Monday, July 21, 2008

Sewing Marathon Weekend!

This weekend is the first one in July that we have stayed close to home the whole weekend and I was bound and determined to catch up with my partners in sewing Jen and Jill! Friday I didn't feel well when I got home from work, so I laid down on the couch for a quick nap. I was feeling much better when I woke up, so I went to my studio and put some good quality bonding time in with my frame and machine. I loaded muslin and batting and was ready to start quilting, only to realize I had them on in the wrong order, so I repinned them and was ready to start quilting, but Paul thought I should go to bed. I told him to let me take one run with the machine and I'd go to bed. I took one stitch and the needle broke! It was so late that I just left it for morning. When I got upstairs I asked Paul if he and God were talking because I broke a needle! He just laughed, crossed his fingers and said "me and God, where like this". So I knew quilting for me was not meant to be!
Paul got up at 5 to go to work and I got up later and started sewing. I sewed for about 4 hours before he got home and said "the pawn has returned". He keeps joking that he and Mike are the pawns in our little sewing competition. So we got ready and went to Festival in the Park, which is an arts and crafts festival. It's really a great show and so many interesting items to buy. When we got home I went back to sewing. I sewed all the blocks for a twin size YBR quilt and cut out all the pieces for a Between Friends Jr. quilt for the back. I was up till 2 AM, but successfuly put in 11.75 hours!
Sunday morning I slept in a bit and then got up and started sewing. I put the entire YBR top together, then I started sewing the blocks for the BFJR quilt. I got all the blocks sewn and even had enough extra to make a baby size quilt. Hubby did my house cleaning chores and made dinner, and went to the store for a few things, so I could sew all day uninterupted, and PUT ME IN THE LEAD!!!!!!!!!!!
Tonight I plan to sew the blocks of the BFJR quilt into a backing and then quilt the baby quilt and the YBR/BFJR quilts. I know I won't get it all done, but it's so nice to have something to look forward to making.


Colleen said...

Way to come from behind and grab the lead! Can't wait to see pictures of the quilts.

Suzan said...

Busy gal!! Congrats on the lead...for the moment!!

Hazel said...

I had a feelingt this would happen Go Moneik Go .

Sandra said...

congrats on the lead!!Sounds like you are having a good time with your new frame.I love having mine.

Babs Schmidt said...

Go Moneik Go! You can do it!