Monday, September 1, 2008

What a weekend!!!

Busy, busy, busy!!!


On Friday, I accompanied Mr. Upstate on another hike up Prospect Mountain at sunrise...

This is the light shining through the forest onto the trees...
The sun rise was beautiful..
and the leaves, they are a-turning....
Friday evening, when our mail finally arrived (ya just never know when the mail carrier is coming in our neighborhood), there was a package for me from Mary Jane...

with all sorts of black and white lovelies (does she know me or what?!)...
Isn't this Doll Quilt gorgeous!?
With just a hint of dotty bright green!!!
And she made me this very cute pouch!!!
The chocolate is gone or I would show you that too!

Friday night, I met a New York State Trooper but more about that later!!!!

Saturday morning was a car wash to benefit our local figure skating club...

and now my car is clean!!!!

Saturday night, was a pajama party at a quilt shop near Albany NY with my some of my quilty friends.... we stopped for Thai food first and I (it looks like I am wearing an exit sign on my head but don't be fooled... I am not!) chose the Vegetable Sushi Dinner....

check it out!!!
And then, we settled in for a fun evening of sewing laughter, food, chatter and....melting..????


Blogless Deb had her small applique iron between the four of us seated at two tables in the shop...
And Janey was filling a Ziploc bag of mine with her 'scraps'... can you imagine she was going to throw these out?!!!!! I'll take em...And the bag musta flopped over on the iron... So now I have a new handbag!!! That is the only photo I have of Janey (your middle section... sorry!)
and Deb with her smoking gun....
This is Blogless Laura with one of her masterpieces in progress....
and the green fabric she bestowed upon me for retrieving her credit card from a quilt shop (and I didn't even buy anything with it!!!)

And while in a quilt shop, you do as the quilters do.... shop!!!!
This black and white (of course) Jane Sassman fabric was screaming at me as I entered the shop to buy it!!! And I did!
and I added this...
and some orphan cuts...
This is what I worked on for the evening, a pattern and a bundle of fat quarters that I musta bought eons ago (well, okay, probably 5 years ago)...and a couple of finished blocks....


Yesterday, I did some outline quilting on this quilt for Mr. Upstate...
A close up of the quilting and the background with the sandcastle fabric. I would like to do some free motion quilting too but I am not sure what to do... any ideas??
This is the backing...

Sloppy took up stitching last night and this is her first project that she designed...
She loves stitching!!! A girl after my own heart!

And the finished piece built by my men...

Finally, as I mentioned before, I met a State Trooper after dark on Friday night, when he pulled me over on my way home from delivering Teenager's friend (the girls were at the mall), after Sloppy flopped into the car and announced that her tubing for her insulin pump had snapped (i.e. no insulin delivery in one with type 1 diabetes who is all ready reporting high blood sugar...OY) and I was hoping to get home quickly!!!

But I wasn't stopped for speeding! Phew! No! One of the two light bulbs in my passenger side headlight was out and so I was pulled over for inadequate lighting!!! What a scam!!! So now, I have to get the light fixed (Mr. U and I tried to access the bulbs but the VW Passat is a lot more complicated than one might think!) first thing Tuesday and send in my proof of such!

So.... in the interest (and urgency) of time, I am postponing the deadline on my giveaway until September 3rd (the next day) at 8 AM (and yes, Sloppy will be awake!)
Finally, the kids don't start school until September 4th but the countdown has begun!!!!