Wednesday, November 4, 2009

What I've Been Working On

This post is short and sweet. I'm pooped and have to be to work by 5:30am tomorrow so I need to get some things done.

I keep saying I'm working on my quilt. Well, that's all I've been working on. LOL. I have the top done and pinned to the batting and backing. Now comes the part I think I'm gonna hate. QUILTING!!!! You have to understand I have a very short attention span and jump from project to project. Sometimes I give up on them if they take to long to finish. But I'm hoping to finish this one by next fall. LOL. Seriously, it will take me awhile.

So here you go my first quilt... By the way can you tell I had to piece the green border. If so don't say it out loud LOL. I think it looks pretty good.



Yesterday I decided I needed to find fabric for my Christmas swap partner and send it out. Think I'll be able to find it in this mess? LOL. All those blue tubs have fabric in them. Hmmm.... what to choose... LOL. Hey Kim I sent yours out yesterday.



I got a package in the mail from Kim for my Christmas swap today after work. Isn't this fabric fabulous??? Though my camera has the coloring off a little. It's more of a brown. Oh the wheels are just turning Kim!!!!! This is the last time you will see this until the Christmas swap is complete.



Christmas swap ladies your fabric should be sent out by now. If someone does not receive their fabric by Saturday please email me right away.

#2 What I'm thankful for...

I'm thankful I have a full time job with health benefits that fell into my lap after my ex-hubby left. They may have cut my hours, but I know that if one of us gets sick we can go to the doctor.
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12 comments:

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I think your quilt looks fabulous! Good luck with the quilting!

Raggedy Angel said...

I love your quilt! Beth

janie said...

Great job on the quilt. Boy you work fast. Have a good one, Janie

Tina said...

The quilt looks amazing and my fabric is headed out today to my swap partner.
Blessings to you
T

Linda said...

Oh, that quilt is going to be so pretty, love the colors.
You're like me I want it done yesterday!
Linda

Nancy said...

First, I love your first quilt, and cannot believe it IS a first. It is beautiful.
I can see why you would be thankful about your job with health benifits. Not many jobs have them anymore.
It will be fun to see what you do with your swap fabric.
You sure do have a lot of fabric.
I went to Kidron today to check out the Trift Shop. It is great. I love the rugs they are making.

Nancy

Heidi said...

The quilt looks great. Do you hand quilt? I had not been quilting as I got sick this year and it was wonderful to start hand quilting again with my Bethlehem Star quilt that I just finished. Have fun!

Hugs ~
Heidi

~Jess said...

I really like that quilt! I haven't bothered hand quilting anything bigger than a wall hanging because I know I don't have the patience for it. GOOD LUCK!

Sheila said...

Mary I love the colors in your quilt. You have great taste. Good luck!
I've never attempted making a quilt, but sure do admire all those gals out there that do.
Have a great day.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Don't sell yourself short on the quilt, it's fabulous and you are doing a wonderful job on it!
Rondell

simple~needs said...

love the quilt!! send it to me!! teehee
i really thought & thought about what fabric i wanted to send. you got such talent !!

Leslie said...

Mary,
I'm just trying to get caught up....I see you posted this my first day home after our stay at the hospital with Shane, so I missed it! I'm sorry. I love your quilt! Great work on it!

I also read some of the your newer posts and Congrats on your new beginning. I can tell life is going great for you and you so deserve it!

Have a great weekend :)

Leslie