Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Catching Up 10/19/10

It's been a little while since I posted.  I've been busy.  I finished the Mystery Quilt about a week ago, and delivered it.  It was a Superman-themed quilt for my son Robbie, who has been a Superman fan since he was small.  To my delight it was a surprise to him and to my daughter-in-law Laurie.  Both of them have keys to my place, and I thought Laurie might drop by some time to see what I was working on, since she reads my blog.  Luckily for me, she assumed the mystery quilt was a different project that I planned to work on this month--which is what I hoped she'd think.  Aren't I sneaky?  I'll post photos and details on the Superman quilt later.

Meanwhile, I've been working on a quilt I'm calling Baby Q.  It's a quilt for pay, for the new (less than a week old) daughter of co-worker Albert Q.  I'm doing modified Square in a Square, with four rounds and a fussy-cut center.  I'm nearly done with the 25 paper-pieced blocks.  I'd love to finish the quilt by tomorrow night and deliver (so to speak) on Thursday.  However, I'm not sure if Albert will be here this week.  If not I'll just hold onto the quilt until he comes back to work.

This weekend I'm going to seaside Pacifica, CA for my annual quilting retreat.  I'll be working on two quilts:  Mystery Quilt #2, as well as a charity quilt--a Shoo Fly pattern in a Liberated Quiltmaking style.  I don't expect to finish either one during the three-day weekend, but I'll enjoy working on them while I'm there.  I have reservations for an ocean-view room, as usual.  Although I've done a few staycations during the past few months, this will be my first, and probably only, vacation away from home this year.  I'm looking forward to it.

Oh, by the way, I'll be making a Little Bo Peep costume for Halloween for my 4-year-old granddaughter Reghan.  Her baby sister Piper will be a sheep.  Cute!

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