Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Quick Update

Somehow it was a busy weekend despite not really doing anything.  I did some quilting over the weekend.  I have 80 square-in-square blocks to make for the outer border of the Mariner's Compass wall hanging.  As I was trimming up a bunch of them.... I realized I completely forgot to make some with a green center.  Argh!

Back to pressing and cutting strips so I could make the 14 green square-in-square blocks.  I cut all the fabric, but then ran out of steam and just didn't have it in me to actually sew up the blocks.

There have been a lot of people out sick at my work.  I think that's part of why I feel run down, but I'm hoping that I don't get this cold that's been going around.  It typically has been knocking people down for 3-4 days.

On a good side, I thought I'd share a picture of my parents' Christmas tree from this year.  They used to get real trees when I was kid, but then my mom found out she was allergic to mold.  Surprisingly, evergreens are absolutely covered in mold...no wonder my mom was always sick around the holidays!  They ended up finding a very nice artificial tree... which is hard to do when you're looking for a 12-foot tree!!

Hope everyone is having a great week so far  :c)

Happy Crafting!
~Sarah at upstateNYCreations


  1. so that is why so many people get sick during the holidays! LOL - no really I know of a lot of people that feel really crappy in December I will check and see if they have a real tree. I do have a lot of allergies but do not have a real tree but that gives me a reason to keep on using the fake one. This year I had found some little fragrant sticks that smell like pine that you can stick in your fake tree for the smell and I had to dispose of them after only an hour as I could hardly breath they affected my sinuses so much!

  2. That tree is awesome! I challenge Rich to find a 13-foot tree for your place now.