So yesterday I spent more money than I probably should of. Only I wasn’t at the fabric store, I was at USPS. At least it was for a good cause. I got my IBOL boxes in the mail for the Fallujah push. Boxes need to be out this week, if you are working on a package, now’s the time to finish it up. I also got Trees for the Forest off to the birthday girl.
I need some WIP link up buddies input today. In trying hard to finish up things, I’ve been working on a series of Uno Quilts from a pile of stray string blocks I’ve had sitting around. Last week I did black and blue. This week I did a purple top, but I decided to add a little something more to it. I’m not convinced that it was a good idea and am contemplating ripping off the dashed border and just sticking with white. Any thoughts?
I don’t have any sewing stuff ready for travel right now, so in my down time at work I’ve been knitting instead. I was going to do this striped like some other throws I’ve made, but I thought the variegation in this yarn was just so pretty it didn’t really need stripes.
Finally, I could have just gone ahead quickly sandwiched the Bike Path Quilt since I found the back…but instead I made more work for myself. I was going to just sew this strip of left overs from the front to a solid gray background and call it a back, but I do that for a lot of quilts and wanted to try something a bit more interesting. So I’ve been working on turning it into improv lettering. I’m going for “Share the Road” for now I’ve got SHA…
The Rest of the list:
4. 3×6 Swap Blocks- I did a test block this week, so I’m hoping to get these done and in the mail in the next week or so
5. Blue String Quilt
6. Green String Quilt
7. Mennonite Baby Quilt 3 (And then 4, seems like we’re having a population explosion at Chapel Hill Mennonite!)
8. Scrap Quilt
9. Baby Bears Quilt
10. Rainbow bright String Quilt
11. Spirograph Napkins
12. Stacks of pillow tops
13. Stacks of embroidered blocks
14. Little Birdie Embroidery Blocks
In non-quilting WIPs…well, life is stressful right now. I applied to 52 jobs last week, starting to get some responses, but still have no real idea where I’m going. I have 34 days to find a new place to live. I have three rooms to paint and a whole house to pack. And of course the full time and part time job. And maybe, you know, sleep once and awhile. Probably going to be pretty quiet on the blogosphere for awhile, but that just means I get to come back and see a whole bunch of new stuff you’ve all been working on!
Check Out Everyone’s Great WIPs Over at Lee’s Link Up: