Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sunny California

Ever have a day that should be absolutely wonderful that ends up causing you great strife?  Well today is that day for me. 
Got up and was going to get to go sewing with my old sewing group. But, the billeting (military hotel) mixed up reservations and we had to move out of the unit into another place and back into the unit tomorrow. What sense is that?????
Then I started the laundry and would you believe we forgot it?
Anyway, by the time we figured out what was happening and I went to figure out where I was supposed to be to sew, my phone went haywire on me and I could just NOT go. I am stressed out and it is not going away. So, please pray that I get out of this stress and we can get on with a wonderful vacation.
WE got half way across town before we remembered the laundry.  So, we are back over here waiting for it to dry.  Thank goodness no one wanted our stuff.  LOL
So, I thought I'd check in and vent a little while DD and DH went swimming.  I was too frustrated to be around anyone.  LOL

Anyway, before I left Texas, I did a few things.  This is a baby quilt for a soldier's baby that will never get to know his father.  I'm so pleased I had this one almost done and could finish is up.  It isn't a UFO, thank goodness, but it is now with a new baby.
DH and I have been blessed with a wonderful family that helped up get to Hawaii at a reduced cost.  So, for less than 2 tickets at regular price, we got 4 tickets. When we go to Hawaii in July, we will have more money to spend on fun things. So, this is the quilt I'll be finishing up in June.  I am thinking I will add a gold border to it and hopefully find some pretty border fabric to add.  If not a great print, then I think I will put a quick block in the border to continue the pattern.

This one was for DD's wonderful band director.  I found this panel and then saw something like it at a quilt shop.  I forgot that they had different sized borders, but I used the same size.  It is not a large quilt, but she loved it.  I loved making it.  Don't you just love the way the first pink border adds dimension?  It was done and delivered in time, so I was thrilled.

I brought a hand quilting project with me.  I need to find more needles in case something breaks when we are in the car.  I need something to do while we are on this long trip home.

1 comment:

kathyinozarks said...

Loved the new quilts Mel-you always do such beautiful work. stuff happens to us like that all the time-lol Hope the rest of trip goes smoother-hugs Kathy