Thursday, February 08, 2007

Today’s a big day at work. I’ve got my biggest aircraft part sale ever. The company is coming today to inspect and take possession of the parts. Everything is in place. I’ll just be glad when 3:00 pm gets here.

I’ve got pictures of the borders I’m working on for the basket quilt. They are leftover squares from another project.
I’m really thankful I didn’t toss them. I think they’ll be great for the quilt. The tan fabric is a piece I’m “Letting go” of for the backing of the quilt. I don’t think there’s enough for the entire backing so it’ll give me a chance to put together a pieced backing, something I’ve never done.

It’s still below zero this morning, but I think it’s supposed to hit 17 degrees today. I was daydreaming on the way home yesterday about bike riding. The time will get here; I just have to be patient.

Gratitudes:
1. Email
2. Laughter at dinner
3. Photographs from home

15 comments:

Fiona said...

Good luck with work - no pressure there then! Love the braided border.

Carolyn said...

The braided border will look great on your quilt...I think I have all those fabrics in my stash! Best wishes for a successful day at work!

Libby said...

Good luck with the parts sale - I'm sure will be relieved to have that off your plate. Love the braided border -- it looks so complicated *yikes*

Gail said...

Good luck at work. The braids are terrific, and from leftovers!

Beemoosie said...

What a neat idea! Can't wait to see the finished product!

Nancy said...

I love braided borders but keep forgetting about them when I need a border on a scrappy quilt. thanks for the reminder.

Dawn said...

Oh those are going to be wonderful borders!

Susan said...

I love braided borders! They are such fun to make. I think this will look great on the baskets.

Conni Lu said...

I love your blog, it's in my Favorites on my blog and I've been reading a lot of it. You are wonderful writer. Also I enjoy the photos of your quilts with the nature scenes. If possible, send me the mittens snowmen instructions. My DIL would love that. Thanks and warm wishes.
Conni Lu

ForestJane said...

Ohh, nice braids! I want to do a braided border sometime... I've tried to draw them in EQ but got stuck when I got to the corners. I wanted to have the braid going around and melding into the next edge, but couldn't make it work. :)

jpquilter said...

those braids are wonderful - I am going to have to use them in something soon
Juliann

JudyL said...

Did your sale go ok? The braided border is one of my favorite borders.

Finn said...

Hi Mel, so sorry to hear about your tooth...definitely NO fun!!

Love the "saved leftovers", what a great use for them, and I can definitely identify with the "letting go" of a piece of fabric. I have some elderly ones that I hate to think about using.
I'll have to see if I have your email addy, as I'd love directions for the snowman from the mittens. Hugs, Finn

KCQuilter said...

Oooh...love your braided borders. They will look so great with your baskets. I'd love your mitten snowmen directions--if it's not too late. My email is teachrs@aol.com

Thanks so much!

Clare said...

Hope it went ok at work lasty week. It's getting warmer here - not a lot, but enough to make me feel that Spring is on the way.