Do you ever do that? Clean in the fall? I mean serious cleaning..like a good spring clean? Well it's going on here and will continue with the big push next week when hubby has vacation. I went out and got new curtains for the dining room window and for the bedroom. Cats are hard on curtains and what ever possessed me to think those velvet-ish tab ones would hold up to two claw filled cats?? HA! The holes look like stars. Noodle leans back grabs with his claws and uses that to s-t-r-e-t-c-h. Yea, thanks bub. Plus cat hair on (sort of) velvet? Need I say more. I got the dining room ones hung and they look fabulous. The bedroom will wait for a good clean next week.
Got the Plaid Pumpkins all quilted up and on the wall just in time to enjoy for the month...maybe longer as I don't decorate quite as early for Christmas anymore. Years ago when the day after Thanksgiving arrived EVERYTHING would go up! Now it's more like the first week or so, and it's a much slower pace.
So, I also couldn't stand the suspense any longer and had to dive into my ABC Quilt Sampler BOM. Three months sitting and not touched with a needle...too much temptation! I laid out the pieces and got sewing.
**OMG!!*** I just realized I made this block WRONG!! It's supposed to be taller...not wider. Oh well that's the beauty of her quilts. I'll add a 1" strip on the bottom and trim the side pieces or more likely make up the difference in the I and J block that has wider side pieces*** oh lordy, I just made the background and then laid it out as I normally would paying no attention!
I'm taking Libby's path and doing this one in just cottons. I used wool and wool felt in the past two and it's lovely, but hard to sew over more finicky...nothing like cotton plaids.
I'm about halfway finished with the Halloween poem stitchery which needs to be on the wall like...yesterday and I hope to have my version of Spooky Tree done by the weekend. of course sitting on the computer this morning is NOT getting sewing done now is it?
Happy Stitching ladies!