Saturday, February 23, 2008

Belated Birthday Surprise and Update

Well, I'm back! Work has been CRaZy so very little time to blog. We also made a trip to Vermont to check on Alex. He has been doing his internship at Jay Peak since December. Boy what a drive! 5/12 hours. Now I know why he doesn't come home very often. His place with two roomies is nice but space is tight! Bob and I got the tour of Jay Peak and a ride up the mountain on the tram. It was snowing while we were there but it didn't stop the skiers at all! We brought lots of food, had dinner with Alex and stayed overnight. Then headed back to Connecticut. We probably won't see him now until April. But he is fine as you can see.

I have been doing some quilting. I finished my Africa PCs which I can't share today since they are on their way to England. But have a pic of some of the beauties I have received from the super talented gals in England with whom I am exchanging. These are a couple of the Angel PCs which was the January theme, and Africa for February. It's so nice to get something other than junk mail and bills in the mailbox.

You may remember the Round Robin I started back in February last year. It was with four gals and there was no pressure. Well, we finally all finished and we did our exchange last week. If you want to see how mine got started, take a look here. And this is the finished product!

My angel even has glasses that she wears on her head like me. The yoyos have bells in the center that ring. The three rounds were 1. a border with curves, 2. embellishments and 3. rectangles. I absolutely love her! We have already set the parameters for the next one which will start in April.

Finally, these pics are of my surprise birthday present from my DH! I have been oogling this for some time. My DH went ahead and ordered it. The insert and quilting extension are still to be delivered. I love, love, love it! If these are the presents you get for turning 50, I wouldn't have waited sooo long! Of course, once it was all together we had to totally rearrange my sewing room. We spent about 3 hours rearranging and straightening everything. Now my sewing room is perfect!

That is my little Jem in the picture. My true love, the Janome QC 4800, is in the shop. She was making a funny noise so I took her to see Dr. Warren. But she is fine and I am picking her up today. We got 10 inches of snow yesterday and I stayed home from work. Now we have to shovel out and I have to get some food!


Libby said...

Isn't fun to see your young'uns all grown up *s* Your round robin angel is just darling . . . of course, I just love that movie.
Can you tell me a little about your cabinet? I think it might be time for me to step up from my Costco folding table. Since I sew in my entry way, something that looks like 'real furniture' could be just the answer *s*

YankeeQuilter said...

What a great sewing desk! Congrats!


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