Thursday, June 19, 2008

One Thing Off My List!



The first block done on the Designer Mystery BOM out of Peace on Earth fabric.

I won't be posting these as I do them each month - because if I get mine done before everyone else, then it won't be a mystery for them! LOL. But since Kimberly showed the first block ... well, I was about to pop to start it. Now I just have to wait 3.5 more weeks for the next block!

I'm heading upstairs to read the last ten pages of Pillars of the Earth. I can't believe I was too sleepy to finish it last night. I read this many years ago, and it was a joy to read it again. Thanks, Jane! Next up is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Another one read many, many years ago. I mentioned once how much I loved that book, and Mar gave me a copy for Christmas. Thank you, Mar! I can't wait to start it.

It was 102 here today! And I had to get out twice in that! I stopped after work to get gasoline. Went to a little small station near the office, and it was the same price as last week, $4.59.9. That was a pleasant surprise. Anyway, I was so hot after pumping the gas that I went back in to get something cold to drink. I spotted the Slurpee machine, and came out with a blue Slurpee. By the time I got to the quilt shop to visit with Jane, I had blue teeth, lips and tongue. But nothing will cool you down faster than a Slurpee, and totally kill your appetite for dinner! LOL

And very very very good news -- I purchased my plane ticket to go to Louisiana in late September!!! I'm getting the whole week off, and I plan to rest, relax and giggle with Don and Gail. They're so much fun to be around. I'm flying into Lafayette this time instead of New Orleans, so that will be closer for them to pick me up. I just hope I make that terminal change connection in Dallas!

Two sips of wine tonight, a real unusual thing for me. I might not make it through the last ten pages of that book again!

13 comments:

Mar said...

Love that block, maybe I'll do mine over the weekend. I didn't think about not posting pictures of these... hmmmmm!!!

Becky said...

I love the block. Got me thinking about how to use some of the charm squares in my stash.

WowsRose said...

LOL @ the slurpee. I lived on them when I was pregnant with Noah and I stuck with the red colors (pretty lips) or the cola, because it was a dead give away I gorged on a slurpee with the blue ones. hahah

Vicky, I am SO glad you get to go to LA for a week to visit your brother. You really need to take more weeks like that for yourself more often. No one deserves a break to visit family/home as much as you do!

Want to know what's funny? My baby brother is flying here from CA that same week - for a week! Haven't seen him in 3 years and I'm so excited.

I love you lots!

Nicky

Jeanne said...

Very pretty block. Pam at Mamaspark has her block posted, also. Lovely fabrics and colors. Enjoy your vacation!

Vickie E said...

Vicki,
I am soo jealous...I haven't done my Mystery BOM yet...wanted to today but looks like I am headed to work unexpectedly...:(

Judith said...

The block looks beautifull. Looking forward to seeing the next. Now get working on the patchworkparty as I want to see that one finished now.

Karen said...

I like your first block. Mystery quilts are hard for me. I want to see the whole thing before I start. I need to learn to be patient.

Patti said...

What an interesting block! I've never seen a block pattern like that before. Now I'm eager to see whether or not the others are as unusual.

KathySWFL said...

Love the block! Hoping to do mine today. I am so glad to hear you are taking a week to go visit and relax with Don and Gail. You so deserve it!!

Kim said...

Neat block pattern! I love your goodies from recent posts too. Looks like you have enough to keep you busy this weekend, that's for sure!

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materialjunkie said...

Love the colours you chose for your Designer Mystery BOM. I have also read Pillars of the Earth..twice

Nan said...

I'm so proud of you! My block is still sitting very prettily in its package. It's so cute! I am very excited to see the next one. I better get busy, huh?
I love "Pillars of the Earth"! I bought it recently and am excited to read it again. Did you enjoy it as much this time around?
Love your Slurpee story - I haven't had one for years....