January 30, 2006

Hello? Is this thing on?

They are going to take away my blogger's license unless I start updating more regularly.  Problem is, I haven't really done anything blog-worthy!  I am working on a quilt, making 245987688 quarter square triangles.  But nothing actually sewn together that I can show my blog reading audience.

I will say that I love, love love, this little quilt tool for making quarter square triangles, which are something that I have avoided in the past.  I have this thing for making my triangles "perfect" and this helps me to put that anal-retentive smile on my face by making square after perfect square.

My next quilt, I intend to conquer the flying geese block using this other quilting tool.  Flying geese are something else that I've always avoided and am anxious to see if the tool works as slick as it appears to look.  This could open up whole new avenues of patterns for me!

January 19, 2006

Long time, no update

I had bronchitis last week, which knocked me flat for a week plus.  The last time I used that many sick days at work, I came home with a baby!  But lots of sleep and good drugs, and I'm feeling much better.  I think it will take a while for my lung capacity to return, so I am going easy on the exercise for now.

My last 3 days of being home sick (thank goodness for the 3-day weekend!), I finally got the urge to work on a quilt.  My current project required a lot of up and down with ironing, cutting and sewing each piece, so I started something new that I could sit and cut or sit and sew for long periods.  It's this quilt, and there are so many pieces!  But they are coming together.  I really should go back to my Asian print fabric quilt, but I'm having just too much fun with this one, and loving the colors!

Gosh, 2 resolutions broken before the end of the month - that must be some kind of record!!!

January 3, 2006

That was fast!

Well, my new year's resolve didn't even make it past the first day of the new year.  But my best friend and mom have both agreed that "the first WORK day of 2006" is a good enough starting point for my resolution.

The fact that one of my favorite quilt fabric stores had their 25% off everything new year's sale *AND* 50% off Christmas fabric was reason enough for me to spend money to buy the backing fabric for my future Moda Maison de Noel quilt (at 50% off!).  So, the resolution starts today - or rather yesterday, since I didn't buy anything fabric or craft related!  ;-)