Lately I've been in a real quilting tear! I can't get enough of it. But do I get what I want done? No!! The reason for not getting done what I'd like to is this:
Yes, Mr. Bailey. He silently snuck into the living room while I was laying out these blocks (where he isn't allowed - I thought he was sleeping) to get in on the photo shoot. He's so sweet, so cute, but WHAT A TERROR! A terror on four paws. Huge paws!!! But how can you do anything but love him with a face like that???
But Mr. Bailey doesn't like me doing the things that I like to do. Try to clean during the day? Oh no, he's not up for that. Trying to sew during the day - nope - not up for that either. If I take him downstairs with me, he's after something - biting on the iron cord is not a good thing. If he asks to go outside, I put him out, but he must have some kind of radar that alerts him to the minute I put one foot on the basement stairs or try to run the vacuum. He barks like a fool to come in. My neighbors don't say anything, but.......... So I've been resigned to sewing after dinner, making nocturnal visits to the basement and hoping that the stairs don't creak. I know that he's going through his toddler stage, but what a bunch of work. And what a sweetheart!!
He's growing like a weed - about 40 pounds. Here's a couple more pictures and then I'll get on to what else is up:
And trying to look innocent (but don't let the face fool you):
Anyway, I've been on a real tear with the quilting. I've finished off about 13 of the 18 blocks that were backed up on the Farmer's Wife quilt. It took me three days to cut those blocks out, and one day to put them together. Intensive cutting!
Next months' fabric. OY!!!! Is there no rest for the wicked? But I now have 59 out of 111 blocks finished (refer to first picture with Mr. Bailey), so I'm doing a happy dance. Hopefully in a few days I will be completely caught up!
In stitching news - not much at all - a little progress on Mary (that I'll post another time) and a little bit on Elizabeth Clayton:
In other news - not that much. Still playing around in the craft room trying to see what works best for the things that I do. I realized one day that I was wasting a perfectly good wall for some storage - a wall behind a door in which Mr. Santa resides until the holiday season. As all my fabric is packed in those huge Rubbermaid bins, getting to it is a chore, so I went from this:
Cheap bookcase from Walmart to store just a small part of my fabrics. DH made the observation that I needed about 10 of these to store all my fabric. Unfortunately he's right, but at least it's a start!!! Once I fill this baby up, it will be a beautiful thing!!! DH actually L-bracketed the bookcase to the wall because he's sure that it will topple over once I pile the fabric into it!!
Well, it sounds like Mr. Bailey has wound himself around the basketball post again so I need to rescue him! Pray for me that DH finally springs for the electronic fence!
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