Sunday, June 28, 2009

Finally a finish!!

Remember in the last post that I'd bought a new camera that would become 'the horsey one's ' but not until I'd bought a new camera for myself????? Well she forgot that golden rule and when I finally finished a quilt yesterday 20 minutes before it had to be wrapped and on its way my darling daughter had the camera 30 minutes out of town taking horsey photos!!!! No I wasn't happy ! in fact I was so so so disappointed! Seems like I don't have many finishes and this was the biggest quilt I've ever achieved so to not have photographic proof...... I did take a photo on SH's phone but as to whether I ever work out how to transfer that to the computer!! (think I've admitted before that I'm technologically challenged! The quilt I finished was for my niece Skye's 18th birthday present (just happened that her birthday was in January - oops!). It was lovely and bright and I got it quilted rather than try and tackle that myself. By all accounts when SH delivered it last night she loved it. Unfortunately today I also remembered I hadn't labelled it!
The next quilt I am going to tackle and which I'd hoped to start today (I did get the fabric ironed) is a baby quilt for a workmates grandchild which was due yesterday! (mmm think there is a theme happening of me running behind schedule!!). I have different mint and white patterned fabrics and am going to try a shaggy quilt for the first time. I plan on backing it in polar fleece and am just hoping that will work with the shaggy?? Has anyone tried this ? got some advice??
The planning has finally started coming together for our US trip. This time in 3 months we will be there and half way through our adventure. We've had to modify our plans a little both because the budget was blowing out and we were going to be on too tight time schedule. So far I have booked our accommodation in Anaheim and also our baseball tickets! All of us are looking forward to that, just disappointed we won't be able to get to a basketball match too. The horsey one and I have booked concert tickets (for her really - I am tagging along because I can't let her go to a concert by herself and her Dad and Brother are NOT volunteering for this one!!) to see .....wait for it.......Miley Cyrus!!!!
Anyone got any recommendations for accommodation in San Francisco, Las Vegas or LA - please let me know.
Better go and watch some mindless tv before turning in for the night, I am one episode behind in Desperate Housewifes and as it is on again tomorrow night maybe I better watch that tape. I am still so far behind in my blog reading and commenting and also replying to comments left for me. Thank you for hanging in there with me and one day I promise I will be back on track!!!


Anita said...

Life does have a way of going full speed ahead. I'm so looking forward to haveing the move done and being able to actually start and finish something and still have some time on my hands. Who am I kidding there are never enough hours in the day for everything. LOL.

Owens Family Adventures said...

I'll bet the quilt turned out wonderful!!! :)
So excited for you and your huge trip!!! Make sure you keep the camera close by so you can take tons of pictures. :)
We got married in Vegas and went back years later. We stayed in a hotel off of the strip. I think a Best Western or something. What's nice is that most hotels have shuttles that will take you into the heart of things.....wouldn't it just be fabulous if you hit it big there!!!!!!!!!! hahahaha

Chookyblue...... said...

hope the camera is back in your your trip will be here and gone in no time........

Calidore said...

Bad luck on the camera - honestly things like that should be nailed down so the kids can't take them. Nice to hear that you did get a quilt done though and it sounds wonderful - especially if the recipient loved it. I can't believe that your trip is so close. Exciting stuff.

Take some time out and relax - sounds like it has been a mad house down your way of late. Enjoy yourself.

Carol said...

Oh no, so wish we could see the quilt, it will have been absolutely wonderful, I'm sure. Hope you've got it back now.

mascanlon said...

The Monte Carlo on the strip used to be moderate compared to the bigger names and it has a lovely lazy river pool for the kids. Also a cheaper food court with kid friendly offerings. I live near Anaheim and you'll love Angel's stadium, voted the most family friendly baseball park. Enjoy the trip..oh btw..Dawn sent!