Saturday, June 20, 2009

Stealing time to stitch

Today was the second 13-hour work day in a row for me (yes, it is SATURDAY, and yes, I have to work again TOMORROW!). It hasn't been as bad as I had anticipated. The kids are having a ball spending the weekend at my mom's ("They haven't even asked about you," my mom says. Thanks. I didn't need to know that!), and I have met some really fascinating people. But fascinating people aside, time at work means time that I am not quilting. Luckily, I have found little windows of time today to get some stitching done. First, I had the foresight to bring my hand quilting with me to work. In between sessions, I found a quiet corner to put a few stitches in. Then, after the session I led in the early afternoon but before the reception and dinner, I raced home to check on my dog, put in two loads of laundry, sweep the floors (I had no idea a short haired dog - lab - could shed SO MUCH!), and sew. I got two more Pick and Choose blocks done - I'm up to 20 of the 25 done.
One of these blocks I think is beautiful, the other, hideous. I'm sure you can tell which is which. No matter, once it is set into the quilt, it will work.
With Father's Day and Donald's 4th birthday tomorrow, plus work in the morning, I am sure I won't have a chance to sew tomorrow. Why aren't there more hours in the day?

3 comments:

kwiltmakr said...

I didn't think one block was hideous. One is a bit more busy than the other one but they are both very nice and will blend in well with what you have.

Piwacket said...

Your post made me want to take a catnap. You are one busy lady! I agree that neither block looks hideous; they're simply different themes and both will work in a scrappy quilt very nicely.

Kim said...

this is gonna be a great looking quilts....thank goodness the blocks are so interesting and not cookie cutter cute and all the same...that is so boring and I am totally hooked on scrappy...thanks to Bonnie Hunter.
are you going to take us step by step to the completion of this quilt? I hope so, I'm just crazy about it. I'm cutting up scraps as fast as I can to make it too. what size will yours be?
Happy sewing,,,,when you can get some time :0)