No sewing but I’m am getting some knitting done. I’m also all ready for the carpet installers to come tomorrow! Can’t wait to have this behind me!
We had a quote today for new windows (ouch!!). The plan is for this home to be our retirement home and while Keith has plenty of working years left, we want to get all the remodeling/updating done before retirement. With Hurricane Irma passing through last month, we decided that we wanted to put hurricane windows in and sooner rather than later so we started the process today with the quote and are going to move forward with the actual install being mid January.
Finn went to the vet today to be checked for issues that might be causing his “bedwetting” … that’s what we’re calling his accidents he’s having when sleeping. He’s is basically house trained except for these occasional episodes that are occurring when he’s sleeping. The vet ruled out an infection, kidney problems, and diabetes which is good. We’re going to try him on a medication for incontinence and see if it helps. If not, I’m not too worried about dealing with it as long as we know he doesn’t have a serious health issue.
Have I told you all how much I love the internet and how easy it is to FaceTime the little ones (and my boys) and to see photos of them. It really helps since we don’t live in the same state! They’re all getting so big!
Finally, I had another email wanting me to calculate fabric for one of my instruction sheets. I get a little tired of telling people that I can’t (won’t) calculate their fabric requirements. In some cases, I provide EQ estimates but for the most part my quilts are scrappy and I just keep pulling fabric until I’ve made all the blocks I need. I understand that some people don’t want to calculate their own requirements or maybe they think it’s too hard but why they expect me to do it for them I don’t know.
My response is to refer them to a site that shows them how to calculate it themselves or suggest that they purchase patterns that come with the fabric requirements as a part of their paid for pattern!
Calculating fabric for a quilt can be time consuming but there are lots of tutorials on how to do it out there – here’s just one example.