Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Ok, so its been quite a while since I blogged anything. I can only blame it on my lack of desire to sit in front of my home computer and upload pictures. The old gal (the computer, not me) is getting on in age and it takes forever to upload pictures from my camera. But Thursday I took pictures of my latest finish and wanted to show them to you.

About eleven months ago, my best friend asked me if I would make a Christmas tree skirt for one of her daughters who is newly married. I said yes, but not for this year (I was leaving for my vacation in like 10 days and had things of my own to finish). I told her I would be glad to make it in time for next year (now). We haven't talked about it since, but I kept it in the back of my mind and earlier this fall I saw a great sample of a tree skirt on Jen's blog ( and was determined to make this one like that. Last weekend I was at my Dad's (tending him after he got out of the hospital from surgery) and made it.

It was easier than I thought. I had to order the 9 degree ruler off of Ebay because my LQS didn't have it in stock (where Jen works). But I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I'll see my best friend (and her daughter) next weekend and will give it to her then.

A few weeks ago DD and I were invited to go to a Green Bay Packer game. I'm not a Packer fan (I cheer for the Bears), but the tickets were for sky box tickets (inside, no cold bleacher seats, and lots of free food and drinks). So we went and had a great time. Even though we got slightly lost in Green Bay after the game -- they make a bunch of the streets one-way -- the wrong way for us -- after the game.

I took two quilt tops to my (new) long arm quilter last week. Yes, I know, I didn't post pictures before hand. I didn't even take pictures. Since I don't have anyone to hold up the quilts for me and they are both too big for the living room floor, I decided to wait until I get them back and then will take pictures when they're all done. I took "the wedding quilt" (quilt for son of best friend who is getting married in December) and my Sisters Choice quilt from my first workshop with Bonnie Hunter.

So I have been doing alot of quilting, just not taking pictures and posting them. I know, I'm a tease, but you'll just have to wait.

Happy Halloween!