Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
So I’m scrolling down through my Facebook feed this afternoon after lunch, and I see that one of the pictures that I submitted to HandiQuilter was chosen to be added to their on-line photo album.
This is the Row By Row quilt that I made. (details can be found elsewhere on my blog as to the pattern details – probably posted in late August, 2011) This was actually done as a 2½” strip swap in a on-line group where we exchanged 2½” strips of 1930’s repro prints.
I’m just so tickled that one of my quilts was chosen. This is actually the second quilt of mine that has been chosen to be featured on their Facebook wall. Woo Hoo!
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
At the risk of everyone thinking that I’ve been sitting around bored to tears the last couple of weeks … banish the thought! I’ve actually had a couple of different projects going.
1) I’m still working on the Civil War repro potholder quilt. All 24 blocks are pieced, quilted and bound, and I’ve begun the process of stitching them together. I’m starting by attaching two blocks together at a time. (twosies?) I think I’ve got about 7 groups of two stitched together at this point. I would have been further along but this cold has had me feeling rather tired at the end of the day, and I haven’t gotten a whole lot of stitching done.
2) My new Log Cabin Trim Tool (by Creative Grids) was just calling out to me during the power outage … so I had to start on a log cabin quilt as soon I as I was able. This is the preliminary layout so far. Still not sure if I’ll stay with this particular design – since there are soooooo many Log Cabin layout options available. I don’t think I’ve done this one yet though. I’m using stuff from my Civil War repro stash.
And here’s a picture of the great ruler from Creative Grids. Well first, I’m a Creative Grids Ruler Addict (there really does need to be some support group I think), and when I saw it at the NQA show, I just had to have it. It really helped that a lady walked up to me and asked if I’d like to see a demo of this ruler in use. Once I saw it – I had to have it! (my husband just rolled his eyes and got ready to pull out the credit card!)
Friday, July 6, 2012
I haven’t blogged for a few days … and it’s been quite a time. We lost power from a severe thunderstorm on June 29th. around 5:30 in the afternoon. We were without power until around 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3rd. The heat and humidity was so intense that it just made us all miserable. By Monday night I was really worrying about the dogs, because they were suffering. Initial estimates were indicating that we wouldn’t get our power back until July 8th., so we were thrilled when it came back on July 3rd. Needless to say we had to spend Tuesday cleaning out the refrigerator … nearly everything had to go.
Hubby stopped at the grocery on the way home from work on Tuesday to buy some milk, Gatorade and the stuff we needed to make for the Fourth of July picnic the next day. Other than that, only a few sauces remained from before the outage.
The freezer was wiped out too …
We went to a family picnic in Medina on the Fourth of July, and had a less than pleasant time. There were parts of the day that were nice, and memorable … but other parts were quite upsetting. We stopped at Friendly’s for supper on the way back home. That was fantabulous as always!! We made it home just a short while before another HUGE storm hit. And of course, we lost power AGAIN. It was out from about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night until about 1:30 a.m. early Thursday morning. We couldn’t believe it when the power went out … we did not want to face the prospect of being out for another several days. (we’ve lived through that experience before … with two extended outages back to back)
By midnight on the Fourth, my slight cold had developed into a major case of the sniffles. I spent most of the day Thursday trying to get back on track with life. But not feeling the greatest had me moving rather slow. And while working on some lineage society applications right before supper, the power went out AGAIN. Thankfully for only about 45 minutes this time. I was about ready to scream.
On Thursday morning, hubby left early to take his paycheck to the bank. A hummingbird decided to fly into the garage while the door was open .. so periodically throughout the day I was also doing various things to try to solve that problem. And we had to take Toby for an unexpected trip to the vet’s office around noon on Thursday, after we noticed blood droplets on the floor wherever he stood. Turns out he has abscessed anal glands. They gave him a pain killer shot to help with the discomfort, and are putting him on antibiotics for a few days to clear up the infection.
I was supposed to have a quilting day with my charity pot holder group today … but we ended up cancelling because the building only has partial electricity from all of the outages in our area. I guess it was just as well. I ended up taking a really long nap today – from about 10:00 a.m. ‘til about 1:00 p.m.