Thursday, December 31, 2009

Decades and blue moons

I am amazed at how many people have both wrong. It's not the end of the first decade of the 21st century. You can't count to ten and end on nine. That's only nine. And you can't start counting anything with zero or ten.

It's not a blue moon either. A blue moon is a little more complicated than the second blue moon in a calendar month. Especially since blue moons were called blue moons by people that didn't use a Gregorian or Julian calendar. Blue moons were known to people that counted time by moons. A blue moon is the third of four full moons during the time between a solstice and an equinox. Blue moons only occur during February, May, August and November.

I started the September "Year in a Snap" wall hanging today. I'm going to get the last four tops of that series done in the next week and then I'll get them all quilted at the same time. Then it's on to the monster wall hangings.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Trunk show

I've been asked by one of the local guilds to do a trunk show at the end of February. Uhhh oh. I better get myself in gear and get some new stuff done!! They'll get wall hangings since I tend to keep a lot more of them. The quilts that get finished generally go live somewhere else as soon as they're done.

I'm not working a formal tax season this year. I'll still do a few tax returns but I won't have the pressure to put out 8 to 10 returns a day. If I do 20 for the whole tax season that'll be plenty. I'll only be doing paper returns, no e-filing, no stupid loans. Basically if they don't like it they can go somewhere else and I don't care.

Not spending 40 to 60 hours a week doing taxes this next year should really help me get caught up on quilt things.