Well, it's been lazy so far today, at least for me.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I surely have a lot for which I am thankful! I cooked -- gasp! -- and have tons of leftovers for the weekend. Ham, not turkey. I had to work yesterday until 4:00, and then went to dinner with my late boss' wife. We had a lovely time.
This morning I got up raring to go. I had been thinking for days that I was going to finish up a quilt top that needs very little work to get it done. You know what? I can't find it. It was sitting right over there < < and now it's not right over there < < . I think when the sewing tables were switched out, it was stuck in a tub that's now stacked in the garage. Since I can't lift on those tubs, that project will just have to season a bit more. Darn!
I did finish up two bindings.
I save bindings for the days when I am not able to do much else, but both were done on Thanksgiving while the food was cooking. It was relaxing to sit watching a DVD and stitch. Now I don't have anything to do!
I am going to try to pin a quilt today for grid stitching. I say try. I'm not moving very well as I took a tumble bright and early on Thursday morning. I have a badly skinned and slightly swollen knee, and a really really sore right shoulder. I hope I didn't undo anything there. And to add insult to injury -- or injury to injury -- I wrapped a heating pad around my knee while I was stitching, and managed to burn a quarter size spot on the back of my calf. I didn't notice it for a couple of hours and then it started burning like heck. I cleaned it well, debrided it, and now it just has to heal. I have a doctor's appointment on Tuesday so I'll ask him to take a look at it, but I don't think there's anything to do for it at this point. If I had burned myself cooking that would have been, well, honorable. I don't think what I did counts as honorable at all! I'm so dumb sometimes that I amaze myself.
Anyway, I was looking around this morning for something easy to sew that would use up a bit of fabric. I just recently picked up a charm pack and a few fat quarters at a tag sale going on at Brenda Riddle's Acorn Quilt & Gift Company. I spent a very pleasant hour or so this morning looking for something to do with them. I pulled out Simplify by Camille Roskelley.
I'm thinking the "Coming Home" pattern might work. I'll use Kona Snow or Moda Bella White, whichever looks best with it. I have a bolt of both in the stash room. I'll have to get a bit creative with the outer border, but I'll maybe just use the snow/white and do a little simple applique on it using the fat quarters. We'll see. I'll sew on the center guts today just to get the Bernina humming a bit.
Did I say I now LOVE the Bernina 750! I surely have a lot more to learn about her, but I know enough now to make forward stitching progress. Well, except when I go backwards with the seam ripper like has happened a lot lately ........
It's so quiet here today in the house. Penny is snoring and the neighborhood is still. I think everyone may still be in a turkey coma!
Oh, oh, don't forget it's the last day of the Fat Quarter Shop Black Friday Sale! I didn't! Backing for Nantucket is winging its way to me, as well as new blades for my rotary cutters, and a couple of extra things! Have fun shopping!