Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Little Engine Said...

"I think I can,
I think I can."

I continue to work on Bunny's applique'-ed quilt. It's slow going because I'm only working on it while she's out of the house, which, lately? Hasn't been a whole lot. (...I'm silently wondering if everything's alright between her and her boyfriend... Whatever. She'll let me know if she needs to talk.)

So here's an old picture of it.

It's changed a bit since I took the photos, but this one will have to do for now. =-) I'll post new pics once I get it quilted. Promise!

Actually, I think I've finished it!

Correction: I think I've finished the part *I* am doing.
I'm going to take it to a professional long-arm quilter to see if she can actually quilt it for me. I spoke with her on the phone yesterday, and I have an appointment to see her this coming Wednesday evening.
I'm sooo excited!!! And nervous! But looking forward to it all the same. =-) Anyway...

It's just too damn BIG for me to want to try to stuff the bulk of it under the tiny arm of my sewing machine.

Bunny doesn't want me to send it off to be quilted, but...
Honestly? It's just too much of a chore for me.

Matter of fact, now that I've made the decision to take it to a professional, it's like I've had a load taken off my shoulders. I've even gotten Lottie's quilt back out and I'm working on it today! All I need to do is lay the backing out, layer the batting and the top, baste it all together, and then do the quilting on it. That really won't take long once I begin, because I'm basically going to stitch "in the ditch". Easy-peasy, as someone once said. =-)

Here's a "reminder" photo of it. Again, I'll post updated pics when I get it finished. =-)

In other "news", Boyfriend isn't feeling well today. He started sneezing a lot last night, and then his nose began getting stuffy. This morning he got a cough and he's feeling very run down.

We *were* going to see his parents today, but we decided they didn't need to be exposed to his bug, so here we sit today. Me quilting, him watching football in a lump on the couch. He really doesn't feel good.
...oh, he's not really *really* sick, 'cause he's still well enough to want to play with my boobs, but he's sick enough that he doesn't have the energy to get up off the couch to *try*. Lol! =-)

Gotta love him. =-)

Hope you're enjoying the beautiful Fall weather!
It's absolutely gorgeous here!
I love it!


  1. How do we go from quilting to getting felt up by a sick man! hahaha!

  2. Can't wait to see the finished product...

    BF have swine flu? Is playing with your boobies a symptom?

  3. Otin, he's sick, so he's home. He's home, so he's messin' with me! =-)

    Mango, he got a flu shot last week, so we think that's why he's sick now.
    And playing with my boobs isn't a symptom; it's how I judge just how sick he is! If I'm *really* sick, I go to the doctor. If HE's *really* sick, he quits messin' with me...

  4. OMG!! Otin is coming over here. When did this warped event occur??? He has obviously corrupted you since your talking about your boobs.

    And MANGO!!!

    Since it is almost Wednesday... I have to say WTF!!!

  5. Sorry Hit40, but my husband "corrupted" me more than 25 years ago...
    Or it's been a long journey to slowly corrupting me. Whatever.
    It's just that I've decided to quit being "nice and polite", and just say whatever I really want to say. If I upset people...? Well, they can go elsewhere if they want.
    Sorry. Harsh. But that's life, right?

    Besides, I got tired of trying to maintain my secret-and-not-so-nice blog.

  6. That autumn colors quilt makes you think you can smell burning leaves and crunchy fall air - gorgeous!

    Dunno about that messing thing as a barometer - interrupting a grope to make a food poisoning break for the bathroom is pretty miserable, but they do it . . . .

    Thanx muchlys again for all your help Saturday. I'll never diss anyone who's nice enough and cool enough to volunteer, but it was so great to have helping hands that came with working brains attached!