Emmy Lou couldn’t care less!
Or maybe this is how she shows that she is happy that I am home.
I keep a scrap piece of batting on the chair for her..the leather is cold, the batting is warm, and it collects her shedding fur and holds it there, keeping us both happy!
I shot this photo yesterday morning, and I turned around just now to check – yes, she is back in the chair again, keeping close watch on me…behind closed eyelids!
Yesterday was a bit insane.
This is where I admit I haven’t had time to even unpack my suitcase – there it sits at the end of my bed just waiting, but it will have to wait a bit longer.
I spent yesterday catching up with this:
No rest for the road weary traveler!
I am happy to say that all of the orders that were waiting for copies of Scraps & Shirttails II to come back from reprint are OUT the door, as are all of the other orders that have been waiting since I left for Texas on Dec 29th. As of this morning, we are ALL CAUGHT UP!
I want to thank you for your patience on the whole thing…of COURSE the warehouse would run out of books. Of COURSE it would have to go to reprint..and of course, the reprints would show up on my door step as soon as I hit TEXAS. If it wasn’t so frustrating it would be laughable!
The best part of yesterday?
Celebrating my birthday and my son’s birthday at the Village Tavern in Winston Salem last night. Love that place! My birthday is the 23rd, Jeff’s is the 25th, and I’m going to be gone for both since I leave the 19th and won’t be back home until the 31st. My baby will be 25! Don’t ask me how that happens, but it does. We had a fun night of good food and celebration.
And I came home to this!
I have 4 quilts to make before summer to make my next book deadline, and very little at home time to make them, which means kitting things up and sewing on the road. Since I leave Monday – everything for this project needs to be ready to roll. So I am kitting up!
Love it when already made bonus triangles can be added to the mix!
Cutting more strips!
Something has happened in the course of the past couple of years – we have used a TON of scraps and I’m finding my strip stash really low on colors I need so I finally get to really dig into those treasured fat quarters and larger saved pieces and strip them down! Here I’m replacing the 2” strips from Grand Illusion with new ones. I am desperately low on fun greens.
5 seconds later…a whole handful of strips!
Kitting up for quilt projects that I can’t show you yet is really not all that fun! But you will be seeing this at some point! Be looking for the March/April issue of Quiltmaker and you’ll have an idea of what I’m doing with these bonus triangles and green strips!
Pack up the machines that Lori and Randy will be borrowing for our week long retreat at Quilt Villa that starts January 24th when I pick them both up in Charlotte on my way home from Georgia!
EVERYTHING I need to take to the cabin for our retreat needs to be ready to go this evening because I won’t be back home after I leave for Georgia on Monday. Oh goodness, I hope I can remember everything! ((Hence the kitting up of projects – I need all of my project stuff ready and at the cabin too!)) I need to be sure to have all of the machine cords, feet, bobbins, parts, and extra oil, etc. Lori is borrowing one of the Berninas and Randy one of the 301s. Oh, it’s going to be fun!
I’ll catch you from the cabin this weekend!