Wednesday, March 5, 2008

You can come back now...

The coast is clear!
I'm done ranting and raving, it's Wednesday and I'm almost back to my old self. The weekend was fun. Loved spending time with the little one. Even if she was a carrier. Now I have a fever and chills and the making of a cold. I sat thru interviews on a panel yesterday, if not for those air born type of things and aspirin I don't think I would have made it through the day. Today I'm going to stay home, lay low, rest and hopeful beat this critter!
Before I went off of the edge I was going to tell you that I finished the Turtle quilt, I'm in the process of making a label. It's going to be a turtle with writing on it's back. I don't have a good printer to make those groovy labels so this one will do. It was an easy job of quilting, I usually balk when it comes to the quilting part (that is why there is a pile of flimsies over there <<<<). This one went along well. I stitched in the ditch around each turtle and the rick rack in the border. Put a flower on the back of each turtle and just did wavy diagonal lines behind it all. I'm pleased the how it went and now need to hurry up and start quilting another before the feeling goes away! Won't be today though.
I've been diligently working on socks. I have about 5 done, but need to go back and check my placement. I am my own worst enemy. Most of the time I go around hitting my head like they do in that V8 commercial. They might be ok, I just need to check. Hope I get lucky and not have to unsew them. I hate to go in reverse!
I have a lot of non quilty stuff to take care of, and none of it is fun. Oil Change, Post Office, Gather Tax papers, find someone to fix my dryer that stopped working this weekend. That is Friday's list, so I need to get rid of this cold. I have Sunday to look forward to. I volunteered to help out at Main Street Quilts. Susie isn't usually open on Sunday, but it's the last day of the shop hop and I know she will be worn out.
Now on to the reason for this middle of the week post. One of my new fab fav bloggers is having a pattern giveaway! So if you haven't already done so, hurry on over to Dorky Homemade Quilts. Even if you don't win she'll make you smile!
And this blogger is looking for love, blog love that is. She hasn't had the draw yet, so hurry and put your name in the hat, I bet she'll include you, and her prices aren't bad either! I love me some fabric!
EDIT: I almost forgot something! Lynette Anderson is doing a little stitchery give away, she is posting a download of her Noah's Ark stitchery every month for the year in celebration of her blogging anniversary. Cute Cute Cute!!! Thanks Lynette!
EDIT EDIT: I just found that Sharon is doing a little giveaway! Hope I get lucky!
I'm going to go park on the couch and cuddle up with the kitties and a quilt. I have "No Reservations" from Netflix to watch or maybe sleep through it, we'll see!

18 comments:

Lisa Boyer said...

An occasional rant is good for the soul, so we didn't mind at all. Love how the turtle quilt came out and good luck on the socks and errands. I'm feeling overwhelmed just reading about it all! Remember to take care of yourself somewhere in there...

Cheryl said...

Mar,
I can see why your tempted to keep the quilt...it came out sewwwwwwwwwww cute. I just love it and am tempted to make it in blues and greens for my new newphew. I've got just the right fabrics for it...ummmm!
Sorry your not feeling to well, hope you shake it soon.

Vicky said...

Hope you feel better soon, Sweetie! Everything else can wait -- well, maybe not the dryer! After all, there's fabric that needs washing and drying!

Kristin said...

Feel better! I hope to see you on Sunday! I went to Main Street today about 1:30 p.m to kick off the shop hop, and pick up some cute fq's, then went out to Danville and got wowed there by some cupcake fabric. Tomorrow I am gonna try to do the Antioch/Brentwood/Tracy/Livermore loop! Love the Turtle!!

Quilted Quickies said...

Love your turtle quilt!!! The colors are wonderful...very inviting! Hope you feel better soon.

Cheryl said...

What a cute turtle quilt! Sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well. Take it real easy.

atet said...

Hey, I rant all the time -- it helps clear the air and then I'm ready to be human again :0). Love the turtle quilt and hope you're over your cold quickly!

Suzy Quilter said...

The turtle quilt is adorable! Love the colors. The quilting looks great, too! Hope you feel better soon and happy quilting! :o)

Lynette Anderson said...

Thanks for the mention of my Noahs Ark stitchery give away, I have had lots of visitors who are vey happy.

Catherine said...

Love your turtle quilt. It is so cheerful. Hope you feel better soon.

Rose said...

We all need to rant!!! Your turtle quilt is adorable, i love the soft colours....hope your feeling better!!!

Bon said...

Hey Mar, I love the turtle quilt and the quilting. Good job.

Hope you are feeling much better by now. This junk that is going around is nasty.

hugs

Lea said...

Mar, Your turtle quilt is simply adorable! Great job!

Melinda said...

Hey Mar.... I love the turtle quilt. And thanks for the link to Dorky Homemade Quilts. I love Lisa's work.

Hugs,
Melinda

JudyL said...

Are you feeling better? I hope so!

Perry said...

Your turtle quilt is looking good. It will be done before you know it.

Nancy said...

Those turtles are spectacular. I covet them.

And Devil in the White City was a FINE read.

n, np

Nan said...

I do hope you are feeling better now - it's amazing how young ones have that uncanny ability to infect everyone around them! LOL!
Your turtle quilt is gorgeous. I love all the quilting you did on it! Hubby and I watched "No Reservations", and we both enjoyed it - hope you did too!