Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Today is Wednesday, I Think

My day has held a lot of stress for me. I had to meet with my financial advisor to figure out how I will survive on my pittance of a pension for the rest of my life. He thinks he can do something for me, but I have been hit hard by our tax man. It seems I paid too much into my RRSPs and now I have to pay them back- the tax that is. This is going to take a huge chunk out of my new kitchen fund.

Then my DD phoned me to tell me that she was in a car accident on her way to work this morning. She is okay, but the car may not be. The couple that ran into the side of her car are okay too. Can't blame this on our winter. We had the most beautiful day today. The sun was shining and the temperature was not too bad. There was no ice or snow on the roads. DD thinks it was her fault.

I have been waiting for the guy from Home Depot to call me regarding my kitchen cabinets. We are supposed to okay the deal and order them tonight. Then the destruction work will begin. I'm dreading that. Just more stress.

I decided to make my own pattern for the paper pieced camel on the Block Party this week. I am not very happy with the way he turned out. But maybe amongst many other blocks in a child's quilt he will look okay.

And something I told myself I wouldn't do.... I fell for the cuteness of the Henrietta BOM. (You can find it on my sidebar) I decided to machine applique the blocks so that they would not take too long to make. I still have to finish them.

I have no pictures of my hexagon quilt. I misplaced one of the fabrics and spent most of my day looking for it. The good part is, I got my sewing room tidied up. And I found the missing fabric, so I will have lots to work on this evening, while I stay up late to watch 'Off the Map' at 10:00pm.


Barb said...

Oh wow...well...taxes will get you every time...I am totally astounded at the taxes we pay here only to be wasted...

I hope you can make things work, sorry a bout your DD cars...

Love those blocks...don't show anymore, you make me want to do them. HA!!

wackywoman said...

I love your camel Hetty. I'm not looooking at Hennrietta's blocks. Nope, not looking. :-)

Pat said...

I think your camel is terrific. I hope for a much better day for you tomorrow and lots less stress soon, too!

nicolette said...

I hope this Thursday will be a better day than yesterday!

Your camel looks wonderful Hetty!

Henrietta, ohh yes I feel also tempted to start making those blocks, she has the cute factor!

LizzieJane said...

I hope you have a much better day today. I am happy though that your daughter is OK. As for your camel I think he is just wonderful! I would be thrilled if I could come up with a camel looking like that. I love those two blocks in the last pic. I have such a fondness for applique.
Enjoy your day Hetty.

Oiyi said...

Good luck on your finances. I hope everything will work out.

The camel block really great. So minimal, but gets the idea across. The Henrietta blocks are so cute!

W. Latane Barton said...

Some weeks just seem to go badly. Sounds like you have been having more than your share.

love the camel!!