Sunday, February 22, 2009

This morning

For the record, it started as a nice, calm morning. I got up, started to do dishes, fired up the PC and was thinking about coffee and cinnamon rolls when DD came down the stairs and very calmly said she had just thrown up.

And a good morning to you too.

So now I'm on the third load of laundry. The grocery list is made; now I just need to go and run. A third of my own homework is done. I hope to get partway through the next third before I leave to get groceries.

Ain't life grand?

To keep this quilty, I did finish quilting my P&P last night. Tonight's goal is to trim it and attach the binding. Also, make 6 boxy stars blocks and find my focus fabric for Judy's quilt-along.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Morning musings

It’s been far too long since I updated. Hrmmm… So I’m taking a little time right now to type something up. I was trying to do an account reconciliation, and then I discovered that others did some things in my accounts and they didn’t tell me. So in a fit of frustration, I took the whole stack of papers and put it in a very messy pile behind me in my cube and pretty much have told everyone it can stay there and rot for all I care. In reality, it will stay there until I can talk to someone who can help me make sense of it. Because at this company, I don’t have the freedom (nor should I – I am OK with this) to do exactly what I want.

So here I am.

I need to do a total of stashbusting for January. The only things that got down were a tiny dresser topper and the potholders for Kim. The dresser topper was done for the Inauguration, and it was really the Election Night challenge put out there by Sweet Pea. So not exactly a lot of yardage. I have 2 quilts basted and ready for quilting: Chiclets #1, the P&P and Watermelon Slice. No, I haven’t done any quilting on them at all.

I did, however, on Superbowl Sunday, start a blue boxy stars from Bonnie Hunter. Way back, the goal was to do a Bonnie quilt in blue on the day of the big game. I think that may have changed over time, but that is what I remembered. (Due to homework, I have had to go no mail on my quilting lists.) So I started and got pretty far – maybe halfway with making the 120 units that will make the 30 stars. This quilt will go to the 4th Annual Taste of Brookfield @ your library. The library has its largest fundraiser with FOOD INSIDE THE LIBRARY. Yes, sacrilege if I’ve ever heard it, but it is a ton of fun. I organized the 1st Annual, so I’m partial to this event. It won’t be until the fall, but if I start now, it won’t hurt.

I haven’t been doing a lot of stitching at lunch either, because of year end at work or going out for lunch. I need to get back to that. I’m running out of hexagons and need to start making the large bloom so I can unbaste some! Plus I plan to run Joann’s this weekend and get thread for Watermelon Slice, since thread is on sale.

So my new goals for now are:

Post a January stashbusting total.
1 hex done in February.
Quilt 2 quilts.
Bind 2 quilts.
Finish the stars for boxy stars.
Make dresser topper to match Watermelon Slice.

My Q1 goals are:
25 yards busted from stash.
Finish the fab 4 I want to do: P&P, Chiclets #1, Watermelon Slice and the Christmas BRB.
Finish boxy stars top.

OK that’s plenty and I’m getting overwhelmed. Back to work.