Monday, September 12, 2005


Today was laundry day, clean the bathroom in the basement day (disgusting), and generally spend time on the computer day!
Did manage to finish writing instructions for a quilt for my newsletter -- that's a big relief -- now it's mostly ready to go out October 1. I don't like leaving things for the last minute, but at the same time I can really procrastinate about writing quilt directions!

The only quilty thing I did today was cut 5" squares for a nickel exchange at guild. We've been exchanging nickel squares (about 30 of us) since January. Sept. 24 is the workshop given by Pat Speth (it's been full since the first month it was announced!). I have made a Nickel quilt from her first book -- didn't buy her second book. We'll be making two quilts, Labor Day Madness and the Pinwheels at the same time -- both are from her first book! I'm looking forward to the workshop -- just to have a day away from home and doing nothing but quilting -- it's just so totally relaxing! The quilts finish at 60 x 60 and 50 x 50, I think, so I may make some extra blocks and end up with two twin size quilts - that's the plan anyway!

Thanks to everyone for welcoming me to Quilt Mavericks -- I love to read what everyone is working on. I'm loving how Finn's "Bonnie's Bricks" is coming out -- I have the same problem though, in that some of my strips are pretty long and it becomes more difficult to get a good variety -- you have to go back and cut the strips in half or quarters and throw them back and remix!

Talked to my DD today -- she's the mother to our soon-to-be 19 month old grandson, AJ. AJ was born 10 weeks premature and weighed 3 lbs 6 oz at birth. He spent the first 5 weeks of his life in the NICU in Racine, WI. He's now 25 lbs and doing well, except for a problem he has with his throat sometimes. He's had a cold for a week now, and with all the coughing and wheezing, he was starting to get a lot sicker. DD took him to the Dr on Friday, again on Saturday, and on Sunday he went to ER. The oral prednisone has finally kicked in today, so hopefully he's on his way to better health. It's so difficult when they are so young -- and he's a real lover when he doesn't feel good -- he just walks over and lays his head in your lap, or climbs up and lays his head on your shoulder -- so different than when he's feeling good and off and running!

Well, time to give our Jack Russell Terrier my lap for the rest of the evening!


Dawn said...

Oh I can't wait to see your labor day madness and pinwheels quilt! I love Pat's first book. Boo Hoo that the class was filled. I was going to ask if there were any openings and come down!

Finn said...

Morning Joanne...nice even to cut nickle squares...we take what we can get when it comes to playing with fabric..*VBG* It sounds like that will be a fun packed workshop..and 2 quilt tops!
I've seen one Nickle quilts book, not sure of the author tho. Some neat things you can make from 5" squares.
My Bricks will be on hold for abit Disney trip is Thursday this week, and I'll be away for a week. Just warning you..LOL...I know I miss you guys so much when nothing is posted. A whole new world of friends, these blogs. Have a great day..hope the little guy is all better soon.