Friday, June 5, 2009


We've had a "destructive" couple of days!!

Thursday evening, after a crazy day at work, all I wanted to do was curl up on the sofa and watch some TV. So I grabed my Trip Around the World quilt ... and look what I found ...

I guess she did it during the night. The only reason I can think of for her "acting out" is that Wednesday night we threw out the ottoman she likes to sleep on. We didn't want to get rid of the ottoman, but it really needed to go! Bella had ripped up all the fabric and we were finding stuffing all over the house. What, oh what, am I going to do with her? Lucky I love her so much!

So I'm thinking of taking off the binding, ripping out the longarm stitching (lucky its not heavily stitched), repairing the hole in the middle and re-quilting it myself on Mom's longarm machine. When I pulled this quilt out for the Spring Quilt Festival I kept thinking of all the things I'd do differently if I was making this quilt today, rather than 15 years ago. Guess this is my chance!

But the destruction didn't end there! Friday morning Chris was headed to a doctor appointment and he got hit. No one was hurt, and the Camry was driveable for the ride home, but this was really not what we needed! So now we'll spend part of this weekend dealing with insurance companies, renting a car, and getting Megan a new car seat. We've been talking about buying a new car (to replace the truck, not the Camry) so maybe we can rent one of the cars we've been thinking about - kind of like an extended test drive (there has to be a silver lining there somewhere - right?)

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