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.

13 comments:

Nancy said...

Your a better woman than I am. I came across some of those badly done UFOs and I just chunked mine in the trash. It was really kind of refreshing.

Linda_J said...

You gotta find a spot for them in your sewing space and why wait for Christmas! What fun!

quiltpixie said...

love the lights. And boy are you dedicated to that UFO. I would have simply cut and diced it into strips for a strippy quilt, or into pieces for postards or whatever. I never, ever, undo and redo that much (I do little backwards sewing at all, but definately not that much!)

Karen said...

Gail! Which LQS? Those lights are darling. I need to string them over my sewing machine LOL.

Hanne said...

Good going on your Ufos. More power to you :-)

Barbara said...

Wow, good for you! I would have finished it and told anybody who looked at it: "I am saving it to see how much evolved over the years" or give the quilt a name like "Looking good from a distance"..*s* ( I have several quilts with that name..*lol*)

Lizzy said...

Those lighs are cute.

Pam said...

Those lights are darling! How fun to have for no reason at all.

Mama Koch said...

I would've taken the lights home too! You'll find a place to hang them.
Want my address?

ForestJane said...

The lights would be good to show off at an overnight quilt retreat... if you go to Houston or Paducah you could put them around your hotel window.

Here in Memphis, the Elvis fans descend for his birthday week, and there's a HUGE contest at one hotel for 'best decorated window.' :)

Laurie said...

OMG...those lights are AMAZING!!! I would've bought 'em all! lol
hugs
laurie

Finn said...

Good job Gail..isn't it amazing how being part of group like this give you encouragement to get things done and move on?? I know it's been an emormous help to me..*VBS*

Cute, cute lights!!! What a hoot! You could have a little quilters christmas tree..*VBS*

Tazzie said...

Those spools are just way too cute! There are a million reasons to use them every day!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)