First let us talk about quilty things, because we haven't done that in a few days. Back in January I was making my block a day calender blocks out of various purple fabrics set in a pinkish orange batik fabric. Yesterday afer church we went to Mom's and I used her machine to stipple quilt it and a healing quilt I've been working on. I took my fall quilt from the disappearing nine patch blocks to quilt too but by the time I got the first two done I had run out of steam and just didn't feel like it. I chose a random meandering stipple and I am really pleased with the way both quilts turned out.
Purple is not my favorite color (though I do like it and look good in it hehe) and orange is even farther down the list but this quilt is just striking, I think. I love that I threw just a a little bit of green in there. Totally unplanned, I just felt like it one day. This quilt will shortly make its happy way into my etsy shop. I backed it with a super cute and comfy polka dot on light orange flannel.
I can only show you a little bit of this one since it is a healing quilt and you never know who follows you in cyber space. It took me all day to get the binding done on these. I made both bindings and did the healing quilt with no problem. Then I sewed it around the batik quilt and then sewed it down, and realized I'd messed up in sewing it down so I had to pick it out and sew it down again. What a pain. At least now it is done and done right!
I also called a realtor today. We made an attempt to see what we needed to do to buy a house, or see about buying a house, a few months ago but got such a runaround with a mortgage company we gave up, discouraged. We've been looking at some more online this week and actually drove and looked into the windows of one we'd found-- it was a mobile but from what we saw online and what we saw at the house we thought it had been fixed to a permanent foundation and sort of flipped making it a "real" house. Talked to the realtor about it, she called me back and said no, it is still considered a mobile so a loan would be really hard to get and instead of the low insterest it would be high, etc... kind of disappointing in one little way but not really. We want a house as an investment, not an enormous depreciating hassle. Have to fill out some paperwork and fax it back tomorrow but the ball is rolling! Scary business, but exciting too!