Wednesday, January 14, 2009

On the go

Have I been busy? No. And yes. Just not busy doing something that you'd want to see a picture of - you know, the domestic goddess thing and all. I straighten, launder, clean. DD comes home and dumps, plops, messes, dresses and redresses. Kids! But gosh I love her so much.

I've been thinking about doing a BOM at a local quilt shop. I really like it but not sure if it is enough to make the commitment. The only other BOM I've done (or should say purchased) has one block half done and has sat for years - many, many years.

I'm off tomorrow to meet my little Max. It's amazing how much he has changed in just the past month. He gets to stay with me Friday and get squeezed and hugged all day. I did get his doggie quilt quilted. Still stitching down the binding though. Can you take a sewing needle on the airplane? I know you can't scissors but I can have threads pre-cut.

I will be so happy to see my son - it's been too long. And, of course, my d-i-l too. :) First stop tomorrow will be a quilt shop that is 5 or so miles from his house. The name is Cool Cottons and it looks very interesting on their website - I'll take d-i-l there on Saturday to get a better idea of what kind and color of quilt to make for them.

Do you know of any can't miss shops in the Portland area? Should have asked a week ago.

Guess I'd better go finish packing. :)


Quilter Going Bananas said...

Have a great time with Max and his family! Hope you get some goodies at the quilt shop too.

Sipiweske Quilts said...

Is the Merry Christmas quilt the BOM that you want to do or the one that you started and haven't finished? It is very pretty and would be well worth the effort I think . . . every year you would be able to enjoy it all over again. Very nice! Have fun on your trip and make sure to buy yourself something from the quilt shop. - Marlene

Jillian's Blog said...

I am participating in my first ever BOM. It's really going to be sweet if the rest of the blocks are as cute as the first one. I blogged about it : )

Anonymous said...

Hi Melody,
Quilting is at my house tomorrow if you feel like coming!