Thursday, October 26, 2006

To Market, To Market

I'm off to Market in Houston in a few hours. Our plane leaves at 11 am so I'm leaving here at 8:15 to go pick up Sue and then off to the airport. We are really excited. We just love Market and all the new stuff. I'm taking my laptop but I'm not sure whether I'll have time to post anything. I did pretty well on my October goals...the baby quilt with the dog fabric is off to be quilted, Spa Day quilt is off to be quilted (the event went great), as I posted the other day the Jo Morton Swap blocks were in the mail before the deadline. The tumbler blocks and the Carol Hopkin's "Micheals' Victory" are all cut and ready to go...I'll move piecing those to November. Off and running...have a wonderful weekend and I'll post again when I get back. Take care!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Progress Report

I am really pretty pleased with myself...although I know I won't complete my goal list for October I have made great progress. After re-evaluating the list and counting the days I had available to work I decided I really wasn't very realistic when I set those goals. Here's what I have accomplished...the 69 blocks for the Jo Morton Swap are complete and mailed off to the swap hostess, the Spa Day top is completed (we held the event at the shop on Sunday and it was tons of fun) the back is sewn together and has been sent off to be quilted. I should have the binding on the funny witch quilt finished tonight, "Michael's Victory" a Carol Hopkins pattern is cut and the tumbler quilt is cut. The quilt for our grandson, due Dec 2, from Howie and Zack is well on its way. I should have it done this weekend. I've included a closeup picture of the fabric so you can see the dogs. This baby probably will not ever have a dog so I had to do the best I could. I am fine with not getting done, since when I did my list I forgot about being gone so much this month. We leave again a week from today for Market in Houston. Can't is wonderful for us to get to Market and see all the new fabrics and patterns...great inspiration. The "boys" are fussing...ready for their long morning walk. I've already been out to put the trash out and it is so warm and humid...may not be such a long walk this morning.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

It's Great to be Home

We had a wonderful, wonderful time on our trip...we left Wednesday morning last week and returned home on Monday...but it is always so good to get home. We were in Pennsylvania for Andy's 35th college reunion and we went to his home town and spent 2 days with his brothers. We couldn't have had a better time. I don't think I've laughed that hard and that much in a very long time...nothing better that good laughter with good friends and family. The weather was spectacular...the sky could not have been bluer and not a cloud in the sky. The leaves were so pretty...I love fall. I returned to the shop on Tuesday, all was well...and then I was off today...trying to catch up. Laundry, groceries and I did get to sew a bit. I finished an October goal...I finished the top for our shop event this weekend. It sure isn't my best piecing, but it's done...and it's not an heirloom. I also got lots of my Jo Morton swap blocks done. I looked at my goals again and realized I was probably a bit too lofty since I was gone 6 days this past week and then I'll be gone at the end of the month for 5 days to attend Quilt Market in Houston. Guess I'll do the best I can and re-evaluate...I'll move some to November. I guess I need to just stay home!

Monday, October 02, 2006

I'm Setting October Goals

After reading Judy's blog yesterday morning I decided I would sit down and write my October goals, rather than waiting until the middle of the month to figure out what I needed to finish. And as you know if I write it on my list and set a deadline, I almost always get it done. Like all of us, I have way more that I want to do but I'm going to try to be practical. I would love to do the Leaf quilt that Judy has for us, but I think I have more than enough on my plate. Here is my list 1. Piece baby quilt(dog fabric) 2. Finish Spa Day top (shop project) 3. Piece Michael's Victory (Carol Hopkins pattern) 4. Piece Tumbler Quilt top 5. Bind Funny Witch quilt 6. Jo Morton group Swap blocks OK, I'm counting on this published list to motivate me to get the whole list done. I will just be thrilled. Won't get much done though until the beginning of next week. We are going to Pennsylvania on Wednesday morning until next Monday. Andy's 35th college reunion is this weekend so we're going up. We try to get up there every 5 years for the reunions...all of his good friends also try to return so it is lots of fun. I'm looking forward to cooler weather and hopefully some leaves changing colors. I've lived in Florida for 40 years and still miss the leaves changing colors.