Hello from the beautiful Gulf Coast!! Here's what the view looks like from our balcony...
...and here's where I spent eight hours on Sunday!
Totally, wonderfully relaxing!! But don't think I'm completely wasting my days - I have been working on my vacation quilt, too!
But right now, let's see how I did on last week's list...
1. Go to church and make up kits for my Sewing Sisters to use next Saturday to make quilts for the Rogersville mission trip in October.
Done! I got ten kits made up, and I think they've all been distributed. More to make when I get back!
2. Sash the batiks quilt that is on the design wall.
I didn't get to this one before I left, unfortunately.
3. Finish cleaning the house.
Done! It looked really nice when I left!
4. Pack the essentials - beach umbrella, beach chairs, sewing machine, fabric, cutting tools! (Oh yeah, I guess I'd better pack some clothes too...)
Done! So far we've only had a couple of things to pick up that we forgot, all minor. Whew!
5. Drop off some donation books at the library.
Done! They were happy to get them, too!
6. Take Jolene to the shop for a "spa day" (a/k/a tune-up) while we're on vacation.
Done! I had a very interesting conversation with the two gentlemen who will be working on Jolene - they thought it was funny that I named her, but promised to take very good care of her while I'm gone. Unfortunately, they won't open up on Sunday so I can pick her up early, so Bill's a little worried I'll go into withdrawal..... ;-)
I also finished off two quilts for ministry needs last week...
This one went to a woman with terminal cancer...
...and this one to a woman with uterine cancer.
And now, even though I'm on vacation, I've got a few things I want to get done before next Monday. So here's my list for the week!
1. Finish my vacation quilt top, a Swoon quilt in winter colors. One block is completely stitched already, and another has all the HSTs and flying geese sewn and trimmed, ready to be put together. So one and a half down, seven and a half to go!
2. If I finish it, work on Emmy's quilt for Christmas.
3. Do some hand-piecing repair on a vintage top.
4. If all that gets done, work on my drunkard's path project.
5. On Sunday, re-level my quilt frame before I get Jolene back! (I live in a very old house and the floors shift sometimes. My frame has gotten a bit out of whack, and this is a great time to get it put back to rights!)
6. Pick up Jolene from the shop on Monday1
So that's my list for the week - definitely not written in stone - because if I don't get to items one through four, it will be because I'm enjoying the beach too much!
And now the question is - - - what are YOU working on this week?