The weekend has been a quiet one spent at home sewing, knitting, rearranging a few things and T-R-Y-I-N-G to decorate for Christmas. Read on and you’ll understand why…and it isn’t Mr. Painted Quilt’s fault either.
My vintage poinsettia quilt is now in it’s proper place…on our bed.
If you don’t recall the story behind this quilt, you can read about it here.
Just scroll down through all the blather towards the latter part of the post to find out how it wound up in our home.
The hand quilting is impeccable and the appliqué work is absolutely stunning.
As of this morning, it will remain on our bed until the holidays are over, after which time it will be stored away in my quilt cupboard until this time next year.
I am so happy that this quilt ‘found’ me!
While I was changing the bedding and quilts this morning, we decided to add a little sitting area to our bedroom as well. All we need to add is a little side table and light.
Yesterday, I gathered some fresh pine and fir boughs from the woods at the back of our property and made this little arrangement.
It was intended to be the centerpiece for our dining room table but
Frankenstein Frankie just couldn’t get used to it there. Every time we introduce something new into our home, he becomes obsessively neurotic about it and meows incessantly.
Talk about a creature of habit!
So I decided to place the trencher that usually sits on top of the mantel on the dining room table instead and although this upset him, I think he’s finally accepted it. He’s never been on the mantel and I’m hoping that it stays that way.
I was a little concerned about the miniature live poinsettia plants but after a few loud “NO’s” he finally got the message.
It looks like I’m going to have to cut down on my decorating for this year…after all, he’s only eight months old and is still a kitten. Hopefully by next year he’ll have outgrown his neuroses.
We’re not snowbound any longer!
Here’s a picture of Mr. PQ shovelling the driveway after the storm on Thursday morning while talking to one of our neighbors.
By Saturday afternoon the temperature had risen to 60F…
and it’s almost all gone today.
The weather forecast is for mild weather over the next five days with some rain as well so I think that nary a trace of the white stuff will be with us by week’s end.
I’m making some progress on Mr. PQ’s socks…
but found that I was more interested in sewing some Christmas gifts on my Featherweight, which meant that I had to do a little reorganizing in my studio.
So I shuffled some things around…
and guess who was right there supervising and moaning the entire time?
Is there such a thing as a cat psychiatrist? I think Frankie needs some help and no, it’s not just the curiosity thing. But ya gotta love him.
So, as far as ‘decking the halls’ goes…let’s just say that things are on hold for now.