Friday, January 29, 2010

It's Friday...Again

Yep, here it is Friday and another week has dissappeard in the blink of an eye. I am making progress though. Thanks to a task reminder on Outlook (I need to use those tools more) I remembered to enter an online quilt show this week. If you want a bit of quilty eye candy head over to the Quilting Gallery and check out the
Weekly Themed Quilt Contests This weeks theme is two-color quilts and I entered my red and white "Cannot Tell a Lie" quilt. Down below the pictures is a place to vote for your favorite. Voting is open until Sunday evening.

I have gotten more work done on the Primrose Raffle quilt. Not so much on the Spring Medallion class quilt. Hopefully both will be done this weekend. Wishful thinking I know, but a girl can dream.

"Don't tell me not to burn the candle at both ends
Tell me where to get more wax!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Design Wall Monday

So here it is Monday again. Wow, the weeks just fly by. It seems I just get things sorted out and then it's Friday, then the weekend and we start all over again.

I did get lots of stuff done Friday. Quilting on Primrose (the big raffle Quilt) is going well. As you probably guessed there are feathers... and tons of Stitch-in-the-ditch. It know there are faster options than SID, but I love how it accents the piecing.
I'm waiting on a tool that does little tiny feathers for the border. I'm borrowing it from a friend in New Jersey, so I hope the Post Office can get it here.

I also got started on the quilt for the Adult Ed class that starts in February. I call it Spring Medallion.

That's what is on the design wall. It looks a bit odd now, but I will try to get the center blocks done today. I could actually be prepared for this class when it starts...Don't laugh it could happen.

*** Yes, I just saw the oops in that log cabin on the lower right corner. Guess I have to do some frogging as well. Better now than in the finished quilt***

"Don't tell me not to burn the candle at both ends
Tell me where to get more wax!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Miracle Has Happened!

Yep, a genuine miracle. The phone books got delivered today and like every country hick concerned business person I have to check to see my listing. It just proves I really exist. Besides, last year the shop number wasn't listed. Well, I looked and guess what...NO LISTING for the shop phone number. Just the home number. No it isn't life or death critical, the shop is listed under my name since they charge double for a business listing. But, I had called in October to check that everything was OK, they said it was and now nothing. So...I the called the phone company to let them know about the omission. After 24 minutes on hold (yes I timed it) the rep comes on and says she and her manager don't know what the problem is, she will call me back when they figure it out... Is there anything else she can do for me? My gut response is yeah, right I'll never hear from you again and I doubt you will reprint a bazillion phone books just for me. She called back about 30 minutes later (shock) with an answer (bigger shock). It seems somehow my listing was linked to the book for Rutherford Maine. I have no idea where that is, but it ain't 'round here. And oh, by the way in compensation, they will take 50% off my phone bill for a year. (I am all astonishment!!!) That's HALF off my phone bill. I don't have a big phone bill (really puny compared to some) But I got a concession from a PHONE COMPANY. I have never heard of it, unless there was death or dismemberment involved. I may not believe it entirely until the bill comes at the end of the month, but should I be looking for a star or some wise men??

And just in case you think I'm not working... This is the quilt I have on the machine right now. It's another raffle quilt from the lady who made Gram's Garden and Theresa's Baskets. See all those big open spaces? You will just have to wait and see what goes in there, but you can probably guess.
OK...back to work...there's lots more stitch-in-the-ditch before the fun starts.

"Don't tell me not to burn the candle at both ends
Tell me where to get more wax!