I've cleaned the bathroom, cleaned the kitchen (3 times), done laundry (too many times to count), vacuumed (twice, and it needs it again because of all the thread bombs from washing fabric), dusted, sorted, de-cluttered, and put together donation boxes. And you can't tell I did any of that!! Oh, well...what's a girl to do? You would think my sewing machine's are out of order, but they are not....
These two baby quilts developed out of the four patch blocks I talked about in the last blog. The red is all used up (the rest is going into the binding). I have 10 of these blue blocks left....they are going in the charity bin. I have the backing and batting ready to be basted...tomorrow. I am going to practice my free motion quilting on these, and then they will probably go to charity also.
I played Martha Stewart last night and decorated a few of my mini pumpkins....
My mom sent me a few Halloween decorating goodies, so I thought I would actually use them before the holiday is in the past. I got glitter everywhere, but then again...I can't think of any glitter project that didn't get everywhere;)
I did have a bit of help with the fabric washing chore....
"Why is it empty, mom? You know you have more to do. Next!!"
I think he really does feel his only two jobs in the house are activity supervisor and quilt inspector;)
Some notes on recent comments:
To Katie regarding secret ingredients: Use your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, but add 1/4tsp of black pepper and about the same of hot red chili powder. Trust me. Yum!! You can even use a little less if you have reservations on how it will taste. The pepper brings intensifies the chocolate, and the chili adds a bit of a cool feeling to pop off the end of the experience. They are a hit whenever I make them. That, and I always use real chocolate chips. I've found a generic organic brand that is just wonderful.
To Marsha regarding flour sack location: Found it at Smiths. It's not on the top shelf of flour options, more off to the lower right hand side. I think all the Smiths are set up pretty much the same, so you should be able to find it pretty easily. I got this one at the Smiths at my end of town.
To Beth ...Oscar feels that all quilts are his until they leave the house;)
To Love.....I have to cook from scratch now due to my allergies to all the crap they put in pre-made food. But, I love the challenge;)
To Canuckquilter....Yes, a TON of basting and quilting ahead of me!! I'm going to have to buy a box of bandages for my fingers from all the safety pin pricks;)
To Sandy... Without Katie, I would have added two more UFOs to my pile this weekend. Instead, I got three moved closer to the line of being done;)
Oh, back to the company coming....I'm having trouble deciding what to give my brother's wife as a baby shower gift (that's what they are coming into town for). What she's into can't be found at the local stores, and I don't think I have time to get a quilt together (yeah, right) that she would be happy with. Or maybe it's because I'm just stuck on trying to make sure she likes it. The jury is still out on that one.
The newest edition of my favorite video game came out today...Fable 3. I love that game!! I've let my hubby have the first crack at it since he has to work. I will dig into it this weekend. We may encounter a production stall here at the Quilting and UFO Emporium...LOL;) Oh well, at this point, I just may deserve to put my feet up for a few days;)
I forgot to mention that my daughter and I have finally hooked the video chat connection!! It is soooo cool to see her and the grandbaby in live video feed!! I had to go get a new web cam as the one I had was 10 years old...can you say outdated???? We have another video session scheduled for tomorrow night. That should be fun because the hubby and I will be carving pumpkins too;)
I have tons more to chit chat about, but I think I've bent your ears enough for this round;) Hope everyone is safe, warm, and happy;)