Sunday, March 17, 2013


Fabric used this week  0 yards
Fabric used year to date  56 yards
Fabric added this week  0 yards
Fabric added year to date  23.75 yards 
Net used 2013  32.25 yards
My only quilty shopping lately has been rotary blades and a couple of books!  That may change this week coming, as my quilt group is going out for our "end of season" lunch, a block from a new-to-me quilt shop!
Everyone gets really busy this time of year in Florida, as some are preparing to head north (some sooner than others).  There are lots of dinners and BBQ's, get-togethers with friends and activity groups.  In the quilting group there is lots of finishing and pin-basting going on as well.  One person in my group sent a quilt to a long arm quilter, who is associated with my favourite quilt shop, and she did a wonderful job, and at a reasonable price.  I think she'll be getting more work from the ladies in my group!
I now have 4 quilt tops finished - everything from a large queen size to a baby quilt.  The backings are prepared as well, with 2 being diagonal pieced backings (as taught by John Flynn), and one has pieced batting - using all the left-overs from the past couple of years.  I hope to get them basted this week!
We're having a dinner party tonight.  One guest is trying to make the "perfect" key lime pie.  We had test #1 a week ago, and he's changed the recipe a bit, so test #2 will be coming to dinner.  I'm trying a new recipe, so I'll let you know how it turns out.
Monday night we're off to the pie maker's place for a belated St. Patrick's Day dinner of corned beef and cabbage!  Then we'll be back to planning to use the meat in the freezer before we head back north.  The meals get very creative near the end of the season, as we try to use up as much as possible.  Canned and package goods are fine left behind, but the freezer has to be emptied, and the refrigerator cleaned out of all the items that could spoil.  
Check out everyone's stash progress at Judy's blog, Patchwork Times.   

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a busy time for you the next few weeks. Hope your dinner party is a smashing success.


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