Friday, October 24, 2014

Finish: Winter Whimsy...or Peppermint Ice Cream

Winter Whimsy is done. brother suggested it looks like
peppermint icecream, and I reeeeally like that idea.
 Anyone else constantly change quilt names
while making them?

What do you think:
Winter Whimsy or Peppermint Ice Cream?

I have never quite had a finish streak
like the one I'm on now.  Whew!
I've also been cleaning windows
and doing some heavy fall yard clean-up.
Kinda wearing myself out but I'm sooo looking forward
to being all done for the winter, and that keeps me going.

I think this means it's about time to start sewing
some Christmas gifts.  I love fall more than any
season and always want it to last but I am starting 
to think ahead to the holidays just a little bit.  
Next week is looking pretty open for some of this
gift-sewing, but I do need to box up everything 
in my kitchen before we start tearing 
things out.

By the way, this Christmas-thinking is only 
allowed before Halloween if you are a crafter.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Till I Finish My Quilt Today...

Life happened and I didn't quite finish
my quilting but today is open.

Because of the poor quality batting, it will just have
to be a "keeper".  Sigh.  It would have been fun 
to give at Christmas.  Another quilt lesson learned.

As usual, I came back home this morning to Chloe on the front steps.

I was able to return that yucky batting

and exchange it for the better stuff.  Whew.

It's good to have it out of the house.

Well, off to finish 'er up.
I should have time left today to start cleaning windows. 

Uh...hmm...wait a minute.  

Quilting should really not be rushed, you know... 

I'm also tossing a few of these into the oven this morning.
I'm a little freaked out at not having an oven for a couple weeks
so I want to get some pumpkin puree made up.

OK, you know what's funny?
I seriously just finished typing that "shhh" and the

phone rang.  Kitchen re-do stuff.  That's 
going to cost me an hour but I should still be ok.
Renovations finally have an official start date:  Oct. 31!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Yet Another Quilting-Filled Day

The days have been getting a little warm this week so 
I started this, another quilting day, pretty early.
Just now I am taking a quick break to check in.

Fall is in full bloom around here
and I'm working on a Christmas quilt?

Well, hopefully I'll have a "finish pic" by tomorrow,
even though it's been a very interrupted morning.
And a very frustrating one.
I don't even want to talk about it.  I'll just say
NEVER buy cheap batting--and if you do happen to
buy it, by complete accident
do not go and use it anyway because you, you know,
"just want to get started on your quilting."  
Just.  Don't.
This is not the theater.  
The show does NOT need to go on.  It can stop!
While you go return that junk and get the
stuff you originally went after!

Well, back to "work".

Side note:
I was very sad to learn that my local knitting shop
will be closing by the end of this year.

I know I don't knit a lot but all the more reason that
I counted on them to be there for when the fever hit.
I need help!  There is one other shop in town, a little 
farther away, so I guess I'll have to get to know them 
but till then I think I'm going to have to 
switch gears soon to get my UFO's finished!
Maybe I'll get started on my
Christmas sewing asap and then declare a few
weeks of November knitting time?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Another Quilt Finish: Thankful For Fall

Am I on a roll or what?

Another finish checked off the list.
(Not sure what's up with my phone pics these days but my new one arrives tomorrow!)

While I was making this, it wasn't really
working for me but I should have had faith in
what the border and binding would do.  

It's not a favorite, but it's not bad
and I feel okay about giving it.

I can't wait to slip it into the mail tomorrow.
My brother has no idea its coming.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Delicious Quilting

Today will be delicious.
How did I score this unexpected "free" day!?!
I'm not sure but it started early and in the dark.
Well, you could say it actually began 
yesterday with the planning.

the laundry is caught up.
The dishes are done.
The kids are off to school.
The hubs is at work.

I have my latte.
My machine is all set up.
Four bobbins are loaded.
Two quilts are basted.

Chloe just doesn't seem to get that I have to quilt them first!

Thread, check.  Needles, check.
Windows thrown open, music is on.

View from the Pumpkin Porch!

Time to go eat this yummy day up!
What's on your sewing menu?

I don't often post family pics but 15 years ago
today, I was bringing this guy into the world.

He's taking all honors courses and has a 
higher-than-4.0 GPA!  Just under 6' and weighing
in at 235, he's an essential part of the starting
offensive line of an undefeated football team.
I'm a proud mom!
I guess I'll be taking a break from quilting
later to bake a cake!

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