Sunday, September 09, 2007

Spooky Nights


No, that's not my evenings here at home. It's the name of the quilt I worked on today. It's a kit I picked up at http://www.fatquartershop.com/ BEFORE I decided to collect Halloween fabrics. LOL. Anyway, these blocks went together in a couple of hours this morning, and I planned on spending the rest of the day doing the sashings and setting triangles.

BUT ........ the next installation block for All Things Christmas arrived! So I'm going to work on that instead. And I wonder why I accumulate so many UFOs! However, this quilt is going to get finished next weekend, as well as the Quilts in a Bag blocks I did a couple of months ago. It's time to start finishing up some things!
I was talking to Jane last night about some of these UFOs that are near finished. I have the red and white shooting stars that's close to done, and also I just need to get a final border on Bundling Board. Those will in line for work the following weekend.
Two UFOs a week - I can do that!! Now that doesn't include the quilting because I won't be doing that anyway. But it will include getting the bindings pieced and ready to go on when the quilts are back from being quilted. Sounds like a do-able plan to me!
This weekend was another lazy one. My left shoulder is really aching me, so much so on Friday night that I totally convinced myself I was having a heart attack. Needless to say I didn't sleep much. Then yesterday the pain was radiating across my chest. Today it's going up my neck into the back of my head. And, yes, this is my good shoulder! LOL. I thought maybe it was a pulled muscle, but now it feels more like a pinched nerve. Extra Strength Tylenol hasn't made much a dent in the pain, and I don't want to take anything stronger because those kind of pills make me feel stupid. Guess I'll be checking in with my doc next week. I HATE getting old!
I think I'm going to light the BBQ grill in a bit and cook some hamburgers. Then I won't have to think about food for a couple of nights this week!
Edit: Daisy is SO not talking to me! I foogerbooed her into the bathtub, and now she's hiding under my bed. This pout will last a good two days!!
Gratitudes:
~ Beautiful weekend with much cooler temps!
~ A long talk with a close friend today! ILY!
~ Laughing out loud at Daisy's snoring!
~ Laughing at myself a lot this weekend! I crack myself up!


17 comments:

Darlene said...

Spooky Nights is adorable. You must finish that one very, very soon.

Kim West said...

Oh, I really like that! Halloween is very soon, you know... can't keep it a UFO long; but there is a halloween every year too!

Yvonne said...

You crack me up too! I hope you are feeling better. I like Spooky Nights too. In fact, I sorta, kinda like everything you've been doing lately. :)

JudyL said...

Glad you can laugh at yourself! Love the Spooky Nights. I was thinking of making halloween quilts for our beds but I think I'm a bit late. Christmas is more do-able.

Doodlebug Gail said...

Oh that is lovely! And such a simple block as well. I'll have to remember that for my large collection of brights.

mar said...

OOOOO Spooky Nights will be awesome, can't wait to see it all done up!
ILY2

Kim said...

Very cute! I'll look forward to seeing it put together!

cher said...

I want to know the status on giterdun! I know Darlene mentioned it earlier too...these blocks look fun-sorry your shoulder is giving you such fits!

Mary said...

Those blocks went together pretty quickly! I usually make a fall quilt but somehow I don't think I'm going to get to it this year. I do have a top that I might try to work into the quilting rotation.

2 UFO's a week? or this week? I guess if they are close to finished it shouldn't be that difficult. Just wait - it will feel so good to get some of them finished!

loulee1 said...

Your spooky blocks look great. Sorry to hear you are in pain, I hope you feel better soon. ((Hugs))

The Calico Cat said...

foogerbooed - too funny! (We do that to the cats semi-regularly - but we use kitty bath wipes.)

Can you post a bigger picture of the folded print... Looks like there are words around the owl...

Laurie Ann said...

They are coming out with so many great Halloween fabrics this year, I might have to cave in and buy some.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love the spooky nights blocks. I love Halloween!!! I can't wait to decorate. Sorry that you are in pain. It does suck to get old huh? I used to enjoy it. LOL!!!! Until I joined all of you in the world of MENOPAUSE!!!!!

atet said...

Oooh, love that Halloween quilt (then again, I just generally like Halloween -- but I LOVE those fabrics!). You've been so busy lately -- love your Thimbleberries blocks and all of your applique. Keep it up! (also, turkey feathers -- http://turkeyfeathers.typepad.com/turkey_feathers/ has issued an interesting challenge for this month -- you might want to play along, since you're working on your UFOs anyway)

Kittyo said...

Loved your Spooky Nights blocks so much that I ordered the kit from FQS. :-)) Love the colors.

Shelina said...

Is it time to start thinking about Halloween and Christmas already?!?! I'm not done with summer!
These blocks look great - I like the sashing around the blocks.
I hope your shoulder feels better. Be sure to see the doctor. Better safe than sorry.
I look forward to seeing your UFOs finished.

Cherold said...

I love your Spooky Nights...too cute. We have a dog named Daisy. She is a 9 yr old yellow lab...so sweet.