Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Busy busy busy

No pictures tonight because I'm packing to visit my mother, but I have been a sewing whirlwind the last week. I completed three wall quilts and added the border to the "Boston Common" bed quilt. I have a fourth wall quilt 60% or so done; it contains some applique, which is half complete, and has pieced borders, which are made and waiting to be attached when the appliqued center is done. I love feeling this productive!

I also straightened my stash closet, which was slowly becoming a disaster area. I had been pulling pieces from my stash and not putting things back in order, so a pile of fabric had collected in the floor - bad me! Well, it's all sorted and replaced in the boxes. I also decided to separate the longer cuts of yardage and fold/stack them separately from the boxes of smaller pieces sorted by color. That way, when I want to start with a focus fabric, I have all the choices right there at hand.

Oh, there went another airplane overhead. We've been listening to them for about four days now, and it's not usual. I am scared the airport has made some major changes to the approach paths and we're in for it now. We live about a mile as the crow flies from the airport, to the southeast. It has two runways, oriented northeast-southwest and northwest-southeast. The first is the longer runway which is in daily use. The second one is shorter and seems to be used for military planes and private craft, and is in use much less except for National Guard weekends.

Anyway, the usual approach for landing is from the northeast or the southwest, perpendicular to an imaginary line between me and the airport, so we never hear anything. However, sometimes they close the main runway for maintenance and detour all flights to the alternate, which puts the approach right over my neighborhood, practically right over my house. Depending on the type of plane, it can be loud. Of course, this is a small airport and the only commercial flights are small jets, but still.... I'm hoping this changes by the time I get back or I will start to worry.

In the meantime, I'm heading for Kentucky for five days to help mom with some yard work. She had new drains laid and the ditches need smoothing and reseeding.

3 comments:

Suzan said...

Have a safe journey!

catsinger said...

hi calico... I saw your comment re "dental karma" on Mousie's Mommy's blog... and I have a wonderful word for you...Sonicare...
the sonic toothbrush... stops all evil gum disease and reverses it...
it truly is "dental karma"...
BTW my kitties have a new friend...
Molly, the rescued German Shepherd mix... she is so good with the kitties...it is almost uncanny...
[or should I say,un-canine...;D

Tanya said...

Hope you have a nice time with your mother. I wouldn't be happy with airplanes overhead either but hopefully it will ba a temporary thing.