Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tired but Happy

I spent a few days sewing with a group of lovely ladies. It sure was good to be away but it was hard to get back into the routine of work-home-work, etc.

I only brought applique to work on, and I won't do that again. My wrist was hurting so badly after a day and a half of stitching.

I did one Dutch Treat block, one called Time Warp. Isn't that how you feel when you're away from it all and immersed in just sewing?



And I did 75 drunkard's path blocks. Should have prepped more as these sew up so easily.



I only did one and a half basket blocks. I found out I couldn't talk and stitch on those at the same time! :)

Didn't think I would, but I missed my little Penny. She was SO glad to see me when I got home. OMG, you would have thought she had been abandoned for months on end. And then when Jane left, she stood at the door whining for 30 minutes .... guess that shows where I stand with her!

The good news is that we're off next Monday AND Tuesday for a long Independence Day holiday. I was so motivated this past weekend. I think I'm going to spend a couple of those days off doing nothing but sewing! Get ready, Miss Bernina!

11 comments:

Dawn said...

Sounds like fun - I'm ready to get in a sewing 'time warp'. Good to hear the DP's work up so fast. I got the template out - debating size - but a step in the right direction.
Have a great holiday!

Carol said...

I'm so happy you had a great time...knew you would! Sweet Penny missed her mom...sort of...LOL! Glad you're back!

Kathie said...

Glad to hear your weekend away inspired you, yes get out that Bernina and start sewing!!!!
Kathie

MB in MI said...

beautiful block!! have a great 4th holiday!

Dee said...

Time away is really nice, but I always miss my furbabies when I'm gone. You're really coming along on those drunkard path blocks. How many have you finished so far?

Yvette said...

You are one brave woman to tackle that Dutch Treat quilt. It is going to be a BEAUTY! I have been watching Mary make her third one and have been tempted.

mascanlon said...

Sounds like a perfect time with friends.And 4 more days of sewing bliss, lucky you! We'll be up your way for the 4th. Nothing like watching everyone bike, run, march, scooter etc down Indian Hill.Always reminds me of my Midwest roots. Can't wait , my 3yr old granddaughterr has the flags at the ready!

Mary L. said...

A fellow blog friend told me you were also working on Dutch Treat. I'm on #3 . Was beginning to think I was the only one working on this quilt. I think I'm addicted. Finished the first 2 laast year and already thinking of color choices for #4. The classic blue and white may still be my favorite. Love your other projects too.

Susan said...

Your drunkard path blocks are looking good! Can't wait to see the finished quilt when you're all done with the dp blocks. I think I'm going to have to find me one of those books too :o)

Angie said...

I love ALL of your WIPs in the previous posts. You've been really busy, girl!! And of course Penny needs some 'quality' time lovin'---just like these two that own me. :D Happy July, Vicky!

jillquilts said...

Love what you worked on! I agree - a weekend of nothing but hand work was too much. Hope your wrist has recuperated. BUT!! What I want to know is... HOW was the company??? :)