Monday, June 22, 2009

30 days....

It's official... I've managed to go a whole month without smoking. Yeah me! As a reward, I have decided to purchase a copy of EQ6 for myself.....

On the quilting front, I've finished my 'wannabee yellow brick road' quilt, I just need to add the borders. It was too dark and rainy this weekend to take a picture. Still not sure if I like it, we'll see once it's quilted.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


I'm a little tired today, thanks to DH and MaterialGirl. She phoned last night from her girlfriend's house to let me know that she would be staying the night (I get a little cranky if they don't tell me these things....). So of course, I lock the doors and off to bed I go....... 2:30 in the morning DH wakes me up "Trish, wake up, there's someone knocking at the door!"

Huh? You couldn't just answer it?

Of course not... that's what WIVES are for!!!!

So I drag my sorry butt down to the front door and sure enough, it's MaterialGirl.

Me: "So what part of 'I'm not coming home' did I not understand?"

MaterialGirl: "I changed my mind (at 2:30am???) .... why did you lock the door?"

Me: "Umm, 'cause I always lock the door unless someone is coming home late... " What I didn't say was "Excuse me, are you NEW???? You've lived here HOW long????" Nope, I clamped my mouth shut and went back to bed.....

On a cheerier note, I'm just about finished the binding on the final round of SFF3. I will post a picture after the owner receives it. It's gorgeous! I love the colours and the fabrics that everyone picked out.

Next on the agenda is to finish up the Yellow Brick Road quilt I started (the one where I read the pattern wrong, so it's definitely NOT going to look like the picture on the pattern!!!). And now that it's almost finished, I'm really not to fond of the colours I put together, either. This could be the making of a genuine 'Ugly Quilt'. We'll see.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Quilt Holder

This is the quilt holder I bought last weekend. It's wrought iron and I like the way you can see all three quilts. My wooden quilt racks are higher in the center, so whe you put three quilts on them, you can only see the first two.
I don't have any quilting to show because I've been finishing up my Spring Fling Round Robin mini quilt and I can't post pictures yet. I can say that I am very happy with how it turned out ....... I just need to bind it and it's done.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Still here....

I have been finishing up some deadline stuff. I finished the current round in the SFRR3 (2 days late...again...). I'm not very good at deadlines. I've already received the next round, this is the one where the top is finished and I have to quilt it. Since I don't dither as much over the quilting, I'm hoping to have the last part done early!

I started to make a list of my UFO's..... I gave up in disgust..... my sewing area is such a mess, I need to clean it up so that I can find anything!

However, here is a list of the UFO's that I HAVE found:

Basket quilt (started at retreat, still needs borders)
Yellow Brick Road (started last month)
Floral Charm Squares (last year)
Christmas Santas (probably 5 years old)
Christmas Trees (at least 7 years old)
Country Stars (still in kit form)
Winterthreads Wallhanging (purchased two years ago, started last winter)
Black Floral Table Topper (still in kit form)

However, I would like to point out that I behaved myself admirably this weekend.....
The girl's had given me a gift certificate to Fabricland for my birthday last month, and I went to Fabricland's 50% off sale on Saturday and managed NOT to buy any fabric! Instead I bought a really nice wrought-iron quilt rack and a new 20 and 1/2 inch ruler!

I'll take a picture of both later......