Saturday, September 23, 2006

One of those days

You know how you wake up and think you should stay in bed? Well, I'm kind of having that kind of day. Started out just arguing with Mike for no reason, I was just contrary.
We went food shopping-just as we were getting ready to check out, David calls and asks if Mike is marching in today's parade with the Scout troop. When I tell him that we're almost done and Dad will make the 1pm bus, he informed me that the bus is at 11:45AM! And that's what time it was at that moment. So we rushed home and Mike had to go catch the bus without lunch.

Our local quilt show is next weekend, and I have one quilt going in. I had to cut the fabric for the sleeve, it's ready to attach. But I don't have a label on it and I have to baste the judging number over the label! I'll figure that out tomorrow. Maybe I'll just write my name and the date on the backing and put the number over it.
Then I ran out of one fabric for my hour a day quilt. Found a substitute, hope it looks okay.

I finished quilting the custom quilt yesterday, trimmed it and measured it for the binding. it came out to 318 linear inches, not too bad. This quilt belongs to a non-quilter. She commissioned somebody to make it, but wanted me to quilt and bind it. The piecer even included the fabric for the binding. Guess what? She didn't provide enough fabric, and she's moved. The owner is the sister of a friend, so I called my friend and asked if I can buy some more or use something from my stash. Obviously, she wasn't going to say no. But I'm stuck because Mike put our old waterbed mattress on top of the bench where I keep some of my stash. It's too heavy for me to lift so I have to wait until he comes home from the parade.
Can you tell I'm really rambling here? I'll post a couple of pictures of the custom quilt tomorrow when they're loaded onto the computer.
I'm going to sew now; I need the therapy. Keep smiling.

13 comments:

Pam said...

Don't you just hate it when the day starts out that way and you can see no improvements hours later? Sounds like this is a calgone day for you.

Linda_J said...

yep, definitely needed to pull the sheets up over your head and call it a day. Hope tomorrow goes better for you, Eileen.

cher said...

good that you went off to do some sewing, at least end the day on a better note!

Sweet P said...

What a rough start to the day! I hope your evening and then SUnday goes better for you.

Screen Door said...

Hang in there - I think sunday will be your day----I hate it when I get psyched to do something and I realize I don't have enough fabric...

KCQuilter said...

Some days are just like that LOL. Thank goodness, we have quilting for a refuge!

joyce said...

Sounds like the kind of day that needs therapy. Good thing you have sewing.

computerpeach said...

days like that are the worst - hope it got better!!

Shelina said...

I think you need a nice bubblebath. Hope tomorrow is better for you.

Judy said...

Well it does sounds liek one fo those days!! I bet you were glad to have the day end eventually!

tami said...

Sorry about your bad day. I've had those too. Sometimes you just have to go to bed and hope the next day is better. I hope your sewing at least went well.

Samantha said...

hope everything got better for you!

JudyL said...

Oh, Elaine! We've all had those kinds of days. Hope things are going much better now.

Did you get the binding issue all resolved?

Judy L.