Just wanting to pop in to post a picture of how my Madeline looks now…madeline 011010 6 of the blocks done and 3 to go.  I have those 3 started…so I’m really crossing my fingers that I’ll get to work on it this afternoon. 

In other news, this weekend was quite the productive one.  I sat around my house all day Friday and EARLY Saturday morning(and by early I mean 2:30 am early) looking around at the mess. 

You know the mess I’m talking about.

The stuff that looks like thisdirty house--mario (2) and this

dirty house--mario (4)

not DIRTY…just stuff EVERYWHERE!!!

So I set out to cleaning…and it looks a bit better.

I cleaned out my front coat closet…which literally had things in there that hadn’t moved since I shoved them in there the day we moved in.  TWO AND A HALF YEARS AGO!!!  Now I have a clean and organized space in there with room for my parents to hang their clothes when they come to visit, and also opened up tons of room for more sewing storage for me.

My husband went through the baby’s closet and dresser, and consequently we have tons of clothes ready to donate to a local woman’s shelter.  HUGE tax deduction and really makes me happy to know that these clothes are going to a good purpose.

I also went sewing machine shopping with my friend Tanya.  (We are working on her blog status…no pressure, T!)  We drove across town, LITERALLY,  to go look at some different machines and to be able to “test drive” them side by side.  I have my choices narrowed down to a Janome 6600 (photo from www.janome.com)

or a Bernina aurora 440QE (photo from www.berninausa.com)

I “think” that I know which one I want.  But I’d love to hear from you out there.  Anyone have any ideas or insight?  I’m less concerned about the cost (because I’m willing to spend the money if it’s what I need…) and more concerned about function and reliability.

So, there you have it…my weekend wrap-up.  Oh, and I do want to thank all of you who comment on this blog.  I love reading them everyday and it makes me so happy to respond to your comments.  I love seeing the new visitors as well as the regulars!  Thank you for visiting here, and I hope that you continue to come back.

January 11, 2010 — diannebbrown@hotmail.com

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