Friday, January 04, 2008

Catching up on a Friday....

and it's amazing how far behind I feel! But I'm back with newly resolved dedication to finish up even more in 2008!This adorable little guy is a Pay It Forward gift from my dear friend Annie of Quilt Til You Wilt fame *VBS* It so warm in its colors and charming in it's flavor...I just LOVE it Annie! Thank you so very much!! Sending big new Year hugs!
And I have a finish and an almost finish to share.
I've shown this one while it was being quilted. Now I have the quilting finished and have it bound, ready to be given away. It began as an all utility quilted top, but I shortened the process by finishing it up with machine quilting in the ditch.
And I have all the machine quilting done on this one except for the border. Not sure what I want in that wide border. Something curved I think. This one I backed with flannel and it's very snuggly, can't wait to sew down the binding. I've had some business to take care of the past day or so, but I did manage to get the blocks sized for that 4 patch with blue VIP. I have them "webbed" one direction and now must press before I stitch the other direction. It's coming out about 40" X 56". I'm undecided about a border. I got some red plaid shirting flannel re-washed(with a Shout Color Catcher sheet) and will use that for backing. Very soft and snuggly.
Ebby continues to retreat from the cold weather we have by sleeping most of the day on the electric blanket on the foot of my bed. I keep it turned on low just for her, and she makes good use of it.
She hid under the bed nearly the whole time my kids were here on New Years Day, a very chilly place to spend several hours. As a result, she has the sneezes. I'm keeping an eye on her, so far she's managing to just have sneezes. If her nose gets runny we'll go and see the vet. I've had some of her picture, the one in siloutte against the window, put on notecards from Shutterfly *VBS* They turned out so very nice!
Guess that's about all that is new here. I've been sorting and cutting up scraps, a few here and a few there. I think it will be a long process, as I've let them get way ahead of me...LOL So what else is new???

9 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

its amazing how cats can find spots to hide when there's people around they don't want... One of mine pulls open a cupboard door under the bathroom sink and hides on the towels there! I think if it tried to hide under the bed the dust bunnies would have a fight with it and probably win :-)

andsewitis Holly said...

Happiest of New Years to you Finn! I really enjoyed the orphan train book. It was believed my great grandfather was an orphan until we found out that after his mom died and his father remarried, his father didn't want to raise his children so my great grandfather was farmed out to different relatives until he was 16 and set out on his own. I just don't understand that mindset. What could be more precious than one's own flesh and blood.

Give Ms. Ebby a kiss on the top of her head for me :)

Gypsy Quilter said...

I think your new nickname for this year will be "speedy."

cher said...

yes, I finished the orphan train book and got it to Holly :-) it is now on it's way to Patti. good to see the quilting going on! just go your own pace...those scraps will wait until you get to them!

meggie said...

You have made a great start to this year!! Love those quilts.

I wondered where Ebby hid, while visitors were around. I bet she is glad to have you all to herself again.

Libby said...

Hopefully Ebby's sneezes will clear up easily while she rests in the warm spot of the electric blanket . . . sounds like she's found the most prime real estate in the house *s* Smart girl!

McIrish Annie said...

glad my little friend arrived safely! I got your email today. The new year is here let's both hope that things improve for all of us!! Hugs to you and Ebby, Stay warm!!

Quilting Journey said...

Sending warm wishes your way...before I head back up to Alaska to help out, again! Healing hugs to Ebby. All three of my cats got that 'sneeze disease'. Research showed a cat virus going around...they get better after a few weeks of warmth and rest and no other symptoms at all. Strange one! My oldest cat worried me but even she got through it unscathed! ((hugs!))

Sue in western WA said...

That little quilt you received from Annie is adorable. Lucky you!

Hope the suns comes out for you soon :- )