The dogs wanted to go outside, so I took the camera. I kept telling them they didn't really want to go out...but yeah, they did. I guess they wanted a cookie. To get one, they have to go out and one of them has to perform.............
Gabbi ~ she's too smart for her own good. When she wants to go potty, she wants to go OUTSIDE the fence to go. She sits by the gate, and stares out.....
While I was waiting for Gabbi to
|New pine cones|
I worked on my quilt this morning. I got it all sandwiched and quilted. I did a double stitch in the ditch. I suck at stitch in the ditch. Really. I can NOT sew a straight line for my life. Seriously - even when I have a straight line to follow, I can't sew a straight line. Even when I go SLOW. I even took my glasses off to see better (I wear tri-focals and even then it's easier to take my glasses off for fine, close up work). It's just me. I hate it. So this quilt will probably never sell. Honestly, I like the quilt a lot. It might just be an automatic keeper. LOL
When I went upstairs this morning to work on the quilt, I had not eaten yet. I was getting hungry, and had enough of sewing (and being frustrated over not being able to sew a straight line) so I finished up the quilting, and I shut everything down, and came downstairs. It was 11:00!!!!! The morning had gotten away from me but I got a lot done, so that was ok. I ate a good lunch!
I will go upstairs tomorrow morning and do the binding. I have to cut the fabric and square up the quilt, then machine stitch the binding on one side, and hand sew the binding on the other. I actually look forward to the hand sewing. I challenge myself to do it and not have it show. :-) The only thing is how HOT I will get with the quilt over my lap while working on it! Then I'll wash it and dry it and it will fluff up and hopefully my crappy stitching won't show so much. Sigh...........
I ended up taking a nap this afternoon. I read (and finished) my book and stayed up till 11:30 last night, then woke this morning at 5:30. Because I wanted to get started on my quilting, I was anxious to get going. By the time I ate lunch, I was falling asleep! The cat was already on the bed napping, so I hiked the two dogs up there and we all took a nap! When I got up I showered and thought maybe I'd go to the library and get a new book and return the one I just finished, but alas, it was already too hot. I will get up tomorrow, work a little on the quilt binding, then head out when the library is open to get a new book. It's going to be just as hot tomorrow (and Saturday).
Guess I'd better get off now. Blogger is trying to save my work and it keeps coming up with an error. I think storms might move into the area and I need to finish this and get dinner started anyway!