Friday, June 25

A Finish!

I Finally finished the baby quilt for our new great nephew. I made it bigger than normal so Mom could use it on the floor and later for a youth bed. The girls had regular sized baby quilts and even when they got bigger, they want to sleep with them so why not start big. This one is 56X 65 or so. The pattern is by Terry Atkinson of Simple Pleasures and is called "Meet Me at the Corner. I used all scraps or stash fabrics. I like the plaids for a boy. The Long Arm quilter used a panto called Boy Toys and it is so cute. It has wagons, trucks, bikes, etc. I now wish I had used a plain back so it would show more.

The news around here is that HRH was pretending to be 18 again and playing basketball with some kids he works with (DH is 64). He "made a great move" and tore his ACL in his left leg. Great move? I don't think so. Now he is "on the couch" with the TV blaring for the next few weeks. I'm used to a pretty quiet house during the day, but when he watches TV, the neighbors can hear it. No, according to him, his hearing is fine. MEN! I feel bad that he is hurt, I just can't do anything to please him when he is sick. He calls me every few minutes to bring him something. Then a minute later, he thinks of something he forgot, yada, yada, yada, all through the day. I'm thinking of all kinds of errands I need to run. I am kind of glad that this Saturday is my day to work. This will be a long recovery, at least from my standpoint.

We finally got some warm weather here in the Pacific Northwest. The rain broke an all time record and the sun (a UFO) is a welcome site.

Make it a Great Day, Carline

Friday, June 18

News and Nonsense

Again, It's been ages since I've posted. I don't know what's up with me. I just can't seem to get disciplined to keep my blog or my quilting up. I really have been doing things though.

I got laid off from my job where I didn't have enough to do. No surprises there and really no sadness about it either. I got another job quickly as the acupuncturist I had been going to had been thinking of expanding his practice and adding another acupuncturist and a naturopath. I only work two weekdays and every other Saturday. It's in a funky old house in the historic district of our town and is small compared to the very large assisted living facilities I am accustomed to working in. I really like the change and it is so much fun to walk around the district during lunch hours and admire all the old houses.

This is what I have been up to this past week, as well as a baby quilt for a new great nephew. Little Nate was born with three sisters waiting for him, so I thought I should send along a little treat for them too. I will post a pic of the quilt later.

I made these notebook/journal covers in no time and embellished them with funky yarns, trims and beads. They were really fun and I think I'll make a few more for little gifts. I made one of these to fit a regular theme book 8.5 X 11" and the others are 7" X 10.


And they called it Puppy Love,