade. It is funny how something as simple as changing the blade on my rotary cutter can make me so happy. I was trimming a bunch of half square triangles and the new blade made the cuts like a hot knife through butter.

12/14/15 - Day 84 - Secret Sewing. I'm having a good time doing some secret sewing for Christmas and I made some great progress today. I am always happy when projects come together.

12/15/15 - Day 85 - I had really hoped that today's happy moment would be Sharla getting her left eye cataracts fixed. But when we went in for the surgery this morning she was having bad acid re-flux and they were concerned about her aspirating while under anesthesia. So they postponed it for a month. But that meant I did get some sewing done that I wasn't expecting and I finished two angel blocks for the Stash Bee.

 12/16/15 - Day 86 - A Little Organization. I carry two cell phones (work and personal) and have two tablets (work and personal) and have two cameras (well more if you count Sharla's as well). And I use all of them to take photos at one time or another. I'm pretty good about transferring the camera photos to my computer and keep them by year/month. But cell phone photos not so much. So today I copied them all off of my phones and tablets and got them organized into folders. It it a little thing but it makes me happy to have them all where I can find them.

12/17/15 - Day 87 -  Happy Mail - I'm doing the Turning Twenty BOM and I'm way behind. But earlier this month they gave the finishing instructions. It called for yardage I didn't have. I was a little miffed because I was using Miss Kate fabrics and the line isn't really in stores anymore especially the solids which I felt I needed after reading the finishing instructions. But luckily I found some on Etsy and it arrived today. I love the colors, they just are cheerful.  I'll be honest, I'm not in love with how the finished quilt looks, so I may have to change mine up a little, but now I have everything I need to finish no matter how I choose to do it.

12/18/15 - Day 88 - Post Office Run Done - Now to be really honest here, I'm not a big fan of the post office, and even less when there is a long line like today. But my bee block for this month is in the mail as is the two angel blocks I did. I love getting things off my list so that makes me very very happy.

12/19/15 - Day 89 - My Planner Arrived - I had ordered the The Quilter's Planner and have been eagerly awaiting it's arrival. It is my Christmas present to myself and it arrived today, just in time. It is very well done, and I had to immediately start flipping through it.  I can't wait to start using it. I love so much about it. It has some great patterns in it, and I love the weekly blocks!!!

12/20/15 - Day 90 - Secret Quilting - I have three projects for Christmas to get quilted and I finished the quilting on one of them today.  Yeah. I have the next one loaded and hope to finish it tomorrow. They are small projects, but I still feel a sense of accomplishment. Plus being smaller meant it quilted quickly without any issues.

Well that is it for this post. The next one will wrap up all 100 days, it has passed very very quickly. I have considered doing a 365 days of Happy next year, but I think that is too much pressure. I think I will just do random #Happy posts.


  1. Congratulations on another 10 ten days of happy. I always forget to change the blade, even when it's not cutting well. But the happiness of a new blade...priceless!! I'm anxiously awaiting my planner. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

  2. Thanks for making stash bee blocks - they look great and I am eagerly awaiting my planner too! I would be lost without my design wall - wait until you get so used to it you'll wonder how you managed without!

  3. There really is nothing like a fresh rotary blade; which reminds me... :) The Quilter's Planner is really awesome, isn't it? Stephanie did an amazing job.

  4. I envy your design wall and planner. I had to stick to a basic pocket diary as the planner's postage to Australia was a bit more than I could justify in the current exchange rate. It does look lovely, however.


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