Monday, January 19, 2009

Three Day Weekend

I love three day weekends. I get to fit in quilting, working at Starbucks, a couple of naps, some shopping, some cooking, movie watching, and errands as well as the usual laundry, vacuuming etc.

Saturday was our first official Silver Thimble Quilt Club meeting (Karin and Pat both have photos on their blogs. I worked on a Valentine's Day table topper (which I hope to finish up and post tomorrow). Kristie worked on one of her (hundreds?) of BOMs (she does absolutely beautiful work!).

Sunday was Starbucks/Whole Foods/cooking/naptime/movie watching day. I made an herbed pork loin roast, steamed broccoli, and Parker House rolls (I buy a big roast to last for several dinners and just change the veggies each night). S., E., and I watched Appaloosa (a good Western but not as good as Unforgiven). I finished sewing the binding on my Vintage Charm quilt (fabric line is Roman Holiday by Moda).
Here is a detail of the backing fabric, which is just yummy and the fabulous job Peggy did on the longarm quilting.

Today, I took Gomez (aka Gomez Megabux) to the vet for his check up. He is A-OK and complained the whole time as usual. I dropped him off, grabbed my Bad Melisa bag and went to Sweet Home Quilt Co. to see what was left after Becky and Karin's recent visit. Lo and behold, Kristie was there with her own stack of goodies. I picked up a couple of goodies too.
A jelly roll (of course) to make yet another project from the book Jelly Roll Quilts (the fabric line is Flag Day Farm by Moda) and a Moda Honey Bun (40 - 1 1/2" strips) from the Hello Betty line (really neat 1940s colors) and pattern. I can't wait to get started on these projects! Just as soon as I finish a couple of UFOs.


kristie said...

Love the Vintage Charm quilt...and no I hope I don't have hundreds of BOMs ;o) Kristie

Michelle said...

Great job on your vintage charm quilt! Glad Gomez got the all clear from the vet!

Angela said...

Very beautiful quilt!

mamaspark said...

I love the Roman Holiday quilt! Those fabrics are great.

Living on the Spit said...

Absolutely adore you quilt! Okay, that made me feel better for not getting forecasted snow.

Coveting all your fabric goodies, as well.


Brenda said...

Very pretty quilt. Sorry I missed you at Thimbles.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Love the quilt Gretch!!
Enjoy those strips and charms.

Carol said...

Love your goodies. That Jelly Roll book is one of my very favorites. Your quilt is just wonderful.