it’s been so long!

Posted on | August 13, 2012 | 14 Comments

The past two months have just flown by!  We finally got the house ready to be listed and it’s been on the MLS for a couple of weeks now.  No visits from prospective buyers yet, but August is notoriously slow for home sales.  We have an open house scheduled in early September, so hopefully we’ll get some traffic then.  If not, I may have to put an ad on my cat!

The first weekend I wasn’t doing house projects, I finished my mom’s birthday quilt.

I hope she likes it, it’s a smallish lap-size and I tried it out while hand-stitching the binding – worked well for me!

This was my first time to use polyester batting and I really like it!  I used hi-loft and it gives the quilt a nice poofy, bouncy feel.

Knitting has really fallen by the wayside.  Everything I was working on requires constant pattern referral and/or charts, and I’ve given up the loveseat to SB while he recuperates from bunion surgery.  I’ve been sitting in the arm chair, which isn’t large enough for me and my papers.  He’s 3+ weeks post-op, though, so I think it’s about time I reclaimed the loveseat!  I have been spinning though, and will post yarny pictures soon.

Ciao for now!


14 Responses to “it’s been so long!”

  1. kitten
    August 13th, 2012 @ 12:21 pm

    Cute quilt!

  2. Kai Mistry
    August 13th, 2012 @ 12:38 pm

    Fab quilt! I would love one for myself! :)
    Good Luck with the house sale. It’s always a nerve-wracking time.

  3. Sandy
    August 13th, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

    So beautiful!And where you moving to?

  4. Cookie
    August 13th, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

    Very nice!

    You know I wanna see the spinning, right?

  5. Carole
    August 13th, 2012 @ 2:37 pm

    Beautiful quilt1 Welcome back.

  6. Becky
    August 13th, 2012 @ 7:07 pm

    Missed you! As usual, the quilt is lovely. Can’t wait to see the spinning.

  7. j.
    August 14th, 2012 @ 7:24 am

    She will LOVE it!!! It looks great, and to me, the perfect size. I don’t do anything yarny in the summer unless it’s cotton yarn, and even that didn’t happen this year. Good luck with your open house!!!

  8. Jacey
    August 14th, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

    My fingers are crossed that your house sells quickly! I love the quilt you made for your mom. I’ve not used the high loft batting, but I do love the puffiness!

  9. kmkat
    August 14th, 2012 @ 4:11 pm

    Welcome back :-) I didn’t remember you were moving. Far? Near?

    Waiting on a post-op husband is a full-time job. Ask me how I know :-/

  10. melissa
    August 15th, 2012 @ 7:59 am

    oh what a gorgeous quilt!
    your mom is certain to absolutely love it!!

  11. Bubblesknits
    August 15th, 2012 @ 11:56 pm

    We haven’t had too many nibbles on ours, either. Here’s hoping that September is better for both of ours! :) (BTW, love the quilt!!!!)

  12. Laurie
    August 17th, 2012 @ 5:21 am

    Bunion surgery sux. No fun. And yeah, you are doing EVERYTHING.

  13. Erica
    August 22nd, 2012 @ 6:47 pm

    The quilt is lovely. I’m sure your mom will love it, and it’s just in time for the cooler weather, too. (You can see I am hopeful.) I hope that your house goes quickly, now that the summer craziness is winding down!

  14. Robyn
    August 26th, 2012 @ 6:39 pm

    The quilt is gorgeous!

    Welcome back!