Thursday, July 13, 2006
Such a good girl am I...
well, sort of......On Monday I made a trip to one of the LQS to get some thread to quilt that pile of UFOs sitting in my closet. I bought five spools of thread and browsed around. I was so good, I didn't buy any fabric, or books or even notions. As I was waiting for my receipt, I noticed something hanging on the wall in a pine garland. Surely they didn't still have Christmas decorations up? Not exactly. They had a string of tiki lights (like Christmas lights except they are usually of some sort of theme- flamingoes, palm trees, etc.) Guess what these lights were? Ha! Spools of thread! Guess what else-I bought a string. No, I don't need them, don't even know where I will put them, but they are tooo much fun.
Meanwhile, back in the sewing room-I was riding on such a high from that one finish, that I thought I'd try to finish off another one. I had a wall hanging that just needed binding-for about nine years! I thought that would be a quick finish since it was small and that far along. Welllll, trying to measure it, looking at it more closely, I wondered who had made this thing! I wound up tearing out the quilting, the border, the outer row of the center and then reapplying them, correcting mistakes that I made years ago. I think that a gremlin got into my UFOs and messed up all my hard work, anyway that's my story and I'm sticking to it. Now its back together and on the quilt frame, ready to be quilted. I hope to get to that today so that I can do the bindings in the evening and knock off another UFO.