I just want to start by thanking you all for the wonderful outpouring of care and consideration last week. I am feeling much better. Things are very rough at work and when my time off is rough too…let’s just say, I am doing better.
The girls are off today with President’s Day. Lola decided to go on a shopping spree. With a friend they are traveling an hour to the outlet mall. They have arrived. We gave the girls about 5-6 hours there. MJJR and I are home and cooking. I check out the book Judy L. raves about “Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day”. Here is the first loaf. It isn’t very big. It looks great and smells wonderful. MJJR was wanting to cut into it before it was even out of the oven.
MJJR decided to do some of her own cooking. She made no bake Special K squares with Peanut Butter. MJJR has deemed them “good.” (A direct quote).
On to the design wall. It looks the same as last week. I did get it put back up, it started to fall back down again. That’s okay. I haven’t been working on this project anyway. I have been quilting on my UFO Challenge Quilt.
This is the Round Robin from 2004. If you click you can see some close up of the quilting I have finished. I have 3 more borders to finish. I don’t think that I will finish this before the end of the month. The last border is applique, I figured out the leaves are prepped yet. I am very excited that I am closer that I ever thought that I would be. I am hoping to take this to my sit n sew group on Thursday night and show them my progress. This is the group that created the Round Robins. I haven’t mentioned to any of them I was going to quilt it. I think only 2-3(there is about 9 of them) of the quilts have been finished.
I still don’t know what type of binding to use. I may go and purchase something, I have a $5 off a $10 purchase from my LQS.
One of these days, Judy L. will pull one of my easier challenge #’s. I did make most of my challenges, a real challenge. I am hoping to catch up on one of the slower months.
I also am heading to retreat next month 4 whole days of quilting. If she can pull a good # I might be able to finish at least January’s in addition to March.