Friday, March 28, 2008

Detour.....

The midwest winters REALLY do a 'number' on our highways and byways. It's often said that we have 4 seasons, summer, autumn, winter and POTHOLES! I'm sure you know what I mean...*VBS* My detour isn't because the pavement has collasped or broken away. It's the upcoming birthday of Grandson#8. He'll be turning 5 in early April. And I decided I had JUST enough time to get a top quilted up and bound and in the mail by next week! Ambitious plan for a slow-mover like me *S*. But I got it pinned.And late last evening I started machine quilting it. So far only 2 rows need picking out. So much for 11 p.m. quilting! This is an older project, a larger Quiltville Trip around the World. I divided it into 2 40" X 60" snuggle quilt tops. Went off to Linda J. for WTIL. And when I finish up this top...
..here's what I have ahead of me this year. These tops hang on the sewing room door...there are 7 or 8 on these hangers...some hangers hold 2 or 3 small wall quilts. I seem to be able to ignore them quite nicely.
Then there are these, another 8 bigger tops, hanging in the stash closet. That's as much room as I have for tops on hangers. The rest are folded neatly into the dresser drawers of the units that support my cutting board. I won't BEGIN to talk about what is in the UFO project bags and boxes *VBS*
Friend Jean's car died an untimely death on Sunday, and she won't be able to secure a new car until next Monday. I've been picking her up(10 miles away) and driving her to work here n the valley, and then doing the reverse trip at 8:30 p.m. when she is finished. I don't mind, ss I have a car, she's a good friend, and I DO have the time. What I didn't realize was how much it breaks up your day...but only a couple more days and she'll be all set *VBS*
Youngest son has just been laid off work for the second time since November(*!@$&!) and is coming 'home' today for some TLC(read "food") and a hug! Lucky me *VBG* There goes my day! Oh well....I'll be back tomorrow with something new to talk about, right??? Hugs for all of you...Finn

5 comments:

Fiesta said...

my closet looks like this too.
My daughter graduates next year and I want to make quilts for her friends as gifts when they go off to college.
I need to make about 10 + 1 for a guy and I have about 5 tops made. I know I should start the quilting process soon but I have to make backs for them and that I do not like to do. At least I make the binding once I finish the top.'
so don't feel bad. when you need a quick gift, it will be ready.

Granny Lyn said...

Oh, wouldn't I just love to dig around in your closet!!! I love the red-white-blue in front, and I really NEED to see the star!

Lucky you, and Lucky son to have a bundle of "security" (read food & hugs)to go home to.
lyn

QuiltedSimple said...

You are really inspiring me - to hang tops on hangers!!! I seem to have them stacked up everywhere, and then they get all wrinkly. And what ambition to quilt a top in a matter of a few days - my son turns 5 on April 5th, and I am just finishingh his new quilt (I've been working on it since January). Wish I were half as fast as you!!
Kris

andsewitis Holly said...

If you are a slow mover then I move at a snail's pace! I'm glad you showed a picture of your tops hanging on hangers. I never thought to hang mine but now I will. I love picking up tips and ideas from others. Hope the sun is shining where you are!

KCQuilter said...

Boy, can I identify with Pothole Season!!! KC has had a particularly rough winter and my poor car is feeling it. What with the potholes and the price of gas, I think we have good excuses for staying home and quilting LOL!