Monday, August 08, 2011

Finally Some Forward Progress

First some non quilty info.  I did go to see the lawyer with my dad about updating his trust etc.  Some laws have changed here in Mi and his old trust is not what we need to keep his assets protected, so after he pays his ginormous hospital bill he is going to take care of this.  It is NOT cheap.  The visit with him was a little crazy but we got a lot done.  Two hour drive there, get him and sister into the car, go to the bank, go out for lunch, take sister back home, drive to lawyer, business for the next hour, drive home, pick up stuff and head to the grocery store, shop for 2 hours, drive home, put all the groceries away, take a deep breath and drive 2 hours to get home.  So now you know what I did on Friday!

The rest of the weekend was more of a typical weekend.  I did manage to finish my Christmas Tree quilt top this weekend.  I changed the borders from the pattern and I love how it turned out.  Wanna see?
It still needs a back but forward progress is being made!

Yesterday I finally got a chance to spend some quality time in the sewing room. I got in there around 2pm and made myself stop around 9pm when True Blood came on = ) Man I love me some Eric Northman!! I digress.

I had to decide what to work on so I worked on a project that is an older one. I also had to decide what to do for a friend's upcoming birthday. Two, two, two birds with one stone! (Do you remember the old Doublemint commercials?) So I can't show it to you as she reads this. She's most likely smart enough to put two and two together and figure it out, but at least I'm not gonna make it easy for her! I got that top mostly finished. I need to do the inner and outer border and the back too. Hopefully I can get that done this week.

You know you've been in the sewing room too long when you see this
Jack, just wanting to be near me
I walked out to get a drink and when I came back Jack was all curled up under my sewing table. I just left him there and moved the pedal. Then he put his little head on my foot as I was sewing. I had the hum of both the sewing machine and the purring machine as I worked!

I feel like I got a fair amount done this weekend. There is always more to do but as someone recently pointed out I need to be thankful for the blessings I have and getting to spend some time sewing is a blessing! I hope you all had a good weekend too. ~XOP~


Crispy said...

I love the border you put on your tree quilt....perfect, or should I say purrrrrfect LOL. That Jack sure does love you :0)


Stitchin' time said...

That's a pretty Christmas Tree quilt and I think your fur baby wants a little one on one if he feels he has to camp on your foot pedal for attention. He must think you spend too much time with the other 'purring' animal!

Impera_Magna said...

Perfect border for your Christmas tree quilt! Don't know what the original border was but couldn't beat the one you came up with.

Love seeing pictures of Jack... how cool he rested his head on your foot while you sewed... what a visual that is!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love the Christmas Tree quilt - came out beautiful. My furry will lay close to the machine until she is blocking progress - that means "ENOUGH".

Sara said...

Your tree quilt is beautiful!!

Good to hear you are getting some "me" time with sewing:)

Allie said...

Beautiful quilt, Pam, so glad you got some time for you! Jack is too funny.

2ne said...

A great tree quilt - only 138 days until Christmas :-)

Deb said...

Okay...I'll be the oddball. Your wall quilt is wonderful...but my favorite part is your line "Then he put his little head on my foot as I was sewing. I had the hum of both the sewing machine and the purring machine as I worked!" Having a kitty, it made me heart melt when I read those lines!


Cherry Red Quilter said...

Love the christmas quilt - and love the kitty just wanting to be close - puurrrrrfect

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