Well hello there!
If you checked in with me last week, you saw the great
blessings that have been coming my way. As if those
weren't enough, I have two more to share today!
Having great things going on is always fun but as they say,
Time flies when you're having fun! And it certainly has!
So, once again Tuesday is upon me in a mere blink.
I'm checking in over at the Tuesday To Do party
at Quilt Schmilt to try to keep myself on schedule
throughout all of these blinks!
With the single digit temps out there, it's hard to believe
I got in two rounds of golf over the weekend but I'm
sure glad we took advantage of the unseasonably
warm weather while it was here. Along with the golf
there were a few other fun things that happened but
let's start with the quilting...
Last week's goals:
1) Work on Meadow: Hoping to complete the top
DONE! Er, well, almost!
I didn't get another pic after this but right now, it has
one thin border and half of the next (and last). I have
the strips ready so likely by the time you read this, I'll
already have it done.
This is a big quilt so I'm extra happy with the progress.
I might cut it down a bit to avoid having to buy a
king-sized roll of batting but as of now, it'll end up
(I keep 40yd 90-inch batting rolls stocked.)
2) Start on Edyta Sitar's Quilt Along
DONE! Er, well, almost!
I'm a one-project-at-a-time person so switching gears
takes some effort. I found some time Sunday while
watching football to get the first two blocks made.
However, after watching the video today I discovered
I made the roof too dark on the first, and I guess that
second one isn't even the right one? Well, I'm on a roll
with this one already, huh? Can you blame me though?
I had to watch our Chiefs make it to the Superbowl again!
I'll be watching the rest of Edyta's monthly QAL videos
before I start on the blocks from here on out though!
Let's move on to those last two blessings
that I have been, er, well, blessed with lately!
Especially this first one!
Grandchild #3 arrived! And when Mom was busy
getting this very healthy, happy baby girl into the
world, I took care of big brother and sister.
They are certainly both so excited that she is finally
here but big sis (3) is actually a bit obsessed with her.
I see "best buds for life" in the making!
When I bought Lucey last year I wanted to take lots
of time to get comfortable with her before adding on
a computerized quilting system. I got the pantograph
quilting down pretty quickly but I really haven't had
the time to work on FMQ like I'd hoped.
(Hopefully that will still happen soon? As in this year?)
I enjoy pantographs very much but lately I just feel a bit
off with them. Vision issues or lack of time (rushing it)?
Both, or something else? Does it even matter?
Because the fact is, I'm just not getting any younger.
And my shop needs more quilts!
It's time for Quilt Path!
It should be here soon and then I'll be heading back down
to OK for a one-on-one training session with my rep.
Another period of learning is hard to fit in when I feel so
behind already but hopefully I will be a quick learner!
In other news, I wanted to share some scores that have
joined my stash (yardage amounts in yellow):
The one on the left is a Kim Diehl!
Perfect for my fall projects!
More reds. Can you believe my luck? All of these
on the $5/yd clearance rack when one of my major
focuses this year is to make red/ivory quilts!
But oh dear, after buying a record amount of fabric
last year, here I am off to another bad start. I just can't
help but feel those prices are going to disappear one of
these days though, you know?!? And if I could just stay
in my sewing room and make all those quilts...
So let's look at next week's goals:
1) Make backing, binding and label for Meadow;
come up with official name.
2) Fix my QAL houses; make Feb blocks (if released)
3) Update fabric tracking; work on business side of
Hubs is going to help me here. I didn't do a great job
of this last year. I actually love this kind of thing but
I've been so overwhelmed with trying to get started
(and so many other things!) that I've had no time for this.
Thank goodness hubs is a finance/business whiz.
Somehow, together we'll get me caught up.
4) Start next quilt