Sunday, November 9, 2014

Weekly Review: 11-9-14

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     It has been a quiet week of staying home and mostly working on Ebay. I actually exceeded my usual goal of listing 40 items; I listed 47.  It helps a lot to just stay home, in so many ways. I don't spend (as much) money (I only ran out to the local grocery store a couple of times, and bought a new pair of slippers from the Sundance catalog), I save gas by not driving around, I get much more accomplished, I have more energy, and I feel so much more settled. Above is a photo of the packages I just got packed up from over the weekend to be picked up by the postman tomorrow. Since finishing those a little while ago I already sold two more items that need to be packed. The holiday rush has definitely begun.
     The weather has been not so bad, actually, for this late in the year. The leaves have fallen, but the cold weather has not really arrived.  We expect our first artic blast to begin in just a couple of days. Tomorrow will be our warm--in the upper 60's--wonderful day before the cold front moves in. So I have been working today so I can get out and enjoy it a bit tomorrow. Thus I am blogging Sunday night.
     The changing weather has also brought interesting clouds scooting across the night sky.  Sweetface went out on the deck and took a few snapshots one evening this week. I love a full moon.  It is such a mystical sight to me, that haunting lamp in the inky sky.
     I have begun working on a new quilt. For a very long time I have not been interested in quilting. Now the sight of stacks of old fabrics in my stash have called me, at last, to make them into something beautiful.  I plan to make a queen sized autumn leaves themed quilt from the leafy prints and small plaids and checks that I, for some reason, did not want to cut into for so long. Now my rotary cutter is busy, cutting 6 inch squares out of them to be made into a "Hidden Nine-Patch" pattern I have been itching to make.  I am naming my particular version the "Upscaled Nine-Patch."  I will blog about it more later this week.
     Staying at home has also meant cooking and baking more.  I made a delicious squash soup recipe which I found on Brandy's blog: ThePrudentHomemaker. Becky came over Saturday and we made Ruthie's candy recipe, which I will blog about soon.  I must stop this over-eating, already, if I don't want to be like the guy below before the end of the year!
 
 
What did you do this week?



 
     
     
 
 
 


24 comments:

  1. I bought new slippers too! The floors are too cold to go bare foot and my flip flops just weren't cutting it anymore. Congrats on all your sales. That's a great pile of packages. And the moon really has been beautiful this past week.

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    1. Great minds buy slippers at the same time, as they say. :-)

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  2. Nice job on your listings. I just caught up with all of the listings that were photographed. I did about 30 this past week. Which for me is a lot..LOL. Now I need to get my son photographing some more.

    We've had skies like that here in IL too..it's been crazy beautiful.

    Have a great week Linda!

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  3. Looks like a perfect week, Linda! Loving the quilt block and all your photo's. Question: do you have to load up all those ebay boxes and go to the post office, or do they come to you?

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    1. The P.O. Picks them up off my porch every day. And Debbie, our postal truck driver, is always cheerful about it!

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    2. I reread your post and saw the answer . lol Do you have to call for a pickup? Or do they just 'know' by now?

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    3. You are supposed to request a pickup before midnight the day before on the USPS website. But Debbie picks them up without that, knowing that I have packages on the porch almost every day. That only becomes a problem, like a week ago, when she was on vacation and didn't tell her new fill-in. My Friday and Saturday packages didn't go out until Monday--yikes! The pkgs are easy to see from the mailbox, but now I put a sign in the mailbox just in case.

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    4. I guessed that you were a regular and must have a great relationship with your carrier!

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  4. MMMMM the soup looks and sounds soooo good! Great idea...especially for later this chilly week. I'm also looking forward to seeing your quilt progress...love the colors.

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    1. I think we will all be making soup when the cold front moved in this week. Goodbye beautiful weather!

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  5. Great job on the Ebay sales! Mine are pretty good (thankful!). I have to drop mine off at the post office, but the 2 postal workers are always so happy to take my piles (I think it is because they are ready to go).
    The quilt looks like it will be a stunner.
    That picture at the bottom, I printed it and made it into a magnet - instant giggle every time.
    I hope you have a great and productive week!
    Jenifer

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    1. That is hysterical--great idea about the magnet! LOL! I am curious, why don't they pick up your packages at home? I thought anyone could just request a pickup online the night before.

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    2. Very rural area. We have to go to the Post Office to get our mail.

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  6. Congrats on exceeding your listing goals! The soup looks yummy, and that last picture is hilarious!! :)

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    1. Thanks, Kimberly. I won't be laughing so much when I have to starve myself to fit back into my clothes. If it is in the house it keeps calling my name.

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  7. Hi Linda, Thanks for the email. It's been a while since I peeked in on your blog. I saw a place to sign up for emails, maybe that will keep me up to date :) Have a blessed day!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by again, Kathy! You will now to totally up to date. :-)

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  8. Someone looks quite comfy on your beautiful needlepoint chair. Like you, I find myself doing a lot of cooking and baking this time of year and I'm enjoying every moment of it - must be the weather!

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    1. Yes, I am spending more time in the kitchen than usual. Summer is quite different!

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  9. Wow, great eBay sales! My postal carrier is always good about picking up my packages. If I forget to schedule a pick-up online, I just leave her a note. When there is a fill-in, I will make sure I leave a note in my mail box to pick up my packages which I always leave by the front door. BTW, beautiful calico kitty!

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    1. Now I have taped a big sign in the mailbox that says, "Please Check Porch for Boxes." Why didn't I do that a long time ago?

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