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Saturday, January 7, 2012

I cleaned out my craft room and I was so inspired that I made a new tote. I feel a bit guilty making something for me when I have so many other projects to finish, but the tote I had was the first I made. It was way too flimsy. This one will serve me nicely!  Here is the front:

And here is the back:

In the interest of using up and making do, I spent about an hour cutting some of my stash into fat quarters.  It's so easy to just pick up a bundle of fat quarters at JoAnn's or Walmart and then the fabric starts to take over my life.  I have several patterns that call for fat quarters so I will be ready for them.  I also have a stack of unfinished projects that were intended as Christmas gifts (Justin's quilt, Anna's quilt) and those will be finished this year.  I also have quite a few smaller things that I had started as gifts.  Next Christmas everyone on my list will be receiving at least one of these things.

Also on my list are the 3 baby quilts that I need to make for Meghan, Garrett, and Benjamin.  Gotta get crackin' on those too!!  I think I have enough to keep me out of trouble for a while.

Part of the reason these things haven't been finished is that I need to get my contact prescription straightened out.  I have a new eye doctor and he doesn't seem to be as diligent as my previous one, but we'll see.  I may just need to get used to him.

Word of the day:
Saturday before Epiphany
Saint(s) of the day : St. Raymond of PeƱafort, Priest (c. 1175-1275), St. Lucian, Priest and Martyr († 312)
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 2:1-11.

There was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.
Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding.
When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine."
(And) Jesus said to her, "Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come."
His mother said to the servers, "Do whatever he tells you."
Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings, each holding twenty to thirty gallons.
Jesus told them, "Fill the jars with water." So they filled them to the brim.
Then he told them, "Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter." So they took it.
And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine, without knowing where it came from (although the servers who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom
and said to him, "Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now."
Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him.

1 comment:

Deb E. said...

Love the tote!

Ugh . . . eye doctors. I desperately need to get my eyes checked but gave up on my previous doctor because he was being stubborn. I *need* to see detail in my work and in my hobbies, and he was of the opinion that it's all a part of aging and 'welcome to the world of holding the book farther away to read.' Uh, no. *GRRRR*