11/6/09

And quilting, and quilting

I feel like the energizer bunny. I just keep quilting and quilting... I finally finished quilting the borders on the apple quilt. How about this for a name: Apple Pi. First, because of the apple theme and then Pi because I've always heard "easy as pie", but this has been a long and hard project, so I thought about the numeric Pi, which goes on forever. Anyway, don't need a name till end of the year, but this has been the working name that's stuck the longest. I still have considerable work to do on it, giving it those finishing touches and fixes that I hope will make it fare well in a show, but now I've got all my safety pins out of it and I need to get them into that cmas applique quilt and get it started. I know that Rob really wants to use that this year and I'd sure like to finish it for him. I have another cmas themed top finished, that I really like. I'd love to get it quilted and hang it in the sewing room, but I know I'll not be able to finish two in time. Maybe I'll just hang the top. Shame on me!
Sydney's birthday went off without a hitch yesterday. She nearly drove us crazy wanting to open gifts, but we got her to hold off until after dinner. She asked for biscuits and white gravy for her special meal. I did my best, but my biscuits were flat and dry as sand and the gravy was lumpy. Guess I'm way outta practice with that kind of cooking. But, it was okay and she seemed happy and even asked for more biscuits for breakfast this morning.
Tomorrow, we're going to take her to the mall to get her ears pierced. It will only be the second time we've taken her there. I don't do well in crowds and Rob is happy to shop anywhere else so the poor kid never gets to go. Wish us luck. I worry that we'll get one done and she'll chicken out on the second one. Hope not.
Take care and I hope we all get a lot of quilting done this weekend. Lane

8 comments:

Barb said...

Love the quilt.

Glad the birthday went well...

Vesuviusmama said...

Apple Pi is a WONDERFUL name! I can't make biscuits to save my life. More like baked rocks. That's what Pillsbury is for, in my house. Glad the birthday went well. I am such a chicken, I didn't get my ears pierced until I was on my way (literally - driving to) college. I was afraid I would only make it through one, but I sat for both ears, and have had so much fun accessorizing with earrings for the last 20 years. She'll be glad she does it. I hope you are going to the mall early in the day, before all the teenagers wake up and descend upon it.

Hazel said...

Pretty quilt and what a great name .Sydney will do fine and even if she doesn't lots of kids wear only one ear ring .Have fun with her at the mall .

Riet said...

Very pretty quilt Lane. I wish I had your energy, you seem to go on forever. I could use some of that.
Have a great weekend and I am sure Sydney will love the earrings.

Tammy said...

Hi Lane,
If you shop around for ear piercing some shops have two guns and do both ears at the same time. Definitely the way to go for youngsters. Good luck with that have fun at the mall.

SubeeSews said...

That is a perfect name for the quilt. I cannot wait to see the details of the quilting when done. You are so very talented.
I too hate the marking process. I have a lovely quilt that has the blue water soluable that wasn't. I did not iron over it but did mark too heavily. Sometimes learning is painful. So I usually just freehand....but then none of my quilts are in a show. Way to go guy!
XOXO Subee

Shirleymac said...

Love the name Apple Pi. You are so clever! I'm so glad Sydney enjoyed her birthday. My daughter was 7 when she wanted her ears pierced. She's a real chicken. She did say no more after the first one. I told the guy to just do it quick. I didn't want her with only one earring. Ah, the joy of daughters *LOL* She'll love it when they're done. All the nice earrings these days are for pierced ears. Dig your fingernails into your earlobe... doesn't hurt see? There are no nerves there.

Becky said...

Spectacular quilt!!!! Glad the birthday went well.