Saturday, December 31, 2011
Henry, Willie, Spooky and I are planning a quiet evening watching tv and waiting for the new year.
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Saturday, December 24, 2011
Working on Orca Bay Part 6 Half done. The meatballs were made yesterday and the coffeecake is on it's rise. And I seem to be a head of schdedule.
Here goes.....did it work?
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011
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Saturday, December 17, 2011
Thimbles is responsible for any weight gain. Man more food today! I don't want to think about all the carbs and fat that were on the counter. It was awesome! I forgot to take my camera today. Sarah no blog continued working on pg 71 of THE BOOK. She is doing Pat's creation in color as opposed to neutrals. I can't wait to see it finished. Kristie is also doing Orca Bay and spent a good portion of the time cutting the 700 triangles needed for part 5. Cindi was cutting-working on Christmas presents.
I continued working on part 5 as well. I think I have about 100 more to go. I ran out of triangles and need to cut some more.
After Thimbles some of us went over to Patchwork Cottage. I am sad that Mita is closing. This is the closest shop to me. I did pick up a couple of pieces of fabric.
Now I am home...and guess who is sitting on my lap. (clue: he is sweet and orange).
Posted by Karin Efman at 7:33 PM
I LOVE my thimbles peeps! Since I was on vacation this week, I am doing a double Thimble. I decided to work on little projects to start. The December meeting brings lots of food (an understatement). What a spread yesterday! So much that my 10 minute table runner took an hour and a half! Time out for eating and sampling AND doing a little jigsaw puzzle that Marti was giving away. Cute little quilt puzzle.
Downloaded Orca part 5 before I went over to Grayson. Cut 700 little triangles to add on to Part 3. This is going to take awhile. I am cutting and sewing batches. Today I also need to cut some pieces for Havenstone Dark and Creepy.
Henry update: He is still suffering thru his cone but doing better. He is not walking into things anymore and last night he even got under the covers in bed. The sore on his back is nice and dry but I can still feel some cellulitis under it. I think he has enjoyed having me home and every time I sit down, he is on my lap. Spooky is no longer growling and also on the bed at night. Things are almost back to normal here!
Posted by Karin Efman at 7:21 AM
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
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Sunday, December 11, 2011
Finally some red in the directions. More paper piecing. Back to the yellow pages-64 pieces 5.5 inch squares. Makes me laugh-cut up the phone book, cut up fabric into assorted size strips. Then sew the strips together. Then after squaring the block, cut it in half, remove the yellow pages now in itty pieces. Quilters (piecers are a funny bunch!
Now that I have finished this step, I guess I really should start thinking about Christmas (2 weeks from today). I guess I will start tomorrow. Because today I am not getting dressed! I am still eating on the stew I made last weekend. And there is cookies from the girls cookie bake yesterday. I am good to go!
Posted by Karin Efman at 2:26 PM
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Some things you just can't get in Georgia. Drake's cakes and chocolate pudding are the two things I miss. I've lived here almost 12 years. My import source is Kathy. Drake's cakes are available on Amazon (who knew) but who knows how old they are either. As for the chocolate pudding, Jello just doesn't cut it. It leaves an after taste. And I have been eating My-T-Fine since I was a little girl.
The presents are sitting on the stove. Yes, I have one. No, I don't use it (except to make chocolate pudding).
Posted by Karin Efman at 5:14 PM
Monday, December 5, 2011
I don't think I am a bad boy. I think I am just a quite handsome feline with lots of imagination. I used to like to play in the bathroom with this funny roll. I could unroll lots of paper and it was fun to shred. My person was not happy when I did it and THEN she stopped putting it on the roller thing. No more fun. I had to chase Spooky or Henry for some entertainment.
Then lately, I noticed the paper was back. Take a break guys, I found a new toy to play with. Boy was she mad when she got up this morning and found the mountain! She told me I was a very bad boy. I still don't think it is a big deal. What do you think?
Sincerely, Wild Willie
Posted by Karin Efman at 6:21 PM
Kris needed a mantle cover for her living room. Yesterday was the day. I asked her if she wanted "traditional" fabric or fun. She chose fun. I had pattern that I liked so much that I bought it twice. It is called Candied Tile Runner and Mantle Scarf. I did not read the table runner directions )and maybe I should have) but the mantle scarf directions were not great. But it is done and ready to be delivered.
Posted by Karin Efman at 5:32 AM
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Bag o' half square triangles completed. Yes, Gretch I have finished it. But in my defense, I have to work it on the weekend because by the time I get home from that awful place where I spend my weekdays, I am so tired all I can do is vegg on the couch.
Being the Bonnie Hunter groupie, I looked in my notebook and last year's mystery required 600 of these little HSQs. This step only required 350! But it does go quickly using the Easy Angle ruler.
Posted by Karin Efman at 8:09 AM
Thursday, December 1, 2011
don't you just want to gobble this one up? I was talking to her mommy last night and she wanted to see me. It was all I could do not to get in the car and go there. But it was her bedtime anyway. Soon my sweet Alice, soon. And Meena's got something to give you too!
Posted by Karin Efman at 5:47 AM