Thursday, November 13, 2008


Notably,
November. It's cool out and the trees are all bare. The fields are stripped clean, yep, it's November. I love this time of year. It feels like we are on the cusp of something wonderful. Thanksgiving and the holidays are straight ahead. But for now, we get to start burrowing in for a long winter.
I have been sewing up a blue streak. At least I feel like I have been! My newest quilt is progressing, if somewhat slowly. I have all the sub sewing done- now to trim a couple hundred hst and qst to 3.5". Not my favorite part of the quilting hobby. But a sweet stack of trimmed squares is slowly growing- nothing like knowing that you'll be sewing with the perfect sized pieces, huh? I have been trying to trim a few every time I walk by that countertop with the cutting mat on it. Just plodding along and making progress, even if it is slow. I trimmed a section of my finger off with the rotary cutter a few days ago. A first for me and I figure my due as I have been using that thing for 15 years now. Bound to happen sooner or later- especially with a middle name like "Grace." No, not my literal middle name, just the one people call me when I demonstrate my clutziness. So a bandaid keeps me from bleeding on the fabric and lets face it, that's what we were all worried about, wasn't it?
I finished this doily before the maiming of my finger- isn't that a pretty color? It's for a sister of a friend. The floor boards are 12" wide so you can see that it's a bigun. I have had to lay the crochet aside as it is hard to work around the ouchie and the constant throbbing.
Hope everyone has a safe weekend- watch those fingertips!

9 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

hope your fingertip heals quickly! A good excuse to not get to all that dreaded trimming :-)

Donna said...

I'm going to lunch with Anne tomorrow. I'll give her the doily then--she'll cry. Looking forward to it ;)

Julia said...

Does the owie on the finger get you out of doing dishes? If so, then it is worth it! LOL Just kidding, I hope that it heals quickly!

This doily might be my favorite one yet! I love the design!

Elaine Adair said...

I am truly amazed at all the gals who do NOT cut fingers, compared to the few accidents! Hope it feels better soon - hey, a dinner, and a movie might make it better!

quiltygal said...

now you have me worried...17yrs & havent done mine yet!! still I think its not actually a quilt till its been bled on!! hope its soon better & not too ouchy

Karen said...

I agree that the color of the doily is ever so pretty! Such a nice delicate look.

Isobel said...

Oh, Nina, I would be very glad to think that you take after me in some instances but I wish this was not one of the. Just remember...work with a sharp blade, those cuts heal a little quicker.

julieQ said...

I am so sorry about your baby finger...your doily is absolutely beautiful.

Darcie said...

Poor girl!!! How is your finger now?