Tuesday, December 27, 2011

15th finish for 2011

I didn't have the xmas quilt done for Christmas eve, but one of my brother that lives in the same city as I do won the quilt. So I finished the quilt on Christmas and delived it to him. He had cooked dinner for his finance and I ended up eating with them. They were both very happy they won the quilt.

I also managed to get the last minute pillow cases done for Christmas eve. The nieces and nephews were happy with their pillow cases. Since I was in a hurry I did put an accent strip on only one of the cases.

On Monday morning I had to spend time cleaning up the house because my brother and his finance were stopping over to drop off a zipper for a dress of her's that needed replaced. I finally did get the microwave cleaned - it was sad! Now every time I open it I smile. It is a small thing, but it just looks so much better.

Another job I was glad to get done was putting my remodeling photos in order and into the photo album. I found a good deal on some photo ablums and all I really wanted was the pages and not the albums. The refill pages are so expensive! I am glad to have this job done. Now when I get more pictures to add it will be easy to do. I did not get the baseboard caulked and painted, but it just did not work into my schedule. I was so tired I had to to what I could.

Here are three of the five deer that were in my backyard Monday. The other two are in the brush so you can't see them in the photo. I got up at 1:30 this morning when nature was calling and there were three deer in my front flower bed looking for something to eat. I opened the door and shooed them on. They just looked at me and then slowly wandered off.


Exuberant Color said...

I love that quilt and know I need to make one with the Kona snow as every other strip.

Vicki W said...

I love your quilt and I'm glad you were feeling up to finishing it! Sounds like you are getting back in the groove of things.

QuiltSwissy said...

Quilt looks wonderful and cheery! What a great present for your brother!

Pillowcases are fun, but you are right, you need time to do all that stuff. I lost a lot of time with Dutch and then greiving for him. My Christmas was not as "made" as I would have liked.