Thursday, December 31, 2009

Tick tock, tick tock...

the seconds slide into minutes, the minutes race toward hours, and in measured time, we move towards 2010. The beginning of the second decade in this amazing 21st century.  As time slips away, so do the minutes until our New Years Eve UFO Countdown ends. It's been fun and quite a wild ride. As you can see, altho I meant to get this Peppermint Delight together in 2009, it didn't happen. That has become a very familiar refrain in my book of lamments. Oh well, there is always next year. I think we've done well, and I'll be reporting the results tomorrow.
 This is a picture from Christmas Past. Hard to believe 4 years have slipped by since my youngest son brought his boys to my house that first time. The youngest is now 6 and getting to be very worldly. Big brother has turned 10, and there isn't much he doesn't know. I agree with the song "Old Devil Time"...and thank the powers that be for the ability to 'freeze time' at a particular moment and enjoy it over and over. Such a bunch of "measurers" we humans are. How far? How fast? How much? How soon? How far? We measure almost everything, and keep tally, one way or another. I don't find this to be a bad thing. I've been a Time Keeper, a Keeper of the Keys, the records, the totals, for a long time now, and I will continue to do so, as it's part of who I am.
 The Old Man of 2009 had his folly with me today...LOL, and I really need to laugh about it. Not as clever as I thought I was. I did have my #4 finish back before Christmas, but didn't take the picture or blog about it. As of last evening, in talking to Vivian, I didn't think I'd get #5 done. And then I decided to push myself towards that finish. And I did!!! About 8 p.m. tonight, while sitting with friends at the nursing home, listening to live music for New Years Eve. I was so proud. I came home anticipating the picture taking, and the posting of said pictures...hurray for me! Ya, right! I spread out #4 and snap a picture, then decided to flip over the corner and show the fun flannel backing. So I did, that was 2 pictures taken. Well, now just put this tiny doll quilt on the contrast of that backing and snap it's picuture. And at that point, both lights began to blink on my camera....not a good sign. I waited. They blinked. When they stopped, I hoped it would take one more, but for sure the batteries? KA-PUT! I know this. I should have taken them out and recharged them over the days I didn't use them. Sooooo, the camera won't let anything be down loaded until I can close the shutter, and I can't. Please believe me when I say I really DO have finish #4 and #5, and you WILL see them tomorrow, when the batteries are re-charged. In the mean time, this is the quilt I finished up tonight *VBS*
 
And last but not least, as the year slips toward its conclusion, Ebony and I begin another year together. She's still reclusive, stand-offish and extremely independent. She's not what I had anticipated in a companion animal, but she needs me, and I need her. We accepted each other enough to be co-dependent, and she stays. Happy New Year to everyone from Ebony and Finn
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9 comments:

Mrs Moen said...

Congratulations on another finish! The doll quilt top is adorable!
Hate when those batteries dies out just when you need them! I was so happy when I got my new camera and found that I could use the battery from the old one in it; now I always have a charged one waiting.

My word verification is winning; that's a good sign:-)

sewprimitive karen said...

Happy New Year, Finn and Ebby!

Julie in the Barn said...

Happy New Year, Finn. Thanks for hosting the NY Finish Challenge again this year. I actually finished 2 more this week! Hopefully, next year at this time I won't have any UFOs to haunt me! Yeah, right. Who am I kidding?

paula, the quilter said...

Happy New Year, Finn! I did not get my #3 item done. :( But there is always this year, huh? I used to be owned by a black cat that looks like Ebby. Her name was Pywackett (like Bell, Book and Candle). She was aloof and independent also, and I think it was the Siamese in her. Does Ebby talk a lot?

solomi558 said...

Such a beautiful black cat , Way back in the summer I wrote about a black cat that visited me daily---------cottonreel

scrappy quilter said...

Congrats on getting #4 & 5 finished. I too hate those batteries that die just as we want to take a picture. However I sure do like my digital camera. Dear friend, wishing you a wonderful year of quilting. Can't wait to see what you get done. Hugs

AnnieO said...

Best wishes for a healthy and productive 2010, Finn! It has been great to be a part of your blogging world this past year and I look forward to seeing your projects and bits of your life here on this wonderful thing called the Internet (electronic devices notwithstanding!)

em's scrapbag said...

My your new year be filled with joy! Thanks for motivating me to finish so many ufos.

Stephanie D. said...

Oops! Time to buy a spare set to sit in the charger while one set's in the camera. It's the only thing that keeps me able to take pictures, because I forget, too!