Thursday, March 3, 2016

A Catching Up Post

My usual routine has been out of kilter the last two weeks, hence a slowdown in posting activity.  So today I am having to do some catch up blogging. 

First, here are February’s Quilty 365 blocks.  I am gradually coming to grips with the imperfect nature of these circles and that is also liberating me to be more playful with this project.

Last week the two winter Texans, who have joined our Tuesday group for several years, again treated us to a farewell-until-next-year-party.  The theme this year was the 1940s and we were urged to wear patriotic attire.  The goody bags were loaded with items reminiscent of life during that era including a can of Spam and Hershey bars.

On Friday, a friend invited me to ride with her to the LaGrange Quilt show.  This guild has a show every year and they always do a fabulous job.

There were vendors, of course, a local quilt shop to visit, and a stop at the Quilt Museum.  It was a fun day.

Yesterday, I had a medical procedure which required sedation.  Everything is fine, but the aftercare instructions said no driving, signing important papers, making important decisions or operating dangerous equipment for 24 hours.  I made the assumption this would include use of rotary cutters, sewing machines and writing blog posts.  So, I spent the afternoon alternately napping and fondling my fabric. 

I am signed up later this month for a Guild sponsored workshop with Karen Combs and we are asked to bring lots of “non-busy” scraps.  I was surprised to see how much I had that qualified.

Later I tried to work on hexies while watching Quilt-Cam, but found I could not hold my eyes open, so I turned in early.  


Quilting Babcia said...

Your circles look wonderful, and it seems like when there are a multitude of them on the design wall, any 'imperfections' seem to vanish into thin air!

Debbie said...

Love this month's flamingo, owl and cabin, etc alsong with other pretty ones. Remember no quilt police just have fun. I have include of couple of "off" ones in mine too.
Wow....get goodies and a fun lunch. And then a quilt show have been busy.
So the class with Karen Combs will be interesting....I have her first book and refer to it many times. She has moved on to other techniques than value. I would be in scraps are all busy! Be sure to let us know what you learn.

P. said...

Your circles are so fun and cheery, Mary! A beautiful assortment for the month!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Sounds like you've been busy ... for the most part,it sounds like a good kind of busy. Love your circle blocks.

Frog Quilter said...

Lovely and fun circles / dots. I am SO TEMPTED to start these. I imagine stitching these is a breeze. Love your assorted colors!

audrey said...

Your circles are very fun!:)