Wednesday, February 11, 2009


This is simply a gratuitous picture of my china lilies taken last week. Man I love them so much. They look like sunshine to me. Yesterday I woke up and the whole back yard was frozen and all the roof lines that I could see were white with frost. It was beautiful. At 9am there was still frost on the shadowy half of my roof and the neighbor behind us. Everything was so sparkly. Rain again tonight and then through the rest of the week. Yeah. Since I finished up my quilt and put my piles of fabric away, I've been enjoying my cleared off table. I'm diligently working on Kathy's project, it needs to head out in the mail early next week.
One thing I've crabbed about to anyone here who would listen, is my lighting. I have a bunch of lamps in my room, but aside from the Ott light they're just lamps that aren't being used anymore in other rooms. Yesterday one burned out and I plucked it off the top of the book case to change the bulb. Cripes it was a 40 watt bulb. No wonder. We must have been out of larger watt bulbs when it burned out and I totally forgot. What a difference a few watts can make.

Hope you guys have a sparkly day.


Blogger Library Gal Quilts said...

I put all new light bulbs in my lamps the ones that are called daylight. It made everything take on a neat pink tint at first, but then I realized it was much much brighter! I totally hear you about light and dream of a sewing room with big ol' windows. A gal can dream can't she? It's supposed to snow in Chico today! You have a glittery day too!

9:39 AM  
Blogger jen duncan said...

Good lighting is SOOO important! Glad you figured out you needed higher wattage. lol!
ps: if I had something that pretty growing in my yard, I'd post a pic, too! Gratuitous or not. ;-)

9:44 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I seem to always be complaining about the lighting too. It seems like there is never enough. I say you definitely go higher on the wattage if you can.

9:58 AM  
Blogger Peddlecar Quilts said...

Love your counter work space! It's such a friendly place! Have a great week Ms Sparkly!!

10:32 AM  
Blogger Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

That's it! I'm moving to California. Love the picture of your lilies which we won't be seeing here until well into May.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Crafts a la Mode said...

I only like 100 watt bulbs and I can't get used to the new florescent bulbs that look like regular bulbs. They're not! They turn on with a little faint glow and then after a very long time they brighten up some.

Squirrel been up to anything more? :) We have so many squirrels here, it's like grand central for squirrels.

Take care, Linda

1:26 PM  
Blogger tina said...

Those lovely lily photos give me hope that there will absolutely be spring. Someday. Just not soon enough for me! :)

I feel warmer just seeing your blog today, thanks! :)

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

[begin complaining]
Good wattage, good bulbs... priceless! I'm always complaining about lighting and those horrible mercury laden CFL light-bulbs. I'm already planning a huge underground stockpile of REAL light bulbs if the government ever goes through with their plans to strip us of our incandescent light bulbs.

I think I have Lost figured out... the Dharma Project and the whole hatch thing... I think it's just a ruse to hoard light-bulbs and save the world. Or at least our eyes. Or maybe the island is the only place that safe to dump the CFL's.

[/end complaining]

I love your daffies and seeing all of your cute stuff on in your sewing room!

3:08 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Those flowers are gorgeous!!! I'll have to copy you for next year.
Your sewing room looks wonderful. I do believe I'm gonna replace my light bulb today. It's pathetic.

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, that is SUCH a lovely flowers! Im green with envy. I want some of those in my backyard!

3:38 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I am fortunate to have a large sewing room with big windows ... but I have to do this pesky thing called working outside the home, so my daytime sewing hours are very limited. I have OK lighting, but there's no substitute for natural light!

6:46 PM  
Blogger Jodi Nelson said...

Speaking of lighting, I think I'm gonna have hubby put some track lighting or something in my room. It's driving me nuts, I have 4 lamps in here. Ridiculous! Love all your cute stuff on your sewing table. I spy some cute cherries too! ;o) ooxx`jod

8:19 AM  
Blogger Mary's Cottage Quilts said...

You simply CANNOT have flowers yet! I am SO over the snow and winter! They did give me hope.

3:46 PM  
Blogger Angelina said...

Those are lilies? They look just like my favorite narcissus! So so pretty.

I haven't seen any bulbs open here yet. Your area is earlier than ours.

Thank you for sharing with us!

8:11 PM  

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