Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It’s another Wednesday, time for another Hodgepodge!  Interested in checking out everyone else’s answers?  Just click on the button above.

1. Labor Day weekend (in the US of A) is approaching...what's something you've labored over this year?
I’ve been laboring on my storm at sea quilt.  I’ve got all my blocks pieced into rows and am now piecing the little finishing pieces into a row.  I had to rip out and restitch two pieces that I didn’t get lined up right … and evidently my needle has gotten dull as the threads of the fabric have been pulled out … all across where the seamline was … it looks like the needle didn’t pierce the fabric but poked/pulled threads as it went through the fabric.  I was determined to get all the rows put together yesterday, but I quit when I saw that I’m going to need to make a new finishing block.  It won’t take long to get the rows finished and then it will be time to sew the rows together to create the quilt top.  Then comes the fun part - removing the foundation papers!  ha!  There’s still light at the end of the tunnel … I’ll be there eventually.  Winking smile
2. What is one word to describe your 'job' or career?
OCD.  When I worked outside the home, I was an accountant, and I think you need to be fairly OCD to be a good accountant.

3. What was your worst or least favorite job ever? Why?
Oh dear, I had a loooong story about the BEST job I’ve ever held … then I reread the question.  Ooops!  The worst or least favorite?  My first position at the University was as an accountant in an office where there should have been at least two, if not three of us.  While I didn’t dislike the work, I disliked the work load, especially in the summer when I had to work huge amounts of overtime in order to prepare for the annual audit.
4. How do you measure contentment?
I’m not sure that contentment can be measured … contentment is having a peace and serenity that all too often in today’s crazy world can only come from God.

5. Pickles-like or dislike? What is something you eat that requires a pickle? Dill, bread and butter, sweet gherkins...what's your favorite kind of pickle?
I’m not a fan of pickles.

6. In your current house-town-state, what is it you like living close to?
I Red heart being no more than 10-15 minutes from DD and my Ts.  I also like our subdivision … on the outskirts of town, so it almost feels like we’re living in the country, and it’s just small enough to feel cozy and to get to know our neighbors.

7. What is one thing on your 'want-to-do' list before summer draws to an official close?
Since summer doesn’t officially end until September 21, spending some time on Hilton Head Island is at the top of my “want-to-do” list.  Thankfully we’ll be there for the last few days of summer (and the first few of fall). 

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
When I was at DD’s yesterday, I happened to look out the window upstairs and saw something that just tugged at my heartstrings.  (Forgive the blurriness … I took this with my iPhone, through a tinted window with a screen … you can click on it to get a better view.)

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


  1. :) living close to grandchildren. The photo is heart touching.

  2. That is a sweet sweet picture. Did you hear about the 96 year old man who recently won a songwriting contest? He wrote a song for his wife of 70 years who had passed away about a month before. Precious!

  3. Good morning! Getting closer and closer on that quilt! I didn't know you had been an accountant! Math was always my weakest subject, so I admire that. The picture is just precious! I can see why it pulled at your heart strings. Enjoy your day!

  4. Your photo is heart-warming.

    Many times, I've seen similar couples strolling beside the ocean, as Ed and I are sitting under my favorite oak tree at SSI. The sight of an elderly couple, sometimes one will be pushing the other in a wheelchair, always tugs a bit at my heart strings.

  5. I love living close to my family too. I didn't realize your beach trip was that close. I hope you'll post some pictures to keep me going until our beach trip. :)

  6. Glad the Storm at Sea is getting close! That is a wonderful photo. Won't be long before you head to the beach- hope you finish piecing Storm at Sea first. ~Jeanne

  7. Awwwww.... yep, the picture got my heartstrings too! Sorry you have run into issues with your SAS - but honestly, it's a rare quilt for me that doesn't end up with at least one issue I have to tackle. It just means you'll value it even more when you conquer all the problems and come out with a gorgeous quilt!!!

    Ps - not a big fan of pickles either :*)

  8. So frustrating to have problems when you're trying to finish a project....I hate do overs.
    Mama Bear

  9. I agree, Kathy...true contentment comes from God alone. Oh, my goodness...that picture is so precious! My dream is to one day have both of my girls and their families live nearby. I would LOVE that!

  10. what a moving picture. Oh my gosh it made me want to cry. Lovely answers. You don't like pickles>? I had some in my pantry and I kept staring at them wanting to eat the whole jar,
    It sound like you are having a very nice Wednesday.

  11. Hi there, Love the photo!!!! Great answers-especially being close to your grands.
    Have a wonderful day my dear friend.
    Hugs, Noreen

  12. Sweet picture. I think my kids and I eat enough pickles to cover a few non-pickle people! Seems they can eat them with breakfast, lunch and dinner..... but I only let them with lunch and dinner =)

  13. Ah, yes, that is a heart strings photo!

    Not a fan of pickles? Oh dear.

  14. Love that photo! You quilters make it look easy but I'm sure it is really labor! I admire you for laboring in that way.

    How wonderful to live so close to your grands!

    What a sweet picture!

  15. I think living close to our children is very important. Hooray for another trip to Hilton Head! Precious photo.

  16. You're a hard blogger to find these days!! I looked for you at the Hodgepodge links and couldn't find your link added. Maybe I just missed it.

    But I wanted you to know I finished my quilt and shared photos of it today [Friday]...if you'd like to come critique it for me.

    Have a super safe and happy long holiday weekend.


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