Thursday, April 10, 2008

Some work and some play

I met my friend Deb for lunch on Tuesday and she brought me this bunch of tulips to celebrate Steve's good mri report! I forgot to get a picture then, so took one today. Lovely flowers for a really rotten spring day -- thunderstorms and heavy rain and wind all day and supposed to get worse tonight, so I probably won't be online very long!

I spent the day doing more spring cleaning in the clutter room. I now have the floor done at the entry to the kitchen! I still have about 6' x 10' to do in the back hallway and the small bathroom floor. I've been doing odd jobs every now and then, so the woodwork is finished and the bookcase full of gardening stuff, golf balls and various and sundry items in the back hall has been all cleaned up and old seed packets tossed, so the only thing left is the outside part of the back door and the floor (which is quarry tile and the grout has to be scrubbed with a brush and then sealed -- it's a pita, but needs to be done every year!).

So after all my hard work, I spent the rest of the day fondling fabric! I pressed the last 3 (of 6) cuts of fabric I bought on Sunday at my fabric quilt store. I fell in love with a Kansas Troubles Quilters pattern and bought all the fabric for it (well, the yardages anyway -- I have lots to use as scraps for the applique part of it). I bought extra yardages of course because I love KTQ fabric!

Then I finally put together a tote bag as a gift bag for Briana's birthday present. I've been putting this off for weeks now and really, it only took about an hour to throw it together! I didn't get a pic of it yet -- I put her gift into it and haven't covered the top with tissue paper yet. I made a regular tote bag though, so she can use it for whatever she wants to after her birthday.

And then I put together this block. I found a pattern in a magazine on Tuesday for a cute (and possibly fast) spring wallhanging. I pulled a bunch of fabrics yesterday and today I cut the borders and then put one block together. All the blocks will be different fabrics, so I figure I can do one a day hopefully and have a wallhanging in a week or two! It felt really good to be sewing again -- sure feels like its been ages. I hope to do some longarm quilting tomorrow and still be able to make another block for the wallhanging!

Having a friend that always knows just what to do for every occasion!
Being able to sew a bit today.


Mary said...

wow that pink block is a happy block. Just what this bad weather needs.

atet said...

That pink and white block is lovely! I've been so far behind on my blog reading but it was such a pleasure to hear that your son is doing so well with his chemo and treatment! Wooo Hooo!

Gail said...

Ohhh that fuscia fabric!! gotta love it. Glad Steve is continuing to get good news.