Here is my progress on Christmas Ribbons. What you can't see is the pattern is almost completed too!
Now that's the exciting part for me. Every morning I spend a couple of hours at the computer working on the pattern, and that investment in time is paying off.
I just need to make a couple of more blocks, more sashings, and a couple of pinwheels, then I can start putting this quilt together.
I have to dust off my long arm and start the backlog of flimsy's that need to be quilted. I'm so glad the weather has warmed up so I won't freeze to death quilting in my garage. No fancy quilting studio here. I have to make do with the space that I have. First up is Bountiful Blessings. This pattern too, is almost done.
This imposed isolation has been good for my quilting mojo. I've been making use of every minute of the day.
On another note, I was taken down by an ant the other night. Yes, an ant.....a very, very big ant. About 7pm, we headed out for a walk around the neighborhood with Mazey and our airhorn. With fewer people in the area, the forest critters are taking back their territory. The airhorn is our only protection except for a Golden Retriever who wants to play with anything furry.
Anyway, as I've said before, we live on a hill. We have to walk up the cement stairs by the side of the garage, to get to the street. As I was walking, I stopped on the stairs to squash a big carpenter ant. When you live in a log cabin, carpenter ants can really give us problems. Squashing that ant made me stutter-step and threw off my cadence going up the stairs. I tripped and fell, and my right cheek made direct contact with the edge of the cement stair ahead of me. (The cheek on my face, not my other, well-padded cheek that would have bounced!) Luckily for me, I didn't have my hands in my pockets, and I was able to break the fall....somewhat. Mr. Joe immediately got me a bag of crushed ice, and I sat in the recliner nursing my wound, my pride, and contemplated my klutziness. No swelling, but it does look like someone gave me a nice, left upper cut. Luckily for me I can self-isolate and lick my wound. It all happened so fast. One minute you are upright, the next minute you are seeing stars. I'm calling this ant karma. That ant got the best of me, and I'll think twice before I step on another one again.
So watch your step today and avoid ants at all costs.
I hate being a klutz like that - I have literally walked right into the door jam and bruised my face in two places and then had people asking if my husband had slapped me around! you try to tell people what happened and they act like they don't believe you - hope your face isn't sore. Love the Christmas quiltReplyDelete
Another reason to wear a mask.....it hides the bruising!Delete
Oh no! Ant-1 and Lynn-0. Hope you're feeling better today? Love the Christmas quilt. Next event in the mountains is to avoid the bears coming for Longarm lessons. Be careful and stay safe.ReplyDelete
That's funny Jeanne! Bears, coyotes and the mountain lions. There are sightings almost every day.Delete
I am picturing the action on the steps. Not good! Take care! As for me, I am getting caught up with Moda Blocks. Right now I am duplicating your Block 12 in a size 12. Fun!ReplyDelete
Hi Fran. I'll see what the block looks like tomorrow. I didn't make the block from last week, it was too simple. You take care too.Delete
Oh my, steps are my bane too. Glad it was an ant and not a murderous hornet!ReplyDelete
Love the table cloth, I want the pattern. Haven't seen the fabric line anywhere yet. Still have lots of fall fab's even though I've been doing lots of ugly quilts from my stash.
Take Care my friends,
I still owe you an email. It was good to hear from you. I don't believe for one minute that you've made an ugly quilt!
I am so glad I found your blog. I love your work and stories. Sorry for the fall, be safe! I would like to know where to buy your BEAUTIFUL patterns and the fabric. So Beautiful and stunning.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for your comment! I've designed all of the patterns you see on the left-hand side of my blog. I'm always on the lookout for nice reproduction fabrics to add to my stash. Stay well.Delete
Dear Lynn....I'm so glad you saved yourself from a horrible fall and that Joe was there to get you the crushed ice and into the recliner. I hate carpenter ants. I must say though...I do think you might need to review the playbook rules for "Bowling for Old People"????? xoxoxoReplyDelete
This made me laugh Paula. If Joe had been any closer, we would have fallen like dominoes!Delete
So sorry for your damaged body! And very glad for you that it wasn't worse! Having Mr. Joe in your life is a Godsend!ReplyDelete
You are so right! I'm all better now.Delete
Oh no! Your poor face (and pride)! I hope the mark has gone by now. I try to watch my step while walking my dog. Every so often I get reminded to stay alert when I step on an errant rock or a broken sidewalk or one of those durn gumballs! Hope you got a few of your flimsies quilted!ReplyDelete
Thanks for commenting Susie. Falls can happen so fast! I have to be more alert so I don't so the "Bug Squash Boogie" as one of my friends told me.Delete
Oh no! I am glad you were not injured more seriously! Glad to hear you are healing up with only bruises. The Christmas quilt is quite spectacular, Lynn. Your creativity and design skill is really quite breathtaking.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much. I really appreciate you kindness.Delete