Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Things don't go as planned. . . .

Yep, I ended up getting the dreaded sore throat! So I was down for the count for the rest of the week and beginning of the next. . . Life just gets all dis-comboobled when mom gets sick and then getting back in to the routine is another dilema.

But I finally got downstairs and back to quilting today. Woo Hoo! All the feathered borders and sashing are done, now I need to go back and quilt the applique areas. Don't be thinking it's done yet, cuz that is the most tedious part of the whole quilt, but hopefully it will be done next week. I'm sure Susan thinks I've fallen off the planet by now.

A cool thing that happened this week. I was checking up on The Quilt Show's Daily Blog yesterday, and was scrolliing down the page to see what I had missed over the weekend. And I found ME! Actually my name. A customer entered her quilt in the Road 2 California Quilt show, and pictures of it ended up on the Daily Blog. Go here and you can see it! Purty Cool! We didn't win a ribbon at the show, but this makes up for that.

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Yea! Quilting

So I'm finally quilting on Susan's quilt. However, I had to take the 14 year old to the Dr to get a strep test. It was negative. Bummer No anti-biotics to solve our sore-throat problems.

This ate up some of my precious "pre-school" time for quilting. We dropped off the pre-schooler and headed to the Dr's and thankfully we didn't have to sit there forever. So it only burned up an hour of quilting time. And I've been feathering the beejeebers out of this wonderful needle-turned applique quilt. I can't wait to get it finished and delivered to Susan. She's been waiting a while for this to be done.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Don't you hate when life throws you a curve

OK so it wasn't a BIG major curve, but still the same. Wednesday was going to be the day that I get going on Susan's quilt. I've got the machine all oiled and threaded and ready to go. The curves of the spine of the feather in the border all measured and ready to stitch. So what happens. Tuesday evening right after dinner? I start feeling sick and yucky. I'm up all night long with stomach pains and "stuff"! I won't go into details, it wasn't pretty. By about 2:30 AM I was finally heading to bed thinking I might get to actually sleep. The 3.5 year old has climbed in my side of the bed. I take him back to bed. He returns 15 minutes later. I take him back and get him comfy in his own bed. Now it's after 3.

Well, I spent the day lying around feeling weak and tired and No quilting got done. ARGH!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Still Waiting. . .

Well, the quilt is on and the thread is here, but for some reason that poor quilt is still waiting on the machine for me to get started on it. Starting seems the hardest part. Once I get going, it doesn't take long to finish. I think it has to do with the decisions and what to do here and there, and marking the quilt and oiling the machine and all that is too much for my brain?? I don't know exactly what the reason is. I'm sure some of it has today to do with the fact that I woke up at 4:30 and my brain was pounding inside my skull every time I moved! I took some Advil and thankfully was able to get back to sleep. However, my body could tell I didn't sleep well and I felt sluggish all morning. The good news is I got all my laundry done and that means tomorrow I can focus on the quilt and getting started!!!