Thursday, May 6, 2010

On a Roll and a Slide

I'm on a roll!  Not just one quilty project finished this past week, but two!  I'll not mention how long it took me to get to this point, but the Block of the Month from Among Friends Quilt Shop for 2009 is finally finished and ready to go to the quilter.  I still need to pick out a backing fabric.  Any suggestions?  The fabrics are Juliana by Clothworks, and of course out of stock at many places.  I'm thinking about taking a little jaunt over to Among Friends tomorrow to see what they've got left. 

My other project finished this week is this little square table topper.  It was kind of a spur of the moment thing.  I'm hosting our neighborhood Bunco/Girls Night Out next week and decided I needed a spring/summer topper to put on my kitchen table.  Thank goodness for my stash and the leftovers from a jellyroll of Soiree' by Lila Tueller.   This pattern on Moda Bakeshop was my inspiration.   I'll keep this one on file for a larger quilt sometime.

It's a good thing there was no video camera in my kitchen last night.  Yesterday I had my carpets cleaned.  And the guys were following company policy by placing these little signs on the hard floors near the wet carpet to avoid lawsuits by clumsy customers.
If you think you see what's coming, you're wrong.  I was extra careful and didn't slip ..... here.  Being in spring cleaning mode, I decided to take my energy outside and spray off the deck.  (Nope, didn't slip there either!)  Once that was done and it was supper time, and with hubby busy with a work related dinner, I grilled myself a  hamburger and prepared for my little supper alone.  Since I'd washed the deck, I'd placed a towel near the back door to wipe my bare feet as I went in and out.  (See it coming now, don't you!)  As I stepped in on the towel, plate of grilled hamburger in one hand, my foot slides out from under me, I do a modified splits(I've never been able to do any other kind!), scrape my other foot on the brick outside the door and scare the cat, who knocks over a chair and runs from the kitchen with his tail fluffed out.  But.... the hamburger remained on the plate and never came close to the floor! 

I'll live, but it proves that one can never be too careful, even with the best of intentions and the best of hamburgers! 


Michelle said...


Erin said...

Oh my! That must hurt. Glad you're okay & you saved the hamburger!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Hope you're better today, so sorry to read about your mishap... nice save, though!

Your projects are stunning, YAY!!

Lori said...

OH my, that looks like a big owie but at least you still had supper, right? I love that green color on your table topper.