Early Christmas presents have arrived at my house! I haven't been told all of what I'm getting, but the majority are things I knew about or even ordered myself. It's really fine...I don't do surprises and I don't need them. But while I know most of them, I have NOT torn into all the packages coming into the house! Give me some credit...I can wait. Sort of.
This package I needed. It was my 15 yards of lovely dyed prim muslin. Libby was kind enough to share where she got this fabric a while ago and after ordering 3 yards each of dark and medium muslin to test them out, I fell in love with the way they look. SO I went for a nice big bundle this time. 10 yards of dark and 5 of medium. Should last me for a while. I never asked if this was hand dyed, but it sure looks so. I love the way it gets almost striped at times depending on the dye pattern!
I've spent some of the weekend sewing SLOL pieces and also getting blocks ready for the pokeberry quilt. One thing that takes the most time for me is picking the colors for every piece. That takes me longer than sewing!! That and copying all the pieces onto freezer paper. So Friday night I took the book and the freezer paper and spent time watching movies drawing all the pieces I needed for a while, then cutting them out. Once I got my fabrics picked out I spent 4 hours Saturday morning prep-ing leaves for the wreath block and the rosebush block.
Here's where I am on the wreath block. There are more leaves and flowers to add, but I add as I go. These are good to do while watching all those Christmas classics that we drag out each year. A Christmas Story has been watched twice and will be watched a few more...tonight it was Scrooged. On the list for this week are Elf, It's a Wonderful Life, Home Alone, and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas both new and animated.
Tomorrow night will be devoted to trying to replace the toilet tank guts AGAIN. Poor hubby spent half Saturday and most of today trying to replace what is normally a simple process. But for some reason nothing went right, nothing fit our huge tank, and no matter how tight the valve, it wouldn't stop leaking. How hard can they make this? He's not even sure what to do next. I'm for calling a plumber but he's not ready to admit defeat yet. If you hear screaming tomorrow at about 6pm eastern time...ignore it...it's him and again, it's not working.