I am sooooo tired and it is only 4pm! This morning I got ready to go to our quilt guild Christmas Party which started at 10am. I had to argue with Hunter because he did not want to go, being only 6 he had no choice but to go with me. Andrew had a friend stay over last night and with him being older he was going to stay home. So after arguing with Hunter for 30 minutes we jump in the car and what happens????? I BREAK MY KEY IN THE INGINITION!!!! Now how crazy is that???? Honestly I had never even thought of a key breaking! So back in the house we go, I called Richard on my cell phone becaue the house phone was not working (I'll tell that story in a minute) and by this time I am in tears! Of course, Richard being the sweet husband that he is did not yell or anything, just told me to calm down and he would try to get it out when he got home, he told me to call the dealer about another key! See my car key has some kind of sensor on it and you have to order the keys from a dealer. I called and they said around $65!!!!!! So I cried again! :( Anyway, I guess I am over it now, not alot that I can do about it! But I did miss quilt guild and I had the yo-yo's that we were going to make ornaments with!
Now on to the phone.....if you remember not too long ago, my phone and internet both went out. Had alot of trouble trying to get it fixed and they had to replace the line that went from the road all the way to my house! Anyway, Friday evening Richard was on the phone talking with some guy that he worked with and he said that the phone started making a terrible noise and went dead! So I have been since Friday night without a house phone! Called the phone company first thing this morning (from my cell) and they were not too friendly! I guess they are tired of me calling them with phone problems, anyway they said that it would probably be Friday before they could get anyone out here to look at it because they were backed up. :( So needless to say this has been a very stressful day!
So now on to better news! I finished both bindings on my quilts. The first one was the Carpenter's Star that I showed in the last post. And I finished the binding on the Green Yellow Brick Road. This photo was taken before the quilting was done, but now I have two tops completely finished into quilts!
If you look on my sidebar you will see that I got really brave and listed ALL of my tops that need quilted! Yep! It is a long list! 74 to be exact!!!! I figured that if I had to look at the list all of the time it might help me to get them done. Here is a photo that I took several months ago of SOME of my quilt tops that I threw on the bed as I was sorting...
Those are all tops and this does not even count the UFO's that I have that are not even completed tops YET! But I hope to shorten this list this new year by quilting alot of them and some of the crib quilts will be given to charity. I do have several tops that are crib size but most of them are bedsize!
It has been so cold here the past few days but we have still been working on the house! We have actually gotten quiet a bit done. We finally got all of the plywood and roofing paper on the roof and we will wait until Spring to put the metal on the roof. Also I HAVE A WINDOW!!! Actually we have two windows in but the other one is in the back of the house and it was too cold and I didn't want to walk around there to get a photo! The window in the back is the window that will be over my kitchen sink. The window here in the front is in my living room. We still need to box in around it at the curved part on top.
Oh and those things that you see in the photo on my roof are called "roof jacks" We had to put those on there so that Richard could stand on the to do the steep part of the roof. Funny how the house doesn't look that big in the photo. It is not real large but plenty large enough for us. It is 3200sq ft, which when I step in and look, it looks big but I know when I get moved in and have all of the furniture there is will shrink alot!!!!
Richard is still not home yet, Andrew and his friend were picked up by another friend and they are all at a dog training place, that trains Beagles. They have them in a rabbit lot training them to hunt. So it is just me and Hunter. I think I will try to get him to take a nap with me, after the day that I've had I sure need one....