Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Wet and Wild in Connecticut

I am trying to complete a few things before leaving for New Jersey and I am failing miserably, both on the quilting front and at work!! I did get my doll quilt completed and out the door to Amy at The Calico Cat. We did a one on one swap. It arrived yesterday at Amy's house and it looks like one of her kitties, RB, has taken a liking to it. Since Amy's pics came out soooo much better than mine, take a peek here. Amy's quilt should arrive at my house any day now! I can't wait!!

I am still working on the Round Robin. I have the border on and made some of the flowers I was going to use for embellishments. That is the requirement for this round. However, I am not happy with them so I am making more. I am also in the process of cutting fabric on the bias for vines and making bias tape. Might I just say I HATE APPLIQUE!!! There, I feel much better. I will do applique because it will look wonderful when it is done. This was to be exchanged tonight but I guess that won't happen. As my DH so appropriately put it, perhaps we will have this round robin completed by the spring when the robins appear again! He's a funny guy!!

I am also trying to finish the piecing for some Oriental postcards for a swap due out the end of September. I want to take them with me to do the beading in Cape May. I want to have some handwork with me as well as a couple of good books to read. I am currently reading Charles Frazier's "Thirteen Moons". He also wrote "Cold Mountain".

Work is a total disaster. We are on the bottom floor of a building and there was a huge water leak problem over the weekend. I opened the office on Monday and there was water in four of the five offices. The ceiling panels in the kitchen and the bathroom had collapsed due to the water and there was water in our computer closet. Not the way I hoped to start my week before vacation! We did manage to get the computers up and running again. Thankfully there was no serious damage to them. We had to replace our DSL modem and were off line for a few days which actually was not bad. Seems a lot more work was done without internet access. I came in today and there was mold growing on some of the walls. We now have maintenance in here trying to deal with that problem. I leave on Friday for Cape May and Friday can't come fast enuf!!

Anyway, that's how things are here!! Hope things are calmer and drier in your neck of the woods!!

1 comment:

Libby said...

Oh, I hope things are 'mopped up' at work *yikes* Have a great trip . . . lots of relaxing - reading and handwork are just what the doc ordered *s*