Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Time for a road trip...

By this time tomorrow, I'll be on my way to Hershey, PA - home of this year's Quilt Odyssey.  I'll be driving up there with some good friends for 4 days and 3 nights of quilting fun. 

However, I'm not one of those people who can take off at the drop of a hat.  I'm a list kind of person - a list of things to do before I leave, a grocery list for Mr. Quilting Bug, a list of things to pack, etc.  I'm taking several classes at the show and need my machine for one of them.  That necessitates another list, so I don't forget all the stuff that goes along with it (like power cords, foot pedals and everything else).

I did manage to get the quilt Purple Mountains blocked this week.  I used a 4'x8' sheet of 1" foam insulation board that Mr. Quilting Bug picked up for me at Home Depot and a bazillion pins.

Blocking Purple Mountains

I pinned it at least every inch along each side.  It is now dry and hanging in the entry way to our house.

Sam has her own pillow in the center of our sofa.  She likes to lay there while Mr. Quilting Bug and I hang out on either side of her.

She mainly just naps while we're there.  (Can you see the additional cat tail hanging down in the picture?)

The top down view of her isn't very flattering.  She's on a diet and so far has gained .2 lbs.  I don't how that happened - I feel like I'm starving her...

She's a good cat and probably our most sociable one.  She generally wants to be wherever I am.

She also likes to share my pillow at night.  I find it very comforting to listen to her purr/snore in my ear.

Until later...

The day you resign as General Manager of the Universe, you're going to find that it doesn't fall apart. You can relax in faith, trusting that God is able to run things without your help. 
By Rick Warren

1 comment:

  1. I've never blocked a quilt before... but have to say your Purple Mountains is sooo pretty! Well done! ;)

    Love from Orange, TX! ~bonnie