Four more sleeps!

Well, possibly only three, since I’ll no doubt have trouble sleeping on Saturday night.  I will be leaving for MQX at the crack of dawn on Sunday morning.  My niece will be housesitting and feeding the kitties, so no worries there.  The yard work guys come tomorrow, so the house won’t look like the abandoned wreck it so highly resembles right now.  I’m almost half-way through the Dove in the Window.  I’d post a pic, but I only have them on my home computer and I’m on my lunch hour at work.  I usually go for a walk at lunch, but I’ve been a bit sick to my stomach for the past few days, so I’m staying in.  This gave me a chance to post and I think I’ll do some sudoku to try and exercise my brain!

Burning the midnight (and later) oil

Well, I have a behemoth Dove in the Window quilt on the machine — 100 x 115″.  I’m leaving for MQX in a week and a day, and I have a full time job!  I told this piecer I’d have the quilt done by May 1st.  I’d say I don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of finishing.  At any rate, it’s now 2:30 a.m. and I figure, since my eyes are bugging out of my head, that it’s time to go to sleep.  Vince I think will spend the night in the quilting room.  He kneaded a pile of batting scraps into perfect shape as I was working and was purring loudly when I came down.  I’ve called him several times, but I think he will not budge for the night.  One funny story about the quilt on the frame.  It has a small inner border that is a gold/mustard/gingery color.  I had no thread to match, so I headed down to the store where I got my serger for some emergency thread.  They have a huge selection of Robison Anton thread there — I’ve never used it.  Anyway, I was looking at the thread display and the store owner came and asked me what I was looking for (thread, right?  ;-p  ) I told her I needed thread to match this fabric that was sort of the color of baby poop.  At that moment, I spotted what I thought would be the right color and pulled it out of the rack — color name?  POOH!   No lie.  I also bought a spool of ginger just in case.  Got home checked the color — Pooh it is!!  😉