Monday, September 20, 2010

Projects Update

Hi everybody! Time is flying by, isn't it? Fall is almost officially here and I am working on my projects trying to get some of them completed.

I worked on my walkway a few days ago and messed it up. Now I'm very unhappy with it but must press on. I used a different type of concrete and it was difficult to work with and I made a mess of things. I'll continue with the original type of concrete and worry about making it look better after the entire walkway is finished.

I've completed all the beadwork on my crow wallhanging and it's now ready to sandwich together. I could kick myself though. I was at JoAnn's yesterday looking around and didn't realize I needed some flat piping for an accent. I was trying to finish the project using stuff I already had, so didn't even think to look at the directions for completion before leaving the house. Of course I don't have enough coordinating fabric on hand to use, so am at a standstill with that.

Remember the pretty autumn bird quilt top I pieced together last year? It's been in my closet waiting to be made into a quilt and I got it out yesterday. Last night I was able to get the layers hand basted together, which wasn't easy considering three of the critters in the house decided it was a good place to play.

Zoe couldn't get close enough to me. Doesn't she look like an angel? Ha - no way!

Little JoJo kept chasing the thread as I was basting - the turkey!

I couldn't keep him off, so just worked around him.

Smudge wasn't any trouble at all; he just supervised.

I have a phone interview with my old company today. We'll see how things go. I still have another iron in the fire that I'm waiting on as well, and I hope one of these jobs come through for me.

Have a good day, whatever you do!


Amy said...

lol, silly animals! I love love love your bird quilt! I can't wait to see it finished!!!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Thanks for stopping by Stumpy's blog! I always think we have to wonder "who's rescueing who?" when I bring an animal in need into my often. Seems it's a two way street. Alf came into my love when I needed him most.

The quilt is gorgeous, but i really want to see the crow!

It's wonderful that you have such a helpful crew to assist you in your projects.

Warm regards,

Laura said...

There is nothing like help of the furry kind!

Anonymous said...

Phyllis, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you on the job front! Ha...some report today said that the "recession is officially over" but some of the people out of work that they interviewed certainly have a different take on it!
Oh...that little scamp of a kitten you have - too cute! But Zoe and Smudge very well mannered! LOL!
Hugs! Diane

Cat said...

Hi Phyllis! Your pets love to be in the middle of it all! Cute! And the bird quilt is gorgeous! Have a happy day!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Phyllis,
So nice to meet you and thank you for stopping by and entering my giveaway. I have so enjoyed my visit here and your lovely blog.

Good luck to you on the job. Your quilt is gorgeous and your furry friends are darling. I bet they are wonderful company.

Have a great week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Phyllis, just me again. I am trying to become a follower but the site is down and not showing. I will try again later.
Celestina Marie