Today I knew my dad would be down to install my longarm light bar, so I didn't want to dig into anything major.
First up, machine sew binding onto the anniversary quilt.
Hand-sewing the other side down still needs to be done. Maybe tonight?
After a quick phone call, I discovered my dad planned to come down after lunch, so I ran to the grocery store. We were running out of cat food!
Quick before lunch, make some cat toys with quilt scraps.
I had loads of help with these. I think all my cats were stoned by the time I actually gave them the finished toys! (Chain sewing is fun.)
28 toys in all. All stuffed with catnip, of course. 14 for my beasties, 14 for my "niece" kitty who lives with my brother and his quilter-wife. They recently bought their kitty some catnip mice and she loved them. I promised more not-so-mouse-shaped toys and finally got around to them today. My kitties love their half (I made two of each fabric).
And then a quick lunch. Frozen pizza. (Nothing fancy!)
While waiting for my dad, I decided to make some quilt labels. Today is the day of random finishes, so why not?
And he still wasn't here, so I thought I'd dig around in my stash and see if I could come up with fabric to make a block or two for the Just One Star that Moda is doing for Quilts of Valor. I heard about this from a not-so-local quilt shop and think it's a great idea.
I can't get the colors right, but these are made from leftovers from the anniversary quilt!
Midway through these (of course), he arrived. He's not nearly as incapacitated with that broken wrist as I expected, but I know by the time we had the light bar installed, it was starting to hurt. Thankfully it's his left wrist and he's right-handed, but you don't realize how much you use both hands until you can only use one!
So here's the new light bar:
Tonight I think I'm going to get those quilt labels on (an easy finish) and start in on the anniversary quilt binding. Maybe work some more on that super secret project I showed a few days back, too.
Tomorrow I should be able to sew uninterrupted (and if you think you can sew uninterrupted with 5 cats living with you, you clearly have never lived with a cat!), so I'm going to tackle this pile.