Monday, August 31, 2009

What's on the design wall Monday?

We are back from camping at Killbear Provincial Park. It was a relaxing vacation for the family but for me, it's a lot of work - packing food and equipment, doing piles of laundry before and after, working twice as hard to prepare each meal, etc. 
Add that to my sleep deprivation due to cold weather, my uncomfortable, constantly deflating air mattress, and the occasional middle-of-the-night adrenaline rush fearing death by a bear attack!  Gee...sounds like a fun holiday to me! I was craving my sewing machine I'll tell you that!
So now I have to hit the ground running since I have one kid starting high school next week and one starting university. So, not much time for some relaxing sewing this week. However, next week, the house will be very quiet and it will be a whole new ballgame - almost like a real vacation for me!! I plan to relax and quilt to my heart's content...and maybe shed a few tears about my babies growing up too fast!

On my design wall today are some of the blocks for a developing group quilt - you can read about the beginning of the quilt here. Some of these blocks need to be unsewn and rematched with other fabrics. You can probably pick them out - there are a couple of blocks where the fabrics both read as dark. We still need to sew about twice as many blocks, but the quilt is coming along and we are hoping to get it sewn together in the next 2 weeks. 

8 comments:

Gina said...

Glad you had a good break.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

The Calico Cat said...

Leave those block be for now, you might enjoy the low contrast later. (I always do.)

paula, the quilter said...

O, deja vu! This sounds just like my last camping trip.

julieQ said...

Wow, sounds like a nightmare instead of a vacation in some ways, but that is kind of the way it is sometimes.. Lots of activity with the kids going back to school too. I like your quilt, I would not change a thing!

Jean said...

Sounds like a nice break, even if you did have to work so hard.

JudyL said...

Remind me not to go on vacation with you! :)

Greenmare said...

yeah, camping can be like that, hope you enjoyed some of it a bit! as for the babies growing up, guess what? they come back! and bring dirty laundry! ;-)

Catherine said...

Love that quilt!