Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Not Much Sewing Monday

I had my once-a-month breakfast with other retirees from my former employer. Boy, I love that it's now 'former'! I love retirement! Anyway, meeting with them reminds me of the best thing about work - all the really great people. So, we ate too much, drank too much coffee and had a really good time.

I needed to go buy fabric today! There are 4 quilt shops within a 15 mile drive, but one of them has a wonderful selection of Civil War reproduction fabrics. And Tuesday is Fat Quarter sale day. I'm still planning to do some Dear Jane blocks and see if I have the desire and drive to actually make the whole thing. Unfortunately, they didn't have the background fabric I wanted, so I really can't start it yet. I'll order it and it will be here by the time I come home from the beach. Anyway, this is my selection for the starter blocks.

I made the first block for the second row of the DWR quilt. I know, that's not very far, but it's farther than the first row.

So, I haven't done much actual sewing today, but plan to spend what's left of the evening working on my Summer Mini.

8 comments:

Pat said...

To which beach are you going for your vacation? I hope you have a wonderful time!

luv2quilt2 said...

We're going to North Myrtle. I'm looking forward to having the whole familly together for 7 days.

True Blue Nana said...

I always enjoy seeing the folks I used to work with. I don't miss going to work but I do miss the people. Have a good time at the beach.

Needled Mom said...

I agree with how much fun it is to get together with "old" work friends. I always feel so much better about retirement when I do!!!

Hope you have a great vacation.

JRZ Jenn said...

lovely fabric choices. I don't have the courage to start the Dear Jane quilt. Nor do I think I'm a good enough quilter to do it (I don't paper-piece) Best of luck with it. :)

searchfamilies said...

I love Civil War fabrics, what is DWR sorry i know i being thick.
I am sort of doing a DJ but not that smaller block it just using the blocks from that program but made them 9.5 (9 finished) don't think i could do the small blocks so i admire you for attempting to do it
Hugs Janice

luv2quilt2 said...

The "DWR" quilt I referred to is the Double Wedding Ring. That's my main project right now, and my progress is very slow.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

all those shops within 15 miles of you, I'm "sew" jealous.