The pressure is off!!!!!! The last customer quilt came off the machine yesterday!!!!
|Customer quilt (hey - do you remember - this is the one that I finished putting together for her!!!)|
|Detail of quilting|
In the afternoon, we went to Flo's for tea!!!! Unfortunately I had an appointment that I could not miss, so I dropped the quilt off (in hopes that some of the girls would grab the needles and thread I provided and start hand stitching down the binding since the owner is not able) and my goodies (that M made for me!!!)
When I finally arrived back at the tea party - well the quilt was still sitting there, so I grabbed it and Daphne sat with me and we had a grand chat while we bound. She stitches in the opposite direction that I do so we met in the middle!!!!!
|Elaine (me) and Daphne binding the quilt at the tea party!!!!!|
Now I just have things to get ready for the family and so if it isn't completely done no big deal, but I really really really want to get everything done and I don't see any problem in making that happen.
|Flo had different teas all laid out for us to try. I was boring and just took regular tea. But after looking at this (and are her teapots not amazing!!!) I think we should have a tea tasting. Flo - are you up for a tea tasting?????|
After everyone left, Flo and I (by the way - MARGIE - the mother of the puppies is HOME!!!!!) And Muffin, Flo's other dog was SO HAPPY. The two of them were bouncing around the house - amazing how "sad" the dogs are when their friend is not there. Last time I saw Muffin, she was moping around the house. This time - well she was BOUNCING!!!!
Anyway - after everyone left, Flo got out the wine and well - her and I solved the world's problems until her husband came home and I realized how late it was!!!!!!!!!!! In the mean time, my kid texts me a grocery list. Things that she NEEDS in order to make dinner. WHAT?????? Make dinner and things like capers and spinach are on the list. WHO SENT THIS TEXT?????
This from a child who would ONLY eat broccoli tops. I mean what is going on????? However she now eats vegetables like no tomorrow. She cuts them up and even takes them in a reusable container with her. My child who used to eat NOTHING but junk food?????
|Caroline and M making dinner|
|And there was our dinner. Actually very good!!!!! Spinach, capers, sauce? All things my child would never eat!!!!!!!!!|
Plus she made my goodies for the tea, except we were short a few cranberries as I had left the bag on the counter and DH thought they would be good in his yogurt. So - I didn't have time to get more so lots of white chocolate in the goodies and not enough cranberries!!!! Regardless they were great!!!!!
Now I am wondering if M is being so helpful because Christmas is right around the corner and she knows I am not done shopping or she is just trying to be helpful??????
After dinner, M and Caroline exchanged their gifts.
|Getting ready to exchange the gifts|
|Pretty funny because they both bought each other a number of small things and they EACH wrapped them individually and put them in a GREAT BIG box. Boy they must be reading the same magazines!!!!|
I got a lot of sewing done (well I got some sewing done) after dinner (I told the girls I would clean up the kitchen since they made dinner - OH boy - that was a mistake!!!!! However I cannot show you what I was working on. Big secrets. You will have to be patient and wait until after Christmas which is just DAYS away.
On that note - I have to hit the mall today!!! I know - what the heck was I thinking to leave it to the last minute and I have to go to Square One no less - a mall that I try to avoid at the best of times. Oh well - it opens at 9:30 and I'm leaving in a few minutes to ensure that I get a parking space somewhat close to a door. Got my list, got my running shoes one and my elbows ready. I doubt it will take that long - at least I know what I am going for. (thanks to M's intricately detailed Christmas list!)
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!