Saturday, August 19, 2006

Happy Dance Time!

I'm all done! Just a little over 7 hours. Whoohoo! :)

I had trouble deciding which way to point the HSTs in the border. So I laid 2 of them with the purple pointing in, and 2 of them with the purple pointing out. Then I asked my husband which corners he liked better. He takes a look... and then looks harder. Glances at me. Looks again. Then gives me a look that says "what? they're the same." I just smiled and he looked again... ohh! Now he saw the difference. :) But he voted to have the purple pointing in, and that's what I went with. Sometimes my brain feels like it'll explode if I try to figure out small stuff like that. :P

I'm thrilled with how straight the borders are looking too. I'm so lazy, I don't measure my borders. I have heard quite a few tricks... smile and just keep on sewing my borders without any aids. :) And honestly, I figured why does it matter when I'll be the one quilting it (sooner or later) and if it's a little wonky, there's only me to blame. I'll risk it. ;)

Today's shopping was semi-successful. We get to Tucson and my husband is driving in the right direction... he passes JoAnn's and I figured he wanted to go to Costco first. Then he passes Costco. Ohh. Maybe he wanted to go to Trader Joe's, which was further down. Passes Trader Joe's. Starts looking more and more grumpy... finally I ask, where are you going? He tells me he's looking for JoAnn's! Oh man, I felt so bad explaining to him that I only took advantage of going to JoAnn's today because it was on the way to Costco. So logically, it wouldn't have been out of the way for us to drive to. Whoops! :P

But I think today was my fastest trip in and out of Costco - less than 15 minutes and I managed to spend $136. We got ground beef, chicken, fish, bacon, 2 types of cheeses, butter, bottled water, raspberries, cereal and extra virgin olive oil that set us back by $25! But it'll last us a long time, since we don't use it as a deep frying oil, but a flavoring oil.

JoAnn's was ok - I dragged my husband in to get me a bolt of White on White, but there were no full bolts. :( In the end I got 7 yards total and 15 quilting needles for about $20. Works for me. :)

After JoAnn's, we rushed over to my husband's sister's house, for a BBQ. Stayed about 2 hours and it started getting awkward when all of his sister's fiance's family started coming over - over 30 people and I didn't have a clue who was related to whom. :P At least the kids were very amusing to watch. :)

We were the first to leave and my mother-in-law asked us to check on the dog at their house and take her out. I headed over there to do that. I also took a moment to cuddle with the cat. Well, she heard some weird noise from the street and started to scrabble up me. OUCH! Her claws got caught on the lace at my shirt's collar and it took me a minute to detangle myself from her. The damage was a small scratch on my arm and three claws raked down the right side of my chest, below the collarbone. That hurt soooooooo much! I ended up washing it, popping some Tylenol, placing a baggie of ice on it, taking a hot shower and napping for an hour before I started to feel better. At least she's an indoor cat, so I'm not worried about weird stray germs. And hey, it's getting me some extra attention from my husband. ;)

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Laurie said...

Leah, I love the quilt! It's been fun watching the progress. :-)

Quilty Nurse said...

Love your quilt Leah, I can't believe you're finished already! You must be a superquick quilter, and very motivated. Its been great watching everyone's progress. :-)

Melzie said...

looks great you did a fantastic job :) xoxo melzie

Andrew said...

"Purple pointing in..." Isn't that what partners are for, to point us in a direction when we are too close to our own work to see? :o)
To Love, Honor and Dismay

Nancy said...

I love your finished top. I've been plugging along on mine one hour at a time.

Take care of those cat scratches! I've been the recipient of a few of those "scaredy-cat" incidents over the years.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I really like how your color choices came out for this top!

Take care of the cat scratches - ouch.



Dawn said...

Your quilt is amazing! I just love that lime green and purple - you did a wonderful job - AGAIN! And I love the way the white triangles are placed in the border - I think your husband picked the right way!

Patti said...

The top is beautiful Leah. I'm not that much of a purple fan, but these two colors just sing together in your quilt!

Cynthia said...

Leah your quilt is lovely. Well done on getting the top done so quickly.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Leah, it's so pretty! WTG!!!!

tami said...

Wow you did a great job. The quilt looks great and you were so speedy too.

JudyL said...

Oh, Leah! It's beautiful. I love purple and green and your quilt is just outstanding!!!

I'll definitely post it on my webshots page. Thanks so much.

As far as the borders . . if what you're doing works, then don't change anything!

Sorry about the cat attack! Hope you're all better now.

Judy L.

Shelina said...

Your quilt is adorable. I really like the purple and green, and the half square triangles in the border is cute.
I can't buy that much oil, I use it like you do, and it usually spoils before I can finish the bottle.