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Monday, March 22, 2010

Next one finished

The next quilt is finished.  There's not a lot of quilting design to show you.  Everything is stitched in the ditch with mono thread. 

The only place my stitching shows is on the border.  I did a simple swag design to give it just a little spice without overwhelming it.  The owner wanted very minimal quilting.

I didn't get a lot done over the weekend unless you count re organizing my freezer.  I really can't explain how excited I was to do that.  It was only after I realized how much time, money, and space the new organizing would save that I got excited about getting my freezer organized.  Before that it seemed like only a routine chore.  You think I'm loosing it?  Ok, I admit it.  I can't help myself.  I really like things organized.  Besides, as soon as my daughter moves out I don't want all my time spent doing routine tasks.  I want my time to go into creating again. 

By the way, she got the house.  They refused her offer but she accepted their counter offer.  So now her fun begins.  They said she should be able to have a closing within about 6 weeks.  First there is an inspection and a few things that need to be repaired and stuff like that.  Her loan has been pre approved already.  Now it's just a matter of more paperwork.  She's really excited and I'm very proud. 


Kathy said...

What a nice quilt and you did a nice job on the quilting. I also have a longarm, but have not used the mono thread yet; I just ordered some though and want to give it a try. Any tips you want to share for using mono thread?

Thanks in advance.

kathi said...

SO happy and EXCITED for your daughter's new home. A new start for her and Ladybug. And yes, soon time for more creating for YOU.

Anita Estes said...

Thanks Kathy. I was going to answer your question here but it would make a great post for my hints blog. I'll see if I can get it written today or tomorrow with some pictures.

Anita Estes said...

Kathi, I'll also have more time for our MQF group. I've not read any of the emails for several days. Hope I can read a few today. I'm so looking forward to my getting my routines back.

lw said...

I love the swag quilting, it really gives a nice softness to the quilt.

Congratulations to your daughter and Ladybug for the new home!! I'll keep a good thought for all of the inspections and things-- can't wait to see what you'll do with your free time.

Anita Estes said...

LW, I can't wait to see either. (giggle) I have plans but plans have a way of changing all the time. All I know for sure is that I won't have to be very quiet anymore. If I want to turn the book on tape up loud and quilt away at 4 am it won't wake anyone up.