Saturday, May 28, 2016

Keeping Busy

Obviously, I haven't posted in quite a while.  I've been keeping busy with life and with quilting...just not taken time out to blog about all the goings on. So, I'll update you with a few fun things today.

Firstly, on April 6, I hosted our Wednesday Quilt Group (we call ourselves "We Come In Pieces". Those of you who know me, have probably correctly guessed I suggested the whimsical tongue-in-cheek name, and everyone voted for it).  Anyway, it also happened to be Mona's birthday, so we had a little cheesecake celebration.  The entire day was fun, as usual.

Secondly, I finished a Christmas quilt top that I've had in progress for some time now.  Remember that year when I wanted to make a Christmas quilt a month?  Yeah, lasted for all of three and a half months before that one fell to the wayside.  Darn life interferences. Anyway, finally finished the one I had started during month four.  I imagine I will quilt something fun in the empty center squares.  Didn't use up nearly enough green/red scraps.  LOL.

Lastly (for now anyway), I've got a few vacations in the works.  Not quilt-related, but fun for me.  :o)  My two daughters, their families and I have rented a gorgeous home for a week in early June in Siesta Key, FL, about a 3 hour drive from here on the east coast of Florida.  It's a five bedroom, three bath right on the canal with a built-in pool, a three-minute or so walk to the beach and not much farther walk to downtown.  I paid for the home as I wanted to do a cruise with everyone this past Christmas, but their work/school schedules interfered, so this works as an early Christmas/Birthday gifts for this year. My daughters said since I paid for the house, they'll do all the cooking.  I think I got the better part of the deal, don't you?  *grin*

I'll also be going up North to visit my sister and many, many friends at the end of June into the middle of July.  Very much looking forward to it, as I haven't seen my sister for 2-1/2 years and my friends for even longer than that!  

Oh, and I have my Bonnie Hunter Mediterranean Cruise coming up in August.  I'll have more on that later, as we now have the information for the quilt we'll be working on during the days at sea.  I'll share with you the quilt and my fabric choices.  The quilt is from a magazine, so I'm sure it's okay to share a pic.

Well, that's it for now.  Although I did get some quilts back from the keep a lookout for more updates once I bind them.  Shouldn't be too long, I promise.  :oD

More later,


The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! on your newly completed quilt top and all of those wonderful vacation plans!!!

Doreen said...

So wonderful to see your post!!! The house rental is definitely a 'good thing' (with meals on someone else! hehehe). The b'day party looked awesome......yummy! Wow....quite thee schedule......looking forward to the updates!!!!!!!

Dayspring Quilter said...

Looking forward to meeting you on the Mediterranean cruise!