Saturday, January 9, 2010

Silver linings

I try to look for the good in everything. Usually, I am successful.

I learned this week that one of my quilter buddies, Judi AKA Karate Quilter, got engaged (YAY!) and is moving to China (BOO!). That makes 3 quilting buddies moving away in just 2 years. As someone who is used to being the one who moves away, not the one left behind, I am finding this difficult to deal with. So what is the silver lining, you ask? I am the beneficiary of stash reduction measures as she packs up to move - woo hoo!
I'd rather have her stay, but I'll settle for her stash scraps.

I played around a bit more with the Nickelmania blocks from this weekend's workshop. I still haven't chosen a layout, but I'm having a great time exploring my options.

Of course, I'm not sure when I'll get to play with it again. I'm off to work shortly, and I am working 12 days straight. Ugh! Sew a little extra for me, won't you?


Anonymous said...

I loved the options I saw you working on at the workshop. I love the top option of these two. I also like the one where you triangles were on the diagonal.

oldbatt said...

I love quilts like yours above and how you can change them around and get a totally different look. You do such great work with all your scraps - they have found a good home with you! Take care, Lisa

Char said...

What a great gift from your friend. Scraps, I'm sure you'll put them to good use!

Anonymous said...

Lucky you...but know what you mean about friends leaving. We were in the military for 20 years and someone was always moving. Have fun with your new stash. I love the new designs you are working on. My machine is still put away...but hopefully will get back to sewing in a couple of weeks.

Shirleymac said...

Wow, I'd take stash reduction leftovers any time too. Sorry about your friends. I hate it when friends move away. I love the new quilt!

Auntie Em said...

Hi Erin! Haven't had much time to leave comments lately, but I have been reading your posts. I love what you are doing with your latest set of blocks.
Sorry your friend is leaving. With all we can do with the Internet these days, I'm sure you will stay in touch.

bingo~bonnie said...

ooough - I love all these scrappies!!! Sounds like a fun workshop that you took - lucky YOU! :) and I think either layout will look fantastic! ;)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie