It was a busy weekend! I hope you all had a great one. My boss is on vacation this week, and since I only have to work through Wednesday (Thursday is Thanksgiving and Friday we have off too), I am hoping for a quiet week at work. Friday night I was able to finish up the next to last row on Baby Garden, which was cause for a small celebration. I have made good progress so far on the last row. I am stitching all of the picket fence first, and then will go back and add in the flowers and critters. Underneath the fence are some specialty stitches – and then it will be done, finito! I have set myself the deadline of finishing this by the end of the month, but truth be told – I would really like to have it done this week. I am SOOOO ready to stitch on something else! I have two other Christmas stitching things that I need to finish also – my 2nd day ornament for Eric (which has a small start), and my last two Shepherd’s Bush ornaments (the first of which has a small start). So, everyone send me that good stitching mojo so that I can finish this thing up this week.
Saturday, I got the call that my last thread I needed for my SB ornaments had come in, so I went by Aidaworks to pick it up. And of course, one cannot leave with thread alone, so…I made a small chart purchase as well. I did not buy the chart plus accessory pack, but just the chart. Frankly, I am a little shocked that an “accessory pack” would cause the chart to be $50 more. But, whatever. Maybe when all is said and done, I may wish I had dropped the extra cash. Cute chart though, so I had to have it.
I then went over to Quilt Country to pick up one of my quilts which was already finished! I couldn’t believe how quickly she got to it. I am so so happy that this is quilted! Here’s a little sneak peek, but it still needs binding and a label. She has one more quilt of mine to do, so I’ll be happy to see that one finished as well.
From there, I went over to the place where I purchased my sewing machine to take a class on how to use the embroidery functions on my machine. I have a feeling I am really going to have fun playing with the embroidery. This is a little practice piece I did in class. I didn’t snip the jump threads, since we were just playing. I’ll now be able to embroider my own quilt labels, which is fabulous. I used to take them to have the embroidered, since I love the look of an embroidered label. But, now I can make my own! I am also thinking of doing a block in our wedding quilt embroidered with our names and wedding date possibly. Now, I can do that too! I feel so high-tech.
Sunday was Eric’s sister’s birthday, so we did some celebrating with her and his family. Sunday is also my cleaning and laundry day, so I had my fill of that. Plus, we went out and Eric bought me some new clothes for our NY trip (sweater, a new pair of pants, that sort of thing). We also did a little Christmas shopping. So, all in all, it was a productive weekend.
Now, for some enabling…
Have you seen these new Mirabilia’s? Dasher and Donner. Love them!
I bet they are all sparkly in person. You’d think I was a bird – as attracted to the sparkly as I am!
Walk to Rivendell: Camp in eastern Chetwood. Come out of the Chetwood. (Total miles walked: 172.75)
I am grateful for having my quilt quilted! It’s beautiful!!