Saturday, October 10, 2009

Working on my Stacked Coins

This morning Richard, Andrew and Hunter all got up at 5am to go hunting. Here are a couple of photos of Hunter. I told him that he looked like a turtle in these photos! Of course, it being so early Andrew was too hateful to let me take photos of him.
After they all left, I went back to bed for a bit. Got up.....fixed my breakfast, finished reading my book, did some laundry, picked up the house a little, and finished sewing my strips together for my Stacked Coins quilt.
I had mentioned in an earlier post that I had bought these fabric samples at the thrift store. I cut them in the correct sizes and sewed them together into strips. Now all I need to do is pick up the white fabric for the sashing strips and border. It will probably be around the end of next week before I pick that up, because I have to drive so far to get it. As you can see in the photo, I still need to press the strips but I will probably wait and do that when I get ready to assemble the top. I'm not in a big hurry on this quilt, I will be keeping it for myself so there is no rush.

Anyway, back to the boys.....Richard and Hunter came back early this morning. Hunter was cold so Richard brought him back home and left back out hunting himself and has not returned yet. Andrew called it an early day too, he came back home, changed and left for a Beagle Run Trial. He probably will not be back until very late. So right now it is just me and Hunter and I think he is ready for a nap. He is not used to getting up at 5am, but at least they have had a great family day spending time together.

My plans for the day is to start another book. I just love reading Historical Romance Novels, but I take it by spells. I may not read a book for a month or so and then at times, I just can't read enough. I will read a book a day when the mood hits. Anyway, I have another book that I plan on starting, and plan on working on some binding on a crib quilt and hopefully settle in for the evening and do some handquilting. Oh, I almost forgot....I will be going out to my mom's tonight. Today is my sister's 25th birthday and mom is having her cake and ice cream. They are out shopping right now. I plan on giving her the pink and brown quilt that I showed in a previous post!


Amelia said...

Sure some pretty patterns in the fabric for the quilt.

Poor baby Andrew...his wanting to go was there but his little body did not like the early temperature and the cold...oh well, it will all come with time.

Enjoy the weekend...eating cake, ice cream, reading and quilting.

Hazel said...

I'm with Andrew way to early and to cold LOL .
I love to read thank god I have a library two blocks away .Do you read Janette Oke books there inspirational love stories I think I've read everyone .

Michelle said...

Sounds like a wonderful day to me, and Happy Birthday to Chantel!
be blessed,

Winona said...

Happy birthday to your sister. Glad your guys had some good family time together. Sounds like you enjoyed yourself as well. (grin) Winona

Gina said...

love the fabrics in the stacked coins quilt.

I hope Hunter has warmed up by now. love him

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Guðrún said...

Congratulations on Chantal´s birthday.