Sunday, May 19, 2013

Don't know what to do with this blog thing

I am not a very good blogger.  I enjoy reading others' blogs but I don't fancy myself a very good writer.  I don't know if it's because I don't feel like I have anything interesting to write about or because I am just lazy.  It's probably a combination of both. 


My poor Dear Jane quilt is currently abandoned.  I keep the 4 blocks I've finished on my design wall so I see them every time I pass.  Of course, I keep a lot of unfinished things on my design walls.  I mean, I do have one in almost every room. 

My unfinished Nancy's Fancy is in the bedroom,


various BOM blocks and other things are up in my sewing room

and my challenge quilt is on the one in the hall with my Janes. 

 I find that it makes it seem like I have art on the wall and it changes on a regular basis, well, kind of a regular basis.

I have been finding myself going through periods of anti-quilting feelings and then I will become pretty manic about it.  I'm sure there is some kind of pill for that.

This year, I only signed up for one BOM and one challenge quilt.  I am ahead of the game on my BOM blocks, but woefully behind on my challenge.  Since the challenge sections don't have to be done on a monthly basis, I find myself delaying their completion, using the excuse that I am planning the colors very carefully.  I still go to the monthly meetings, though and look at my competition's sections. Oh, did I forget to say that these will go on display on September 1 for a month to be voted on and the winner gets a gift certificate to my favorite quilt shop, Bayside Quilting?  Should be fun!


It's been almost a year since I got my longarm quilting machine, but I can't say that I've taken advantage of it.  I have worked on more recently, but have 2 that I have started on the longarm, but put them aside to finish some that were for gifts.  I just haven't put them back on.  I want to finish them, but have no idea where to go with them next.  
I have been hungrily gathering all the quilting design ideas I can get and trying to practice on my MagnaDoodle.   


My annual 2-week vacation is coming up at the end of June.  Last year, I spent it dealing with the flood that happened on my first day of vacation as a result of my washing machine overflowing.  I was very glad that I didn't have a trip planned during that time.  This year, besides hitting some Shop Hop spots, I will be trying to finish these projects and reorganize my sewing room.

I always promise to try to be better about writing, and fail. So I will just say, “See you next time!”

Piece out!



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