Monday, September 29, 2008

One xmas gift done

I made a small bit of progress! I got a xmas gift done (and one for me)! I found if I make something I like for a gift, it is better to make 2 right away. Otherwise I never go back and make one for me. Aren't they cute!

Work has kept me quiet lately. My boss has been joking I"ve been putting in 22 hour days - but he knows that isn't too far off! So whenever a new dept comes asking for my time he says as long as it fits in the 2 unused hours of my day! So that gives you a bit of an idea on why I"ve been so "quiet" lately!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Falling Behind

Yes, I'm falling behind on everything, including work because of the flood. So my head is just spinning and I"m not being too productive at quilting right now. But I did finish Augusts Quilter's Blessing block! Augusts block was "Sipping Hot Tea". Well I do like tea, but I LOVE Diet Coke! So here is my Aug block! Not too bad considering I can't draw for anything!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Back to work

Back to work today. Electricity was still via generators and the bottom floor will be off limits for weeks. It was totally filled with water. Here is a picture of the flood waters going into our parking garage! The windows on the bottom of the building are the second floor to the back towards the parking garage, but ground level in the front of the building. And who knows what else is lurking in those waters......

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I"m "down" for a bit....

Just wanted to let you know that I"m "down" from email for a bit! I hadn't been able to get into my email all weekend. I finally called a co-worker to see what was up. Seems our building flooded out in the rain this weekend and they shut down all the servers and electric to our building! So if you are expecting a reply from me - hang in there! I"m hoping we are back up soon!

For a bit of eye candy today I'm giving you a peek of my Hugs and Kisses from the Cat quilt. This quilt will be going to a good friend of mine for Christmas. I have the top done now, but haven't had a chance to get a better pic. Soon I promis!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Another project I worked on at camp

At camp I also worked on the Christmas panel I got out in Delaware! Sorry for the bad pic - but I didn't want to bother anyone to hold it, and I already sent it home with the long-armer down there! But I think it turned out pretty cute for a panel quilt! I also used the scraps to make 3 small quilts! Guess I don't have a pic of those - I'll have to take one later! Maybe I'll get them quilted up first!

Now I"m busy figuring out a small quilt for our Christmas small quilt exchange! Laura, Sossy, Heather and I drew names again this year to exchange a small quilt. Last year it was whatever style the person who we drew liked. I had gotten Laura and made the above one. This year it is a small quilt either Christmas or Winter! Oh so many choices! I can't decide!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Fun, Fun, Fun!

Oh my gosh - I had so much fun this weekend at camp! Seeing Laura, Linda, Sossy and Jan is always a blast! We laughed so much, slept little, ate lots and sometimes even sewed! I"m still trying to get "back in the swing of things" so I thought I would share what I got done on my mystery quilt. Laura did the mystery again this year and they always are so cool! Above is mine - minus the last outside border of HSTs. Isn't it awesome!

And this was Laura and mine little corner of the world for the weekend - can you tell the theme was Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!

And check out some of the other mystery quilts! It is so much fun to see the same quilt all done up in different fabrics! Aren't they GORGEOUS! I didn't show Jan's - she can show hers on her blog! It is really cool!