I've been finishing off some UFOs this week and last week in between making my Old Red Barn Co. quilt. I had two almost finished quilt tops in my drawer that I'd fallen out with in one way or another. The first one was from a pattern in one of the lovely Australian magazines that I have a small addiciton to – I made it at the beginning of last year I think. The corners were triangles and there was some complicated way of attaching these triangles which confuzzled me – I sewed on the first one and decided I'd done it wrong and…away it went into the cupboard never to be seen again until last week. I dug it out attacked the corners, designed a little applique for the borders, sewed on some more borders and hey presto it was completed…now I'm working on the quilting. Problem was that it was such a long time since I'd started making it that I'd lost the pattern – hence the need to design some applique for the borders and then to come up with a quilting design for the snowball blocks. I thought I had that licked as I had a plastic template but it turned out to be an unmanageable design for free machine quilting – enter large pause while I ripped out the messy looking quilting and contemplated a different design – I've made one up, I've tried it out tonight and it looks really quite good so tonight, I'm a happy quilter! I cut out a heart shape with my Cricut, drew around it four times, sewed around the heart shapes and then filled them in with stippling – I think it just about shows up in the picture. Just another four blocks to do in this fashion and the applique to quilt around and the corners to stipple on and it'll be ready for binding – yippee!
On the tele front – I decide to indulge in this week's episode of Grey's Anatomy…this is where the crying comes in. I cried just about the whole way through it. Not sure how much more strain I can take on the Issy and Alex front, I've been wanting them to live happily ever after for the longest time. Foolishly, I then decided to polish off the last 15 minutes of Ghost Whisperer which I've been viewing intermittently since Wednesday – more tears. I'm hoping that the exit of poor Jim means that Prof. Payne will return from deepest darkest wherever because I miss him and that new guy just isn't cutting the mustard at all. I really need to record some light hearted viewing and then get around to watching it because I was really soggy and red-eyed by the time the chicks got home from school 😮