Before I get to the down and dirty, and yeah, it’s sort of bad, this was a great week for me. Still not up to 100% but I had to really think about it to see how I’m doing. Almost there.
The only bad part of my week is the flat tire I ended up with Thursday after work. Mister thinks I got the screw in the parking lot at work since it wasn’t all the way in my tire, nor was it dented up very much. Of course this created the need to search for a new tire on Friday and the closest one we could find is in Louisiana. I ended up getting the tire patched and we’re waiting to see what’s happening with a new tire. This led me to cancel my trip to California in a couple of weeks. The deadline to get my deposit back – and to mail the balance due – was Friday and I just couldn’t take the chance that the new tire would make it here, or to chance driving there and back on my patch. I’d already dodged one bullet on my last trip (as a friend so eloquently reminded me) and didn’t feel comfortable taking that chance right now.
On the stitching front, I did work on Elizabeth Sheffield 2-3 times this week. I’ve been lazy though and haven’t taken a new progress photo. Need to remedy that before next weekend.
On the quilting front:
* Son’s Tumbling charms – still waiting on black batting. I need to pick out what quilting design I want to do and see if my friend already has a similar pattern.
* Tumbler quilt – didn’t touch it this week.
* Civil War Club – tablerunner – didn’t touch it. That will be remedied after this posts.
* Celtic Solstice – As mentioned in my last post, I’m participating in Bonnie Hunter’s Celtic Solstice mystery quilt (starts Friday after Thanksgiving). I pulled my stash out and hauled my choices into work since I had 3 oranges and 3 yellows I thought would work. I bought 1 blue, and several yellow and orange FQs and am happy with what I have to work with. I’m excited to see how I’m going to be cutting it up. Many of the blues I’ve had in my stash forever and what I don’t use in this quilt will be cut up for a future nephew quilt, from one of Bonnie’s books.
* Future DIL’s quilt – bought an 8-yard bolt of fabric this week for background (and possibly backing).
* Scrappy Irish Chain – for me. Bought 5 yards of the background fabric.
* Camille Bag – this is one of the classes that I’ve signed up for. I found the perfect focus fabric but am waiting a bit for the lining and straps.
In addition to the project purchases I also added a couple of cuts of neutrals, one cut of red, and – woooo boy! – 1/2-yard cuts of all of Pam Buda’s American Gothic fabrics (link is to her blog post).
Fabric added this week : 29 1/8
Fabric out this week : 0
Fabric added this year (April – present): 178 7/8
Fabric out this year (April – present): 51 1/2
I’m thinking of participating in Bonnie’s mystery this time, but considering changing the colors. Definitely curious about what it will be – I’ve got all her other books, have 2 of her quilts in progress and a couple more planning to make. 😉
OMG. I LOVE that American Gothic!!! No, I have no idea what I’d do with it, but I might just have to have some. Wow. Seriously. Love. It.
Can’t wait to see how the Mystery Quilt unfolds (hee hee) – given I’m going to be starting my own mystery, I can honestly say I’m only the slightest bit tempted 😉
Those American Gothic fabrics are gorgeous! Might have to indulge myself!