Day on the Run

This morning I was determined to finish the "Never Underestimate" stitchery. I made it, but from there on, I was running to get out the door on time. It was worth it to come home to a completed project, however.

Of course, it isn't finished yet. It needs two borders, and then it needs quilting and binding. Still, it's a good part of the way there.

Just before sitting down here, I was perusing my stash for something to use for the borders. It has a narrow stop border, pictured black on the pattern. Then it has about a 2-inch outer border. I had a fabric in mind, but then realized I'd used almost all of it in a different project. With so much going on in this piece, I think the outer border should be one that isn't too busy...a tone-on-tone. At least, that was what I told myself until I checked the Fabric Depot website (because I still have money on my gift card) and saw this:

Okay...well that was too cute to pass up. I can use whatever color I want for the stop border. So, there you have it. I'll use that in the outer border and on the back, and I'll pick one of those other colors for the stop border and the binding. I'm so glad we've worked this out together. You guys are alway so helpful.

Today I got my monthly pedicure and then dropped off our ballots in one of the designated ballot boxes. Oregon has vote by mail, which is great. And there are ballot boxes all around the state so you don't even need to use a stamp. Anyway...Mike and I have done our official duty as registered voters in the great state of Oregon. After that, I made a quick stop at the grocery store. I needed to pick up a couple of things for dinner and then I headed off to the dentist to get my new permanent crown cemented on. For what it cost, it really should have a diamond stud, but no dice. All I get is porcelain.

And now I need to get started on dinner. We're actually having leftovers tonight, but tomorrow's dinner has to marinate overnight, and so I need to get that going.

Not much to tell you today since I just ran around, but I wanted to show off my completed stitchery. Tomorrow I'll continue on with the Wind in the Whiskers block I'm working on. I'm still hoping to get the applique finished before the end of the month. Also tomorrow, I'll probably make up a small stitchery I'm doing for a friend. I signed up for a pay-it-forward deal on Facebook, and I'm paying it forward to five friends. Three down, two left to go, and I'll start on one of them tomorrow.

How did your day go today? By the way, did you know it's National Cat Day? 

Have you hugged your cat today? Mine get extra kitty treats tonight.


evelyn said...

Awesome job on the stitchery. Love the scissors fabric! Give kitties a pet from me.

quiltzyx said...

Great scissors! That will make a wonderful border for the Never Underestimate... stitchery. Yay for gift cards too!
I'm just cooking some ramen for dinner & while trying to get the noodles out of the package, I managed to drop the seasoning packet into the boiling water! Got it fished out - glad it was foil & not plastic, that would have been a mess!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

You really did that stitchery fast - love that you used up bits of left-over floss, it lends to the eclectic glow of the piece. The scissors fabric is perfect for a border. I saw too late it was Cat Day, but mine are spoiled every day.

Ann said...

My two kitties enjoyed National Cat Day with me being home from work. We had fun watching TV in the afternoon and sitting together (them on me). I bought that embroidery pattern for "Never Underestimate" I can't wait to start it.

Diane Wild said...

I think it should read "Never underestimate the power of a woman with cats and a sewing machine". I'm happy to see you running with scissors. Good choice.

Tami C said...

Your stitchery is going to look absolutely beautiful with the scissors fabric! It looks wonderful with all of the different colors you have used.

Kate said...

Love the stitchery, very appropriate for your sewing space. That border fabric is just perfect, it's going to look great when it's up on the wall.