When I last left you this morning I was telling you what I was up to yesterday. I told you about Rosies puking and I told you that I finished quilting this quilt…
Well I’m bound and determined to quilt as many quilt tops as I can while I’m on break so I thought, what the heck, load another one.
I ended up loading this one…this will be a graduation present.
I didn’t intend on working on the quilt…just loading it. But then I saw the quilt lying on the floor and then I remembered all the problems I’ve had with Rosie in the sewing room and then I realized I was going to have to at least work on this quilt long enough so it wasn’t hanging on the floor anymore. UGH..not what I wanted to do at all.
Then I started working on it and I loved the way it was looking and before I knew it….
I was done with it. WOW. I’m so glad I ended up doing it. Doesn’t it looks great.
Now that leaves me with THREE quilts that need binding. I’m okay with that…I’m just thankful they are quilted. I think machine quilting is my least favorite thing to do.
While I was quilting the above quilt I kept thinking about the mystery. I really wanted better fabrics. This morning I had shown you this option…
and this option…. I wasn’t hot on either of the choices. Then I remembered that I had one box that might have a bit of yardage. After the quilt was off the frame I pulled the box and found this red and the gold. Ah…I like that better….
But…what about blue. I could use blue instead of brown. They look nice together….Hmmm. I ended up picking this….
I’m actually happy with this. The first options would have been okay but I didn’t love them. This I really, really like.
I went to cut this piece and saw this tag on it. I bought this about 7 years ago. There was an Alco store in Spring Valley MN. It had fabric…and decent fabric. It was all flat fold. This is an RJR fabric. Note it was $2.99 a yard. I would go and buy 25 yards at a time…mostly backing. At the time I was making lots of Civil War quilts and $2.99 a yard was dirt cheap. Plus…the people cutting it were beyond generous. This says 1.5 yards…there is 1.75 yards there. They were such terrible cutters..alway favoring the customer though. They also periodically ran $1 off per yard sales. It was fabulous…but alas the Alco stores are all gone now.
About then Kalissa called. She wanted to go on a walk. I got Rosie ready but had enough time to grab the mail. I opened the door and almost tripped on a package left on the porch.
That would have to wait. I went on a walk with these guys first.
No worries. We are distancing ourselves. We walk on the street….Kalissa with the stroller in one lane. Me with Rosie in the other. The boys love it. Kalissa and I do too.
But back to my package….
Hmm. I didn’t order anything from Missouri Star Quilt Company. I wonder what? Well the label says to me.
I guess I’ll open it. Inside was this card….
Well…I’m not Betty but it’s addressed to me so I’m guessing Betty bought this and gifted it for me. At least I hope that what it is. Hmm. I don’t know what to think….It does say it’s addressed to me.
Want to see what is inside?? This….
I’ve wondered about this little rulers. It says it sharpens your rotary cutter blade with every swipe. I’d love to try that out.
There was a Block magazine. I’ve seen those and loved those before…
There were some fun books with short essays in it too. All perfect for bedtime reading..something short and easy to read….
Then there was this awesome container. I love project containers. I don’t have any nice ones like this. Oh, I’m being spoiled for sure. This is perfect…and being I had selected my fabrics for the Quilted Twins Mystery, they could be put right in here.
PERFECT….but I’m still half wondering if it was supposed to be sent to me. If you are Betty and sent it, THANKS SO MUCH. If you are Betty and didn’t mean to send it to me, no worries, I’ll forward it on to you.
I had other fun mail too…
A card from Lori, THANKS!! and a magazine. I’m set for bedtime reading for a week or so.
I did have enough time to cut out my mystery clue…and some binding for one of the quilts…
What’s up for today?? I have no idea. I guess it all depends on what Rosie lets me do. I’m going to try to get the mystery clue sewn as I saw that Bonnie Hunter is starting something on Monday. Hmmm. I know I shouldn’t start another project, but like I said, I do need some quilts to gift.
I’d love to get another quilt on the frame but Karl is home too. We’ll see…we were talking about starting some plants. I’ll keep you posted on what I end up doing. Watch my Instagram. I’ll try to sent out a couple clues of what I’m up to. (Find me on Instagram at jo_joscountryjunction)
Hopefully no more Rosie escapades.