Quilted

Last week was stay at home week #14 and I’m a couple days late but this top of Mom’s is #14 and I’m caught up again. Pantograph is Ebb and Flow.

Doesn’t Finn look like he’s up to no good?! He was groomed today and I got a bunch of errands done so all in all it was a productive day for me.

Finished

I finished stitching the Ladybug Drunkard’s Path binding today just in time to head off to watch the Lightning play. It’s my 9th UFO finish for the year.

And this little Coins doll quilt was finished a couple days ago.

New computer

I don’t think I shared that I bought a new laptop a couple weeks ago. I kind of hated to buy it because I don’t use the laptop very often since the iPad is just so much more convenient but there are some things I need to do on the computer and the screen on my current one was doing a lot of flickering and I’m just waiting for it to die completely.

Since I’m having problems with all my technology these days, it’s not surprising that I couldn’t seem to get EQ7 loaded and I was a bit frustrated – can you believe that I have 3 copies of this program? I’d bought one for my computer, one for Mom’s computer because I did so much work there for her, and then a downloaded version because I couldn’t put my hands on the disk when I needed to add it to my computer the last time I bought one …. and I couldn’t get any of them to work so I walked away and decided I’d figure it out later.

Later turned out to be tonight and when I went to open the program, it worked. Weird.

To test it out, I drafted a Friendship Star quilt. I’ve been wanting to make another one for years and since I’m currently obsessed with half square triangles this one might actually get made. By now you know I’d make my quilt scrappier but it’s faster to design in just a few fabrics.

I’ve put some quilt notes on the website if you’re interested.

RWB Friendship Stars

Walking

I’m trying to get my daily step average back over 10,000 but I’ve got two trips this month so it’s going to be tough.

We decided to have an early dinner while we were out – it’s 5.5 miles (roundtrip) to the little outdoor restaurant we like.

Of course, more walking means less sewing but I did get the binding stitched down on the small doll quilt yesterday and maybe tomorrow I’ll get the binding sewn down on the Ladybug Drunkard’s Path.

Date night

Last night we went to the symphony for the first time since moving here to Tampa. I didn’t enjoy the first half of the program as much as the second half but we’ll definitely look for more performances to attend.

As we got out after the program we were checking scores on the Lightning game and could hear it being broadcast somewhere nearby … we walked a block or so to one of the downtown parks and found a huge crowd – the roar before we got there let us know they had won. We’re up 3-1 in the series and are looking forward to Sunday’s game!

Finn

A few people have asked how Finn is doing … he’s great!! At times, still a lot of puppy over-excitement like when Keith came home tonight after being gone for 3 days but he’s gotten very easy. He even lets me nap which I’m thankful for since he usually gets up around 7am give or take an hour and when I don’t get to sleep before 4ish, I need a nap! Luckily, Keith does the morning shift when he’s in town and I get to sleep late. We spend a lot of time in the library …

A first time for everything

In the hundreds of quilts I’ve bound I’ve never sewn the binding on wrong — with the raw edges facing the wrong way — until today. Luckily, I didn’t get too far before I figured it out. I picked out the stitching and redid it and now the ladybug Drunkard’s Path is ready for hand stitching.

Other than binding, I worked on sewing some of the Happy Blocks for Maine.

I have a few more “kitted” up but soon I’ll need to do some more cutting.