|thread holder - in progress|
I went to a friend's house Friday evening to work on thread holders. She served up a mean plate of spaghetti and I headeded home around nine to find my back door busted in and my house ransacked. Lovely. After a bit of a panic attack as I assessed the damage, I'm happy to report they left all of my quilting supplies and the dog untouched. Thank God! They did however make off with two laptops, the roomie's giant flat screen television, all his high tech gaming equipment and a bunch of other stuff.
It's difficult knowing people used a crowbar to get in my house and take all the things my best friend and I work really hard for. I know they used a crowbar because the idiots accidentally left it behind. While we feel incredibly violated, electronics can be replaced. I hope they stole from us so that their children could have presents on Christmas and not to fuel some drug habit. Either way, my most prized possessions were overlooked: the animals, my sewing machines, the stack of quilts finished and ready for gifting. I was surprised they didn't grab my kaleidoscope quilt off the couch to wrap around the television for protection during the move. But they didn't think to do that and I'm really grateful because it would have been utterly devastating.
At any rate, the next day Michael and I were feeling picked on and decided we deserved coordinating iPads. These things are pretty fun and I plan on making them little outfits after the holidays. I also did some serious quilting this weekend in an effort to stay in my happy place. In case you're wondering why such an awful thing would happen to such incredibly amazing people (grin) we're pretty sure it's because I took down a window curtain in the living room so the Christmas tree could be visible from the street. Unfortunately so was the flat screen... Oops!
Lesson learned! We're getting a dragon and starting construction on a moat ASAP ;P
Here's a quilty pic for ya :D
|finished Engelbreit quilt atop DP mid-quilting|