Monday, January 10, 2011

Bouncing Around

After sorting through a few things yesterday I decided late last night to work on something quick! I know I had several other things that I should have finished up first but you know me, I just bounce back and forth. So I dug those purple scraps back out and made this little thing. It measures roughly 24x24 and since the scraps were all different sizes I just strip pieced it and then just threw the leftover pieces in the big crate with my other strings and strips. Not sure what I will do with it but maybe I will think of something. I also cut the binding for it and will probably quilt it soon, I should be able to find a small piece of scrap batting to use for it.

Mom, Hunter and I left early this morning around 8:30 for her doctor's appointment. All went well, he said she was doing fine now. We had a few hours to kill before her physical therapy appointment later in the afternoon. So first we stopped by McDonald's because Hunter thinks that is the only place that he can eat. :( I don't like McDonald's at all but we stopped anyway. After lunch we stopped by two furniture stores. I will be needing a new couch when we move in the new house so I just wanted to look around to get some ideas. I found one that I really liked, nothing fancy but felt like it might hold up for a while with Hunter bouncing on and off of it. You know how kids tell them to be easy and sit down and that just makes them rougher. Anyway...if it is still there when I go to buy that is the one that I want.

By the time we got home from her physical therapy it was going on 4pm. I am sooooooo tired and I know she is too. So I didn't really feel like dragging out anything major to work on this evening so I decided to start something new.... :( LOL! I am making a tablerunner out of wrapped cotton clothesline. I was doing fine until Richard walked by and said "Oh! Are you making a rug?" does sorta look like a rug doesn't it? Anyway it is still rather small right now as you can see it by my machine. So I will work on it over the next couple of days. Who knows what it will end up being, a rug or a tablerunner. I will just sew on it until I get tired of it and just call it done then. One thing that I don't like about it is that I changed colors on the side instead of the end. I think if I had done it on the end it wouldn't have been so noticeable, but after it is all finished it may not be that noticeable.

I think I'm going to go take a HOT soaking bath. My right hip and leg is throbbing from so much walking and sitting today.



Candace said...

I'm so glad that your mother's appointment went well. Sounds like it was a long day.

Libby said...

That's very good news from your Mom's appt. I know she is ready to get healed and get this behind her!

Rug or runner it looks nice! Love those colors!

p.s. ANYTIME we ask Cade where he wants to eat, it is always McDonalds!!! :(

Vesuviusmama said...

One of my sons thinks that McDonald's is the only place to eat, too. Ugh! Your tablerunner does look rather rug-ish. That's what I would have guessed it to be. Love your little purple lovely!

Texan said...

I made a neat basket this last year using that clothesline! I used burlap to cover it! I thought too mmm maybe rugs... Though one would be limited how big they could go on the rug due to the neck on the machine??? You think?

orchidlover said...

Love the new tabletopper. Well I would it's purple.
Glad your mum is doing well and that you are still able to gert out and about.
I must admit that I agree with Richard. The corded piece will make a great rug.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

jillquilts said...

Great quilt! Way to go on getting it started and assembled all at once. :)

And hooray that your mom is still doing well! :)

Mary said...

It does look like a braid rug. I bought some clothesline at one point and was going to do some of these but that's never going to happen at this point but I might still crochet a rag rug one day.