Saturday, July 19, 2008

It's been a week, a pretty busy but boring week I must say, all work no play makes Mar a boring blogger. I'm winding down on a weeklong cat tending job and also double dipping by petsitting in Benicia this weekend. (Debbie, if this mention of Benicia brings me into your radar again, please email me again as I lost your contact info).
At the office we have all been busy trying to figure out where to put things and we are making headway. It's a very busy public office, so we don't have much time to figure things out, but, bit by bit it's coming together nicely!
You may have noticed by the emblem on the sidebar that I've joined another swap. Linda's swaps are great, I love that they are secret swaps, so you don't know who you've got till it's done. This makes it exciting. (doesn't everybody love a secret?) Also, she takes effort to swap us out with other countries. How could I resist. The pincushion swap was a great success. Of course now I need to do some more pet sitting so that I can afford it. I know I will buy materials to make at least 3 different bags and then decide on something I have, but need a little more of something to go with? At least I know this about me and can plan for it, sheesh! (if you'd like to join the swap there's still a little time, it will close at 8:30 pm tonite)
I'm slowly working on my Prairie Paisley quilt. I love how it's coming along. Problem is that it's a big one and I don't have a space where I can sit and ponder and plan (gettin into my P's again, did ya notice?) The next row will be the middle row. I doubt that I will keep what I have up on the wall for that row, but it's a start. I need to get back into making some more blocks. At the start I had planned to use a variety of the reds from this line for the cornerstones so I pulled them out and didn't use them for the blocks. Since then I've decided to use the same red that I'm using for the setting triangles and now would like to incorporate the other reds into the squares. I guess I should do this before it's too late, I wouldn't want them all at one end, now would I?
This picture isn't very good. I have been putting it up on the wall in my hallway and it's hard to get a good shot, and soon I will be out of wall!!
Ok, thats it. I told you it was boring and I didn't even mention my laundry or my nap! I'm off to feed the cat and sleep with the dog. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. xomar

15 comments:

Darlene said...

Love your Paisley quilt - beautiful. Never a boring blogger, my friend.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG that quilt is to die for. I love it!!!

Lisamariesmom said...

Love, love thaqt Paisley quilt! The colors just jump at ya!

The Quilt Buddy said...

Great job on your PP quilt! I am a sucker for anything paisley! Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Linda said...

Looking great Mar, I just love anything done in red, and not a boring blogger. Just goes to show you have a life outside of blogging.

Carol said...

I am just lovin' that quilt!

gracie said...

Mar!

Your quilt is looking AWESOME!!!!!!

A visit w/it to the NE would take care of that space you need to spread your blocks out ;)

xoxoxoxo

Deborah W said...

Yep, I see ya! It's Deborah in Benicia (Debbie is fine, too). My email addy is deborah0523@yahoo.com or deborah@webajeb.com. Hey, speaking of Benicia, did you know the Patchwork Cat in Benicia is closing on August 23??? Sale starts July 31, in case you want to pick up some great deals on fabric. We're gonna miss having a quilt shop in town.

Simply This That and the Other... said...

Love the quilt. It's gorgeous! I need a wall. I've been thinking about using my hall wall right outside "the room". Haven't decided. Are you just pinning right into the wall? Can't wait to see your quilt all done. I love red and blue!

Vicky said...

That quilt is gorgeous, Mar! (Hugs)

Libby said...

Your Prairie Paisley quilt looks great . . . I love that fabric line *s*

Rose said...

Its looks gorgeous! I think that line is my favorite at the moment. I get to fondle my stash but havent started cutting just yet!

Marcie said...

Mar, I can't believe I missed your PP quilt! And you didn't e-mail me! I am adding you and your gorgeous quilt to my link list!

Cheryl said...

Your quilt is wonderful and coming along nicely!! I whipped up a little PP on my vacation. That fabric is so great.

Rose Marie said...

Love that quilt and can hardly wait to see it all done! The red triangles sure gives it a pop.