Monday, February 19, 2007

I guess one of the realities of keep a journal is realizing when it’s time to print a retraction. I had sworn of block of the month programs because I always claimed my attention span wasn’t there. I was definitely opposed to mystery quilts for myself because I’m: a. not a risk taker and b. have limited quilting time to gamble on not having a project that I love.

Cancel all of the above. I took the plunge and signed up for a Lisa Bongean block of the month program. I studied it for five weeks before deciding to commit.
Maybe it’s because I’ve got spring fever incredibly bad, but I love the flowers. The project doesn’t even have a completed photo of the entire quilt. She’s kind of taking it a month at a time. I’ve done three of her quilts and loved each one of them. I chose the cotton version though she offered it in wool also. This is the January block. I’m hand appliquéing it. The February block is geraniums in a black pot. Everything is small and portable. It’s sits in a basket on the coffee table. I had a girlfriend laugh at me and ask how do you leave sewing junk on a coffee table and turn it into a decoration?!?!? My answer-- - sometimes… it just works….

On the home front, Eric came home this weekend. He told us Thursday night. It was a quick trip—Don said he just need to “recharge the batteries”. Last time he came home, groceries weren’t bought ahead of time; the house wasn’t “polished”. Don said,”Awww- he’ll never notice.” Eric’s response, “ Wow, yall really didn’t clean house for me.” So, after work on Friday the three of us plowed into the house so I had a totally free weekend. It was definitely worth it. Ransom, I think, got the most “quality time” with Eric and vice versa he gave 110% back to Eric. He combed the house looking for him on Sunday afternoon. He has spring break in a couple of weeks.

Gratitudes:
1. Warmer temps (20’s and 30’s) on the horizon.
2. Twelve kids in Sunday School
3. Needles and Thread

16 comments:

jpquilter said...

The quilt looks lovely. Galad you decided to try it. They are fun and take a lot of the head work out of it so you can focus on the quilting.
Juliann

Vicky said...

What a great start to that quilt! It looks like it's going to be a winner!

Libby said...

Looks like a fun quilt - you are going to enjoy it.

Nothing like those surprise kid visits to put you in a good mood *S*

Angie said...

Oh, oh, oh, I LOVE it!!!! That is going to be gorgeous!

Fiona said...

If you've like the ones you've made before, odds are that you'll like this one too. It does look very pretty.

Tazzie said...

It looks just lovely so far, I say take the plunge, you'll have a blast!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Susan said...

That's a great quilt choice! You know you'll love it, as you've loved her other ones.

Glad you got to spend time with Eric. Feel like mom again? =)

anne bebbington said...

I'm never taken by BOM's but this does look pretty - and nice to have the family together for a wee while

Judy said...

Love the flowers!! We are girls, we have the right to change our minds whenever we want! Looks like a great project!

Mary said...

I can see why you changed your mind. I love the flowers and can't wait to see your progress on the quilt.

May Britt said...

This looks like beautiful BOM. I tryed to look it up on the net, but could not find any picture of the whole BOM.
I am on the NO BOM right now, but..... LOL
You know :)

Joanne said...

I love it. And the fabrics. Do you get the fabrics with the pattern? Is this through your local shop, online, or through Lisa directly?

hardenbrookgirl said...

I don't blame you at all - looks like it's going to be a wonderful quilt. We will be eagerly watching your progress.

dixie said...

I took the plunge. Although she was out of the cotton kits I decided to go ahead and do the wool on cotton quilt. Looking forward to getting January and February's blocks.

Marcie said...

You are going to have fun with that project. Can't wait to see it progress. Glad you had a nice time with Eric (or at least your dog did). You are too funny!

Dawn said...

I was at Lisa's shop last Friday and saw both versions of her quilt blocks so far! I especially love this block the best!