Monday, April 26, 2010
After work, I had plans to meet a friend for dinner, but we both decided we jus twanted to go home since it was raining, windy, and actually colder! A hot bowl of home made vegetable soup was on my mind and tasted so yummy......then back to the sudio I went. Wait! What did I do wrong? I reread the cutting instructions and discovered I had cut 200 pieces of assorted blues the wrong size! gggggggggrrrrrrrrrr I am sure Kim in Hawaii could hear my moans and groans! Now, I have 200 assorted 2 1/8 x 3 3/4" blues and they won't work in the pattern! So if you happen onto a pattern needing these miscuts, let me know! Think this project will be put on hold and I'll find something else to work on....thought about cutting my Lone Star but not so sure after this mess!
So, now taking a time out--getting a nice hot cup of tea and off to read some blogs! Tomorrow has to be better!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
But, before I can head out to retreat, I have a busy busy week~
~Today I am about to head out with Amber to take in the "Berlin Barn Hunt" then will get to babysit my precious granddaughter tonight.
~Tomorrow I'll get hubby back on the road to Oklahoma again then off to Wooster to tour the Home and Garden Show with Stacy.
~Monday work from 6-9 and 2-5 (dinner with a friend)
~Tuesday work 6-9 and 2-5 but I get to spend the time between with ANN! (Gotta pack my machine and projects tonight!!!!)
~Wednesday I work straight from 6-5 (field trip to Canton) -- will get to see Michelle as she's coming to get me and we will "do" lunch while the students "tour." In the evening I hope to meet up with Pat as she's arriving in town early for retreat.
~Thursday work from 6-9 and 2-5...then over to retreat for a few hours......
~Friday-Saturday is Retreat! Oh how I am looking forward to this!
So, if I have disappeared you will know why! I always have to have my cell phone on so my Mom can reach me...my Dad is doing pretty good right now, but lately has more bad days than good, but I always need to be available.
Have a great week and I'll see you soon!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Michelle also finishes up her sophmore year of college April 30th and will need help moving. Altho she's not coming home for the summer, she will most likely have to move across campus. Definately will miss her not being home!
April 30-May 2nd is Ohio Quilter's Retreat! CANNOT WAIT!!!!!! Two -three days of not having to watch the clock! I am not working on April 30--my one free day a year! But now I have to figure out what I'm going to take to work on---UFOs or start something new????? Maybe it's time to bring out my Lone Star I've been wanting to make?????
Anyway...in a few days I'll update the latest projects...now I am off to get hubby on his way to OK/TX again ....so see you all soon!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
"Mr. Seam Ripper" was awaken for the day by Ann first, then to my dismay he came to my sewing table too for a workout. :( I also discovered I couldn't count when I was cutting my Crossing Ohio blocks---2 1.5" squares short on each block. Since all the fabrics came from either my stash or Ann's I can solve this problem but it totally upset me that I did this! I did discuss a "setting" idea with Ann and we both like it but will have to wait and see if it will work.
Also figured out a layout for some more swap blocks I found in the UFO cupboard...can't wait to start sewing these together now but again, unless I want a small quilt, I have to make a few more blocks to go with them.....will try to do that this week yet.
Time to "chill" for a bit then off to bed to hopefully get a full night's sleep for a change.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
And I was dumb enough to think machine quilting would be the route to go today?? Oh my, someone needs their thinker examined! Needless to say, what I did get quilted now has to be undone---get ready for a work out o seam-ripper of mine because you will get one!
So, I'm thinking maybe I just need to forget about quilting/sewing something today and start getting my projects together for retreat the end of the month??? I surely can't mess that up can I?? But, what am I going to take to work on? Do I dare to start another new project or do I dig into that UFO cupboard and pull something from there? I really want to start a new project, but can I do that without feeling guilty???? Let's see how I feel after work tonight....maybe just maybe I'll be able to concentrate then????
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Not sure where this one will end up at:
I also made my 2nd block for our weekly Crossing Ohio Challenge:
A nice walk with the dog and a light salad for dinner and we headed back to the sewing studio! I have to finish taking pictures then I'll post my other "top finish."
This was a wonderful relaxing day for me and I so THANK YOU ANN!!!!!!!