Saturday, January 09, 2010
What a Groupie I've Become!
Guess whose class I'm signed up for next Sunday, in Casper, Wyoming? 8-)))
Yes, Bonnie of Quiltville.com is so brave to attend a Quilt Show, give a Trunk Show, and teach several classes, waaay out here in God's COLD and usually WINDY country. I'm signed up for a Sunday all-day class of Pineapple Blossoms, along with 2 friends who are driving with me. This is still a long way from my home, almost 4 hours each way. We are hoping the weather cooperates.
I've following Bonnie's blog for many years and my quilt supply indicates how many of her ideas I've used for my quilts.
IMHO, projects done in a retreat or some classes should not be difficult. You will have a different chair, lighting, the iron is in a new place, your seat is too low, there's a glare, the cutting mat is too large for the space, you are a 'righty', but your space may be a 'lefty', etc. This is a great project - not too demanding.
In my enthusiasm to get my pieces prepared, I started sewing, and already have 14 of the 36 blocks made. Can't help it! I made a few in browns, but the blue won out, and I made one dorky/wrong one. It always helps to make a practice block.
I had to BEG (OK, he offered) DH's 4 wheel drive vehicle, but then something recently happened to the transmission - scarey noises! OK, off to the shop and fortunately it wasn't as bad as we were worrying about. Can you believe that in the transmission parts, under the vehicle, there is a rubber seal, around PLASTIC! For Gosh Sakes! We don't do much 4 wheel driving, but really, PLASTIC!
My pinched nerve is an ongoing issue -- sooooo, I'm careful. Chiropractic treatment and traction are helping, but I have many months of treatment ahead of me. Even as I sit here, I can hear my neck going 'critch' 'critch' 'critch'. Between the every other day Dr. appts, and poor sleeping, my energy levels are in the pits!
Fons and Porter are on Public TV this AM (Love of Quilting) so I'm off to enjoy!