The dust is settling from the renovation – the floors are done, the painters are finished and all I’m waiting for now are my window treatments which should be here in about 3 weeks.
I got my Blooming Nine Patch finished, but it’s been renamed “The Frog Prince”. I quilted this baby twice – the first time with a small pleat in the backing that I knew would drive me crazy, so I frogged the whole thing. It took me almost 2 weeks, but as my grandmother always told me, if a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right. I’m glad I did.
Here’s a close-up of the quilting:
The panto is Ambrosia and after doing it twice, I could do it in my sleep.
I can’t believe that it’s almost March and that is the only quilting I’ve done this year. I’m going on a Retreat in a couple of weeks, so I better get my act together and decide what I’m going to take to work on.
When my sewing room was under construction, I did do a bit of knitting.
These scarves are so popular – it seems everyone who sees one, wants one. There was a lady here on Saturday helping me decide on window treatments and when she saw them, she asked if she could buy one so I did actually knit 5. They knit up so quickly, but now the yarn is sold out everywhere.
I had a wonderful Valentine’s Day spent with Bon Jovi. He put on another amazing concert – in my opinion, even better than the one in July. My favourite quote of his for the night was “Bon Jovi is like Viagra for women”. It’s the smile, girls – his smile just melts my heart!!!!
Tonight Sandra & I are going to see Billy Elliot, the musical. I’m not really sure what to expect. We both watched the movie so know the story – I just hope we can understand them better. I usually don’t have a problem with English accents, but I spent more time rewinding to try and figure out what they said than I did watching the movie!
I’m also missing my best friend Lee. She is down in sunny McAllen Texas for a couple of months and every day I see the wonderful weather she is getting and look out my window at the snow and freezing cold. She wanted me to come down for a week and I really wanted to go, but in order to get there from here I would have to take 3 flights and that just doesn’t appeal to me. As you know, I don’t like flying to begin with and the thought of all those changes and layovers, especially by myself, makes me a bit nervous. With so many flight cancellations due to weather this winter, it would be just my luck to get stranded somewhere like Detroit.
So, I live vicariously through her e-mails and console myself knowing that I can order anything I want and have it shipped to her and she will bring it back for me :-) I wonder just how much fabric a trailer will hold? I don’t think her husband wants to find out!