Wednesday, March 29, 2006


Just when I thought our ten-minute winter was over, it gets cold again. I'm not complaining, mind you. I just didn't grab a jacket when I walked Daisy tonight, so now I'm shivering. Might have to light the fireplace and snuggle under a quilt. Yeah, that sounds good!

Today was the longest day. The longest, most boring day I've had in a long while. Reading legal documents, contracts, tax returns - everything remotely boring landed on my desk today.

I worked on borders last night on a quilt and might do that again tonight, as soon as I eat something and warm up a bit. I think I might meet my goal of getting it done by the end of the weekend. It's so hard to get much done when I can only quilt for a while at night during the week.

This quilt was a 2001 swap on Alex Anderson's message board called the Squishie Swap. I sent out focus fabric, others sent theirs to me, we pulled fabric from our stash to make blocks, and mailed them back to their owners. Something else I signed up for before my first quilting class. (Really wanting to quilt badly!) In fact, the first block I ever made was for this swap. I've gotten to be good friends with Sweet Sylvia, despite what must have been a horrible block. She's a doll and won't tell me how bad it really is, but what I wouldn't give to have that one back! LOL! I just stuck all the blocks together and used what little focus fabric I had left on the border. Then I quilted it myself! Oh, my! But I was real proud of that quilt, and it's still one of my favorites.

I'm coming close to the end of the first year quilts. (I hear a sigh of relief out in cyberland!) I just thought it was important to document them before I forget the details.

Thinking of Judy a lot today and all the wonderful things she's seeing and eating on her trip home. Sally's frame was delivered today. She's going to be cranking out those quilts! Mar and Deb are probably quilting away and moving way ahead of me on our swap. I'm going to work on that this weekend. Looking forward to Saturday because I need a Jane fix! She keeps me focused on these projects!!

1st Weekend is time to work on my Christmas projects. I'm going to cut out Lisa's quilt finally. I've had Kyra's made for three years. The nice thing about having adult nieces is they are also working and understand how limited my time is. But that's still no excuse!

My gratitude today is getting an eye exam and new glasses ordered.


Laurie Ann said...

I like that quilt! I have a sampler on my "want to do" list and everyone is giving me good ideas. Thanks for sharing! I can see why that is still one of your favorites.

Samantha said...

very brave lady plungining into swaps so early! that's s fun quilt! hope you're warm now...

The Calico Cat said...

Ya know, I've probably already mentioned that i don't "care for" samplers... (If not, they are not my thing.) but I love the idea of this swap & your turned out really nice! (I can appreciate them, I just wouldn't want to make one - I really liek secondary designs.)

Love the stand-off! & it is too cute that your neighbor cat is also a Daisy... (I can see a "Tale of two Daisy's quilt...)

cher said...

I have been enjoying your first year quilts...and am not bored a bit! it is lovely to hear the first year stories..and remember back to those times for me.