||[Feb. 1st, 2010|12:25 pm]
Whole lotta labia.
The weather outside? Yeah, it was frightful. But not as much as the roads.|
I spent Saturday at a workshop in Great Falls. When I left the house I thought we were still looking for maybe an inch in the late afternoon. By the time I got to northern Virginia there were 2 inches on the ground and it was coming down hard. The workshop was great but then I had to get up and leave. I used my big acrylic ruler to scrape the snow off my hood (go quilting notions, go!) and got on the way. It took me an hour to get down there, it took me three hours to get back. Capital beltway going 3 miles an hour at the fastest and there were probably 10 accidents on the way up to 270.
I made it home slowly and carefully and spent the rest of the evening being quietly grateful. We had a quiet and domestic Sunday and it was really quite lovely. Made snow angels, went sledding, and made snowmen with Chloe and then watched her version of making a snow angel, which consists mostly of just laying back in the snow and staring at us until she giggles.
I was productive, the summer coins quilt has the binding on one side and is ready for hand-stitching down on the other side. Gen's wallhanging is finished with the quilting stage and I know how to move forward with the binding. I made progress on the orange pillowcase and one of the bags. And I got all the circle patches ready for Chloe's quilt and up on the design wall in the right layout. I'll put some of them together tonight. Meant to do it this morning but I just couldn't get up. The bitchy bit on this quilt will be the borders, but I'll put on some YouTube and just get it done. I also did some practice patches. I made one whole flower that didn't look stupid, so that's progress.
Putting an embargo on the incoming fabric has really made me hop to it on the unifinished projects.
And on that note, I'm back to really boring work. Checking manuals against the sites for which they are manuals to look for areas that need to be updated. Fork. In. Eye. But omg yay for job and paycheck!
How are you guys?