3/29/13

Miscsewllaneous

It was a nice relaxing day today.  Mike came home early from work.  They've been under the gun and he's been working long hours during the week.  This being Good Friday, a lot of folks had gone home, and so he came home early too.  What the heck?

As for me, I did a lot of miscellaneous catching up things today.  For one thing, I spent a good hour organizing my collection of quilt patterns.  Most of them are freebies I've printed off the internet.  I keep them in thick binders.  Sometimes I need to move categories around because a binder will get too full.  Recently, I bought a couple of new binders, and I had about a two-inch thick stack of patterns to file away.  They're all put away now and rearranged so they'll be easier to work with.  Not that I'll ever look at them again, you understand.  And I'm betting you do.

Anyhoo, I did get in a little sewing too.  Remember that one of the four patches in this True Hope quilt was turned the wrong way.  I fixed that.  See?


All better now.  That didn't take very long, but I was dreading it nonetheless.

Then, I made a little name tag for my guild meetings.  So far, I've been going to the meetings without one, but now that I am officially a member, I'll get fined a quarter if I don't have one.  And goodness knows, a quarter would buy a lot of fabric, so I wouldn't want to get fined.  I used the fancy stitches on my new sewing machine, and that meant actually programming them in.  I learned to do this at my class, and I remembered how to do it without even looking at the instructions!


The little quilt block at the top is a magnetic needle nanny.  I've talked about them many times on my blog, and I give one away each month as a part of the NewFO Challenge.  Someone wondered if they would hold a name tag on, and they will!  Great idea!  So that's how I'll attach my name tag to my clothes. 

And Mike brought me some calla lilies when he came home.  What a sweet guy!  Aren't these pretty? 


And he cut the dowel so that I could finish, once and for all, Matthew's quilt.  And my hanging system worked perfectly.


Here it is hanging on the wall.  Take a good look and say good-bye because this one will be going to its new home with Matthew on Sunday.


And that's it from me for today.  You'll want to read Smitty's post if you keep up with the cats at the Three Cats Ranch.  We had some excitement here today!

16 comments from clever and witty friends:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Cute kittie name tag - good for you and use that machine! Love the Calla Lilies - lovely hue. Good bye guitar wallhanging, we will miss you!

Teresa in Music City said...

Love your name tag!!! And what a purrfect way to attach it to your clothes!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

They'll know you are the kitty lady. Gorgeous flowers. I finally stopped printing out my patterns after I filled up a whole cabinet. Keep them on the computer and hope it doesn't crash. I too rarely look back to see what I have.

Val Spiers said...

Cute name tag. I love Matthew's quilt hanging. What a clever design.

Quilting Babcia said...

Hmm, now I'm gonna have to make another name tag, though if I wait another 8 months mine will be back in season again! The needle nanny sure beats quilting safety pins too.

Kate said...

Very fun name tag, it suits you well. Enjoy your Easter.

Lynne said...

Good Friday and Easter Monday are what we call public holidays here so WM is home for four days! He won't be resting though; all hands are needed to prepare DD's family home for moving and the rental market. Today was paving and digging and concreting; Monday will be more landscaping.

Dana Gaffney said...

Does you new machine fancy stitches include those little cats? They're so cute and see why you would need this machine.

Michele said...

Sharon expressed my sentiments exactly.

Lyndsey said...

Those lilies are beautiful as is the quilt. I like your name tag and the little kitties are delightful.

Jacque said...

Pawesome post from Smitty...loved every bit. Thank you so much for posting the photos of the hanging system....got a queen size in the works for our daughter, and was already wondering how to hang that big boy. :)
Happy Easter!

treadlemusic said...

(sigh)I so love that quilt. It will be loved, I just know it!! Those lilies are so beautiful and appropriate for the season.... Sounds like you got a ton of things off your "to do" list, such a wonderful feeling! The name tag/"pin" is looking really good (can't have that fine eating into your fabric allowance, hmmmmmm?) Easter Blessings, Doreen

desertskyquilts said...

Your name badge is so adorable and appropriate! Loved the cat story in the post before this. Really funny and well told.

LynCC said...

Perfect name tag for you :) And what a gorgeous backdrop behind your lilies!

Brown Family said...

I like the name tag and the special kitty stitches. My machine does not have those!

Nan

Rachel said...

Great name badge (gotta save those quarters!). Love Matthew's quilt! Pretty flowers, good job Mike :-)