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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Updates on To-Do List

Well, work let out early due to the snow/ice mix affecting the area and University is canceled. I've got a free night! I'm going to sew a bunch. :-)

I just finished the backing for the cowboy quilt and I've got it basted ready to quilt. I'm waiting to get bright colored, variegated thread to use, since both the top and the backing are bright colors. That will need to wait until I'm out driving - not tonight with this weather. I'll post a picture when my camera batteries are charged.

Next I'm working on the Thangles and my 1930's BOM I'm doing with the LQS by my mom. I also still need to do everything else on my list, lol.

Back to the sewing room,

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Weekend To Do List

Well, I've got about a mile long weekend to-do list this weekend. I have to play catch-up at work and get the last of the invoicing committed before the accounting month ends Sunday at midnight. I also have school work to do for both my University classes as well as course work for 3 online course related to work.

But for the fun to-do list ...
1. Sew blocks for PClassic BOM swap :-) done
2. Add border to cowboy quilt. :-)
3. Create a "better backside" backing for cowboy quilt.
4. Finish Navy Blue Thangles BOM (6 blocks to go).
5. Appliqué football & nephew's name onto baby quilt. (Bubba - the younger one)
6. Baste Bubba's quilt and & prep for handquilting.
7. Appliqué Sue and Sam for Happy Scrappy BOM class
8. Cut/prep fabric for Zoo Parade Quilt Class
9. Finish piecing/quilt placemats for Feb. swap.

I could probably add a bunch more, but since I know I won't finish everything I'd better stop now. Well, I have to run - off to the post office to mail the heart blocks for an online swap as well as the PClassic BOM swap blocks. Then to work to get everything finished - fun times!


Thursday, January 22, 2009

It's been awhile ....

Wow, it's really been awhile since I last posted. I've been super busy. I guess that's called living :-). Let's see, to recap the past year, I worked my third tax season as a tax associate for a national firm. I took my classes to work again, but have decided not to work this year. Instead, I've started graduate school! I am working on my Master's of Science in Applied Computing :-). I am still working full time and attending classes two evenings a week. It will take me four or five semesters to complete. I'm excited. I'd forgotten how much I like being in school.

As far as personal life goes, my sister had a baby at the end of the year, so now I have a Bubby and a Bubba :-). I need to get going on Bubba's quilt - sissy asked if I was making him one, which of course I was, but I needed a name first. Bubba didn't count. They didn't give us a name until after he was born.

As far as quilting goes, I've done a lot here and there. I went to quilt camp in the spring and made a double size top for my bed. I was able to go down in July and quilt it on my Aunt's long-arm. It's on my bed now, minus the binding. I haven't had a chance to put that on yet.

Of course, I'm working on swaps online and some Thangles BOM projects. I've got to finish a navy blue & white Thangles BOM from last year. I'm dividing the blocks in two and putting them on point so I have enough to make two twin size quilts. Bubba has an older half-brother, so either way there will be two boys in a room. This way, once Bubby (and maybe Bubba) are big enough for twin beds, they will have a set of matching quilts, whichever two are in the room together.

I'm also getting started on a Scrappy Happy quilt project that is being taught by my LQS. The teacher is giving us two blocks a month; there are 15 total. The rest of the year will be spent on sashing and borders. She's planning an applique border - not me though. I'll wait and see, but will probably do something different. I'm doing mine in 1930's fabrics. I'll try to remember to post pictures as I finish the blocks.

Next week my mom and I are taking a class together to make a cute pieced/applique baby quilt. It is 3 X 5 12" squares. Eight of them are nine-patches and the other seven are adorable animal appliques. We'll see how that goes .... The pattern calls for green and lights in the nine-patches and the pieced border. I think I'm doing mine in pinks to make it for a girl at church. I'm not really sure, but I need to decide fast - the class starts next week :-).

Other than that, not much as gone on. I hope to post regularly and include photos. I'd better get going - it's late enough already and tomorrow's a workday.