Sunday, June 7, 2009

A month gone in an instant

At least that's what it feels like. I've been busy with family and work and have not taken the time to post, but until I signed in this morning, didn't realize it's been a month. I've been sewing somewhat, just not much of my own projects. My friend Ann needed help with her granddaughter's graduation quilt. I helped her sew the top together, put on borders, backing and pin basting. Great team work!, the binding and label went on yesterday at our Saturday quilting class.
Speaking of Saturday class, our teacher Mickey just gave us some awful news, due to education funding cuts in the State of California, our class has been cancelled for the summer; next Saturday is our last class. The fall session will probably be cancelled as well, even eliminated entirely, but we won't know for sure until August. Most of the students were devastated as this is about the only opportunity we had to interact with other quilters. Maybe the state's economy will get better and our class will be re-opened, but in the meantime, we'll try to organize get-together's somewhere else in a non-school district environment, something will work out.

On the stash report, nothing in and nothing out. I've been just not in the mood to touch my sewing machine until this weekend, my courage just popped in and I started to machine quilt a string top I put together about a year ago. Just quilted in the ditch and thought about leaving it at that, but the quilted rows are 7 inches apart. It has lots of bulky seams.... but I have some ideas that may work, so that's what Im working on today.

Hopefully it won't be another month when I post again.

1 comment:

Brenda said...

I really hope you can find a way to keep meeting. Take turns are each other houses, ask a church if you can borrow some space... I don't know. I know we use our high school home ec. room for our monthly meetings - they happen at night twice a month - at no cost to us.
Put all your heads together and see where and when you can keep this going. Especially since it might not happen the way it's working now for next year - you have to pretend your a car company and re-think the workings of the system!! ;-) I love the quilt you showed on the fist pic. It looks so cheery and happy. And good for you quilting the string quilt!! I will do this too, someday........
Have a great week!!