Thursday, September 1, 2011

Fall is in the Air

September 1, 2011

Am I the only one who thinks fall starts today?
The fall candles get brought out and lit.
I'll start my fall decorating (as soon as I dig those bins out of the shed).
I start buying and planning halloween costumes.
Christmas gifts sit in the back of my mind.
Lists and lists get written.
All the things that need done.

The baby quilt I need by Sept 17 is partially pinned and ready to be quilted.
The backing is flannel, which I have a love/hate relationship with.
I love how soft and warm it is.
I hate how it doesn't stay pulled tight and wrinkles so easily when its being quilted.
I am not a huge believer in walking feet. I don't think they make a huge difference when quilting,
but that's my opinion. I could be wrong. But, mine is broke.
It happened last time I used it and I thought, oh well, I rarely use it anyway, so why replace it?
Except that I really need it for this flannel backing.
I didn't realize this until today. So, I bought one off ebay and now I just have to wait for it to come in the mail. And that baby shower is getting closer and closer.
Nothing like a little pressure to get things done, right?
In the meantime, I can:
start quilting my halloween quilt
work on my October Secret Santa gifts
make a new purse for myself
work on halloween costumes

By the way,
Yankee Candles are my favorite and I'll have one lit from about now through February.
The scents will change, but something will be lit pretty much every day.
It brings such a cozy feeling to my house :)

1 comment:

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Walking foot!!! Makes a HUGE difference! Mine is broken too and I'm just waiting to replace it. Use that walking foot! I too have started on your October gift. It's going to be CUTE... If I do say so myself. Lol!