Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Cleveland ROCKS!!

I have been working like a dog!! and so a reward from my boss! He has a friend who works at ESPN and I now have two tickets to the Women's Final Four in Cleveland!! I have been cruising the net for airline tickets and a hotel room. No easy task as most everything was sold out. But we have seats on a plane and a room to sleep in! I am meeting with the cat sitter from Wagging Tails tonight about taking care of Holly and Bailey while we are gone. We will be leaving this Friday and will return late Wednesday. We haven't been to a Final 4 for a couple of years so we are pretty excited! Only sad note is that my beloved Huskies will not be there. The Lady Huskies got their tails beat by LSU on Monday night, but I will be rooting for the Tar Heels and Miss Ivory Latta to win it all.
I have missed a few doses of PQP of late with all the basketball going on but I did get all 81 blocks made for my Spring/Summer quilt and don't like them much. Hmm, now what to do! It's a very simple block which I think is the problem but I wanted something fast and easy since it was queen size. I think I'm going to cut them up and swap bits around to make it look a little scrappier. But that will have to wait for my return.
I have made 4 summer purses out of hand dyed and batik strips. I am teaching a class at my LQS in May called "Saturday Morning Surprise". In two hours, you start and (here's the best part) FINISH a project. We are keeping the project a big secret and giving a supply list that won't give away the project. All the brave souls who take the class won't know what they are making til they get there! Anyway, one of these purses is a sample and the other three will be gifts. I wanted to be sure I could put the purse together without directions!
Sewww, won't be around for a bit but look for me on TV! LOL


Libby said...

Have a great time!

YankeeQuilter said...

Starting and finishing a project in one class is always a bonus for the students!

Have fun at the games!


cher said...

too bad the Tarheels lost! what a game however to watch-at least on tv for us..looking forward to watching tonight's big game.. we too are huge women's b-ball fans!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ann!
I've found your blog while i was looking some other kind of quiltbloggers.
Your idea of the PQP sounds so goo.
I love your version from my Valentine's, the glitter is just wonderful.

anne bebbington said...

You asked about the patterns - I just put in 'redwork patterns' into google and they came up :o) simple as that!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Sounds fantastic, have fun.Tracey

Shelina said...

What a nice treat to get from your boss1 Hope you had a great time!

Juliann said...

how about some pictures of those purses? I bought some fabric at the Buggy Barn and want to make a new bag.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Now you tell that work not to keep you so buy as you need time to post!! tracey

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