Thursday, September 17, 2009

Where does the time go?

I swear I just posted on here, but in fact, it has been nearly a week. I need to post more often because so much happens between posts. Last Friday, my office went out for a team building kayaking excursion before we all started travel season. It was a perfect day for being outside on the water - you can read more about it and see photos here on my office's blog.

Then, after work, I put the final border on my Kitchen Sink quilt (aka Pick and Choose). I was so happy to have something to share at Show and Tell at the quilt guild meeting on Saturday morning. And it turns out nearly everyone in the guild had something to show - it was one of the biggest Show and Tell's we've ever had. I get so much inspiration from these wonderful, creative, talented women! And that's not all I get - one of the ladies brought in a bag of scraps, my version of winning the lottery. I was not greedy, and only took a few pieces, some just small snips or strips of fabric. Here's my take:



I couldn't stay for the workshop, making little baskets something like these that I made back in February,

because I had to go to the airport to fly down to Atlanta for a few days of work. My twin sister was down there at the same time visiting her college roommate - a fact that I was aware of but she wasn't. She was SO SURPRISED when I showed up out of the blue to join them for dinner and a comedy show. Here we are enjoying a frozen margarita - can you tell which one is me and which one is my twin?


I'm back in town for about a week before heading off to a national conference and then my trip to Costa Rica and Ecuador. For those of you who followed my last blog, remember that last year I found time to go to the equator. This year, I am hoping to find the time to take a trail ride on horseback up a volcano. After all, all work and no play makes Erin grumpy!

Before I leave, I hope to make some more progress with both the flannel juvenile quilt that I am hand quilting and my GGG quilt. Stay tuned for photos!

10 comments:

Becky said...

Oh good grief, Erin!! Are you identical twins???!!!! I am thinking the one on the left is you, but I surely can't say for certain! What fun it must be to have a twin. Enjoy your trips and I can't wait to see the Kitchen Sink!

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Oh my goodness,, i have no clue but I am going just guess you are the one on the right... oh and the little fabric baskets are adorable.

ms. mindless said...

you're in the black!

DeAnna S. said...

I agree...you are wearing black. Those drinks sure do look good. Have fun on your trips and visiting with the volcano!

Hazel said...

I agree also I think you are the one in the black .

Kim said...

Look at those gorgeous smiles.....Now does God know what he's doing or what...you look so good he had to make two! I don't know but love the short hair on which ever one of you is Erin!

Happy sewing

Auntie Em said...

Before I read the comments, I had a feeling you were the one in the black on the left. Now I see I'm not the only one. You both look so happy!

CapLady Molly said...

What beautiful people you two are. I'm also guessing the one in black but then....oh gosh, I'm sticking with my first choice. I bet you two had fun growing up, and trading places, and jokes on people. What fun! Have a great vacation and enjoy your ride, don't bring me any hot lava, okay?

Nancy said...

Great picture of the two of you - what fun it must have been to surprise her! You are the one in black, but you all sure do look alike!

Gene Black said...

Gee, my first guess was you are in the orange color on the right.but then I look at the hair and whichever is in the black blouse looks more like the hair is sleeked back when the other appears to have short hair....y'all look too much alike for me to tell without time to get to know you.
I will guess that the one on the right -orange blouse- was born first. Am I at least right on that?