Friday, January 17, 2014


I've been working on these. What have you been working on?

This "block" is made up of 10 inch units. So there will only be 9 blocks, but the resulting quilt will still be large.

I want this done to tops stage by the time I board the cruise ship on Tuesday...

So I have been setting & mostly meeting daily goals. Yesterdays was to have the blocks pieced. Today;s is to have the long seams on these blocks pressed & at a minimum, the next seams to be sew to be pinned together. (I'd actually prefer to have the 3 long rows sew & pressed.)

Thursday, January 09, 2014

So I have sort of been doing a quilting goal of the day...

Since the new year.

& I have been making string blocks. (I bought paper from Missouri Star Quilt Co.)

I'm nearing the end of the string blocks - not the end of the strings, which is actually o.k. because I have a scrappy spiderweb planned. I probably have more than enough strings for those already. :o)

Oh well...

My big goal is to have the strings as a top so that I can pull the papers while on the cruise ship. Productive, can do a little or a lot, can stop right away, can let little one help, etc.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

word of the year

I'll take prepare.

I need to prepare for my upcoming cruise vacation. (I have my spiderweb that needs to have its paper removed & I hope to finish a string so that I can remove those papers too.)
Also for the cruise, I prepared a bunch of squares that shall become half square triangles.
For the cruise itself, not the quilter on vacation needs projects portion. I am preparing for my birthday & for fun activities, meals & excursions.

I need to prepare to get sleeping beauty into Kindergarten. Parent's interview first, then after our cruise an assessment for my little reader.

I need to prepare to sew up more of my stash.

I need to prepare for our last family vacation before we are shackled to a school calendar to the Desert Southwest in May. So far we have plane tickets, car rental, & hotels/lodges planned.

I need to prepare more at work...

I need to prepare more healthy food.

I need to prepare for my athletic endeavors.

See prepare is a pretty good word for me.

I do not need to prepare for a nap - I have that one in control as does my little buddy.