edit Here are the Betty's Choice blocks too!
I don't think I mentioned that while I was at quilt camp my oldest son Coleman and his new wife Chelsea decided (randomly with no plan) to put some of their stuff in their semi reliable van (puppy and cat included) and move to Arizona. About three weeks ago we let a friend who is down on his luck move into Coleman's room and so now Coleman and wife are in my spare Packer room which is mostly used to wrapping gifts and storing sewing machines unless we have company. My house looks like a bomb went off as we relocate tons of stuff and I am now wrapping gifts on my bed again. The friend is supposed to leave in March or so and I am secretly hoping that happens sooner so we can move these two downstairs. Anyway life is stressful and I am trying to stay focused on eating right and exercising! I did go on my first hike all alone this past week, and I lost two pounds!
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Here are the digs at camp. Nothing fancy at all. I have gotten really good at wrangling myself in and out of the coffin bed! Seriously that is not the easiest bed to slip in and out of when you need to pee in the middle of the night!
Pretty happy with my pace since this was uphill ish and I was alone. Really felt great after! Took a shower, had some dinner and then was ready for our quilt auction!
Edna won the sign Kathy made for me to auction off and Pat won my Christmas Past and Presents. She has a Deaf niece that signs and was tickled with my ily hand label. Thanks again Barb for quilting it and binding it.
I took this picture (then made one more block after) just so I could see what I had going on. I do not plan to lay it out with this layout, lol I will play before it gets sashed! I still have two blocks to do, sashing and the border which is pieced. Happy my PUP saw some progress though! These blocks are labor intensive and I felt like I didn't get as far as I would have liked--I brought Garden Party with me but did not get to it at all!
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
I am prepped and mostly ready for camp. I have packed up Talkin' Turkey and Garden Party. I am hoping to work on a baby quilt or two as well but have nothing prepped yet and we leave in the morning. I just found out that my cousin Ashley had a baby boy and he needs a Chicago Bears quilt...they live in Wisconsin but daddy is a Bears fan. Blasphemy but I will do it. Another past Deaf student also had a little boy and they are into owls so I ordered owls and bears fabric today. I also found out Suli is having TWINS! So I will have more honorary nephews or nieces! And my adopted newhew's mama decided to have a baby and keep it...I think seeing our guy growing up made her realize she did want a little one so I need to make a quilt for her girl too! And a coworker is pregnant with her first (And a fellow quilter too--Tiffany--but she is gonna have to make her own) so I am up to SIX baby quilts on my to do list! Better get to it!
I am lucky my friend Barb (who isn't going to camp this time) offered to quilt my Christmas Past and Presents mini quilt for the quilt auction. I just didn't get time to get it done! She even added the binding for me. You may remember I made this as I made it when TemeculaQuilt Company was posting it last year. Love that they share fun easy to do sewalongs. I need to join in another one!
Monday, October 19, 2015
Back around to Monday and I am a tired camper. Have been having migraines like mad again too. UGH. I did however manage to maintain on my weight loss during the cruise! I gained the week before the cruise (and had some med changes, ugh!) so I am currently working that off. Feels good to get back to Pilates and hiking!
So looking forward to a few days at quilt camp chilling! I have prepped up Garden Party and Talkin' Turkey to go with. Hoping to have time to prep up a baby quilt or two too.
They decorate a table each day...would make a nice quilt!
And here are the results of some of the gals' sewing efforts...had to have a little parade!
I am loving Alice's beach colors!