Friday, October 06, 2006

I worked until after 4:00 pm yesterday. Most would say,”Hey that’s not too bad,” but when you are at work at 6:00 am, that is way too long.

I made it home about 4:30 and Don and ran Ransom together. Then we cooked supper together. Nothing is too bad if you have someone to lighten the load with. I tackled some laundry next. Then I sat down and started working on my Buggy Barn quilt again.

Every day, I’ve been getting between 15 – 65 seams done and pressed. Chelsey “scrap booked “ with me, so we had time to catch up. But by 7:45 pm that was it. I was tired. I sat down on the other end of the couch. I laughed to Don, ”You know, I love to quilt, I just wish I could do it and not be tired before I even begin.” It sounds like a complaint, but I don’t think it really is. I just noticed it was a fact. You know you love something if you do it even if you’re tired. So Saturday, Don has to work and Chelsey has school activities. I’m sewing first---- before the house housework, and before I’m tired.


Today’s picture is a cross-stitch piece from a couple of years ago. It was a free pattern from BH & G. I finished it 2 days before Thanksgiving, but I knew I’d have it for years to come. The words read:

Count your pumpkins while they last,
For soon their time will come to pass.
The Winter winds are sure to blow,
Turning Autumn fields white with snow.


Gratitudes:
1. Animal Cookies
2. My pearl bracelet
3. The weekend ahead.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sooooo how is that buggy barn quilt? (mine is in the ziploc baggie from when we moved. - I have barely unpacked the sewing machine....) But I do now have a dedicated pressing station...

Fiona said...

I know just what you mean - I can only do so much after a day at work. I think it's good to blog though, because if I didn't I might end up vegging out on the sofa - the blogs spur me on just to do little bits and they all add up in the end. I too am itching to see what you've done on the buggy barn quilt.

Anonymous said...

Love the poem in your cross stich...Have a great day on Saturday...hope get to sew as much as you want....but do remember you have quilt show close by...Have a good weekend the weather should be great...Toni

Bonnie said...

I like your counted cross-stitch - and I like the way you have it displayed. Very nice.

Linda_J said...

Maybe once the sale is complete, things will quiet down a bit for you? With the shortening of day light hours it is going to feel like you are getting up in the dark and coming home in it too---that is the pits!!

Lovely sentiment on the cross stitch.

Norma said...

I love the saying on the pumpkin stitchery! Very appropriate for Thanksgiving!

jpquilter said...

I know what you mean about being tired before you begin - today I just sewed and sewed and figured the cleaning would wait so go for it and have fun
Juliann

EileenKNY said...

I saw a couple of Buggy Barn quilts at the show last weekend. They were very folk-art looking. Enjoy the day and don't worry, the other stuff will still be there when you're done quilting.
Thanks for reading my blog.

ForestJane said...

Nice quote and needlework!

I like the squash in the basket to the right too. :)

Libby said...

Counted cross stitch makes me cross-eyed these days *s* Is that a basket of your home grown gourds I spy?

Susan said...

I hope you had a fabulous Sat. of sewing!

Tazzie said...

Such a lovely cross stitch, and I have made that T/B club quilt you have there too! That was one of my favourite ones from 2004!
Have a great day
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)