Monday, February 21, 2011

Two design Walls in a Row!

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.IMG_4258_1_1
MJJR decided to do some of her own cooking.  She made no bake Special K squares with Peanut Butter.  MJJR has deemed them “goodSurprised smile.”  (A direct quote).

On to the design wall. IMG_4255_1_1 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 nightIMG_4261_1_1 and show them my progress.  This is the group that created the Round Robins.  I haven’t mentioned to any of themIMG_4265_1_1 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.


  1. Love the browns and blues. Good work on your challenges--I was lucky and Judy picked my two easiest for Jan and Feb. I was able to complete January's despite a very busy month and now am cracking on February's which is only a pillow. Can't wait to see what March will bring, LOL!

  2. I'm glad you are feeling better and can enjoy some sewing. Little by little you are making progress, that's what counts! Mmmmmm, that bread looks soooooooooooooooo yummy! I love good bread.

  3. The design wall quilt looks yummy and so does the bread. Glad you are feeling better. Keep on quiltin'!


  4. Beautiful quilting, as always! That quilt is going to be another stunner when it's done. I'm glad you're feeling better and got to spend the holiday with your girls...well, one of them at least!

  5. I think you need to just nail gun that design wall up!! LOL;) I love making bread also...makes the house smell like a home, and wonderful bread for a fraction of what they want at the stores;) Keep going with the works wonders for the head;0
    Happy Quilting!!

  6. Ummm---Nothin' says lovin' like something from the oven! I can smell it from here! Your quilt and the quilting are fantastic! Can't wait to see it finished! ---"Love"

  7. What I can see of the round robin looks beautiful!
    Glad you are feeling better and are able to sew a bit. Looks like you are making good progress so you will catch up with your challenge quilts.

  8. Your bread looks yummy and I love what I can see of your Round Robin quilt.