Friday, September 01, 2006
Semi-productive, semi-lazy day today. Slept in this morning, quilty friend Mary stopped in, swapped magazines to read, love the BGH Quick Quilts/Projects Mag. We each bought a McKenna Ryan pattern at the Machine Quilters Expo in Manchester NH, thinking we could buy a few batik piece and pull the rest in from our stash. What the heck were we thinking??? New rule, if its batiks...buy the kit. Bought some fabrics online and a few Hoffmans at Stitched N' Stone, SNS had them on sale so of course I bought what was left on the bolts. Will get together with Mary and go through the fabrics to see what we have and what we need. We also bought a few more Pineneedles patterns at the Keepsake Quilting tent sale, picked up a kit 50% off. I live for the Tent Sale, books, patterns, fabric & kits at least 50% off.
I pulled out this Join At The Hip wallhanging I made in last winter, machine appliqued blanket stitch around the stars, moon, stem and the cats hat. Can't decide on what to do for the quilting. Will leave it up on the wall and ponder what to do.
Picked through my yardage stash piles and found this piece of Halloween fabric and pulled a yellow, orange and black FQ's. Made (8) 6.5" nine-patch units in black & ivory and will alternate them with 6.5" squares of Ivory. Will applique a moon (yellow), pumkin (orange) and bats on the solid sqs, skinny border and wider border & backing with the blue Halloween fabric.
Then I washed the kitchen floor, mostly so I could point to something I did for housework besides the few loads of laundry and the dishes when hubby comes home. Now I'm sitting in bed with Opie watching Nascar Cup Qualifying in California, trying to keep him quiet. The Benadryl seems to be working, he wants to follow me around the house so I have to put in his crate at points during the day. Tomorrow I'm going to Joann's for 40% off batting and will pick up some foam to make him a cushion for his crate and a dog bed for the quilting room. Terri is joining me for quick shopping and lunch. But it might be a quick lunch on the road and maybe a trip to Marden's in Sanford if I can get out of the house early.