I'm baaaaaack! (Name that movie)
I have had the most wonderful four days off. Well, I'm assuming today will be wonderful so I'll go ahead and count it in advance! Jane, her sweet DH and Skippy came over yesterday. We laughed, talked, ate a bunch, had the Rose Bowl game on in the background. Two desserts. We were all stuffed. Penny hopped in her bed and hasn't moved since Skippy left.
AND Jane walked out of here with 10 yards of fabric! All right! A bust on New Year's Day! Man, it doesn't get any better than that!! "Whatever you do on New Year's Day, you do for the rest of the year." :)
I'm so full of inspiration that I'm about to pop wide open. Jane gave me some quilt books for Christmas. There are a couple of quilts (or more) in each one that I want to make. Seriously, I've been digging through my stash for possibilities. Some of them will use particular Moda lines, but that's okay. Stash is stash. What I'm having the most trouble using is the "color wall." Judy's Monochromatic Challenge will help in that regard. I'm going to participate whenever I can.
January and possibly February are going to be brutal for me at work. I'm extremely busy through June 15th, but those two months will be the worst. I plan on cramming as much into my weeks as I can so that my weekends are free to sew. I have a plan and I'm sticking to it!!
I finally unearthed my cutting table and sewing table yesterday. A bit more tidying up there and I'm good to go.
Another thing on my agenda this year is major dental work. I start tomorrow with a four-hour appointment. Interestingly, I'm looking forward to getting it all done. We mapped out everything and it'll be done over the course of a few months, but by mid year I hope to be finished. I have such a hodge-podge of crowns, bridges and fillings in my mouth. I'll finally have everything permanent and matching. After being here 16+ years and going through three different dentists, I finally found one I like. I told him I expect a plaque in the lobby in my honor when I'm done!! :)
Oh, speaking of the Rose Parade -- we were talking about that, weren't we? -- yesterday morning I heard the loudest roar outside. I immediately knew what it was and dashed out to get a visual. It was the Stealth flying right over the Quilting Condo on its way home from the parade! Such an awesome sight! Naturally, I didn't grab my camera, but let's see if I can paint a picture. Absolutely crystal clear blue skies and snow-capped mountains framing the Stealth. It was making its climb and there was this perfect moment there that would have made the most wonderful photo. The Stealth is near and dear to our company as we provided the titanium used in the prototypes and were invited to the roll-out of the first Stealth. We have a picture in our lobby and a framed commendation. Quite a remarkable plane! I'm proud as all get-out when I see one in flight!
Okay, this is too long. I was going to make a resolution to have short and concise blogging posts this year, then decided it doesn't matter the length. The important thing is that I record my quilting and thoughts, however long or short they may be.
Busted: 10 yards
Purchased: 0 yards
Net YTD: 10 yards busted :)
Be sure to check out Judy's Patchwork Times each Sunday to see how we all are doing.
Goodbye 2010. I won't miss you one bit.
Welcome 2011! I'm going to enjoy every minute of you!!!