12/29/12

Until my hands hurt

Yesterday, I worked on Easy Street Clue 6 in the morning and when I’d made about 100 squares, I decided I needed a stretch.  So, I went outside to pick up the sticks and to my great surprise, it was a beautiful, but very chilly day.  I picked up sticks and cut down things that had frozen back and then I made myself a sandwich and ate on the deck, sitting in the sun and listening to my book.  When I was done in the yard, I sat in the sun room, in the sunshine, and knitted the afternoon away.  Instead of making dinner, I proposed dinner at a fave local cafe as a special friday night treat.  It was a lovely way to spend a Friday.  (new year’s resolution…more days like that.)

When we got home from Dinner, Rob checked the mail and I had a squishy…and a bill, but let’s just focus on the squishy.  Barb had sent me a baggie full of inch and a half squares for nine patch “niblets”.

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These little squares are addictive and I just keep piecing them and piecing them.  I don’t have any idea how many there are.  Probably not enough to make a whole quilt, but a lot.  Thanks, Barb!

Here is Easy Street, all in a basket.  I guess it’s a basket full of Easy Street?  Okay, there’s gotta be a pun in there somewhere.  I’ll think of it about 3 this afternoon and get back to you.

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Last night, I put the last stitches in the binding of the baby boy quilt. 

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I’m loving the cheerful, unplanned feel of this quilt.  I can see making more of these from my strips bins.  And, it only needs simple quilting. 

This morning, I got up and decided to quilt the stability quilting in one block of my Dresden Plate quilt.  No matter how long it took.  Rob kept me entertained with a marathon of the series Parenthood, from the DVR and I quilted.  Until my hands hurt.  But, I got that block done.  It took four and a half hours.

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Yardwork, knitting, hand binding, hand quilting…it’s no wonder my poor hands hurt!  I’d love to give them some cuddle time, but I’m about to go start taking Christmas down.  I love the Christmas decorations.  I love putting them up and enjoying them for a month.  But, every year, I really look forward to taking them down and getting back to normal. 

Who’s with me?  Let’s box this stuff up and go sew!  Where’s the tylenol?  Nevermind, I can work through the pain.

Lane

6 comments:

regan said...

Great resolution.....a good and happy one to keep! After my son left for VA, I finally caught up on Easy Street.....sounds like we're nearly done! :o)

Cynthia Landrie said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day!

Stephanie Brokaw said...

I'm with you on the Christmas decorations. We put ours up right after Thanksgiving and by now I want to get back to normal too. Except for the tree it's all down now.

Freda said...

Lane, I wanted to say what a great idea you came up with to keep from drawing a line on every Easy Street square. I hope I never have to draw another line. Thanks again.

Kath said...

Yes, I'm the same Lane, I like to get the decorations down and get back to what passes as normal here LOL

That's the funniest thing,I found a box of 2" squares yesterday and started hand piecing them whilst watching "The Tudors" on DVD.

So, please show us what you do with the tiny squares, as I don't have any idea where I'm going with mine :-D

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