Since I'm up at 2 am (my tummy was bugging me -- all should be well again soon I hope), I figured I might as well WIP Wednesday it up as well (I thought my husband might appreciate that more than me filling up some virtual cart somewhere and not having the sense to realize that I really don't need it before clicking through -- you're welcome Honey... actually, you owe Lee for giving me a task...)
What I really WANT to be doing is finishing quilting this.
I know, I know... I want to sing songs to it too.
And yes, it kills my back and shoulders to quilt like this (I'm typically a straight shooter), but really... favorite quilt needed favorite quilting too.
If only long-arm set-ups didn't cost thousands of dollars...I digress again. I used the "clams" all over design from Natalia's book.
What I am doing instead is --
- finishing up a little dress for Scarlet that I really really want to have done by her birthday pictures on Thursday!
- finishing up a little photo backdrop I'm making for the photographer as barter for those birthday photos
- trying to write a pattern for my new "Cosmic" quilt (grrr to learning new programs by mucking through them!)*
- trying to chase the mice out of the house. I'm over-sharing here, but hey -- it's 2 am. First rain of the year... they think they need to move in. gah! Thankfully our little mutt of a dog is half-beagle and alerts us to their presence by stalking random corners of the house. She literally went in to hunting mode the day before the rain hit (smart little creatures -- I just don't want them in my house! I think I hear one now running behind the stove!) #countrylivingforyour #notmyfirstruninwithrodents
And yes -- of course my big hero of a husband gets up to check the traps before I do. Sensitive stomach and all.
You wanna see Scarlet's new favorite facial expression before I go?
She now does this -- all the time... she says "ooooohhhh..." like she's already practicing her sweet princess like reactions.
I actually do sing songs to her.
*If you're a fairly savvy piecer (intermediate level -- no Y seams but does require cutting from templates) and would like to test a block for me that does not yet have full directions typed up (you're basically testing my templates), shoot me an email and I'll get you some templates.
Love you to you all! I'm back to bed now and
Linking to Lee's! ♥