Friday, February 25, 2011

The Weekend....

Good Afternoon Company Girls!

A little late today....I had to be out the door by 8:30 a.m. today and didn't have time to do a blog post before I left! What got me out the door at such an early hour...not to mention there happened to be a snow blizzard going on at the time...what else could do it but quilting!! (Although I was out even earlier on Tuesday to take Emma to a doctor's appointment) Not my usual class which is on Monday mornings but this was a different one at another church, a bit further away . I went to it because the teacher there was going to show us how to do applique. I've always been a little intimidated by applique but this teacher took the mystery out of it and made it quite simple, really...except I was a little disappointed when she says she doesn't usually do needle turn applique, which appeals to me, but, since she doesn't like doing it...guess I'll have to look up some videos on the computer. Anyways, it was interesting to learn something new...I liked will take a few lessons to complete the little wall hanging but it looks like it will be a nice experience.

This weekend hubby plans on working on my quilt room...last weekend he got the walls prepped and the ceiling painted....this weekend the walls! I'm actually giving him a little extra work because I saw on this other blog...I think it's called the lettered cottage....they put these wide, about 12" wide, horizontal strips around the wall...I thought that would add some interest to a small's only 8' x 10'...but of course it's extra work. I went to Home Depot and got a paint chip card that had three shades of yellow on the lightest is on the ceiling and the medium will go on the walls and the darkest will be the horizontal stripes! I can't wait!!! I'm hoping that by next week I'll be able to set it up the way I want it to look....I've already been drawing out a floor plan....I have never had anything like this before!!! Very exciting!

On Sunday we have an important lunch meeting after morning service...I'm kind of apprehensive about it. Eldest daughter and I handed in our resignations from leading the Sunday school program at our church. We've done it for the last three years. We're tired out.
Unfortunately,..and I imagine it's like this at a lot of churches, we can't get the parents to contribute to helping out with the program....we've begged, we've pleaded....everybody has an excuse....I've even joked that Sunday school should be run as a co-op! The trouble is there's a lot of parents that just wouldn't bring their kids if that was the protocol. I know...sad but true. They'll do anything to get their child to a hockey practice but not to Sunday school...not just picking on hockey...but anything else that kids are involved in. It would seem that if parents have to pay for it than they make it a priority. Anyways, the meeting is to let all the parents, (who have been specifically invited) to inform them that we are no longer doing the program as of June and to find out from them just what they're willing to do to have the program continue under new leadership. Even though daughter and I are not leading this meeting, I'm not really comfortable with it...I'm not a person that cares for confrontation. We have been assured that the leaders will keep a tight reign that it's not going to have a lot of negativity...I hope not. We shall see.

So, that's my weekend...what about yours...great things planned?


Katharine said...

That snow was crazy! I can't believe you ventured out in it! Youwill have to take some pictures of the room when it is finished, it sounds wonderful!

joyceandnorm said...

I hope the meeting goes well. I know exactly what you mean. It is a shame the priorities that people have. There's criticism whether you are involved or not. It is definitely tough sometimes to do the work of the Lord.

It was chilly and sunny today but we're supposed to expect snow on the coast this weekend?? Not sure how that will affect our plans.

One More Equals Four said...

Hoping the meeting isn't too stressful...I totally understand where you are coming from.

I cannot wait to see your completed quilt room, how exciting. As a matter of fact, I would like to see your completed wall hanging. Someday I hope to find time to do a few creative things like that! They will be treasures for your children someday!

We are basketballing all weekend and then the season is over for al but one, Yay! Hope you have a great one!

Jen said...

Good luck with the meeting. I was in a group and no one wanted to take over for me until I said this date will be my last day. Someone stepped up to replace me in time to get some training. Hope the transition goes smoothly for you.
Quilting must be in the air, I've lost count of how many people blogging about quilts this week.
Have a great weekend!

Rachel Anne said...

Ooh, stripes will be lovely! If you have bumpy walls, there is something I do to make those taped off stripes perfect, with no bleeding underneath. After you tape your stripe, take a small brush and paint the opposite color along the tape line so that the paint that seeps underneath is the same as the stripe next to the one you're working on. Let it dry and then paint your stripe color. When you pull the tape it will be perfect and you won't have much touch up. Little bit of trouble to do it, but SO WORTH IT!!

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Thank you for stopping by The Point. I hope you found something to bless you there. Stop by any time. My goal is to offer up a heaping helping of grace and point others to Jesus.

Have a blessed Lord's Day.

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Be sure you post pictures of your quilting room. It sounds like it is going to be a very happy room and lots of fun hours will be spent in it, I'm sure.

Yes, it is the same story for most all churches. What is they say, 20% of the membership does 80% of the work. I pray the Lord will raise someone up to continue with the program by June.

Blessings for a beautiful Sabbath!

Forgetfulone said...

My husband returned from a business trip, so we went out for dinner last night. Tonight we went to the Rockets game. We won! Tomorrow, church, lunch, meeting at church, and grocery shopping.

I hope they find someone to lead Sunday school. You need a break! And your quilt room is going to be fabulous! Can't wait to see pics!

And when we can't find a missing sock, or something like that, we blame the toilet brush! LOL

Kathleen T. Jaeger said...

How did your important lunch meeting go on Sunday? That sounded hard. I hope it did not go negatively for you but perhaps even some encouragement for you.

On the other hand, having your quilting room all painted and cute sounds delightful. I scrapbook rather than quilt and feel the same about some relatively new shelves the hubby one put up to help me out more.

Our weekend? Included two baseball games, the purchasing of cleats, browsing through a used book store, a tea party and playing board games together as a family.