Monday, January 28, 2008

Just Another Manic Monday

Are you sick of looking at this yet? I got the ric rack sewn on yesterday so now it's ready to be quilted. I'm going to try Mary's freemotion hearts on the string blocks and probably just echo quilt the appliqued blocks. That isn't going to happen anytime soon though, as the rest of the week is going to be a busy one.

Today hasn't been a good start to the week. Poor Ben still isn't feeling well and the medication seems to have given him a terrible case of the runs - all over our 'almost' new carpet downstairs. I don't think there is any way we can save it - it is going to have to be ripped up and replaced. Poor little guy - I hope he is feeling better soon.

On the heels of that discovery came a call from Ian. Let's just say that anytime Ian calls of his own free will, it isn't good news. The last call we received was two weeks ago on a bitterly cold Friday night. He had run out of gas out in the middle of nowhere (his gas gauge was broken - ya think?) and he had to walk almost 4 miles to get to a phone to call for help. He has 143 friends on Facebook, but he calls us - collect, of course! I was afraid Leo might kill him if he went alone, so I drove and tried to calm him down.

So I'm feeling very sorry for myself and very much looking forward to tomorrow. The lady who bought my Nolting table has kindly invited me to a sew day with some local quilters. I don't know anyone locally who quilts, and I am really excited about meeting some fellow quilters and spending the day sewing and gabbing. We're having a pot luck lunch and I also made some chocolate goodies - after all, I'm afraid if they don't like what I bring, they won't invite me back, so I figured chocolate was a safe bet!


Nadine said...

Oh dear. Yes, you need a day away from it all, Irene. I hope poor Ben gets better soon, and whatever Ian's issue was, hopefully it's fairly quick to fix as well.

Have fun tomorrow!

Randi said...

I love that quilt! Sorry about Ben...hope he's much better. Let me tell ya, we have never regretted ripping up ALL the carpet in our house and going with tile & wood laminate all over. When Lulu gets sick, it's a breeze to clean.

Deb said...

The quilt looks great! Hope your fur baby is better soon. It's so hard when they're sick!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for inviting me to view your quilt! It's beautiful and an inspiration to finish mine! I'm hand appliquing on the hearts. We're in the process of buying a home so I'm going to have to pack the quilt up until after we move and work on it after we're settled. Thanks again for sharing!