..... QUILTING FOREVER, HOUSEWORK WHENEVER .....

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Yesterday's walk with the fur-girls at -6C turned to -33C with windchill this morning, and for most of the day. We also awoke to a large dumping of fluffy snow... Not that we needed anymore, but it is nice and clean to look at... was getting sloppy and dirty looking...

My dilemma with my invisible thread yesterday got solved today by my bright idea (don't get them often) of using one of the mesh things that I got with my Serger (that I have never used). They are to use over your spools. I am so glad I thought of it as the rest of my quilting went smoothly... Woohoo! 8-)

I had made the bias binding yesterday, and when I was ready for it, I couldn't find it!!! Took 10 minutes, but I found it! Sheesh! And just before I sat down to put the binding on the quilt, I realized I hadn't prepared the sleeve yet (I like to attach it with the binding), so that needed to be done! Being in a hurry to finish something can bring lots of forgetfulness for me... I blame it on hormones... 8-)

I managed to get one and a half sides of the binding hand stitched today, and tomorrow I will take it to Wonky Bits to finish up... Then my February finish will be complete, and I can focus on getting packed and organized for the retreat! 2 sleeps!!! 8-)

I am looking forward to Wonky Bits tomorrow, as we had cancelled the last one due to bad road conditions, and hoping to have some show and tells for you all in the evening! 8-)

7 comments:

Joyce said...

Thanks for the hint about the invisible thread. Maybe I'll be brave enough to try it again. This weather is getting tiresome! I'm ready for spring already.

Dolores said...

LOL, it seems I am always looking for something. I really am not that disorganized but things have a habit of hiding on me when I want them. Then I waste a lot of time looking... Hope the weather holds so you can get to Wonky Bits. We had snow last night here in TO. It wasn't much and it wasn't expected. It came down as my driver (Ann) and I were at another quilter's house (Marg's) quilting. Just when we finished coffee and were on our way home, I looked out the window. Surprise! Wet and sloppy - but it should ALL be gone by today's end (I hope) since our weather is supposed to hit +5.

paula, the quilter said...

Here in the States, those mesh things also protect the heads of chrysanthemums when they are shipped to a florist. Check with your local florist to see if you can have some because they just throw them away. I use them when I store my thread because it just contains it nicely.

Dolores said...

LOL, I am forever looking for things. I waste so much time and effort. I hope the weather holds so you can get to your Wonky Bits. We had a bit of wet snow last night here in TO but the temp. is supposed to get to +5 today so hopefully all of it will disappear. I'm glad you solved your thread problem.

Quilt Pixie said...

I've really appreciated the "thread bra's" I managed to find in the US a few trips ago for cones of rayon thread, wouldn't have thought to try them on a smaller spool.... Now I'm over flowing with covers as the chancel guild at my church gave me a bunch of mesh that had been covering mum flowers they ordered -- almost identical to the thread covers, and so easily available.... :-)

Guðrún said...

The applique is so well done. And you almost have a finish for February, hurray.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Glad you fixed the invisible thread problem! It's gonna be a beautiful finish for February!