Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Prepping for Portland

Inside the Vera Bradley hanging travel cosmetic bag (which is perfect for carrying sewing around, by the way), you'll find:
  • 4 printed sashiko of which I started on the cruise
  • a dozen leaves needing applique cut out centers (from a 2012 Karen Kay Buckley workshop)
  • the center medallion from the Jingle quilt, which is 2/3 finished

I also kitted 12 applique Dear Jane blocks...marked the blocks and cut out the shapes.

And if that isn't enough, I pulled out the Vintage Trick or Treat quilt and traced out designs on 4 blocks and spent quite a bit of time trying to match the DMC floss specified in the pattern with my 18wt Aurifil.

Not sure it's enough to keep me busy to/in/from Portland. If not, I'll be spending lots of time on Facebook and the blog.

When all was said and done, I did finish 7 Dear Jane blocks the other day, plus....

three more pieced blocks that just need a tiny bit of applique (that I packed for Portland).  Patting myself on the back for making my DJ June quota. Those other 9 applique blocks I've packed are a good head start for July's quota.

Well, it's Wednesday--the one day I have to go into the office (yuk!). Super hot and humid here with thunderstorms forecast--a perfect hair day for taking a staff photo to be used in a presentation at the meeting next week (not!).

My sister brought over a table quilt she needs done so I need to do something fast and easy and finish that after work tonight if I'm going to get it done this week.

Happy Wednesday!  One more day to the long weekend (woo hoo!)