The hours are ticking away before my flight to London — which is the temporary home of my current bucket list fabric stash yardage. That fabric presently resides at Liberty London, but by Saturday afternoon it will be mine, mine, mine! I’m giddy! I mean, I’m even more excited about this than I was about scoring a French General kit on sale a few years ago. Because this — this– I’ve had time to prepare myself for and revel in the anticipation. You’ll have to excuse me while I finish happy dancing!
I’ve started to pack. I need stuff for work and play and workouts and afternoon tea. #overpackinginprogress
Have you ever documented how many electronics you need when you’re traveling?
This is my list — it includes two laptops: one for work-work, and a personal one for my on-line college teaching gig (classes begin Monday 1/20). Whew — that’s a lot of electrical cords to keep straight. I never did get around to sewing a cord organizing system. Maybe next time.
More fun news about my London trip: my good friend LG will be coming too! Our boys were best friends in high school and we bonded during many, many, many soccer games and tennis matches and well, many glasses of wine too. She found out about my trip last Saturday night and she bought her ticket to join me the next day. We’re on different flights, so we’ll meet up in London on Sunday morning by that time I hope I will have figured out the Tube and all the best neighborhood pubs and fish and chips shops.
Meanwhile, the postage stamp project continues. This week I received another lovely donation of red 1.5″ squares from Mary at Quilting is in My Blood. They are simply beautiful. Thank you Mary! And Roseanne, and Wendy and Tierney and Cindy too, who have also helped by contributing to the pile of squares I need for my crazy queen sized postage stamp quilt plan.
Unfortunately, my Bernina is in need of a tune-up. I suppose it’s good timing, since I will be away, but I miss it when my machine is not in it’s usual place. Do you feel like there is some kind of ripple in the universe when your machine is missing from your space? Maybe it’s just me?
It’s Norma’s birthday and she is easing into things. She’s thinking about her busy schedule…a nail appointment, running in the park with a stick AND agility fun this afternoon…what a great birthday for a Bearded Collie!On Saturday I picked up “Corner Kick” from my quilter, SJ. We had a bit of trouble picking out a quilt pattern because of all the colors and busy textures in this fabric line BUT we decided on an Avocado Quilt Pattern and it’s perfect! Lots of non-symmetrical curves that look like halved avocados. Here’s a photo of the back, it’s easier to see with just one fabric. If you’d like to make “Corner Kick”, you can download the FREE pattern by clicking on this link: Corner Kick 06 06 19
I’ve decided to keep this quilt so I will be “Avocado Toasty” all winter long!
Good Thursday morning from Ohio! A dear friend (DF) gave me two jelly rolls for Christmas…here are some of the fabrics:I’ve never made a Log Cabin quilt and I think these fabrics would be perfect…especially with the red for the block center. Oh no…did I say “red”??? Sandy is going to find out I have some red fabric that I didn’t share for the red and white quilt she’s making…shhhhhh, don’t tell her! Won’t this metallic red and gold brighten up the blocks? For my Log Cabin quilt, that is! Sandy, I promise to send you my red left overs…I know I’ll have some!
Do you have a favorite Log Cabin quilt pattern? Let me know, I’m still in the Log Cabin planning stage!