Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tags and Prizes

I found this tag on Giraffe Dreams yesterday. I usually don't do tags, but I thought I would do this one. Here are the rules:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open to page 56.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 2 to 5 sentences, along with these rules.
5. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual book. Pick the CLOSEST!
6. Tag five other people to do the same! (or not) - I'm not tagging anyone, but feel free to jump in if you'd like.

The book that was closest to me was: Curtains and Shades a Step-By-Step Guide to Creative Window Treatments.

This is what I found on page 56 - Directions for making a covered window shade:
1. (end of direction) Fold over the fabric in each parcel and staple in place (see inset).
2. Position the shade, right side up, on the wide face of the covered lath, leaving about 2 inches at each end to fold around the side of the lath. Staple the fabric to the lath.

Now I'm not into making a covered window shade, but I have the book out because I'm going to make drapes for our bedroom from this gorgeous silk dupioni. I didn't realize when I decided to use silk that I need interlining and lining. I also didn't realize there is a lot of hand sewing involved. But, hey, I'm up to the challenge.
On this snowy, sleety day I received my prize package from Darlene at Quilting Daze. A wonderful package of sunshine on a dreary day. She included an Easter stitchery, a Spin City pattern by Schnibbles and two Summer in the City charm packs from Moda. Thanks, Darlene!
I've had the flu for the last two days, yuck! I called in sick for work today. I hate calling in sick, but when I could hardly get out of bed last night I knew I wouldn't survive a day at the store today.

I'm out of bed now, but still not eating. I should be better by tomorrow. I have to be. I have an interview for a new position at the store.

Until next time - Happy Stitching!
Sweet P


Darlene said...

I'm sorry you're not feeling well. I'm glad to see that your goodies arrived. Enjoy!

May Kristin said...

Lovely goodies in the mail for you!
I'm sure it cheered you up on a dreary day!
Get well soon and good luck with your interview!

Brenda said...

Enjoy your challenge with creating the drapes; I think the silk fabric is gorgeous! Glad you received a great package to cheer you up and feel a tad bit better. I do hope you feel better soon!

DebMc said...

This is a fun thing to do...

The book closest to me was 'The Creative Entrepreneur'

The sentence was:

Creatives are blessed (and sometimes feel cursed) with an abundance of feeling and sensing capabilities. This is a kind of mysterious cauldron where original ideas form. The challenge here is to stay tuned to the intuitive, feeling, sensory abilities while also learning to engage the thinking and doing capacities in ways that have heart and meaning.

Mmmmmmm....I feel a blog post coming on....

Patti said...

So sorry to hear you are under the weather! Hope you feel better today, got to work, and that your job interview went well. Let us know, OK?

Ramona-quilter said...

OK, just for fun, I grabbed the closet book (I'm at work) and it is Linux Server Hacks by Ron Flickenger by O'Reilly books. I am a computer geek in real life. So I went to page 56 and here is sentence 5. This is so weird.
"The 'cvs tag' command is based on a timestamp." Tag? That's the name of this post. I put down the book and looked around for the camera. LOL. Back to work. Hope you feel better soon.

Bronwyn said...

Hey Paula hope you are feeling better.Hope the job interview went well. I stll haven't sent those goodies to you. School is about to go back so hopefully I will get into a better routine. Take care. Your calender is up in my kitchen, so I think of you everyday. Take care, Bron.