Thursday, June 26, 2008

A whole lot of the usual

I’m rather behind on blogging this week. I am trying to get back into the daily grind (pun intended) after my vacation and am wondering how I ever managed this schedule. It’s also been a yucky week weatherwise in the ATL resulting in this equation: 90s, high humidity, plus Code Orange or Code Red smog alerts = runny eyes, bad allergies, and grumpy me. And yes, I’ve been whining about moving to the Pacific NW where everything was much nicer.

Anyway—moving on. As I noted in my previous blog post, last Friday I received a “Bat Signal” from my sewing buddies to come sew with them. Well Kristie showed us the cutest tote bag and of course we all wanted one, so on Saturday I went to Sweet Home Quilt Co. to get the pattern and a few other things. I have some Moda jelly rolls (Hemming House and Prairie Paisley) and needed to get some project ideas before the fabric was gone for borders, etc. I know for a fact that some of my friends put a serious dent in the bolts of Prairie Paisley at Sweet Home (on quilter’s honor the guilty parties shall remain nameless). I found two patterns in the fabulous book “Jelly Roll Quilts” and made a list of exactly what I needed. I was relatively “good” and didn’t deviate too much from the list. I told Melisa that I was going to go straight home and whip up these two quilts but having second thoughts at the piles of projects on my sewing table, I was “good” again and worked on a UFO from last year before starting new projects. I hope to finish the top this coming weekend and I’ll post a photo. I am really hoping to get a lot of projects done the rest of this summer so I don’t have all these UFOs all over the place.

In cat news: Gomez is doing fine and back to his old self again. Morpheus has been a “velco kitty” since I got back from vacation. Edgar Poe and Stella are being their ever-cute and adorable selves and can be found either sprawled out on the floor or following me around.

A whole lot of the usual going on here.


MelissaS said...

Funny you should use back to the grind in your post....

Welcome back from vacation!

Karin said...

a whole lot of usual is not a bad thing!

FYI-we now have an almost megabux four footer too! Bailey is now going on some medicine for the renal failure to stave off subq fluids. Laurie is not coming home until the end of August....shoot me now!!

Silver Thimble Talk said...

Stick to those UFO's will feel sooo empowered.


Becky said...

I kinda like normal. Hope that you have time to sew this weekend. Enjoy working on projects!

suepinio said...

I've been out of town for a few days so I missed reading your posts!! Good to hear about Gomez!!!
Loved the great Victoria pictures...ahhhh the nostalgia!!!
I heard it was 90 in Seattle today. Aren't you glad you are NOT there now!!! Now back to sewing on binding on the quilt I am giving as a gift to my daughter tomorrow...YOW!!!