Monday, April 23, 2012

upcoming fun

  • June 24, 2012 (Sun) -- Quilts in the Gardens
    . . The Miller Homestead on Stone Manse Drive in Allegheny County's South Park
    . . 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; admission $2
    . . (412) 835-1554 or for information
  • September 21-22, 2012 (Fri-Sat) -- Peggy's Patchwork Pals Sixth Annual Quilt Show and Sale
    . . Slate Lick United Presbyterian Church, 106 Brown Road, Freeport, PA 16229
    . . 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Vendors and lunch will be available.
    . . For more information call Peggy Coriale (724) 295-3734 or Judy Kois (724) 337-1129
There was a show this weekend that I missed that I had wanted to go to, but thought it was happening in May. Missed my chance. I'm not aware of any other upcoming events this summer that I will be able to get to. Some of this is planning way in advance, but that's life as a grad student. Figure life out for the next six months, and it's pretty well set in stone. 

I cleaned house this weekend... sort of.  The upshot of all this:
  1. Winter wardrobe and bedding is all put away. Mostly all in one container.
  2. Clothes that I didn't wear for the entire season have been pulled out for resale/donation. 
  3. I discovered that I have 2 bags of queen sized batting, 1 double, and 4 [four, priced at $2 a pop from thrift stores] of baby/crib batting stashed in a closet. Fab.U.Louis.
  4. In removing my CD collection from the bookshelf to the fireplace cubby, I freed up space for more craft related things to be stored with all the other craft related things. 
The downside is that I can't find anything. Missing in action:
  1. My rotary cutters. The new Gingher, the pretty owl-covered Fiskers. Gone. Probably hanging out with the missing floral enameled Gingers that I haven't been able to find since I moved last May. 
  2. My acrylic rulers. All three of them. 
  3. Kaleidoscopic Heart and Human Again. I had set these albums aside to lend to people

Some bonus action: the sampler is done! After a lot of seam releasing, restitching, and additional patchwork construction to fill in new holes, I got the sashing stitched on sometime Saturday. 

It is now 5th in a queue of quilts waiting to be basted with a back and batting. I'll finish them all eventually. Maybe it's time to schedule the long arm quilting lessons...

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