Now, why would my flight being cancelled concern me? Perhaps because I don't have an airline trip scheduled ! !
So, why do I feel as if a trip has been aborted? You know when you have a trip to make and everything gets frantic and with the checking this and checking that and back and forth on what to pack and what to leave out. Well, that's the way it's been around here lately. Except I don't have an airline trip scheduled ! !
Oh. Well. Perhaps things will be calm today and I can get the sewing studio quieted down and get some projects finished.
Let's see, I can start with this wheel of fortune block - a paper-piecing workshop taught by Gayle Wallace in May for the quilt makers of Piney Hills Quilt Guild, Ruston.
I 'm hoping to get at least a table runner made.....maybe more since I have enough fabric for 12 blocks.
I'm enjoying the process even though my distraction quotient has been quite high these weeks just passed. And, I'm feeling quite bored with my three color choices. I'm sure I can come up with some kind of fabric diversion to get me excited and keep my attention to the finish line. Even though the fabric was on sale didn't mean I had to buy two yards of it. (what was i thinking hand slap to head)
The attention we gave to Gayle's paper-piecing techniques paid off for me. I learned a new trick.
|Me with Jen as she signed her "Quilt Lovely" book for me|
I'm truly doing somersaults over Jen's big thread, big stitch....quilting without a hoop, hand quilting technique. I've tried it already and am on a hand-quilting roll.
But, was it just yesterday that I visited the Red River Quilter's Guild meeting in Shreveport and came away newly inspired to continue my domestic sewing machine quilting. Great information from domestic machine quilter, Jackie Pierce.
Quilting decisions can be tough. Hand quilting? Domestic machine quilting? Long-arm quilting?
I'm invested in The Modern Quilt Guild........so much so that I recently purchased the latest QuiltCon magazine. It is quite the hefty price....but the contents thereof....well worth the price. I've already pulled some of my Cherrywood hand dyes for a quilt inspired by "Mesa" a Nancy Purvis original pictured in the QuiltCon mag. Nancy is a member of the Triangle MQG in North Carolina.
So much to do, so little time. It's a good thing my flight was canceled. I need to keep my feet on the ground for awhile.