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.
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