Thursday, October 26, 2006

My Favorite Spot


Amy of Calico Cat tagged us to show our favorite spot. Here's mine. It's in my living room, on the left side of our reclining couch. You can see our love of sports with our Adam Vinatieri framed prints on the wall and the World Champions banner hanging on the frame. The picture that is backwards is Johnny Damon when he was still playing for the Red Sox. When he went to the Yankees I turned the picture around and left it that way. The pine cubes hold my quilting books and magazines. Down on the floor is my current hand quilting project and wayward thread. And, yes, those are purple knitted booties are on the floor. On the right you can see my husband's hand and his laptop under the table. I do spend a lot of time in this spot - both on my laptop and doing hand work.

I finished hand piecing the first red and white block I blogged about last night. I'm very happy with the way it turned out. I have it proudly hanging on my design wall waiting for its 15 siblings. I've pulled a bag of blocks out of the basket and need to get them marked so I can keep working. The sun was at an awkward angle this morning and made it hard to see what I was doing while hand piecing. Even putting the sun visor down wasn't helping, but I perservered and I was able to finish the block. I'm learning there are certain days of the year when hand piecing on the way to work is going to be difficult. Thanks for the encouragement on moving forward on my hand piecing. I appreciate it.



I'm so excited because tomorrow my quilts are due back from the LA, at least that's what UPS says. I can't wait to get them. My BIL, who is getting one of the quilts, starts a new job with the Dept. of Homeland Security next month and I want to give him the quilt before he leaves. The binding is still not pressed so I guess that's a job for tomorrow night.

I've seen many people who list gratitudes or what they are thankful for that day. I think I'm going to start listing one good thing every time I blog. Today's good thing: I have a wonderful husband who knows how to make a great steak! Yummy!

9 comments:

DubiQuilts said...

Your cozy spot is very nice. I love the red block. Keep up the good work.

Dianne said...

Love the red and white block, Sweet P. What pattern is it?

Libby said...

Your new block looks great -- I'll be happily waiting to see it's 15 siblings *s*

Angie said...

What a pretty block, Sweet P! And your fav spot looks very comfortable.

soccertxi said...

My youngest son (almost 11) is a rabid member of the Red Sox Nation! How did that happen in Phoenix??? I took him to Fenway in the summer of 05. What a great trip. He calls Johnny Damon a traitor! I just wish he would quit saying the Diamondbacks STINK. I root for HIS team! ::grin::

Rae said...

I envey you being able to sew while riding in a car. I would be so sick I couldn't work. Not to speek of how terable my sewing would look. I also envey your being avle to quilt in the evnings. My eyes are so tired in the evening after stairring at to computer screens all day, there is noway I can sew in the evening. I can press or cut, but not sew.

I also wanted to invite you to stop by my blog. At your request I have posted the corner I spoke of in my last blog.

See you in blogland soon.

Rae

Cynthia said...

thanks for sharing your favourite spot. Your red and white block looks good. Can't wait to see more of them.

Hedgehog said...

Love the photo turned around!

Pam's Creative Mind said...

Did you get your quilts back??