Monday, August 07, 2006
August 1st Weekend
First weekends are my time to work on Christmas presents. This weekend I worked on my niece's quilt. Finished all the blocks and got the first row sashed. I didn't sew the second horizontal sashing on yet because that blue is bothering me a bit. It looks too dark for the blue strawberry fabric in the picture, but it looks all right in person. It's a Dimples fabric. After pondering it last night, I think I'll go with it. I've got a long work week this week, and cleaning house is a must, but I'm hoping I can finish up the sashings and start the borders.
Six days into the no-fabric month and I'm hanging tight. I only peeked at one online quilt shop newsletter and almost got busted with a BOM. But I didn't poke the button! I immediately thought of Jeanne when I saw it.
My friend, Mar, is making a Christmas quilt and miscalculated the background fabric for her applique blocks. Naturally I had it :) and am delighted to be able to stash bust a bit. Another friend called me last week looking for an old Pandolph pattern. I not only had the pattern but the exact border fabric she needed. Another opportunity to stash bust! Every little bit helps! It feels good to help out, but what really amazed me is that I immediately knew I had those fabrics considering how long it's been since I looked at them! LOL
August is another milestone month for me. Five years since I began quilting. Rotary Cutting 101, a prerequisite for other classes, was completed and I signed up for two beginning classes. I was off and running, and have never looked back!
I guess I'll find out today if the accounting lady shows up. If she does, we'll terminate her tomorrow. If she doesn't ... well, if you need me, I'll be in the Accounting Department!
~ A whole weekend with no commitments other than sewing!
~ Grilled filet mignon, parsley potatoes and a salad last night. I cooked!
~ Watching chick flick DVDs all day yesterday with no guilt!
~ A fun weekend with my online quilting buddies!
~ Listening to Daisy snore!