Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Day Off!!

Today is one of my 3 days off, but it really doesn't seem like it since I worked till 5 am this morning. Then I took a nap and then got up to do some sewing! It was so nice to be able to sit down and sew or do some reading while no one was home. Now it is almost bed time for the kids and I am kinda tired. Being tired is good though since I work "normal" for the next 6 weeks; mostly 5a to 3p.


Today I finished the backing for my tree skirt, got it quilted and the binding put on. Now I just need to sew the binding down. I am glad it is done and I can move on to something else. Here is a completed picture, and for Karen here is the tutorial from Crazy Mom that shows how to put the hole in the center so it goes around the tree! (Excuse the mess and the orange in the center!)


I also FINALLY received some pictures of my to be granddaughter in her pirate costume. It ended up being a little big in the shirt, but its hard to make a shirt for someone that is some 800 miles away! I don't think it turned out too badly, considering she wasn't here to try it on!




And this is what has been happening in our neck of the woods for the last several days. Twice when I have gone to work it has been snowing sideways. Yes, sideways. It snowed almost all day today and we are supposed to get more overnight.


Hope everyone is having a good week and staying warm!!

4 comments:

countrychicken said...

Love the tree skirt. You are moving right along. Pirate costume looks good.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Good job on the tree skirt, give yourself a pat on the back! I'm going to a quilt retreat this weekend so I plan to have tons of pics posted next week so stay tuned...

Marilyn R said...

Your tree skirt is beautiful! It will look so nice under the tree. That's a cute pirate you have there too!

another amy said...

Your tree skirt is beautiful! Have fun finishing the binding. :) Just put on a great movie and go, right? Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!