Saturday, February 23, 2008

Another one bites the dust!

Hi all, its kind of late here, but I am so excited that I just had to post that the puppy quilt is DONE!! Woohooo that's finish number three this year!! It is in the washer right now, so I don't have a picture of it just yet, but I will make sure to get one before I deliver it to dad-to-be at work tomorrow. Now I'll be even more excited when it comes out of the washer and it is ok. Why? Well, I tend to not pre-wash very often and I didn't pre-wash the fabrics for this one. Sooooo....I am hoping it comes out the way it went in. I should know better, and wash my fabrics before I use them. I do it when I participate in a swap with any of my groups. And I know it reduces a lot of anxiety when you know none of your fabrics are going to bleed. But, I also know that I like the more puckered look of older, well loved (used) quilts and I know you can achieve that look by not pre-washing. So here I sit typing and worrying (just a little) waiting for the quilt to finish the wash cycle. think positive, think positive, think positive :cD I've thought about buying those 'color catchers' at the grocery store. Does anyone know how well they work? I would love to get some feedback on them before I buy them.

Been a very productive day here. City let me sleep in and took the kids out this morning, which was very nice considering I didn't get done at work until 2am yesterday. Gotta love the restaurant industry! I was able to enjoy my coffee and get lots of work done. I got to work on my string quilt, finish the puppy quilt, got Jess's quilt basted (boy that was a chore! The backing may end up a little short, but as of right now it looks like I'll be ok.), and started the baby quilt for the next co-worker that is due. She is having a little boy, so I dug through my stash and found a stack of homespun fat quarters I had received as a gift a while back. They were lighter shades of mostly golds and greens with just a hint of red, so I found a couple other homespuns in darker blue shades to make it look a little more 'boy'. It is going to be a traditional log cabin. I really like how it is coming along so far. After City and the mouselings got home we just enjoyed some family time. So nice! Seems like Saturday is the only day we can really count on that time, so we try to enjoy it as much as we can.

I do have a question I was wondering if someone could give me some info on. I know there are quilting blog rings out there. I would love to join one, and I found one that is for quilters that love to make/admire scrap quilts. I was wondering if there is any 'joining etiquette' if you will. I guess I just feel a little weird up and joining something when I am so new. Should I e-mail the owner, do I need to let her know, do I need to be blogging for a certain amount of time? I know that I probably sound pretty silly, but I just want to make sure I do things right.

Well, the washer just got done so I am off to put the quilt in the dryer, everyone cross your fingers that the puppy quilt comes out the way it went in :cD Warm country wishes!!

1 comment:

Quilting Pirate said...

YAH on completing a's always exciting and feeling of accomplishment.

As for the webrings, all you have to do is read the "join" page on the webring and join. Keep in mind some rings are for specialized groups. It doesn't hurt to contact the owners and touch base either. Webrings are great way to draw traffic to your blog!