Friday, April 25, 2014

Raining is good for quilting

 It's raining today and that means I don't really want to go outside to work in the garden.  I missed my opportunity to shop for plants yesterday and didn't get the iceplants planted.  They are enjoying the rain today and will be ready to be planted tomorrow.  The ground will be soft.  I'm sure it will be drained by tomorrow or Sunday and there's no real harm in waiting that long anyways.
 It just gives me another excuse to procrastinate another day or two at least.  But what better excuse to stay inside and quilt.  I am being very productive this morning.  I finished these three yesterday plus the t shirt quilt top got cut out and sewn together.  I'm hoping to get the border on and quilted and maybe even bound today.  I do have a terrible tooth ache today from where the dentist filled the cavity.  I was hoping it would just go away so I wouldn't have to waste time going back to the dentist.  I was hoping he had just bothered the gum a bit and that it would heal on its own, but each day it has gotten worse.  I'm debating calling this morning to see if I can get in today.  And then, I'm not sure if it's just part of my migraine :(  I do hate that thing.
I think today I will count and see how many more of these quilt tops I have left.  Do you remember last summer when I got the silly idea that I was somewhere near the end of these?  And then I found another box and another?  Yeah, Well, I do believe the end is in sight.  I THINK I have all of them together now and when I get the chance, I try and pull out a few and quilt them up because they go so quick and because I have so many more to do.  They fit on the width of the fabric.  They just all happen to be girl quilts, so I do have to force myself to stop every so often and pull some boy quilt tops out and quilt those in between or when I get the call for quilts, I won't have any boy quilts ready.

The fabric came in the mail yesterday to make the fish themed quilt for the math teacher who is retiring and I really do need to make the baby quilt and the other retirement quilt and...I think I have about 20 quilts on the list of must do, but I'd rather soak my head in a bucket of ice water.

Oh, and there is a pile of papers to grade.  I did get two boxes of lab books graded yesterday.  It was a very productive day.  I also finished a crochet afghan I've been working on for about a week too while watching TV.  That always feels especially good because those take a while, I'd say about 10 hours on that one.  Picture later today on that.

1 comment:

Farm Quilter said...

You get an amazing amount of work done with your migraines and your toothache!! Just imagine what you could do when you weren't fighting pain!!!