Saturday, November 10, 2012

Work in Progress Wednesday That Became Saturday

I don't know about you, but I spent Tuesday night watching the election returns, both nationally and locally.  It was a close election, as was expected, and despite Hurricane Sandy and other problems, it seemed that those who wanted to vote had the opportunity to do so.  Voting is a privilege we were so blessed to have been granted when this wonderful country was formed. 

So, I didn't get any sewing done Tuesday night, although I had a light day at the office and was able to get the quilting done on my PTS9 pillow top earlier in the day.  I will be the first to tell you that I am not a great or even good machine quilter.  I hope my partner is not horrified when she sees the lack of expertise in my quilting.  I hoping the New York Beauty block, the text fabric and a wonderful pieced back will make up for the minimalist quilting and somewhat wandering lines.  I did so much ripping that I was beginning to think I would have to re-make the block!

What else have I gotten done this week?  Not much!  I finished 2 bee blocks for Melissa in the Bee Awesome bee.  The block is called Firefly.  I like it.

I went to the BAMQG meeting last Saturday and while I didn't bring my machine for Sewcial after the meeting, I stayed to brainstorm with Kelly, Rhonda, Jaye and Allison about the December partay that we are organizing for the guild and raffle baskets.  We got this great idea that we could make some raffle baskets, raffle them to members and then have some extra money for the guild for a speaker or a workshop.  So, I went out on Sunday with all my Joann's coupons and purchased 2 not very big bags of goodies for the baskets.  Spent a fortune and we still need more stuff to make really good baskets.  Luckily, Julie from Intrepid Thread is donating very generous gift certificates, Jaye and Kelly are making pin cushions, Julie and Allison(?) donated books, and we may get other donations of fabric, etc. before its time to complete the baskets. 

I have received 3 blocks (plus the one I made) from my 4x5 Fall Quarter Bee Hive #8 mates.  I am happy to say that I got my blocks out early, so they are not hanging over my head (like the pillow).  This will be my last round of aqua/teal and orange blocks.  I will likely stay in the Bee but change up my color choices so I can start something new.  I'm feeling monochromatic and neutral these days...

Lots of weekend trips for me in November.  I will not be in the Bay Area for a weekend until the last weekend of November, when I have tickets to see The Book of Mormon in San Francisco.  Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away?  (Big change since Wednesday when I wrote this:  massive snow storms in the Sierras made it impossible for me to get to Reno for the long weekend this weekend, so I'm here in the Bay Area sewing up a storm!) 

I hope you have been more creative and productive than I have!  Let me know what you have been up to.

Aaaaanyway, that's it from the Robertson hood.

1 comment:

  1. I saw your pillow on the flickr group- beautiful! I kept the quilting pretty simple on my PTS pillow, too. For me it's more about the design, not the quilting (says the person who doesn't have a lot of quilting experience).

    Have fun on your trips!