Sunday, August 17, 2008

Home Again...

After 8 days away, we are home safely. Here is a short synopsis of our travels...
I have returned to about 300 emails to sift through, many about 4SQS and SFRR2 mailings. I am getting there so be patient.

I have yet to get the week's mail from the post office yet. I am anxiously awaiting birthday block swap blocks and a 4SQS package from someone :-)
I did bring a bit of hand quilting, naturally. Sadly, I had the WORST quilting needle ever with me. Some evenings it took me 10-15 minutes to thread it. It had a small eye and was bent. Lovely!...

I was finishing the quilting of this piece, one of my three Legacy quilts. It is now ready for binding and removal of the chalk lines. I will take better pictures when it is finished, as these are awful, I know.
I have 2 weeks before I go back to work, and 1.5 weeks before my oldest starts 1st grade. Both of these will diminish my sewing time significantly. As a result, this week I am tasking myself to finish the borders on the Simplicity quilt (1 down, 1 in pieces, and 1 to do). I have drafted a design for my ALQS quilt in hopes of getting it started early. I know I told myself I would not do this swap, but what can I say... I am a sucker :-) I think I have a SFRR2 center in my mail that I will have to add a border to in the next month as well.



2 comments:

miniaturequilter said...

Welcome back!!!
I wouldn't go in that water either!! Sounds like everyone had a good time. A friend of mine has a 4 year-old that is a little wild man too, must be a stage-you can hope anyway!

Cascade Lily said...

You must be exhausted after all that! I think all little kids love being nude and wet! Yours are adorable (when they're not screeching in the car) :)