What a fabulous weekend. I didn't go anywhere, but I had some great conversations with friends. I got to sew and plan and clean stuff up. It doesn't get any better than that! Yes - it would be nice to go places, but I must confess that I'm happy as a clam. While I might want to go somewhere, what would I go for? I don't need anything. I don't even want anything. OH MY!!!! I could probably live on a desert island and be quite happy - as long as I had the internet, electricity, and my sewing machine. Now, where's the Professor? (from Gillian's Island, in case you didn't make that reference).
What to share with you today - there's Long Time Gone and UFO. I'll start with the UFO, and later this week, I'll do the Long Time Gone. First, I will tell you that I'm ALMOST done sending out all the homework notes from the classes this weekend. How did that happen? I put my nose to the grindstone (the computer) and spend all evening writing and editing. I figure I have ONE hour left this morning, and all the notes will be sent.
I still have a bit of writing to do this week and some presentations to prep, so it's not like I won't have anything to do!
OK - so what's the deal with the UFOs? Remember, we all paid money upfront, and if we do NOT get our homework done, we have to cough up some money! NO money got added to the kitty this month. So many projects got advanced or completed. I just love the motivation, and my UFO for this coming month has been sitting on the shelf for years, and now that its number has come up, I want to start working on it NOW. Funny how that happens. It's all about setting priorities.
Jane tries to get an award every month. Either she's the very first one to send in her pictures, or she's the very last. I think the e-mail was time-stamped at 1:07 AM on Sunday morning!!!
Without further ado, here's the show and tell from the UFO Club.
Colleen got the label onto her hockey-themed quilt.
|Colleen's label on the hockey quilt|
And she got the embroidery and the applique completed for this block. OH -- this is the cutest block ever!!! NO - I have several of these patterns, and I do NOT need to start another one.
|A Christmas project - the block is appliqued and embroidered|
|Scrappy tulip quilt|
|Dede's Dear Jane blocks|
|Diane's lap quilt number one made from 12" blocks|
|Diane's second lap quilt top made from 18" blocks|
How do we get ourselves into these messes where we already have so much, and we NEED more. Thankfully, I'm over that. I'm quite happy to stay at home. I have ZERO temptation. I have NO more room to buy anything. As a matter of fact, I get excited when a spot on the shelves opens up! And not to put anything new, but to get everything into one spot. It's going to happen!!
|my Winter Wonderland quilt top|
|The binding and the backing fabric|
|Elaine's table runner|
|Liz's appliqued owl wall hanging|
|Jane's quilt top|
|Katheleen's cow blocks|
|Linda's All About Me quilt top|
|December hand embroidered block|
|Linda's G's scrappy pinwheel quilt components|
|The binding on Celebration|
She also got the pillowcase made for Christmas Fig, and that one is totally done!!!
|The pillowcase for Christmas Fig|
|Christmas Fig with the pillowcase|
Morgan got the LAST block for her version of Christmas Fig done!!
|The blocks for Morgan's Christmas Fig quilt|
|The cornerstones for Christmas Fig|
|Morgan's finished table runner|
|Nancy's Misty Pines quilt|
|The quilting on Rose's table runner|
|Isn't that gorgeous quilting?|
|The table runner!|
|Sharon's nine patch blocks|
|The "old fabric" quilt|
|The back of the Moon Glow quilt|
|Sheila's Moon Glow quilt|
|Susan's Rock Candy Stars|
|Oops - these blocks still need to be pieced|
|Suzi's Farm Girl Vintage|
|Flowers for the border of Aunt Millie's Garden quilt|