Archive for December, 2006

I caved in

I’d just commented that I wasn’t going to change over to beta blogger yet but decided what the heck I might as well get it out of the way. I didn’t have any problems with the switch and getting my sidebar set back up was pretty easy.

Since most of the issues seem to be with comments we’ll see how it goes.


I’m still sneaking in a few quilt related activities even if I haven’t blogged about them or posted pictures. Tonight I washed and dried the Red/White flying geese table quilt and it’s ready to send to my Mom.

I also finished fusing the last 6 blocks for a block of the month quilt I’ve been working on with her. (She’s doing all the work of stitching them down for me.) I’ve decided I won’t do another one of these – if it wasn’t for her I don’t think I’d even have the first block done.

I also finished a crocheting a hat for Mom, am about 1/2 way through a scarf for her, and I finished a scarf for myself tonight. I still have to weave some ends in – my least favorite part!

Countdown – 4 days left before the packers come!

Visiting family

I’ve been in Virginia since Thursday visiting my Mom for her birthday and last night my brothers, sisters, and I all took Mom out to dinner. It was the 2nd time in last last few months we all had an opportunity to get together and it was really nice even if we did spend some time before dinner arguing. It’s funny how people raised the same way can have such different opinions and beliefs.

I’ll be home Tuesday afternoon.

Does he miss Keith?

I think Chesty looks pretty happy to have Keith’s flannel quilt all to himself!

This was a quilt I made from a package of fat quarters that were a gift. Keith wasn’t crazy about the colors but wanted a flannel quilt so he accepted it anyway. Nice of him wasn’t it? When I was deciding whether to leave any quilts here for Chris and Becky, I asked did he want to leave this one since I’ve made two flannel backed Autumn quilts that he likes the colors of much better. He’s very attached to this quilt now and he said no way. It’s flannel front and back so it’s really warm and he’s apparently gotten used to the colors.


My old table being broken down

My new longarm came today – packed for the move and I said goodbye to my Classic Plus. Several people have asked if I’m upset at *having* to downsize my machine and the answer is no.

A smaller machine gives me more flexibilty with this and future moves and I can still do everything I did on the old machine. Now I just have to get through the rest of the month knowing I can’t do any quilting or can I? I might make a simple rag quilt just to sew. I’ve got two more big sorting jobs left before the packers come on the 18th and I have a trip to Virginia to see my Mom so we’ll see how it goes.

The new machine and table ready for the move.


Setting traps!
After living here for 4 years, this past spring we had mice in this house for the first time – 3 of them! The whole ordeal of trapping them and then disposing of them fell to Keith because I was really freaked out. Somehow they get in the drop ceiling of my first floor and as I’m working in my Studio and I can hear the pitter patter of tiny feet.

Well just my luck now that Keith has already moved to Minneapolis, I heard the pitter patter again last night. After a sleepless night trying to figure out how I would avoid having to deal with this the solution came to me.

Chris will be in town Tues – Thurs for a training class so I decided I could set the traps – it was just checking them and getting rid of the sprung trap with the mouse I couldn’t do. So I set two traps this afternoon in the ceiling and will have him check them Tuesday. If that doesn’t do the trick then I’ll reset them a couple days before Keith comes home on the 20th to help me make the final move and have him check and dispose!

What a pain for this to happen now!