Sunday, July 16, 2006

This and that

Mike keeps telling me I have to practice time management. I've even taken classes at MQX on how to schedule days so I can do the stuff I want to do. Sometimes, I think its' hopeless.

Anyway, not too much quilty to talk about. I had to go to the Quilt Basket shop yesterday to meet with customers. 2 dropped off and 2 picked up. So it was a good day. Since I'm still getting light-headed when I drive(the surgeon says it's not related to the spinal fusion surgery), Mike dropped me off, went to his mom's, and then picked me up. We went to Cracker Barrel for lunch as a treat before going to West Point for food shopping. But, I'm getting off the subject here.

Whenever I'm at the shop, I wander up and down the aisles. This is a beautiful shop-light and bright. I see something new every time I'm there. However, since I've made up my mind to try to use my stash, I wander and nothing hits me. The kits look too perfect, I prefer a pattern where I can use what I have. I was talking to one of my customers and told her that I was making the Harvest Spice quilt and that it's my last kit for a long time. She looked at it and remarked about how many scraps I'll have left over when I finish it. Dang-she was right, and I make piles of the triangles I get from it for leaders and enders. That way, they're not just orphan pieces, and maybe, just maybe I'll use them.

Sitting here, I'm thinking about the animal baby quilt. All I have to do is machine sew the binding onto the front, and I can hand finish it in the evenings. My friend's daughter had the baby on Thursday-a little girl, Jessica Ann, weighing in at 6 lbs. Not bad for being over 3 weeks early. So I have to get on the stick and do that binding. Then it will be done and I can get on with other things. I have a custom quilt that I have to get done this week, fun.

Time to shower and get ready for church. Then, we have another graduation party this afternoon. It's supposed to be near 100 degrees-I hope they have AC.


Linda_J said...

I think binding is what I will do at least part of the day today--not my fav thing but looking the calendar and our quilt "show" deadline. It is what needs to be done--more than me stitching up something else new. Only so many hours in the day so we try to use them wisely.

Sweet P said...

Time management can be a problem. I admit I'm not good at time management, unless I'm cooking a meal. I think some people can do it well and others can't. I'm one of them that can't or actually prefer not to control my time.

Finn said...

Hi Eileen, thanks for stopping over at Pieces, I enjoyed your comment..*VBS*
The funny looking critters across the top of my Swamp Cabin are Minnesota's state bird...the mosquito..I used the wrong side of a black and red Marcus Bros check(from years ago) for their bodies..filled with blood. The wing fabric doesn't contrast as well as I had hoped, but it's there. They were fun to piece, rotary cut but not paper pieced. It's one of Helen Thorne's patterns(she used her own patterns and books that weekend). I think she is a WI quilter, and that's why we hired her.

Usually we go with WI or MN teachers for the workshops. We have had Tina Gravitts but then we have to pay air fare also.
I'll bookmark your blog and be back to see how things are going..*VBS*

Tonya R said...

Hi Eileen.I'm amazed you can do any quilting at all after having spinal surgery. Ouch. I must be a big sissy cuz when my back hurts I hate to do any sewing.