Sunday, October 25, 2009

October Weekend

We've had a lovely weekend here. Saturday was warm and wet and weird but we made the most of it with a lot of inside-outside housework, and Amy spent some quality time with a bucket of water.

Today was much more seasonable, so we bundled up and went to Bowles Farm for some autumn fun. Amy loved the petting zoo, and the giant "sandbox" filled with dried corn kernels (I think she'd still be playing there if we didn't bribe her away with a wheelbarrow ride). And we brought home two pumpkins (three if you count the one in the red jacket).

The weekends are always too short, but this was a particularly nice one. Hope yours was, too!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Why I Can't Get Anything Done

Yesterday I finally had a window of sewing time - my machine is back in working order, Don was putting Amy down for a nap, both cats were outside, housework was done - YES, I think, maybe I can actually whip off a row of quilting. I had no sooner sat down than the cats were crying at the door and practically stampeded each other to get on top of my project as fast as they possibly could.

Ollie was the worse offender... he eventually got banished to the garage because even the moving needle didn't deter him from trying to grab my hands.

This particular quilt is one of those "I can't believe I'm still working on this" -type projects. I've had the fabric FOREVER. Took me ages to decide how to use it. Months passed between completing the blocks and assembling the top. Then I actually was nearly done with the machine quilting when I got busy with all the pillow making and such, and by the time I was done with that my machine busted. And even now it seems like there is so little left to do, and yet it just won't get done.

Perhaps after our CT trip I will feel enough need to get into Christmas sewing mode that I'll hurry it along and actually be done. Right now I am in one of those little valleys between the waves of creative motivation... been there?