So I lost track of time last week.
While I was out and about I had some great ideas for topics to add to the blog, but, of course, I was driving and couldn’t write them down. Sadly, they are gone now.
Maybe they will return, but I am not hopeful.
Now that February is over and March has begun, I am entering a period of “fabric thrift.”
As I might have mentioned while grumbling about how much of my yellow stash had been depleted by The Quilt That Shall Remain Nameless (which my friend, Cricket, has dubbed “Voldemort,” although I was thinking more along the lines of Rumpole of the Bailey,) that I had given myself carte blanche to acquire fabric until the end of February.
And, acquire I did.
I went to three quilting stores (Red Barn in Merrimac, MA; Quilted Shamrock in Hudson, NH; and somewhere else that skips my mind at the moment.) I went to the Fabric Place Basement in Framingham, MA. And, finally, I went to my Guild’s UFO auction.
Now, at the time I went to the UFO auction, I wasn’t actually planning on buying any more fabric, but I kept getting good deals and now I have no place to put my purchases. *sigh* I guess I must make more quilts!
Speaking of progress, I am finally making some (instead of ripping out everything I sew because it just wasn’t working for me.)
- I have finally completed the fourth block of Big Wheels and have drafted (and begun cutting out) the fifth one.
I am up to date on Grandmother’s Choice. (My mother thinks we should use these blocks to make a quilt for my brother, but I don’t know if they are “too girly” or not. Anyone have an opinion?)
- After having it less than a week, I finished my “Row Robin” box for the Guild. It was easy as soon as I figured out what I was going to do.
- I also finished my Guild’s Block of the Month
So, in other words, a much more productive week than the last time I blogged.
In other “news,” Drop and Give Me Twenty is done for the year, but I have found something else to keep me on track: The Scientific Quilter’s March-A-Long.
Darla, of the podcast The Scientific Quilter, is also running “an excuse to quilt every day,” like EvaPaige Quilt Designs. Since I sew (usually) a minimum of half an hour every day, 15 minutes should be a snap (I hope!) If you joined (or considered joining) DaGM20, you might want to check it out (although I don’t think prizes are involved.)