Monday, August 29, 2011

Where has the time gone!

I can't believe I haven't updated the blog since the end of May.  The last 2 weeks of June I went to Texas to 'dog sit' for Lola (Jack Russell), think she has ADHD, but she is cute and she loves her 'gram'.


Then in July I became 'gram' again to Lucic (Looch - after the Bruin's player, ).  He is going to be a big boy when he growns up but he is a cuddly, lovable Rotti..  He is about 8 weeks here.


June/July I wasn't very productive with sewing/quilting.  I have made up for it in August.  I got caught up with my Tonga Rhapsody BOM; Saturday Mystery BOM; Christmas Greetings from Elm Creek  BOM - August is done but I still need to go back and put the red berries on the cactus.   I quilted (longarm) 2 quilts - 1 needs a sleeve on the back and the other is ready to sew down the binding.  Also mailed of 25 blocks last Friday for the Christmas Star swap to the hostess.

Hubby put a tv in the bedroom - he was in the attic running satellite cable - I was on the bed filing my nails - out of the corner of my eye I saw a flash - the screams could be heard miles away - it was a BAT - flying from room to room - John had to hurry out of the attic - open all the doors/windows -  where did this come from!!!  My screams must have scared him.

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of watching "Irene".  We lost our power at 11:08AM and were lucky to have it return at 3:05PM.  I hate it when we lose power - we have a well so that means no water, no toilets, no shower no nothing.  Fortunately I have a gas stove so at least I can cook.  Thought we were all set then at 11:37 PM power went out again and didn't come back until 7AM this morning.  Hubby gets up at 4AM so he didn't have any light to shave so he took his razor to work.
We didn't have any damage.  Just little twigs and leaves from the heavy rains - about 5 inches - and winds.  Couple of the neighbors had trees come down.  Today, you couldn't ask for a nicer day - 77 degrees, low humidity, sun shining and bright blue sky.

I volunteered to put a binding on a QOV for the Bedford guild.  I got that done yesterday so will deliver it tomorrow or Wed.

That is a brief update of what I have been doing and to think that Thursday is September already!!!

Happy quilting
Charlotte