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Monday, October 5, 2015

Productive Weedend

I had another Saturday off, I am not sure how I got so many in a row but I wasn't about to say anything about it to anyone. I am sure it will catch up with me especially since we are about to enter the holiday season of retail. I closed Friday night so I had some time Friday morning to work a little in the sewing room. I decided I would be more productive if I made a list. I didn't get everything done on my list but I did get the bindings made for two different quilts.

Saturday's list was longer and included the items not finished on Friday. One of the things on my list was to re-quilt this old quilt that belonged to my niece's husband. She had brought it to me last year to see if I could repair it. I should have said no right up front, but of course I didn't . I tried to just hand sewing it back together. It was strange that it was the thread that was gone not the fabric. A lot of the seams were just gone. I was about to give up on it before I got my longarm, but then decided I might be able to load it on the machine and just re-quilt it. It only took about 30 minutes to take out the old quilting. It had an old nylon blanket for the batting so I threw that away. The top is large churn dash blocks so I was able to sew up most of the seams on my machine. I loaded this quilt Saturday morning and thankfully I had no trouble with tension or thread breakage because I had enough trouble with the old top. It didn't lay flat, wasn't straight, still had some holes in it, but I got it quilted.

I even found and old muddy gold fossil fern fabric for the binding which I made and got sewn on so that all I need now is to whip the binding down. So glad to get this out of my to be done pile.

I decided I wanted to give the Sisters Nine Patch to someone as a retirement gift and I would need it by next weekend so I quilted it and then spent Sunday night TV time whipping the binding down.

On Saturday afternoon I also made a trip to Tanner to check on Daddy, he had surgery on his chin Friday and of course he didn't tell me about it until Thursday night when I called. He had already asked my aunt and uncle to carry him because he figured I would have to work. After a long visit I went on to Athens to Clarks Restaurant  and got supper for me and Johnny. My nephew owns Clark's and he is a great chef, voted best steak in town two years in a row.

Starting another busy week so not sure how much will get done this week, but I feel good about all I got done this past weekend. I think making the list each day helped keep me focused, so I will try it for a while.

Happy quilting and have a good week.

Teresa


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