Saturday, October 14, 2006
Guess How I Spent the Afternoon?
With a "weekend" neighbor who's MIL died not too long ago, and the MIL was a quilter, AND they had brought all of her quilty fabrics and notions down to their lakehouse for sorting. I spent the afternoon going thru tons of fabric, sorting by color, etc., and came home with a trunk full of scraps for doggie beds, small pieces that my neighbor didn't want to fool with, loads of pieces that have already been cut for a double wedding ring (which I haven't gotten up the nerve to try yet), and bunches of semi-assembled wedding ring sections (huge G), so I would imagine that now is the right time for me to try a double wedding ring!!! :D Also got a lot of muslin, and as my neighbor said, you know where there's tons more if you need it. :) I don't know this girl well, but I think that she would be a lot of fun to hang out with. I just can't convince her that she should try quilting. She says she doesn't have the patience for it but maybe, with all of those bins of fabric, she may change her mind. Or her 20+ year old daughter might. I have gotten her interested in crocheting a rag rug, and she picked out lots of Christmas fabrics for one of those. Hey Finn, I copied and took her your instructions that I made my rug by *G* and told her to go get her a P or Q hook, and I would be back to help her get that started. :) Anyway, it was a fun afternoon. Now tomorrow I REALLY have to get some laundry done, sort and toss a bunch of magazines (which is what I was working on when I got the call to play in fabric :D), and THEN maybe I can go in my sewing room for a few minutes. I REALLY REALLY want to use these bits and pieces of fabric that I got today to start another rug with!! And I want to piece some more leaves for my H-A-D leaf quilt. I'm also anxious to start working on the alternate block. Then there're my wool projects that I have neglected. I started hooking a small pumpkin, and I really would like to get that done by November. LOL However, as slow as I am sometimes, it may be NEXT November!! ROFL Anyway, it was a beautiful day outside, and I spent it in a large garage with the doors open to the lake and sun and fall foliage playing in fabric. Can it get any better than that? :D