Saturday, December 27, 2008

The day after

I didn't kid myself about yesterday - I knew I still had stuff to do and wouldn't be able to get back to quilting. I was right. The day was spent running a couple errands, making gravy from turkey drippings (Fred and I are the only gravy eaters, so I didn't bother to make it on Christmas), and making turkey soup from the leftovers. There was lots of straightening up to do around the house - nothing major, just returning lots of things to the places they belonged.

Now that the stockings were down I returned the quilt to the table - I really missed having it there! That left a very bare wall under the quilt rack in the entry so I went looking for something to fill it. Surprise! I completely forgot about several of the quilts I finished this year. This one fits perfectly - I wonder how the stockings would have looked in front of this quilt? I also found the Thimbleberries "Winter Dazzle" that I finished this summer. It was to go on top of the treadle machine. Whoops! I guess there is always next year.

By last evening I was caught up - finally! I spend the last 30 minutes before bed doing a bit of straightening in the sewing room. I intend to spend most of the day there today. I don't even need to cook, thanks to a refrigerator of leftovers!

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Gratitudes:
1. The aroma of a pot of freshly brewed coffee
2. A wonderful day with all our kids and kidlets
3. The calm after a storm
4. An entire day to sew!

5 comments:

maggi said...

Your display under the quilt rack looks really welcoming. Wish I had chance to sew but unfortunately it was back to work straight after Christmas until Jan 2nd - then I can hit the sewing room.

Julie said...

I have been reclaiming my house too!

Sharon said...

Love your Christmas nine-patch quilt on the table AND your red & white Burgoyne Surrounded! I've always wanted to make the Burgoyne pattern. One day...

Glad to hear you're sewing today - good for you! I'm not there yet, but will be watching my new DVD on quilting in a few minutes. My house still needs to be picked up, but I'm not stressing about it today. As they say, there's always tomorrow!

Screen Door said...

Completely charmed with tthe table cloth---- I'm saving a photo of it. Great inspiration--Happy New year.

GRACE said...

patti, love your tablecloth; your home always looks so warm and inviting the way you decorate. and I love your new stash of repro fabrics indeed; i only have a few civil war but my CW quilt is far into the future, maybe next year considering the size of my UFO list, so I'm adding to it bit by bit...