Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Gosh I didn't realize how long it had been since I posted!
I guess I have just been really busy or very boring!
I did get my CNA/RHHA license back last month. I have done a little job hunting but thought I would wait until after the holidays to look seriously. I put in applications at 2 different places and have heard from both. The first one I turned down the job. Did you ever feel like things weren't right about something? That was my impression of the first place. The second place called yesterday and I have an interview tomorrow afternoon. I think this place would be a good place to work and was where I wanted to hear from of the two.
I spent the day with my Mom and SIL Jan getting some sewing done. Jan and I finished a summer quilt for my Dad and his wife for Christmas. Mom needed a baby rag quilt made for a gift so Jan and I did that also. I was able to finish a batik quilt last night. Finally got that quilted and the binding on. It is now ready to be washed and wrapped for Christmas. I have 2 quilts that I need to get quilted and bound before Christmas. This Santa is running a little behind schedule!
Mary L. is the owner of a yahoo group I belong to. She asked everyone in the group their quilting goals for 2009. I made my list and will try to stick to it!

So here are my 2009 goals!

1. Complete all my UFO's. I know that sounds like a big accomplishment to some but I really don't have that many. Some need borders and quilting and some just need quilting. I think I have a total of 8 of those.
a. Design border, add border and quilt black, white & red spikey wall quilt
b. Black, white & red log cabin quilt
c. Quilt row by row quilt
d. Quilt purple spikey wall quilt
e. Quilt wall quilt made for Wierd to Wonderful challenge
f. Make quilt using Batik Happy blocks
g. Quilt blue and yellow Bag Lady quilt
h. Quilt blue and white star quilt
i. Put binding on scrap quilt
2. Finish piecing my Civil War Love Letters quilt blocks.
3. Continue to watch my quilty spending very closely. So far I haven't used my credit card since September which is a very good thing for me.
4. Keep track of all my purchases and post to my blog. Thanks Mary for the idea! If I post it as soon as I get home it should be easy enough to do.
5. Use up at least 1/2 of the 33 gallon tote of scraps that I have. That should be 2 quilts in itself. I have already made one and didn't make a dent in the tote full.

I got some photos to share with you.

This is a picture of some blocks on my design wall. I won these blocks in the Quilting In Indiana yahoo group. Aren't they great! Big Thanks to all my friends at Quilting in Indiana! This will most likely NOT be the final version. Just wanted to see what they would look like together!

These are photos of a scrappy quilt I have been working on. I used a quilt as you go method that I learned at retreat back in September. All the fabric except the black came from my scrap tote. Instead of batting I used some scrap fleece that my MIL had given me. Didn't know what else to use it for.

This is the front-----

This is the back-----

Hope you had a great day! I know I did!



Teresa said...

Very nice quilts!!! I think log cabin has to be one of my all time favorite blocks and I just love the black and white design you have going. Your quilt as you go quilt is also very nice - the black sashing sure looks distinctive!

Anonymous said...

Stunning quilts. I love the black and white quilt...just so beautiful! Glad to hear all is going ok.

Laurie said...

The quilt lottery blocks look awesome together! What a beautiful quilt it will make! :)

Sewgirl said...

Wow, What a beaut! Who woulda thunk it, LOL. I can't believe that 2 of those log cabin blocks r ones I did. You make everything look just wonderful!!!! I think that I now have a new favorite block, thanks to you.

You're soo talented in everything you do. Can't say enough, Just glad to say that I knew you WHEN!!!