Thursday, July 06, 2006

I have too many projects!

At least too many going on at one time. This is the second oak leaf block. I finished this one last night. Today I prepared block #3 -- it's just so handy to have to work on in front of the tv with JR in my lap.

During the day today, I did some more quilting with the Handiquilter on Tulip Farm (I spend most of my time dreaming about how much easier it would be if I had a real longarm machine!) Then, when I'd had enough of that, I went up and worked on the applique borders for the double four patch. I now have both the side borders on and have the top and bottom borders cut. I also got the vines ready to be appliqued down.

I also have two other applique projects I'd like to work on, but need to finish one or two before I start. Sew many projects, sew little time! Saturday I'll pick up my latest Buck A Block block and then go to a quilt show in Byron (big time Byronfest this weekend!). Then in the afternoon, have to go to DS & DDIL's 30th Wedding Anniversary Bash -- how 'bout that -- our kids have been married 5 years longer than we have! vbg

Gratitudes:

1. Steph's doing well - even is allowed to go back to work on Sunday (she works retail).

2. We've had some beautiful summer days this past week. I love watching my flowers bloom!

3. Lunch with Deb yesterday.

4. Phone conversation with my quilting friend today.

12 comments :

quiltpixie said...

Never a dull moment it sounds like. Lots of quilty stuff so there's always something of interst huh?

Screen Door said...

I have those same long arm quilter dreams - But mine include a room to fit it in...
Cute block. I love plaids.
Melanie

Bonnie said...

Wonderful applique work.

Dona said...

Happy Aniversary to your DS/DDIL. I really love reading your gratitudes, they make me stop and think of all the things I am grateful for as well. Great applique, like the plaid oakleaf.

ForestJane said...

Like the plaids you're using on the oak leaf block. :)

I've never been much of a plaid user, but I keep seeing things I like made with them... so maybe someday.

Hanne said...

Lovely oak leaf block :-)

The Calico Cat said...

Lovely block! (I am in the same boat!)

Enjoy the quilt show!

Congrats to the kids!

Shelina said...

There is no such thing as having too many projects. Shows your ability to multitask.

anne bebbington said...

That block looks so special in those plaids :o)

Judy said...

Dont you love this Oak leaf pattern. It's one of those quilts I marked long ago and want to fin time to do one day!

Laurie said...

Joanne
What a neat combo of fabric on your applique block!!! I just love it!
Hugs
laurie

Lucy said...

Great applique block. ! Great fabric choice too :-)