My blog book, the third I have purchased since beginning my blog in 2010, has arrived. Just in case something weird happens and my blog evaporates into the etherland someday, I want to have a print version as a permanent record. It is, after all, my record of all the quilts I make and what happens to them. Some weeks it’s really hard for me to keep the record going; but I’ve enjoyed the connections I’ve made with other quilters so much I want to keep it active. Looking at the covers, would you guess my favorite color is blue?
I've started quilting the project I pin basted last week. I’m pretty happy with the way it has progressed. Most of the work is being done on my sit-down Handiquilter, but I still prefer doing straight line and ditch stitching using my Janome with the walking foot. I doubt I will have the quilting finished by my self-imposed deadline of Monday. We expect visitors that day and I would love to have the clutter of this particular stage of the project stowed. There are somethings, though, that just can't be rushed.
Tomorrow I will be joining my friends for a few hours of quilting and visiting, and visiting and quilting. The Tuesday group has declared an in-house retreat this week. I've missed most of it due to schedule conflicts, but am looking forward to the time I can be there.
The sunshine finally returned today after a series of five very gloomy, drizzly days. The dire predictions for icy conditions this morning skipped over our immediate area. It was extremely chilly and windy, but pretty, and we are expecting a gradual warming trend over the next several days.