Well, it's Toddlerless Tuesday again - and it started off wild! I woke up this morning to 40 MPH wind gusts - the hickory trees had been losing their nuts all night, and the sound of them bouncing off the tin roof was like gunshots all night! My poor dog took to hiding under the deck in the pre-dawn hours (and the deck is only about 16 inches off the ground, at the highest part!) to avoid being "hailed" with hickory nuts. So I spent most of the morning sewing and listening to weather reports of tornado warnings....
But I did get a few things done. I finished the quilting in the center of my Sail On quilt (finally!) and all that's left to quilt is the border. I'm trying to figure out a way to FMQ sailboats in the solid border - I guess I need to get doodling! I also quilted a flannel baby quilt (we've been having a lot of babies in our church lately!) and I need to sew the binding on (as soon as Glee is over, I promise!) Then after picking Lilli up from preschool, we took a nap on the bed while watching Spongebob Squarepants (what IS the appeal of that show?), then we made spaghetti to eat when her parents came to pick her up! You haven't lived until you've made spaghetti with a 3-year old!
Well, you all know (if you've been reading the posts this week!) that my birthday is Friday.... and yesterday I got a package in the mail! I opened it and was so surprised to find......
Do you see that beautiful pillow?
Well, I first saw it here - - - on KarrieLyne's blog, Freckled Whimsy.
She posted a great "process pledge" blogpost about it, showing how she made it.
I even showed it to my husband and told him how gorgeous it was -
and then it turned up at my doorstep!!
If you live anywhere in the Middle Tennessee area, you probably heard me -
I was more than a little bit excited..... ;-)
If you've never seen Karrie's blog, you really should check it out - I think I first came across it with her Tuesday Tidbits - where I finally learned, after 45 years of sewing, how to properly use a seam ripper! Epiphany!! Karrie has had several quilt designs posted on Moda Bake Shop - awesome and easy designs that you will really enjoy making. She's also hosted a a quilting bee and a quilt-along - and I can't wait to see what she'll be up to next! This is what I love about blogging - Karrie and I have never met, but we both count each other as good friends!
Well, that's how my Tuesday went - and just in case this is the first time you've come by this week, here's a reminder to check out my Sunday blogpost for information about my
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