Wednesday, November 5, 2014
I took the last quilting stitch yesterday afternoon and got the quilt squared up, ready for binding! Guess I’ll be unpacking my sewing machine, as with any luck, I should be able to get the binding sewn on tomorrow … then I can pack it up to take with and stitch the binding down in the condo in the evenings after dinner. I’ve got the binding strips cut … from the red used for the centers and the narrower border.
While DH and I watching the hockey game, I put together another ornament … the 4th. I have one more to put together. I hope I can remember to stop at Michael’s on my way home from DD’s this evening to pick up some small jingle bells for the wreath … I’ve got the red ribbon.
DH and I stopped in at the Walgreens Take Care clinic on our way to vote yesterday, hoping that we’d get there in time to avoid a wait … only to discover that there was an hour’s wait. Thankfully they now schedule appointments … the soonest I could get in was 9:00AM tomorrow. But at least I'll be getting my flu shot.
I am glad that this election is over, although I’m having a hard time finding local election results. I do wish I could find a truly objective source for where the candidates stand on more than just one or two hot-topic issues. It’s so hard to know where the candidates stand with all the negative ads, and it seems like every analysis comes with an agenda (sometimes a not-so-subtle agenda).
I’m not sure whether I’ll be doing much more blogging before we leave … as I mentioned yesterday, the next several days will be busy ones! I’m watching the Ts today, sewing on binding, setting aside as much as I can for our trip without DH growing suspicious, flu shot, and dinner with friends tomorrow, an all-day quilt retreat Friday, and a swim meet Saturday and Sunday. (It seems like it’s all or nothing here at Chez Nana … I either have nothing going on like last week or something going on every day like this week. )
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy! Have a great day!
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What a great feeling it must be to have that last stitch in. And I'll say it again it is gorgeous. We won't be home to vote in our local election this year - first time were ever going to miss out on our civic duty. That's not a comfortable feeling. Have a great vacation.ReplyDelete
Such a good feeling to be finally stitching on the binding! The quilt is sooo pretty. Your grandson is a lucky boy. And yes, you really do have a busy week. How fun to be going to another retreat though! Looking forward to seeing all you accomplish there! Hope your time away is relaxing and refreshing, and you enjoy every minute!ReplyDelete
Woohoo...and it looks wonderful. Have a great trip.ReplyDelete
Yay for you! You are the fastest hand quilter I know. Seriously! It is so beautiful! I love hand sewing bindings, so relaxing. Have a wonderful trip!ReplyDelete
Cheering for you here, Kathy!! That is such a great finish and it looks wonderful!ReplyDelete
I am always in awe of your creations!!!ReplyDelete
Have a great trip! & hope you get all your things done you need to do before.
Oh congratulations Kathy!!! It's absolutely gorgeous and a wonderful finish! I'm thinking about how much you are going to enjoy stitching down that binding - there's nothing quite like the feel of being surrounded by a newly finished quilt as you stitch down the binding :)ReplyDelete
Lovely quilt--such striking contrasts...and love the quilting on it. Good luck getting all the items on your very full calendar done! hugs, JulieroeReplyDelete
Yay! You are one fast hand-quilter! Have a great trip! ~JeanneReplyDelete
Congrats! How in the world are you keeping this a secret from him? Hope your week fly's by so you can enjoy your beach trip.ReplyDelete
Congrats on finishing the quilting on your gorgeous quilt!ReplyDelete
Another down and a real beauty! Enjoy your time away and we'll look forward to hearing about your fun once again. Blessings!ReplyDelete
That red binding is really going to finish it off nicely! Great plan for some hand stitching while you are out of town. Looks fabulous!ReplyDelete
I am so happy you have finished the quilting already on that beautiful log cabin.. Sounds UBER busy in your week... have a safe trip and look forward to seeing the pics you may share while there! KathiReplyDelete
Wow, you've been busy! The quilt looks wonderful, as always.ReplyDelete
I hope your hubby enjoys his birthday trip, and you, too, of course!
What a great job you have done on that quilt. It is gorgeous. And I know what you mean about elections. I voted, but I don't have a lot of trust in any of them!ReplyDelete