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30 December 2008
A New Toy for ME!
27 December 2008
I decided to pull out one of my many BOMs and get caught up on it, so I chose the Ode to the 1930's that I'm getting from Cottage Quilts. I have my packages up through Month 7, so I had this big idea that I was going to get caught up through Month 7. Each package by the way has 4 blocks in it. That's a lot of blocks! I figured, heck, 4-day weekend, no problem! And I am swapping out the applique blocks for pieced blocks, that's making it go faster. Big plans!
Today I got an email from the shop, they were having a problem with my card. I'm not surprised, I have had to close my debit card three times because some crooks kept getting my number somehow and using it to buy plane tickets and whatnot, so they were getting a bit confused at the shop. Anyway, when I talked to the shop gal, I asked how far along this BOM is, she said the shop is up to Month 12 out of 14 months. Good grief. So, I told her, just go ahead and send me the next 5 months so I'm current as well. Well, as of tonight, I have finished 3 months of blocks. Here's a picture to show for all the work I feel like I've done. Even without the applique, I think it's going to be a pretty quilt.
Well, I just went to QuiltersCache and printed out more blocks to swap the applique blocks that are in the next package, but I think I just hit the wall. I think I'll pick this up again tomorrow.
26 December 2008
So for the day after the holiday, I decided to hit up a couple of quilt shops. I decided the traffic might be bad, so I just went to local shops. I went to the Fabric Patch and just got a few 30's fat quarters and a couple of notions, then I went up to Ginger's and picked up a few fat quarters and signed up for a really cool block of the month Ginger is offering and had a nice chat with the infamous Jane of LA Quilter's blog. Jane said she reads my blog all the time. Hi Jane! I'm testing you! Oh, and speaking of Vicky, I am this month's lucky winner of the Simply Sophisticated drawing she puts on every month due to the generosity of Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop. I won this month's $25 gift certificate. Now I just need to decide what I want to use it on! How fun! Thank you for hosting the drawing every month Vicky!
I puppy sat again tonight, my daughter just came and got her baby after work so now my poor cats can come out from hiding. Hey, for all you parents out there who know how hard it can be to get your kids to visit when they move out, it works for me!
Well, no quilting occurred today, the doggy didn't want me doing that, so maybe tomorrow.
25 December 2008
14 December 2008
You can see a wee bit of another of the gazillion projects I'm working on, it's Sweet Land of Liberty by Cheri Saffiote Payne. Her stuff is labor intensive but worth it. I might work on that some next. I used to have a blog-along for it, but I decided to take it down, there were some disagreements going on and some quilt shop bashing that I didn't like going on on there, so it went poof. That's ok, I'm still working on it as an "along" with Colleen and Kim.
Then I decided to make my mom a little table topper quilt for her Christmas gift. Times are tough for everyone right now, so hubby and I decided no gifts for anyone this year. Well, I told him we could buy our own gifts, and he can give his daughter something if he wants, and I will take care of a gift for my daughter. So, I actually ordered my gift the other day and got the first installment. I am getting the ABC Sampler, another Cheri Saffiote Payne quilt as a BOM from The Buggy Barn, that's actually where I got my Sweet Land Of Liberty BOM. They are fast, I just signed up like on Wednesday last week and already got the first block! I know, stop laughing, anyone who knows me knows I am a sucker when it comes to BOMs. I now have 5 of the danged things again! Anyway, here's a picture of mom's quilt, nothing fancy, made from a charm pack of Oak Leaves and Reel, and I had some fat quarters of it that I used for the border and binding. The red is just some random red I had in my stash. I think it's some cheapy stuff from Joann's, but mom won't mind. Here's a picture. I just have to sew the binding down on the back.
Ok, here's the reason I have been spending so much time in the sewing room today. My daughter got a little rescue doggy the other day, she is the sweetest little thing, her name is Bella, the vet says shes a chihuahua/beagle mix of all things. I am babysitting today because she has work and her roommate was going to set off a bug bomb before she went to work. The poor little thing is crawling with fleas, I hope the flea stuff worked a little before she came over here. She's doomed to the sewing room in her crate for now, the roommate is picking her up after she gets off work, my kid went to a concert when she got off work tonight. She informed me this is the closest I'm getting to a grandchild. That's ok, I don't think I'm grandmother material anyway. I better go check on the baby now, it's probably potty time again. And I have some more quilting to do.Tootles!
- Name: Beth
- Location: Eastvale, California, United States
I am Beth, married to Brian, I work as a legal secretary to pay for my quilting addiction. I also love to cross stitch, embroider, knit and fish.
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