Sunday, July 16, 2006


It's taken more than two weeks to finish up these 18 blocks, but they're done! I almost didn't work on them yesterday because I was totally worn out, but decided to load up a couple of movies on the portable DVD and just get them done. There are three different reds here. I'm hoping it looks like I envision it once I get the quilt together. :) I'll start the second block this week.

Today my goal is to reorganize the stash room, or at least get up there and start thinking about it. I'm totally disgusted with myself for buying more fabric since The Fabric Patch announced its closing, a lot of it, but all of it was either specific backgrounds to use with stash fabric, or a couple of color enhancements my stash was lacking. The only other color I want to pick up some more of is turquoise. I started collecting that color when Jane and I were down at Rosie's in San Diego a few months back, and I've got visions twirling in my head of possibilities for it. Thank goodness I'm just wanting small cuts of that! I'm pretty much set for life with fabric now! LOL

Major brownie points scored at work this week. The balance sheet and P&L were completed thirteen days following quarter-end, the soonest the CEO has ever gotten them in the 32 year history of the company and a fact he mentioned several times. Oh, sheesh, I may have created a monster here!

A matter that was weighing heavily on my heart since late last summer has been been resolved. I had been internalizing an issue and quietly pondering a decision that I ended up not having to make after all. It was taken care of by others without my knowledge, and I learned about it after the fact. So it's over now, and although I feel saddened by the events, there is also a peacefulness I haven't felt in a very long time.

I thought about Judy and her family all day yesterday, and woke up this morning wondering if she made it safely to Louisiana last night. My high school friend from Sulphur is going to find out the funeral arrangements and let me know today. I pray for comfort for the family.


~ Projects successfully finished

~ Blessings in my life too numerous to count but which I never take for granted

~ The certainty of true friendships

~ Threads and clippings "magically" disappearing into the vacuum cleaner

~ As always, my Daisy dog


Norma said...

I envy you - a stash room! Wow!

I love your blocks. I am interested in seeing how you decide to set them together.

Linda_J said...

It ain't a race, Vicky. You have been ultra busy at work but makes you wonder if the CEO thinks you can do that all the time or what you can do to top yourself, doesn't it?

There is an alternate block for these beauties?

I think you were shopping with a purpose more than just being piggie and buying the remaining stock.

Karen said...

Show us your stash room :-)!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Vicky - those blocks are looking so pretty. I'm so glad that your work week turned out so well - perhaps you can now get your usual level of energy back again.


Katjaquilt said...

Vicky, before I decided to stay at home and bring up my kids I worked for finance with EDS Germany. I can remember all the preasure we had during month, quarter and especially year end closure and the heavy load of overtime.
So enjoy the week and try to shift into a lower gear.
Regards Katja / Germany

Cathi said...

Yes...lets see the stash room, LOL! Well done with getting the blocks done when you weren't originally in the mood! Can't wait to see the rest of the quilt!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Vicky - great collection of completed blocks you have there. I hope you had a chance to play a bit with some of your yummy looking new fabrics this weekend. Relax! Enjoy! I am happy that at least 1 personal worry is now off your mind.



Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

I'm glad you took some time to sew - it's so good for the soul. Those blocks for your niece's quilt are beautiful. I can't wait to see it finished.

EileenKNY said...

Yes, let us see a pic of the stash!
I'm a studio junkie, so I love seeing where others create and work.
Even though the decision was taken out of your hands, I hope you have closure, and now you can move ahead without it hanging over your head.

Shelina said...

So not only are you good at quilting, you are good at your job too? Congratulations!
Don't feel bad about shopping - I think I usually feel bad when I have to buy something AFTER a going out of business sale. It makes me mad at myself for not thinking of needing the fabric until after the sale is over.