Sunday, October 10, 2010

Catching Up

Life has a been a little on the hectic side.  Work just slide into the "OMG! HOLIDAYS ARE A-COMING!!!"-phase, and I am now working between 40 and 50 hours a week.  I haven't seen much of my sewing machine, which bites hard.

On that note, I have read all of the lovely comments everyone has left on my give-away post.  Thank you all so much!  I'd respond to all of them, if I could find that thing called 'time' again.

I promise, however, that I will be getting back with the program.  WTF Wednesday and Think Modern Thursday should make their reappearances this week.  I'm looking forward to it :)

I'm also looking forward to the new year already.  I know, I know!  We're not even done with Christmas yet.  Well, okay, the rest of you aren't.  Working retail has burned me out on the last quarter of the year, so I'm finding things to keep me upbeat and looking forward to having my life back.

For those of you who stick with me through the holidays, I'll be adding new content toward the end of January.  I'll be beginning a new weekly segment called "Skill Building Saturdays".  My goal there is to help newer quilters tackle all aspects of quilting, from color and fabric selection to quilting to bias binding.  Also, I'm planning a Double Wedding Ring Quilt-Along for this blog.  And, for those of you who love traditional quilts, I'm planning on tackling a Dear Jane quilt with a couple of real life friends.  I've already decided to call mine "Jane's Walk on the Wild Side" and to use super-bright, modern prints.

The biggest news, quilting-wise, in my life at the moment is that there is a new branch of the Modern Quilt Guild, the Rock River Modern Quilt Guild.  It's being co-organized by myself, Sandi of Piecemeal Quilts and Karrie of Freckled Whimsy.  Feel free to click on over and join us at our new online meeting place.  Currently, the plan is to keep things very informal, and dues-free until the group reaches a point that it's necessary.  The point of the whole thing is to build a community and have fun.  We've already scheduled our first, "formal" meeting for November 6, at 2 P.M.  We'd love to see you if Janesville, WI, is a reasonable drive for you, and don't forget to bring something for Show and Tell!

That does it for today...  I'm going to take advantage of Zebediah being with Grandma for the night and finish up at least one quilt block today.  I'll be super happy if I can get the pieces cut for another two, but I know better than to expect too much.  I gave up a day off today, and worked my (not-so) little tush off to get us a little more caught up at work, so I'm pretty beat.


KarrieLyne said...

Jane's walk on the wild side? Wait..I thought we decided you were going to do Jungle Jane...LOL! ;)

Grey Cat said...

@Karrie ~ LOL! Only if I want to barf every time I look at my stash. I mean, just the idea of all those animal print. URGH.

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