It’s Monday…am back from vaction…WAAAAAHHH!

Took last Thursday and Friday off from work…stayed home. I wasn’t at work so it was a vacation to me! ๐Ÿ™‚

Not only did I make 3 4×4 veggie boxes…but I partially filled them with horse poo (a co-worker lives on 40+ acres and has lots to share! :)) Since I’m renting a house on a third acre now, I thought I’d start out smaller than what I had at our old house. I’ll have some extra containers for tomatoes and potatoes.

Started my herbs over the weekend too…2 oreganos, 2 basils, marjoram, summer savory, chamomile, dill, and not an herb…tomatillos.

It was in the 80’s over the weekend…and it will be in the 40’s by tomorrow. I think I’ve told you this before…but…I HATE SPRINGTIME IN NEVADA. I’ve been through 30 years of them and I just hate the yo-yo weather.

I received my order from Connecting Threads on Friday! Fat Quarters and some extra yards of a few in the Antoinette Line.

A Fons & Porter Design Wall…something that I have put off buying for several years, and now I can’t figure out why I would have waited that long! I love it! Who’d thunk it?!

And for a present to myself…a Sara ConeFlower Thread Holder made by Paul’s Metal Petals in Minnesota! OMG! It’s absolutely BEAUTIFUL and works great. It’s handmade out of recycled steel, welded together into one solid piece. My old sewing machine, the Jamone 6500P (RIP), had a built-in thread holder…but the Janome Threadbanger does not, and the thread would get tangled now and again. Not any more! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you have the extra money…I’d say TREAT YOURSELF to this BEAUTY! Besides…it’s made in MINNESOTA, USA! Thanks, Paul!

I know I don’t have a cone with this, but I didn’t have a way to use a thread cone with this machine.

Now to Hannah’s quilt…I picked out a Star from Star’s by Magic…and then decided the Jacob’s Ladder would look cool (and an easy block to make!) with the Star. It looked great on the design wall. Then I sewed the blocks together and my stars lost some points and if you follow the sequence of pictures you will see how I added a purple triangle onto the stars to make the Jacob’s Ladder flow…only they ended up smaller than the ladder. ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad I read the forward in the Liberated Quilting book before ~ even with these mistakes, I think Hannah will love the quilt.

I just need to add a border, machine quilt it, and put on the binding. Green or Purple border…what do you think?!

What the quilt was going to look like at first:

With the added purple triangles on the Stars to fill-in the Jacobs Ladder.

All sewn together…just waiting for me to decide to add a purple or green border.

Now I’m back at work and my head hurts…eye is twitching…and a certain person here makes me feel like how Clouseau made Chief Inspector Dreyfus feel. I FEEL FOR YOU DREYFUS!

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About sleepycathollow

I'm Michelle and live in Northern Nevada ~ beautiful mix of high desert and the Sierra. While I work at the University, I'd rather take pictures, play with fountain pensioned ink, garden, cook, craft and make quilts. :)
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10 Responses to It’s Monday…am back from vaction…WAAAAAHHH!

  1. Glad you had a good vacation. Hope you enjoyed spring because tomorrow we go back to winter.

    I really envy your talent!!! The quilt looks super! I have never tried quilting…can’t cut a straight line with a ruler.

  2. April says:

    Oh do I love that quilt! And your points! I have GOT to get me that Stars by Magic book. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Okay, design wall surface is on my list.

    And your post reminded me to go water my tomato seedlings, so thank you! (They said thank-you too.)

  3. You (and they) are most welcome:)

  4. Chloe R. says:

    Purple border. I think if you use green, that colour will overpower the quilt whereas the purple will bring more balance to it.

  5. blazedanielle says:

    It looks beautiful!! Your work is so crisp and pretty! ๐Ÿ™‚ Sorry to hear your vacation is done. Hope the transition is smooth. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. tickledred says:

    WOW!! What a quilt! You have been a busy bee this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ I love that thread holder but i am going to have to pull the year old brand new sewing machine out of the box before I get one LOL.

  7. Looks great! Glad hear I’m not the only one who has to make running changes to a design when things don’t go quite to plan.

    And I vote green for the border.

  8. digipicsphotography says:

    I just have to be different…add a yellow border :-D.

  9. 1-yellow
    2-purple
    1-green

    Thanks everyone!

  10. Belinda says:

    Beautiful quilt! I like it with the added purple triangles. I vote for a purple border. ๐Ÿ™‚

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