Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Egads! What Happened to Monday

I'll tell you what...I missed it. And darn near Tuesday too!

Busy, busy though. Not sure I mentioned, but I fulfilled Guideline #1. Yes, I connected the new laptop in the quilt studio. Set up the antivirus software....it's ready to use, just waiting for me to hook it up to the 440 and monogram it's little heart out. But sadly, no time for that yet, as we are only about a third of the way through with the Beach House quilt. (So much for having it done by the 21st.....still shooting for the end of the month).

Bought a Quilters Fabric Calculator yesterday. Makes me think I've got a TI83. Haven't figured out how to use it yet. Skimmed the quick start pamphlet, skimmed the instruction manual, guess I'm going to have to fire up the DVD tutorial. I'll let you know how it works out, or if I'm required to register for a Calculus 101 at the community college as a prerequisite.

Also picked up a Bargello quilt book (as if I don't have enough projects in the works) and a Kaffe Fassett book...plus I ordered another Kaffe book with the Amazon gift certificate my director gave me for Christmas (thank you Nancy...you'd love Kaffe). Now I've got to rearrange the bookshelf in the studio.

Did I mention those 1930s reproduction fat quarters I ordered last week from Homestead Hearth? They had a special and you got 25 for $25. I figured, how could I go wrong...if I didn't really care for them, I could use them in the Guild's FQ raffle, or donate them for the quilt show raffle baskets. A buck each, how bad could they be?

The answer is NOT BAD AT ALL. In fact, they were fabulous, and none of them duplicated any of the 12 I already had. Here they are neatly stacked and arranged by color in their cubby holes.

Now, in all honesty, there is one that we could do without....unless, of course, we happened to have an 'Aunt Grace' we could pawn this off on.

If you've got an Aunt Grace (or a plan) to make something for using this fat quarter, post a comment with your plans for it and it's yours. If more than one person wants it, I'll pick someone randomly and pop it in the mail to you. I'd hate to see it live as a lonely recluse FQ in my cubbies when it could be leading a happy life being part of something.

Hopefully someone will administer a swift kick to my fat bee-hind tomorrow to get it off the couch watching the train wreck that is American Idol auditions and up to the quilt studio to finish the Beach House quilt. I need a project to list for OPAM.

Enjoy the unseasonable weather, if you live in my neck of the woods, hear we're going back to winter later in the week (I knew I should have stopped on the way home and bought a Mega Millions ticket...I'm never going to realize my dream of Coastal Living at this rate.)


  1. KICK - get going! :D Love those reprints. I almost reached through the screen and brought some to me!

  2. Well get yourself over to Homestead Hearth and order some. They're still on special. I checked this morning.

  3. thanks! I have no ideas for that fabric except for YOU to create a fabric postcard or two to someone who may appreciate either (a) the era or (b) the repo fabric.


  4. I think my oldest granddaughter, Talia Grace, who will be 4 on February 3, needs an "Aunt Grace" doll quilt to help her younger sister, Natasha, who will be 1 on February 9, learn how to be a caring momma! Love that fabric ....

  5. Marsha, send me your address and I'll send you the FQ.


  6. LOVE your 30s stash! I saw your posts on the DJ list-serve. I'm working on one now if you'd like to take a peek at my site.
    Happy Quilting!


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