Friday, January 19, 2007

This is just a short post to let you know I'm still here just very busy. I did have 2-1/2 days off due to ice this week but chose to spend my time cutting a bunch of scraps that had accumulated into assorted strips/squares/bricks instead of vegging out in front of the computer. Then I finished the 20 blue Heartstring blocks. And then cut a BUNCH of 1/2 yds and smaller red fabrics into 2" strips for Heartstring centers, 7-1/2" squares for a quilt I'll be working on this weekend, and 5" squares that were promised to Paula a LONG time ago and more 5" squares for another project for me. And I've been cutting 7-1/2" white squares to go with the red ones. I'm making a scrappy nine-patch top for Clare's Leukemia project. I figured if I was going to make blocks I might as well just make a whole top. And then I misfigured the number of squares I needed (forgot I'd get 2 blocks from each set of red/white squares!) so now I have enough cut for 2 quilts. And depending on how sick I am of working with red/white when I finish the first she might just get 2. LOL!

I've started receiving birthday blocks and wanted to thank Cher, Pam G., Linda J., Vicky, and Pat for the lovely blocks they've sent. It's soooo exciting to check the mail each day. I thank each of you ladies again for helping to celebrate my birthday in this special way.

And I also want to thank Morah for the loverly CAT fabric she sent me. And believe it or not I did not have this one. Also I realized last night that I never publicly acknowledged a few gifts I received in November. My only defense for my bad manners is they both arrived the day before Thanksgiving which was the day my Dad died. So please forgive me Amy and JenClair! Amy was cleaning out her stash and sent me a BUNCH of cat fabrics. None of which I had! And JenClair sent a really neat art piece and wrist pincushion. Both of which I love very much! I've had to hide the pincushion from George cause for some reason he seems to think it's a cat toy sent just for his enjoyment. I've caught him twice jumping up on the table (which is a BIG no-no in my house!) to snag it. Thank you JenClair, Amy, and Morah for my lovely gifts. They all came at a time when I really needed a pickup. :-)

I'm really far behind on my email and I'm not sure I've sent the instructions to everyone who requested. Please be patient with me and I'll try to get that taken care of tonight.

This has turned out to be not such a short post after all so I'd better get back to work. Have a lovely day. :-)

13 comments:

Pam said...

Good Girl!!! You had a cutting day rather than allowing yourself to be tempted to get on the computer...sounds like you had a productive day.

Thanks for posting, after a few days of not seeing a new post I start wondering "What the heck is Nancy up to?"

I have a pile (8) of quilts here to take with me for my quilting wknd that starts in an hour. Three of these are yours...pics when I get back!

Samantha said...

Be safe in the ice! My goodness, you got a lot done!!

paula, the quilter said...

A cutting day is boring but necessary. Now you can move on to the fun stuff!

Su Bee said...

Nancy, you're my hero!! Good for you! It's really easy to spend those hours ingrossed in everybody else's project because they're so interesting! (sigh) Wish we could have it all, huh?

Linda_J said...

I wondered how you fared when I heard the weather reports. Sounds like you made good use of the time off from work though--getting those scraps and fabric into usable strips and squares can be time consuming but so worth it in the long run.

anne bebbington said...

Nancy - my blocks went in the post airmail today from very blustery Taunton, UK - you should get them in the next week or so - glad you're ok and have just been busy

Vicky said...

Happy you're okay, Nancy. I was thinking about you and wondering how you were faring with the ice.

I've got two more blocks to get out to you. Will do that on Monday.

You get so much accomplished! I don't know how you do it!

(Hugs)

quiltpixie said...

sounds like you made good use of your "ice days" :-)

Giusypatch Quilting and other stuff said...

Hi Nancy, I sent mine on Tuesday 16, it will be there in 8-10 days, so I guess the next week you'll have it on your hands :-) Love, Giusy

cher said...

wish I was away from the computer cutting fabric, rather than working!
good to hear blocks arriving are doing their job-cheering you up! Keep it up girl!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Hi, nancy. A belated birthday wish. Apologies for that, it's summer and school holidays here so hard to get on the computer. Do you want some more string blocks for your "present" or are you overwhelmed. drop me an email about where to send and I'll help you out if you like. Great work with all that curtting, you'll be so organized now, Cheers, Tracey

Shelina said...

So Nancy, that's the secret of getting things done. Stay off the computer. Yeah I should be doing that ...

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

A little visit to say Hi as I'm working my way around the Stash Quilt Ring. I'll have string blocks on their way to you this week - I've been away! Thanks for your patience Nancy.