Thursday, December 16, 2010

Roll Roll Cotton Boll is Rolling!

Can you say BEHIND? I know, I know...this is not a word you associate withe me....but my life has completely been a whirlwind the last month and I am indeed behind. First off my son was in the hospital in ICU with problems related to his diabetes and that was just the beginning of the craziness that was apparently November and most of December. He is fine now. My longtime partner and I broke up and my roommate is moving out and she is moving into his room. My new girlfriend has moved in and while my life has been insane everything is falling into place just right and it will settle down. So awhile back I started part one of Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll (Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville's current mystery) and tonight I finally finished it! Nevermind that clue five comes out tomorrow. I have some of the stuff cut for clue two and three....but clue one is done!

My new girlfriend and I went to see my first quilt hanging in a show quilt. It was an amazing show and I am still impressed by the whole thing. Here are some pictures of the book they put together for the show. I wish I could have a picture of the quilt hanging there, but it was pretty high end and I didn't think it would look good to be snapping pictures!

This is my bio (and a few others) in the book.

And the second quilt in is of course my "Outside the Box" quilt designed by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr in "The Modern Quilt Workshop" and is my third one of this pattern. You can see some other moderns on those pages and my new friend Michelle made two of them and the donation/raffle quilt for the show too. Very impressive and I love how hers turned out!

They didn't wind up hanging my second quilt (Flock of Triangles) after all, but they still have that one there too. I can now cross that off my bucket list. DJ and I dressed up though people there were REALLY dressed up. They had champagne and snacks (horses doovers, lol) and it was a beautiful environment and show. There were many gorgeous quilts and it was an honor to have mine hanging up among them. The benefit was to raise money for autism so I hope it raised a lot!

I also put one of the blocks together for Carolina Crossroads...still have quite a few to go on this one...but will get to it over break I hope! We did manage to set up our tree last weekend and I have been wrapping presents and getting things in the mail and some cards out and all that this week. Theme of the month: EMBRACE CHANGE!


scraphappy said...

Step one looks great. I'm amazed you have any time to sew with everything that is going on. I hope it all settles down soon.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Two words stand out for me; and maybe reading your blog tonight was meant to be......


Very meaningful after the week I've been through; thank you for posting those words!

Now----think 'delayed' and not 'behind.' Your life events must take the lead in importance when they must; our quilting will always wait for us for when we return.

Your post today has been very inspirational!!

Candace said...

Wow, you have had a month. I'm so glad that your son is doing better. I too like your new motto "Embrace Change". It kind of goes beyond mine "when you are ripe you're rotten and when you're green you're growing". Mine kind of says suck it up and get on with it, yours says make yourself like it. Hummm.

Sue said...

*Hugz the stuffing outa you* Things will only get better in 2011.