Everything used to be in the basement. However someone more brilliant than I decided that it was a good idea to move the router and the printer to the main floor. Why???? I have no idea, but they thought it would be better. So I have spent the last hour (oh yes - my cuss jar is now full) up and down the stairs - resetting this, testing that, trying to get the stupid thing to print and then I have to check to see if the stupid thing printed. AHA - another good use for one of those video baby monitors. I can set it up at the printer!
Anyway on one of my trips upstairs, I happened to look out the window and I saw the Rogers truck outside. By the time I got back up with the camera - he was gone. But everything is now printed. Part of the problem is that we have THREE networks in our house and in order to print - the computer and the printer have to be on the same network. Perhaps I need a lesson or two in how to get everything working? Bottom line - it is done!!!!!
Yesterday was embroidery - yeah. So nice to sit around, relax, chat up a storm and do some stitching. The good news is that I finished my little Christmas ornaments. Well I finished the stitching!!!! Now if I were Tish - I would have whipped those finished blocks to the cutting table, cut them apart and had the ornaments done before noon!!!!
|Redwork ornaments - stitching is done|
Now I know that took a LONG time, but I only work on it on Wednesday mornings and those words and little lines were fiddly diddly. Now it is time to pull out the next project.
|My next block - this was partially started|
|The blue wash out pen - not so easy to follow|
However with the pattern beside me - I am able to follow it. Too much work to take this out and restart so I will make it happen. Who cares if it is not exactly like the original.
And the blocks for the outer border are ALL CUT.
|Border blocks are CUT|
The other day when I was talking to Claudette - I told her to get one project per month lined up and that was to be her priorities for the rest of the year. I should do the same. Heck - I don't even have to look far - there are enough sitting at the bottom of the stairs. I am going to write them on a big piece of paper so they are obvious. Each sewing day - I should spend half the day working on those UFOs and half the day on something else. OK - got to dig those out and MAKE a commitment to myself to make that happen.
Diane was showing us the fancy tool she bought at Quilt Canada in Lethbridge this year.
|Do you know what this is?????|
|It's a fancy seam ripper!!!!!|
Elaine came to embroidery and brought me some goodies so I decided to lay out the haul of license plates and admire them all. Yikes - that is quite a few and there are still others coming that I will pick up or that others are getting for me.
|My license plate haul to date|
The problem is that some NEW ones are coming out. I see there are now TWO in NS, THREE in NB and Ontario has added TWO more. Oh well - what can you do. Just try to cope with the mess. I am happy to start getting some of them that people have picked up because it is a logistical nightmare to keep everything organized. But I think I am good to go - everything is pretty much covered off - I hope!!!!!
Got the binding on my Border Creek mystery. This was a bit tricky as I had to leave some extra along the edge of the quilt to accommodate my generous 1/4" seam and not cut off any points. Not every point is perfect, but I am OK with that. The bottom line - this quilt needs to get finished ASAP. I hope to drop it off by Monday????? Still need to whack on a sleeve - temporary pinned will be just fine and then make the label and stitch on. Watched another movie last night and still have the 5th season of Modern Family. I can get a LOT of binding done while the 24 episodes.
|Hand stitching the binding|
OH MY GOD - just got a call from Nelda who wanted to know if I had gotten a plate from near where she is vacationing. Yes - I had gotten that one, but she will be going through NB and so she is going to pick up the new plate from there for me!!!!!
On that note - now that I am LATE because of that stupid internet - I have better get on with my day.
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!