I have had a really fun week...well except for the dryer dying last week and waiting until Tuesday for the repair man...that part was OK, no laundry was done...but the repair man was coming Tuesday, so my plan was to get all the laundry done. Well, he was in my laundry room forever, that's never a good sign, and I wasn't hearing the dryer starting. Finally he came out and said, "The news isn't good"...oh boy...well long story short, the computer board is shot and they don't have one...has to be ordered...he'll be back on Tuesday. WHAT! So what started out kind of fun, I now had about 4 loads of laundry and if I had to wait until Tuesday again, I probably would run out of underwear...not to mention I'd have to chain myself to the laundry room for 2 days to get it all done. So my wonderful neighbor said not to even give it a thought, she was going to be gone all day and I should just bring my laundry over and put it in her dryer...so that's what I did...washed at my house...carried it across the street
Do you read BOM Quilter? Yvette is an amazing quilter...she does beautiful work and is very prolific...Last Monday she had the BEST post...I was very inspired. She put her 3 rows of the Fat Quarter Shop BOM together...well, I had 2 rows together, but hadn't done any of the flying geese blocks for the 3rd row...I got myself busy and got it all together...
I want to be ready for the new BOM to start in June (I think it is) and I've made a pact with myself that I will not start the new one until this one is done (top pieced and on it's way to my machine quilter). Thanks for the inspiration Yvette!
Then she had 12 rows of Kathie Holland's Charming Addition quilt from the December 2012 American Patchwork & Quilting, and I flipped...I kept going back to look at it. I fell in love with that quilt when the magazine arrived. I tore out the pattern and put it in a sheet protector...I was going to do it. Then I'd look at it again and just couldn't figure out how to tackle it. I don't have a design wall...I have a design floor and we all know with my helper Howie there wouldn't be a chance of the pieces staying where they are supposed to be...so I forgot about it for a while. Then there it was...I was in love all over again. I e-mailed Yvette and she gave me a great strategy to get going on this wonderful quilt...I'm doing 3 rows at a time...got the first 3 together today
Hoping for some sewing time tomorrow...I'd really like to get my Temecula Quilt Along Quilt done...got the 5th and last row done today (my helper decided to take a break just as I clicked the camera)...
...and have it all laid out...so with some luck, I'll have a picture to share tomorrow.
So as I said the other day, I get by with a little help from my friends...it couldn't be more true than it was this week...tons of inspiration from Yvette that motivated me to get busy...and my sweet neighbor letting me use her dryer for several loads of clothes...Thank you friends...Life is GOOD!