My Creative Mind

My Creative Mind

Thursday, November 02, 2006

It's raining, it's pouring and DH is snoring

Yep, the rains started yesterday afternoon. Of course they did...I need to load my car and had planned to leave for quilt camp early this morning. Well...yesterday it was raining and this morning I woke up at 4 a.m. to the sounds of buckets of rain gushing down the downspout outside our bedroom window. I really just wanted to pull the quilt up over my head and go back to sleep but it rained so hard it was drowning out DH's snoring. How can he sleep so soundly~I will never know! It's now 6 a.m. and raining harder than it was when I got up at 4!

UGH!!! This is really putting a damper on my enthusiam for the wknd. I don't mind rain, after all, my native Oregon webbed feet were made for this kind of weather...but packing and unpacking the car in the rain is a pain! It is suppose to rain until the middle of next week. With the coming of the rains the temps have gone up, I'll take rain over freeze any day.

My first EQ project is at the quilters (DH will pick it up on Saturday), my second EQ project is kitted up and packed for camp. It should be a quick top to make so I have also packed a BOM set as a back up ~ sure don't want to run out of things to do. I also have a small amount of applique to do on Countryside Cottage and will work on that if time allows. I wish I had gathered up the stuff needed to make hotpads but didn't and life will go on anyway!

OK, I am not getting any closer to having the car packed and time is slipping away, I still need to crawl under my sewing machine cabinet and unplug the iron and get it packed...and where did I put those extra rotary blades? Have I packed all that I need, of everything I need, to get done what I want to do?? Flight of the Bumble Bee will be happening here as time for me to leave draws closer.

Quilt Meme
Quilt activities (bold means I've done these activities...) This meme is traveling through various quilt blogs, I have enjoyed reading what others have done and will continue to search for more quilt meme's posted. I won't tag anyone, please join in if you feel so inclined.

1. Taken a quilting class
2. Paper pieced
3. Hand quilted
4. Hand pieced
5. Created your own pattern
6. Published a pattern in a magazine or book
7. Gone on a quilting retreat
8. Gone to a quilting convention
9. Met someone who wrote a quilting book
10. Combined your quilting with some other craft
11. Done any three dimensional quilting - like fabric origami?
12. Made something using Thimbleberries fabric
13. Made something using batiks
14. Dyed your own fabric
15. Made a landscape hanging
16 Made a New York Beauty quilt
17 Made a baby quilt
18 Made a wall hanging
19 Made a journal quilt
20 Submitted your journal quilt for viewing
21 Made a fabric postcard
22 Made a artistic trading card (ATC)
23 Exchanged artistic trading cards
24. Mailed our your postcard?
25. Made a lap quilt
26 Made a twin size quilt
27 Made a full size quilt
28 Made a queen size quilt
29 Made a king size quilt
30 Donated a quilt to charity
31 Sent a quilt out to a quilter
32 Thrown away a UFO
33 Given away a UFO
34 Cut up a UFO and made something else with it
35 Ripped fabric instead of cutting it
36 Made a quilt exactly like the pattern, with no changes whatsoever
37 Done any Sashiko
38 Quilted your own quilt
39 Did free motion quilting
40 Put any embroidery or beads on your quilt
41 Given away your quilt to a stranger
42 Swapped fabric
43 swapped blocks
44 participated in a round robin
45 participated in an ostritch round robin
46 kept a journal about your quilting
47 written a letter to someone who made an antique quilt
49 kept a blog about your quilting
50 participated in a gift exchange
51 sent a quilting random act of kindness
52 joined a newsgroup about quilting
53 made a quilt using a pattern from quilterscache
54 joined an online block of the month
55 made a block of the month quilt
56 subscribed to a fabric of the month club
57 bought fabric at an online store
58 bought fabric from ebay
59 own more than one sewing machine
60 have a room dedicated solely to sewing
61 hide a fabric purchase
62 finished making a holiday gift before July
63 made a landscape quilt
64 made a quilt using a book from the library
65 worked with someone else to make a quilt
66. joined a quilt guild
67 become president of a quilt guild
68 taught a quilting class
69 helped someone else get the quilting bug
70 taught a child to sew
71 made a Dear Jane block
72 Made a miniature quilt
73 watch QNN - quilters news network
73 subscribe to a quilting magazine from your own country
74 subscribe to a quilting magazine from another country
75 buy fabric from another country
76 swapped completed quilts with someone else
77 asked for quilting help online
78 gone to a quilt shop to ask for quilting help
79 bought fabric at a local quilt shop
80 travelled more than 100 miles to go to a quilt shop
81 used nontraditional fabric for a quilt - something other than cotton or flannel
82 made a quilt using instructions given to you on a blog
83 make comments on someone's quilting blog
84 meet a quilter in person after only having talked online
85 had a quilting retreat in your home
86 own quilting software
87 made a quilt you designed on your quilting software
88 done any quilt research - history, interviewing quilters, etc.
89 had any quilt related subject published anywhere
90 donated a quilt to a museum
91 bought a quilt from a thrift store
92 made a quilt using fabric from a thrift store
93 made a quilt using photos
94 made a pastel quilt
95 made a quilt using brights
96 made a quilt using ethnic fabric from another country - African, Asian, etc.
97 made a quilt using leftover blocks from other quilts
98 had your quilt in a magazine, newspaper, newsletter, TV, etc.
99. submitted your quilt to a quilt show?
100. won any ribbons with your quilts?
101 had more finished quilts than UFOs
102 made a quilt using reproduction fabrics
103 took a break from quilting that was longer than a year
104 made money with your quilting
105 had a job in the fabric / quilting industry


At Thursday, November 02, 2006 5:55:00 PM, Blogger Norma said...

Have a great "quilty" weekend!

At Friday, November 03, 2006 12:14:00 AM, Blogger Susan said...

I hope you got everything packed and got away without drowning!

At Friday, November 03, 2006 2:31:00 PM, Blogger Cynthia said...

have a great weekend. If you don't want all that rain, you can send it down here to Australia. We are now into stage 3 of water restrictions because our water supply is so low.

At Tuesday, November 07, 2006 11:03:00 AM, Blogger Shelina said...

Pam, I think you have completed the most things of anyone I have seen. Just a few more to go ...

Of course, #103 might be a little difficult for you to accomplish. :)


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