I haven't spent one single minute on my Jubilee quilt this week......and I don't know why! I wanted to, but it seems I only want to work on it when I know I can spend hours at a time doing it! Twenty minutes here and there is just not relaxing for me. It's either all or nothing!
I did spend yesterday trying to quilt up a quilt for our group charity project. Turns out, we have someone in town that should receive it, and I'd like to get it to them BEFORE I come back in the middle of April. If I can finish up the quilting on it, and sew down the binding, Pat (one of the gals from the group) said she would finish hand sewing down the binding. Yay! I'm doing just a simple wavy line down each seam......it's a stripey quilt, so I wanted the quilting to be stripey, too! I'm nearly done with the quilting......I should finish it tonight! Yay!
I do need to spend a few minutes today marking some fabrics with templates......for my handwork project on this trip. I know I'll want to sit and stitch here and there, so I really want to have something very portable with me. My plan is to make little LeMoyne stars from my civil war fabrics......about 3 inches finished. I've seen a bunch of these antique quilts out there, and just the other day, Barbara Brackman linked to a site of civil war quilts at a museum, and there was one in the collection with a fabulous striped fabric sashing! I'm in love!
This is kindof my thing......I HAVE to have decorated golf balls......I just can't play with a plain ball! It doesn't feel right! I really like looking down at the little flowers just before I smack the snot out of it! Ha! It just make me happy! :o)
And yeah.....I usually get a lot of comments like....."Gee, someone has a lot of free time on their hands!"
And NO, I really don't......but this is a necessity! Really! My game just wouldn't be the same without the little flowers!
And on other non-quilty topics.......my hubby just finished making a kite for a friend of ours who does kite building workshops with kids.......and the kite came out REALLY great! It's the logo for his workshop business, and it flies like a dream!
Ok......I'm off to pack, stitch and mark fabric! Whew!
AND.......I'm officially NOT keeping track of my food starting tomorrow! I've been following Weight Watchers since the beginning of February, and I've lost 13 pounds since then. My goal was to lose 10 by our trip......so I'm totally jazzed about it all! I'm not even going to worry about it during our trip......and I'm eating every dessert I see on that dang ship! Ha! Cuz vacations for us are ALL about the food! Yum!
And I'll get right back on WW when I get home!
Hope you have a great few weeks.....I know I will! :o)