Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Easy Street part 5

Despite it  being the weekend before Christmas, and working, I managed to get a few things done.  Most of Easy Street part 5 got done:

This is just a smattering, I love these colors together,  Does anybody know how many clues are coming?  I am chomping at the bit wanting to know how this turns out.  I am also one of those sad people who have to read the end of the book before I start reading it! 

I was also asked to please, please, please make a toddler sized Florida Gators quilt by Christmas eve.  This was last Thursday.  Yep, I was busy.  Got the top done, put it on the frame, where everything went crazy.  I kept dropping bobbins everywhere, the thread kept breaking, and making birds nests on the back.  Finally got it done around 1 am Sunday night.  When I went to put the binding on it, my thread kept coming out of the machine, etc.  This was one quilt that did not want to cooperate! I didn't get a chance to take a picture, my camera was dead, but here is the aftermath:
I learned two things: orange and blue are not my favorite colors, and that Walmart carries Gator fabrics when you frantically run in at 11 pm the night before Christmas eve, because you don't have enough for the backing.  But, it got done, and she is happy with it. 

On another note, my oldest son moved out, so his room is being turned into just-the-sewing room. 
There is still the fish tank and the turtle tank.  He keeps saying they'll be by to get them, but they haven't yet.  The poor suckers are lucky I remember to feed them, in this house if you don't remind me by asking " when's dinner?" or bark and beg for food, I will forget.  Don't ask about the beta fish my daughter used to have.  If they don't come to get them soon, I may put a posting on facebook that reads " Free to good home- one abandoned turtle and a fish family, very loving even if I get a disgruntled look on my face if not fed on time"  ( just kidding- maybe) .
Hope everyone had a great Christmas, and bring on 2013!
Happy quilting,


  1. The script is a bit difficult to read on your blog and made my eyes water LOL. It'll be lovely to have a dedicated sewing room. My eldest son moved out, then moved back, then moved out, then moved back again LOL. You are amazing to get that quilt sewn and quilted so quickly!

  2. That's kind of what my son has done, this is the second time he has moved out. But now, the room will be occupied. I guess he'll have to share a room with his brother then. LOL. The quilt was a case of sheer willpower and determination, and I am so glad it is done, and gone.

  3. Mystery looks on the abandoned pets!