Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Weekend Update

I didn't have the weekend I thought I would, the weekend I *hoped* I would.

It was my first weekend at home after my trip to visit my Mom & I was finally starting to feel well after a 3-week cold. I wanted to sew, I wanted to relax, I wanted to indulge. Instead, I spent much of the weekend emailing back & forth on Guild bidness. Have you ever noticed that when you are dealing with people, you have to deal with personalities? What's up with that?!? Anyway, a group of awesome women & I did some important work for our Guild & if I may say so, we did a pretty good job. And the weekend wasn't all tense shoulders & typing!

I nearly finished my HMQG logo colors mini challenge (say THAT 3 times, real fast), all done except the handwork -- but I can't show it to you yet.

I made another Jane Market Bag as a gift for house-guests here for Quilt Festival.

another jane market bag

I basted my low volume quilt -- I'm only 90% happy with this one. Had I realized how big it would be I would have made the design element larger. (The cans of tuna were for ballast, it was windy when I was basting.)

basting -- with tuna

And Shug & I went to Big Lots for our very first time. Shug has been eating the breakfast cereal, Product 19, for about 25 years. It had disappeared from all our grocery stores some time ago. He had signed up for a sort of 'cereal subscription' from Amazon -- every month a box of 4 boxes would automatically arrive at the door. Then that stopped. The End of the Product 19 Era!!! But his Mom found some at a Big Lots in the Kansas City area, so we searched out a local Big Lots & came home with 8 boxes to help postpone the Era's end for a little while.

product 19


Karamat said...

Love your low volume quilt!! Can't wait to see it all done.

And thanks for all the guild work... A hard, often thankless job, but one so important for our future!

QuiltingCyclist said...

The low volume quilt is just lovely. But the quest for Product 19 and the outcome is a great adventure. Well done!

amy and the bad cats said...

glad you found pete some cereal! there's a big lots by my house, so maybe i'll get a chance to drop in and check! thanks for working on guild bidness, too.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your Low Volume quilt is looking really wonderful!I wonder if once it's quilted that will add to the design so you'll feel better about it. I've never heard of Product 19, what a cool name for cereal! I like the photo of them all lined up.

Claudia said...

First of all, I'm glad you're feeling better. I love your bag made with batiks and the quilt is looking good, with some good opportunities for some fun quilting designs.