Friday, November 14, 2014

Working Holiday

Hello sweet friends.. it seems like I never post anymore. Yes I still love my blog but so much has been happening since my last post. 

The Pitty and I flew out to Washington to help my friend Nadine during a stressful time in her life. My visit to Washington was awesome,,, what more could a person want??? Good food, sewing, friends, trees, ocean views, and good cooking. I was able to see family while I was there. We were gone from home an entire month. I didn't have my lap top only my Ipad and I hate doing blog posts on Ipad.
My trip was good until two nights before I left. I feel off the porch steps into a ditch. I broke bones and tore ligaments in my left foot. Then I fell again the next morning before I went to the ER. I can tell you it was no fun flying home two days after braking my foot. Two weeks at home... my foot is still very painful.... In fact I think I will call the DR on Monday.. the pain is in a different area of the foot. Makes me worry about a blood clot since I am not moving around very much.

I did get a bit of sewing in while I was gone.. I started a new quilt for The Pitty it is very cute with doggie prints.... the pieced top is completed.. I am going to add sashing all around the edges and then bind it. The backing needs a bit of piecing. I was a smidge short on the backing material, so that means I have to piece in other materials to make the backing big enough. Isn't that why we call it a patchwork quilting... 

A while back I purchased a cute little scarf kit.... Let me tell you the designer of the kit really needed to have a person review her work... the pattern was a mess and the finish product turned out less than desirable. The materials provided wasn't enough to finish the project... according to how the instructions read. 
Nadine and I talk at great length about the pattern and how it really needed to be improved. The grumpy person that I am.. I contacted the person that I purchased the pattern from and told her my concerns... I was really surprised she contacted me and wanted to make it right with me. I offered suggestions on how to improve her pattern. I told her I didn't want a refund.. I just want to help her in her selling endeavors. She was quite nice and gracious about my contact and comments. 
Photos of the finish project.....

I walked into the kitchen laughing about the few bits and bobs I had left over.. I wrapped the left over knit around The Pittys neck and Nadine said I should make a matching scarf for Pitty... so I did :O)

Nadine and I was laughing so hard.. it was hard to stop laughing to take the of course she snapped the photo with my mouth wide open... I guess its not anything new!!! My mouth wide open!!

OH well I bet you are tired of reading... so more sewing and WA later :O)

I almost forgot... I wanted to share a Christmas Project Idea with you...
I love this idea.. its always fun to hold a warm bowl of soup in your hands during a snow day... this is fantastic.... No more ugly potholders for me!!!

Pot Holders for your bowls...

See the tutorial Here


Calicojoan said...

It's so great to see you post again. Hope your on the mend! I must say you look marvelous!
Both you and your little dog too! LOL