I finally managed to do something quilty today .. actually double quilty I guess .. I got to buy fabric, and I did kyle’s block and I have one strip together almost two, of my borders for my hopscotch quilt.
It was nice to do quilty stuff today .. even with all the other stuff that had to be done .. My dad called me this AM to see if i was ready to hit the fabric store and pick up a few other things I needed .. (one shot for the cats, cat food etc) .. so off we went .. The sale was still going on for the flannel **WOOOHOOOO and it was cheaper – almost 50% cheaper than the last time .. this time it was $2.75/meter .. (which is roughly 39″) .. so I got just over a meter for the flannel for my 1800 quilt batting, and then 4 yards of a nice solid turquoise for the backing for gran’s quilt .. I asked if she would cut it into 2 yard cuts – certainly make my life easier for piecing it! They still have their discontinued fabrics on sale for $3.00/meter .. I found some red which would be nice curtains in my living room, but of course I’ve not measured them yet – and chances are, if I bought, it would be under. I would go back to get more and they would be out .. I supposed I could have just bought some and taken my chances .. but I behaved myself 🙂 I figured out the backing pre coffee .. or at least during coffee and checked it out with a chart I’ve downloaded for backing .. I always forget I have these charts and do the math first .. but it’s nice to see that I am right in that regard . gives me much needed confidence some days!!
Came home, found Pix gave him his shot, then vacuumed the house, hunted down shad in the basement and then started the laundry. when Kyle got home from school, I had already decided that he would give the dog her bath .. I would get her it the tub, flea comb her, and then he could bathe her with me micro managing .. Orion will not get into the tub for anyone else but me .. so that means that her baths fall to me .. Not today .. the vacuuming kills my back .. while I’m not spasming still .. I’m still tender and I get sore.
So at this point, shopping done, both cats given their shots, dog flea combed and bathed, floors vacuumed .. it was decided that supper would be a fend for yourself nite .. which really helped me out .. I’m still ick and I was already whacked from doing all I’ve done ..
it wasn’t until much later that I even started on Kyle’s block .. I confused myself a few times, did the froggy stitch a few more times than that .. but I wanted this block done TONITE!! Of course while I was piecing is block together, I did my leaders n enders .. welp – all the ‘block’ sections are put together and I actually have one strip of 5 put together and am one short of another strip of 5 put together .. yeah my ‘border’ is a wee bit wonky, but at this point .. i’m not worried about it .. I’ll rip later if need be .. it just feels rather good to call it done – for now ..
I really do like how this turned out … it looks SOOO much better ‘live’ than as a layout with the icky paint colours – this thing is just going to hum with life with that red in there! I need to use a brigher / bolder yellow tho – time to dig into my stash and see what I can find .. I sure hope he likes this .. my dad, philistine that he is (no pun intended – his first name is Phil LOLOL), took one look at it and turned his nose up at it .. i was rather put out by it, then he proceeds to try and con me out of a watercolor quilt for his bed .. uh huh .. right .. i told him it would be like $200 in material .. he goes .. I’ll give you $200 for material .. my reply .. then I’ll give you $200 of material .. that ended that discussion for now, but I’m sure that itll come up again .. this isn’t the first time we’ve had this discussion.
I’m whacked and heading to bed .. be safe and dream sweet!