Friday, January 7, 2011

A Day Of Sewing...

I have spent most of the day sewing! I started out sewing because I was stressed out over the school bus driver that did not come up here to pick up Hunter this morning. Last night we got a light dusting of snow, actually it looked more like a frost. Anyway Hunter was waiting on the bus and it never came. I called the bus garage to see why and he said that the bus ran on every road in the county except ours!!! He said that the bus driver called in and said that the road was too bad with snow!!! Here is one of the photos that Richard took of the road as he took Hunter to school! Do you see snow on our little old dirt road????? NOPE! If you look close you can see a little bit of snow on the main road at the bottom of the hill but not our road! And yes, I know Richard needs to clean his windshield!!! LOL! This is his old truck that he does everything with. This is not the first time this has happened. This has gone on for a few years now and what it boils down to, is that Hunter is the only kid on this road and he doesn't want to come back here for one kid! I called everyone that I could think of this morning and we plan on taking these photos to the next Board of Education meeting!!!
Okay, I'm done complaining now! On to the sewing!!!! In my last post I mentioned that I needed to make a million pot holders. I wanted a few for myself, Chantal wanted 50! LOL! and Crystal (her bestfriend) wanted a couple of sets. I already had 6 finished so today I string pieced 22 blocks to be used as pot holders! That will be 4 for Crystal, 12 for Chantal and 12 for me.....right??? I think my math is right! LOL!
Now I just need to trim up the blocks, get them layered and get ready for the binding! This will be my take along project as I take mom for her physical therapy and doctor appointments. I know it would be faster to do the bindings by machine but I so enjoy the hand work.
I have this large wooden crate/box thing that I have my strings and narrow strips in, this is what I found as I returned from putting a load of laundry in the washer! Silly Donkey!!!! He thought the box was all for him! LOL!
I'm tired and I need to clean my mess up! I moved my sewing machine to one of those tv table things and put it in front of the couch so that I could sit on the couch and sew. I found that is much easier on my hip, if I plan on sewing for a while. So now I have threads all over the couch!!! Off to clean and then on to bed!
Kristie

7 comments:

bernie said...

:) :) :) Maybe January should be named potholder month as I too have been cutting up fabric and trying a few different potholder designs. Your potholders are coming out so cute. I am using wholecloth for mine, but part of what motivated me was the shabby shape my old potholders are in which I really noticed for the holidays. I hope you get some action on your son's bus situation. We went through something similar with our daughter when she took the school bus. Bernie

Vesuviusmama said...

What on earth are you going to do with 12 potholders!?! If you find 12 is just too many, I think you still have my address... :)

Libby said...

I remember you having this problem with the bus before!! Is it the same driver? With as many people that are out of work and looking for jobs, you would think they would try a little harder! Especially when there is a sweet little boy waiting for the bus!!!

I have got to make me some potholders!

Honey Bear said...

I love your hot pads. I may try that with the large tote of scraps that I have for Christmas gifts next year.

Yvette said...

WOW! That's a lot of potholders. LOL!

I only sew in my sewing room now, except for hand projects. I got tired of vacuuming all the threads. You will be so happy once you move into your new house and confine the mess.

jillquilts said...

Keep us posted on the BOE meeting! I hope it goes well! And good job on sewing those potholders!

Guðrún said...

Brilliant idea to have the sewing machine in front of the couch.