Thursday, November 27, 2008
X Stuffing warming.
X Potatoes ready to mash.
X Rolls rising and ready for oven.
X Cranberry sauce cold.
X Martinellis chilled.
X Pies ready to eat.
X Tables set.
Now where the heck are the grandkids who insisted they wanted to eat at 11 or 12? They better be thankful grandma loves them.
Have a Happy Turkey Day!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
a) Sally should pay more attention
b) too much info
d) all the above
Bonus points: If Sally needs 30 blocks for her quilt and makes 6 blocks each day but screws 4 of them up each time how many days will it take for Sally to have 30 blocks.
a) 15 days
b) who cares because Sally will just throw it all in the UFO pile and give her granddaughter a gift certificate
c) Sally should go to the fabric store for retail therapy
d) all the above
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Just because I STILL don't have the baby quilt quilted, just because I STILL don't have the backing pieced for the square in square and have it ready to be quilted, just because I'm STILL cutting out my granddaughters full/queen top doesn't mean I can't get it done. Plus an exchange gift, plus a runner for mom, plus cookies, plus shopping, plus, plus, plus...
I hear you! Quit it. Stop laughing. I mean it!
The tester block without final corners put on to make outer circle.
The stack - 30 blocks in all - they're pretty big. Oh, my gosh I just remembered that I haven't planned the borders!
A happy girl because she has clothes on and so many don't. Note to self: finish dressing vinyl children for the holidays.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
In honor of his finally arriving I prepared his quilt for quilting. 'Bout time. Bad grandma.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Now, what quilty stuff was going on this past week? Nothing. Don't you just hate those work frenzies followed by lulls? I want work frenzy all the time. Guess you need down time to think, chill, do the domestic thing, deal with reality.
I did do other somethings though...
- Thursday - spent about 8 hours organizing the garage somewhat - what was I thinking?
- Friday - Fall Festival at the school
- Saturday - picnic party
- Saturday night - sleepover with 4 giggling girls (I swear they are louder than a large group of boys),
- Sunday still had girls
- Monday - sick kid home from doing too much all weekend
- Tuesday - everyone leave me alone or else! where I proceeded to tear up 3 rooms in the house and called it reorganizing except I haven't put it all back in a logical place
- Wednesday - quilt group potluck (unbelievable amount of food) and visit/lecture from Patricia Knoechel.
- Which brings us back to today - I'm at a standstill. Was supposed to go do a little sewing this morning but I'm like a deer in headlights. Just can't seem to get moving. Economy worries. Should have gone sewing so I would shut off the brain for a bit from reality. KWIM?
We thought we were going to welcome my son's baby-boy-to-be yesterday, but, no, the little guy is refusing to make his entrance. They are now thinking his name will be Max (Maxwell or Maximillian). His quilt is still not quilted. Yup, at a standstill. I need a poke with a straight pin.
Maybe quilty stuff tomorrow...
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wouldn't these be great as a bag?
Just looking at them makes me want a cup of coffee with an almond biscotti.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
It is 79x96, made from scraps with the exception of 4 yards of fabric - 4 fat quarters bought for the snail's trail quilt and used in this one too, 1/2 yard for the inner border, and 2 1/2 yards for the outer border. The inner border is a bold green and the outer is actually bluish-purple. Not the best pic but I did it in a hurry a few minutes ago.
and a close up (the two little yellow dots are pins - don't you just want to take them off?)
I'm happy with it. :)
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I'm proud of my mom too. She will be 80 later this month and she also listened, learned, and voted.
Then my 10 year old daughter asked me questions, watched the debates, and listened in school. If she could have voted she would have and I think she would have been an informed voter.
My son, well, he wouldn't have even considered not voting. I can not tell you the number of lectures I've endured from him about becoming more savvy with what is going on in our government and the world stage. He really keeps up with this stuff.
Oh, and you too, hubby even though you voted for the wrong person. LOL I'm just glad we won't have to argue about this for another 4 years.
I love you all today and every day and am very proud of you!
Monday, November 3, 2008
It's true that I had a goal to finish four UFO projects by the end of October. Two UFO's were completed, two little projects were started and completed, and two big projects cut out. Not sure if I'm ahead or not. But, two other UFO's were pushed to that near completion step. The Peace banner needs binding and the Special Day banner needs to be quilted and bound. All in all I'm not unhappy with my progress. Actually rather proud that I completed what I did.
There was a little sidestep again this a.m. after putting on the inner border of the square in square. I feel another scrap quilt coming on. Scrap quilts are my ultimate favorite type of quilt. The more fabric the merrier.
Here's the near future project to use up scraps and a nice older red that's been in my stash...
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Grrr...meanwhile chant with me - change is good, change is good, change is....