Saturday, February 18, 2012

Not My Original Plan for the Day

As I post this I am supposed to be at our local guild’s quilt show working as a volunteer and enjoying the company of many of my quilting friends.  When I got home after my shift yesterday, however, it was abundantly clear that what I hoped was a case of mild seasonal allergies has blossomed into a full blown sloppy cold.  I begged off my duties today and stayed home.  Bummer, all I had time for yesterday was a very quick once-over of the displays and vendor booths.  It was my intention to take checkbook and camera in hand for a nice long visit today. 

Fortunately, the day is not a total quilting loss.  While Bob is out of pocket this morning doing his volunteer tax work for AARP, I have delved into my Jane Stickle (a.k.a. Dear Jane®) project. 

A Sit ‘N Sew friend who is a very prolific quilter has been promising me some of her batik scraps and she brought them with her Tuesday.  Look at this beautiful pile of glorious fabric!  So far I’ve kitted up two blocks and completed a third. 

Here is the block I’ve completed:  B-13, Four Corner Press. 

The good news is we have had two days of glorious rain!  Did I mention it almost always rains when our guild has a quilt show?  The water level has even reached the spillway for the pond near our house, and it looks like the watershed area to our north that feeds our lakes is also getting some decent rain.


Impera_Magna said...

I'm sorry to hear you have a cold... and you were right to stay home and not "share the love"... as we say in the school system. Do hope you feel better soon!

Kathryn D. Duke said...

your batik scraps are wonderful, aren't they...your rain is heading our way(NC) tonight and Sunday too and we need to replenish our water supply...happy sewing!!

Debbie said...

Sorry you missed shopping at the show :o) Do hope you get over the cold soon. I too am glad the rain is heading our way tonight.

Diane said...

hope your cold leaves quickly-glad to hear you're getting some rain.

Terri in BC said...

What a terrific idea to do the Dear Jane quilt with batiks. Maybe someday I'll be brave enough to attempt that one!

Debbie said...

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