|Top of It's a Bling Thing DONE|
|Backing and binding for It's a Bling Thing - DONE|
Now hold onto your hats folks - yes - I actually completed ANOTHER quilt of MY OWN. Ah - but which one you ask?????? Have a look...................................
|The BIRTHDAY quilt - DONE!!!!!|
|Close up of the birthday quilt!!!!|
|And notice the BINDING is on. I even had to make the binding!!!|
|The birthday quilt on the quilting machine|
Yes - I cheated and loaded the quilt on the long arm even though it was partially quilted. At first I was going to do it on my semi-industrial. Then I thought - that will be a pain in the butt - so loaded it up and it quilted up like a charm!!!!! So the pile of quilts to be bound gets higher!!!! There are now FOUR!!!! I've never had that many ready to bind before.
And I finished a book yesterday (that I started the day before). Unfortunately the books are NOT audio so I can only read the book!!!! Drat!!!!! But even with the books - I am trying to tidy up. I read one book from my book shelf and then one book from the library!!!! After I read my novels - they go in the "give away" pile.
|My reading book shelf (the bottom two shelves are DOUBLE rows of books - the top is only partially doubled)|
I think it is a good compromise. And means I have a LOT of reading to do before I make a dent in these shelves. And of course - I am entering the "read" books in my new database which I love!!!! Still have to go back to get the previous years in - but that will come.
Can you imagine how much time I will have on my hands when all this organizing is complete?????? Wow - I'll be able to read/quilt that much more!!!! But it all takes TIME - TIME!!!!!
Anyway - I also finished a customer quilt yesterday. I TOLD you I was busy!!!!
Carol gave me this ornament last week.
|Cool bike ornament|
And while I had originally planned to go cycling/geocaching today, I have decided not to. First off - my knee is hurting despite the fact that it did not bother me last night at all!!!! But I also need to reassemble my bike - it is still in the box from my trip and I have decided that I am on a quilting roll right now. I have a MONSTER to quilt today. It is so big - I am wondering if it will fit on the machine??? Yes - it will, but it is HUGE. I haven't measured it yet.
Oh yes - I found the perfect thread for the It's a Bling Thing and maybe - just maybe when I get the MONSTER quilt done - I can sneak that one on?????
|Thread for It's a Bling Thing|
Oh yes - I am well on my way to getting another quilt done - borders, binding and backing. Hopefully tomorrow you can see that. Depends on how the day goes!!!!
I would just like to mention that when I get a project done (quilted or the borders or whatever) I am tidying up and putting everything where it belongs. I never used to do this and there would be scraps or whatever hanging around. Now - it all goes away!!!!! I LOVE it.
Have a great day!!!!