Have a look at what has been happening around here.............. Had to fill up the car the other day - I certainly don't mind road trips when the price of gas is this!!!!!!!!!!!
|It's been 4 1/2 years since we saw this!!!!!|
We had embroidery club on Wednesday morning. I am so excited!!!! I am down to the LAST block on the Christmas quilt. The one on the left is DONE and all that remains is a bit on the block on the right. I should be able to finish that off in an hour????? Perhaps I will even get it done before the next club date, but I doubt it - there is a LOT of work to be done in the studio - stuff that has to be done!!!! Yep - we are having embroidery club (even if I am the only one) on Christmas Eve just so I can guarantee that these blocks will get done!!!!!!
|Last embroidery block!!!!! (time to get the next project organized!!)|
So I am a softie!! I had a couple of people ask me (somewhat late, but NOT last minute) to get a quilt done for them for Christmas. Since I don't really have any other quilts that NEED to be done before Christmas - I thought I would help them out of a bind. You remember the other one - that had a flange! Well - this one was a bit tight on the backing!!!!! The backing was totally pieced and I ironed the heck out of it - trying to gain every millimeter I could. The top also needed pressing, but I didn't touch it. It wasn't wrinkled, but the seams could have been pressed a bit differently!
When I was done - the top measured 52 1/2 inches wide and the backing - 53 1/2". Yes - a bit too tight. But I threw it on the machine and it quilted up not so bad - but the edges are just not as nice as they could be. So DO NOT think you can get away with this!!!!! I will charge you more for the added fussiness that has to happen when I do this.
|A little tight for space on the quilt edges|
|The top and bottom were not much better!!!!|
|Customer quilt - DONE (Customer was thrilled and her husband is going to be one happy man! and yes we did have a discussion about size of backings needed!!!!)|
|The back of the quilt|
It would appear that I am at Ruti's Needlebed pretty much every day. Have you ever heard someone say "oh what a shame that "quilt store X" is closing. I will miss that store." And they rarely go there???? Yeah - weird. But if Ruti's ever closed - I would be LOST. TOTALLY LOST. I go to that store for counseling, I go to the store to provide counselling, I go for show n tell, I go to see show n tell, I go to chat to Susannah, Marlene, Diane and Ruthi, I go just because - oh - I do also go to buy stuff!!!!
You never know what treasures one will find - most often out in open view on the cutting table. This is what I saw the other day and almost died.
|This is the finest MULBERRY SILK and that price is NOT a typo!!!!!!|
I did NOT buy this. What would I make with it???? Looks too fancy for my liking!!!
And the other day, I went to take a picture of Marlene with her tacky Hanukkah sweater. I missed her, so I had to pull this off Facebook.
|Love the SWEATER!!!!!!!|
In my madness of running around - I stopped at Erin Mills Town Center. The new entrance by the food court is open and it looks fabulous!!!!!! I went back yesterday and took more pictures which I will share tomorrow. This mall is going to look awesome. Totally different!!!!! I LOVE Erin Mills Town Center. It really is a nice mall and will be so much better once the renovations are complete.
|New entrance to the Erin Mills Town Center. The seating area for the food court will be in this glassed area|
I also needed a new utility knife - my old one seems to have walked. Funny how that happens when there are others in the house. I am very good at putting things back where they belong. The others- not so much. So look what I bought!!!!!!
|Hey - if Olfa makes an awesome rotary cutter - their utility knife is probably good as well. Now I can cut through those election signs with ease!!!!|
|Storm at Sea|
Well I had an awesome workout this morning. I have been "cruising" for a while because of my leg. With all the extra stretching and foam rolling - it is better. Not perfect, but much better and I feel that I can push a bit harder. Oh yes - you do NOT get endorphins unless you get your heart rate up there!!!! I am so pumped this morning - I could conquer the world!!! I am all full of energy to get things done which is good because I am sorting and piling and sorting and piling through this mess in the studio. Not quite sure of the total plan yet - but I am getting there. Took pictures this morning - will share tomorrow.
You have heard people talk about tea being a diuretic. I don't have any expertise in this area, but I do know that when I drink tea - I don't drink water. And that is a BAD thing. So I don't drink nearly as much water as I should and when I took my blood pressure the other day - ooops - it was really low - both numbers were very low. But I didn't feel dizzy or anything. But this is NOT good. I MUST MUST MUST drink water. Going to have to tie the damn bottle to my belt loops so I remember. I just don't think about drinking and I am sure that the low blood pressure is the result of dehydration. And I should know better. Maybe I could just guzzle all the water first thing in the morning and get it over with????
YES - it is that time of the year when you set goals - and drinking more water is one of mine.
On that note - I better hit this mess flying or I will never surface from the mess.
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!