Saturday, February 21, 2009

Oops, missed my anniversary

I started this blog in January 2008 to record my quilting journey. I just took a look over the year and it's fun to see what I've done. But I realized I missed quite a few too. Like the quilt I actually made at Hershey in July isn't in here and none of my potted posies are in here and a few other BOMs are missing. If I can find the time I'll search them out and load them so we can all see what I reallly did last year. 2008 was GREAT!

But it's a new year and I need to get busy. I have plans to make a quilt for my grandson Lliam (Sponge Bob Square Pants) and for my grandson Luke (Mater from Cars) and for my friend Barb and her fiance Eddie (Fireman stuff) and still need to finish my son Ben's quilt (red white and black) and I have plans for at least 3 Hawaiian Table toppers. I have a ton more projects I've planned, just got to get busy and get them done. 2009 will be FINE!

No time

My daughter and grandson are visiting while we wait for Grandson #2 to make his arrival, so not a lot of time on my hands. Llliam is 18 months old and wears us all out. But I do spend a lot of time laughing. I've been very busy at my job as well. We're short two people. The boss found another job and one of my coworkers had some unexpected surgery. They sent me to Hawaii for a little work that ended up being a great 3 day mini vacation and I bought TONS of fabric (Hawaiian prints) while I was there. I have been doing a little bit of sewing to keep up with swaps on my favorite online group. I've made a bunch of little potted posies for one swap and I'm working on a Fat Eighth swap now. You get fabric from four other people and you make each one of them a block using their fabric and yours. You get back four blocks from four different people all with your same fabric in it somewhere. This year I was pretty specific about the block and where I wanted my fabric to be. It should be a pretty quilt when all is said and done. It doesn't end until April 15, so it'll be a while until I can show my blocks. Here's some of the blocks I've made for others. I stuck with very similar designed blocks. I wanted to get done quickly and all these swappers left it quilters choice. They weren't as picky as I was. Not sure how much time I'll have once Luke is born to sew, so I need to finish up the rest of these soon. This is one group -- I'm in four groups, so 12 more to come.