Friday, 9 December 2011

Never say never!

That's my catch phrase from now till Christmas.

I will not be beaten.  I will pull out all the stops.   I will finish Mac's Christmas quilt in time or expire in the attempt!   I am making quick decisions right left and centre and as you know that is not easy for me.


Tuesday I was all set to give up on it.   Because of this....


Why is it when you are up against the clock everything goes wrong!   I'd finished the Kite block and was about to trim it to size ready for piecing when I found the piece of grass I'd appliqued on to the bottom was almost half an inch too narrow.   What!!!   

My heart sank.  All my hopes of finishing in time for Christmas were dashed in an instant.   I even apologised to Mac... who knows I'm making him a quilt but doesn't know which one.    He told me not to worry he'd take an IOU for Christmas and look forward to getting the quilt when I could finish it. 

Well.... that did it!   How could I not pull out all the stops for him.   Yesterday I cut more grass... the applique sort... stitched it in place and now the block is almost pieced.   Just a couple of inches of kite string to re stitch and I'm in business. 

The Castle is almost pieced too and the last of the train tracks for the next block are being laid today.  Guess what I'll be working on at FNSI> tonight....

That reminds me.... It's FNSI time again.

If you fancy a quiet night in catching up with your Christmas stitching why not click on the link on the sidebar and sign up... there is still time.

It's not been all bad news this week.  The postman brought me these...


My SSCS goodies sent by my lovely partner Jeanette from Australia.    Of course I couldn't wait to unwrap the ornament she stitched for me and it now has pride of place in my sewing room.  Hanging on the lights right over my table.  She really is a beautiful stitcher...  sooooo neat.  I definitely won't be putting my stocking away after Christmas.  Now I'm trying not to peek inside the main parcel..... so far I've been good.

Well... I'd better go do something.   I'm taking both Licky Lou and Baguss to the vet this afternoon.   Baggie for his ongoing thyroid problems and Licky just for a full check up.   She's beginning to suspect somethings up coz I brought down the sooper huge twin cat carrier today.   I'm not looking forward to lugging that complete with two not so dainty pussies on board.   It's snowing too.... heck!

Hope you are having a smooth ride to your  festive season...

See ya tomorrow... with my FNSI catch up
Hugs
Josie

9 comments:

Connie said...

I'm right there with you, trying trying trying to get my Christmas deadline projects ready on time. Sometimes it interferes with the "it's' time to go sit in my comfy chair" time too, but I am determined to get-er-dun. ;D
Keep on stitching!!! You can do it!

Diane-crewe said...

Be careful while driving...try not to rush the sewing too much...thats ALWAYS when I make a mistake xx good luck

Farm Girl said...

I'm pretty sure you could not sleep for the next 15 days and you'll be done with days to spare. I know you can do it - I'll be looking for the post of the finished quilt on Christmas Eve!

Chookyblue...... said...

goodluck on the quilt..........i'm sure you can do it.......
love the ornament......no peeking in that SSSC parcel........put it under the tree....

marina said...

Go Girl! Sounds like you are going great guns on the boys story quilt. It looks wonderful so far after your minor hiccup!
Good luck with the felines at the vet..

Khris78 said...

I love your quilt!!!! Fingers crossed you get it finished :)

Charlie and Wendy said...

Mac's quilt is looking wonderful so far, dispite the hiccups. I'll be looking forward to your Christmas eve post too, lol!! Love the little stocking.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Your quilt is looking great and what a wonderful young man to say that he would accept an IOU :o) Try to enjoy your sewing, your end product with be spectacular. Hugs, Sharon

Make handmade said...

So cute quilt! i love your work.