Saturday, March 30, 2013

Running in place

We spent the last few days in Pennsylvania with my mother-in-law.  She is at home and doing OK.  It was good to spend some time with her, chatting while watching her two favorite shows - NCIS and Fraiser.  And by now, I think everyone knows what I do when I watch TV, right?  QUILT!  I worked on the rainbow rail fence quilt for hours upon hours.  With all those straight lines, I figured it needed curves, so I popped it in the hoop and quilted concentric circles using the hoop and the length of my pinkie finger as a guide.

It was a good idea in theory, but my curves just weren't uniform enough for me, so then I spent hours upon hours taking all the stitches out.  Man, I hate that!  But now that I'm back home, I plan to do some freehand baptist fans using one of my half circle rulers as a guide to get me started on each fan.  I love the way baptist fans look, so I'm happy about that, but I'm not happy about starting over - I feel like I've been running in place, doing all that work with nothing to show for it.

But the mail cheered me when I got home.  My hubby says I single-handedly keep the postal service in business.  I'll certainly be keeping them busy this week.  Know what this is?

250 thank you post cards to send out to the folks who helped me out with the Hurricane Sandy Quilt project.  If you are one of them, watch your mailbox for some love from me.

And an update on that project - I have one completed quilt and 5 being long-arm quilted right now, with a couple more still waiting for quilting.  They'll get done eventually, but not until these babies get their quilts.

OK, off to address some postcards.  Happy Easter, everyone!