Wednesday, December 24, 2008
My patient has been so good that I was able to do some sewing yesterday and this morning (husband Jim had foot surgery on Monday). I am down to the last border on the Thangles quilt. It is a 9 inch batik purple. I really like these hand dyed fabrics.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Elijah and Katie were in for a short visit this weekend. Elijah is preaching in a church service tonight. I think 8 of the "preacher boys" are all speaking. They won't be back for Christmas so we exchanged gifts. It was so good to see them both! Don't they make such a cute couple??
Monday, December 15, 2008
Well, we finally got a tree. A new pre-lit artificial one. It has those new LED lights which are almost flourescent! It is up, but not decorated. This is the before pic; after the decorations (in a few days) I'll post an after pic. (sorry for the blurriness, I am a terrible photographer)
Saturday, December 13, 2008
I can't believe I haven't done any sewing today. The reason is I was captivated by a book I was reading. I don't read that much, and today I remembered why. I get so engrossed in a book, I won't do other things. I was reading a Mary Higgins Clark mystery. I did cook some today, in between my reading. Jim and I got out and made a short trip to Lowe's and Walmart. But mostly, I read. And read. And read. And finished it. I just started it last night. Oh well, a day that could have been much more productive, but wasn't. I'll do better next weekend. Jim has his surgury on the 22nd and I hope to get some good sewing done while I am here with him recuperating.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I received the cone thread for my machine today, so even though it was late, I started the quilting on my boxed squares. This is my first real free hand quilting. I am learning as I go, but I think I am going to like it! I don't really know how you are supposed to start and stop on borders.