Tuesday, November 23, 2010

the job situation

Hubby didn't get the job in Missouri. Not because somebody else got the job, because they took the posting down and didn't hire anybody. I think they found out the position was going to cost them a lot more than they thought and decided they could get along without a General Foreman. Oh well.

So hubby is still looking. Then today his old boss called. They really want him back. His old boss thinks they're going to have an opening before long. I told hubby we could go back there but I will NOT live where we did before. We can live just 37 miles away from the plant and be in Kansas and it's a world of difference. I might be willing to live 5 to 10 miles inside of Oklahoma so we don't have to do two state tax returns every year but it's going to have to be a great house!!

In quilty news I have one baby quilt ready to hand stitch the binding down on the back and the second and third ones are cut. I'm going to finish the third one next since that baby is due soonest. I won't get much done before Friday though. Tomorrow morning they're coming to rip up the bathroom floor and replace it because it's rotted and like stepping on a wet sponge. Then I have to go to the tax office and take a couple of hours of class and take the tests. I don't know that we'll be here thru tax season but if we are I want to have a job.

Then of course on Wednesday I'll start cooking for Thanksgiving. My BFF, her husband and my oldest son will be here for the holiday. I'll make the dough for dinner rolls, make a cheese ball, and do some veggie prep for Thursday.

Friday though there will be plenty of leftovers so I won't have to worry about feeding hubby and I refuse to do battle for consumer goods so I'll have the day to just sew and sew!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"Memorial to a Bridesmaid Dress"

Turned out totally gorgeous!
In March of 2007 my two sisters in law and I were forced against our will to wear bridesmaid dresses for our in laws vow renewal ceremony on a beach in North Carolina. I threatened at the time to turn mine into memorial pillows or something.
It turned out to be this wall hanging. The large star points and the outer border cornerstones are the bridesmaid dress fabric. It's a bitch to work with. If I hadn't bought that expensive steam iron at the quilt show in May I probably couldn't have made it work. That steam iron puts out some serious steam and made that stubbon poly crap behave. Those seams are FLAT!! Plus, bonus! I could also iron the silk and the cotton with that iron. The bluish fabric in the center and smaller star points is a really nice silk.
The binding is on the second one of them. I need to trim the third one and get the binding put on it. I needed to get these out of the way so I can get the baby quilts basted and quilted.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

baby quilts

I always take breaks in what ever else I'm working on to do baby quilts. This time I need to do three at once!! This is the top for the first one. The second one will be from the same fabrics except it will have a blue for the last border.
This quilt is for the son of my first cousin's daughter that helped me move this past summer. The second one from these fabrics is for a great nephew due in the middle of December.
The third baby quilt is for my 5th grandchild due at the beginning of December. It's a girl so her quilt will be from a different group of fabrics. I'll post pictures as I finish them.