Thursday, September 10, 2009

Today Donna Downey's blog is having a great give away of some wonderful fabrics from Pickled Pear Lane

I wish I could figure out add a link and replace the actual path with a word or name. I would google it but I don't even know what it is called but I am on a mission to find it

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Quilt & more

So over the Labor Weekend I was sewing 4" squares together to make my second quilt. It is made of blue and browns. I had to cut 500 of the print fabric and 228 of the sold fabric. Four inch squares - WHAT - maybe next time it will be 12 x 12 squares, I am sure it would be quicker. After cutting the squares, I sewed two squares to together leaving me with this pile.

Then I had to sew the those sets into rows of 28 squares. Had to sew 26 rows. Here they are hanging on my TV cabinet doors, ready for the next step. Which is to iron the seams, sew the rows together, make a sandwich on the floor of quilt backing (haven't decided on muslin or a sateen), then cotton batting (Just found this product a few months ago, I used polyester batting in my first quilt - guess that was a no no) then the soon to be quilted cover. More to come - I needed to take a break from it.

So Mister Tank decided to eat some foam this morning right before i left for work. I mean this got chewed in a matter of seconds that he was out of my sight. What a goof ball. This was Jason's foam mattress topper he had with him at school and so I decided to fold it in half and cover it with a sheet for a re-purposed dog bed. It was nice and comfy Ozzie told me. ARRGGGHHHH - TANK STOP CHEWING STUFF !!!!!

Today was a very tough day at work - without going into all the negative details, I am letting it go (wow - see how I am growing !) It turned out to be not as bad as I had envisioned. I tend to over think things to my disadvantage. I am trying to allow things to happen as they should and stop trying to control the situation (wow-light bulb moment- thanks Oprah) What a emotional roller coaster day. I can't keep doing that - to much stress. But tomorrow is a new day and I am sure there is something new for Tank to chew on !!!!

............and so it begins