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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Let's see, what have I been doing???

Since I last posted I have finished two of my HRB classes. This week will finish up another class. After that I just have three more classes to go (Sole Proprietor, Retirement Plans, and ITIN). Then I'll be done with that until pre-season training and update :-). At least now I'm done to once a week (except for the ITIN week, but that's only a one night deal). No more 3 nights a week comprehending tax issues :-D.

But this blog is about sewing and quilting ... so onto the good stuff. It's been two weeks plus since my last post and I feel like I haven't accomplished much of anything!!!! I'm still quilting blue & yellow 1930's baby quilt. I still need to finish cutting the train quilt for the special 1 year old. I did pick up fabric for a sheep quilt for his new baby brother, but again, that still needs to be cut.

I did manage to make pillows for sis for Bday. As I can use coupons to buy the forms, I'll have them finished. I ended up cutting the big ones too big, so I need to trim them down to fit the pillow form. A really neat trick that I found out at class (more about the class in a minute) - for pillows 14" or bigger, make the cover 1" to 2" smaller. So for a 20" pillow form, make it 18". The pillow cover fits nicer then. It doesn't work for 12" or smaller though. I just need to buy one more pillow form for her.

The other night I took a pillow class at the local quilt store. We put the back in the front and added a cute button and loop. It looks cool. I'll post a picture of it one of these days. (yes, I do have a camera ... I just don't take pics and when I do actually take them, they sit on my camera forever :P.

Tonight I have a free night ... if I can get out of work. It's a crazy start to the month :-( and I may need to stay late. I need to finish my SBS blocks. I've got 7 whole sets to do and one partial. I still need to label/sign for all of them too.

My sewing class with mom on Saturday was cancelled. We were the only ones signed up for it. Mom told the lady I was coming in from out of town but it didn't help any. Oh well, one less project to do ... not like I'm lacking at all, well, maybe time, but not projects. Definitely not projects.

This week I hope to get 6 sets of SBS done, leaving me with just 2. I also hope to finish the pillows as I buy the pillow forms and to finish 1930's baby quilt. I know, I'll probably be listing this again next week, but I gotta aim for something.

All for now
~~QB29

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