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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

An exciting day

Oh looky how far we've come on the opportunity quilt. We have basted all the stars onto the background and by next Tuesday we will have the 4 background units sewn together. My goal was to have it done by the end of May, I think we'll make it.

In the pic, we are still missing most of the last row of geese. These are also being finished as we speak. This has been a labor of love for all of us involved. We have all grown to love all the color and all those stars, even the littlest ones (just only a red one is on, at the top of the pic). If all goes well, I should be handing the quilt top to the quilter. Hurray!

In more exciting news, look what the UPS man brought me. I pre-ordered the last book in the trilogy. It was delivered on the day it was available in stores, no wait. Another Hurray! Now If I finish my chore, I can sit and read. It's good to motivate yourself, any way it works. Sometimes I break up my chore with a chapter. One load of laundry to fold, equals one chapter. Vacuuming equals another chapter. Cleaning a bathroom, that equals 2 chapters. Feel free to copy my system. This book is 563 pages. I hope I have enough chores to finish up the book. I'll have to add my sewing homework in there. Pin a quilt, one chapter. Stitch in the ditch, one chapter. I have the feeling this book will take forever the finish. Next month, when I finish, I'll let you know how it was.

Have a great day!
Take care, Brandie


Sue-Anne said...

Brandie, the quilt is amazing! You all have done a wonderful job.

Lori said...

I can't believe how fas tthe quilt is coming along!! Many hands make light work!! It's so beautiful!!
Enjoy your book...savor it!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It is stunning. Really a special quilt. It sparkles.