After spending most of the week suffering from a horrible sore throat and still having to go to work, I did not accomplish as much as I would have liked. Such is poor timing!! Now after not getting sick for years, I finally fell ill a couple of days before a major event at work and just prior to one of my few "Boys and Dad are camping with Boy Scouts" weekends I get. I could have spread quilts on the floor, put fabric everywhere and would not have to worry about cleaning up to cook anything for anybody!! FREEDOM. But no such luck, instead I spent all day Saturday on the couch, nursing a horrible headache, sipping Ginger Ale and praying my throat would allow me to swallow something solid. I still don't have my voice back. Since I was tired of laying around, I decided to put the boarders on my Strip Therapy Mood Swings Quilt top from a couple of weeks ago. It felt good to do something. Next week is Superbowl (GO PACKERS) and as my husband is a huge Packer fan so there will be a lot of football watching!! I will be in Winters California, 20 miles away, at a quilt class until 4:00 so it is a win-win!!
Sunday, January 23, 2011
A very productive weekend working on my 100 Quilt block sampler. These blocks are turning out very well and I think this will turn out to be a nice quilt. I am having a blast making the different blocks and just chosing the fabric for each one. I am still working on handquilting my Green Mystery Quilt, which is coming along beautifully!! I am going to enjoy only working half a day tomorrow since the kids do not have school and work on a few more blocks for my quilt.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
What a great weekend!! Nothing like knowing Monday is a holiday and I don't have to go to work to make my weekend twice as productive. I took my BOM from 2009 and framed out a bunch of the blocks, planning on sewing it together by the end of this week. I plan on working on the Quiltmakers 100 block sampler quilt on Monday, since I have the day off!! I may rearrange the blocks a bit more but the format works and it is visually interesting.
I am planning on making my son, who just received his Eagle Rank with Boy Scouts a quilt, hoping to replicate the Eagle Badge!! Any suggestions would be welcome!!
Sunday, January 9, 2011
One lonely block this week, not very productive in my progress toward my sampler quilt for the Quiltmakers 100 Blocks, but one is better then none!! I did get some hand quilting done on my Green Mystery quilt so that is progress. I am working on redecorating two of my boys room and cleaning out their room, finding and replacing the broken furniture with nice but reasonably priced pieces takes a lot of time. Still looking for reasonably priced side tables but I will continue the search next week. I am hoping to making more progress by next week!!
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Happy New Year to all!! I enjoyed a wonderful holiday with my family and was able to spend some days catching up on my hand quilting projects, cleaned my sewing area and organized my space so I can find everything I am looking for. I discovered my Block of the Month blocks from Cloth Carousel in Winters California from 2009 and put them on my wall so I can work on putting them together in a quilt. I was also able to start my sampler quilt from the 100 best blocks magazine. I love the blue/brown of the fabric.