Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Virtual Sew-Along

Last night as I was reading blogs, Thelma at Cupcakes 'n' Daisies mentioned on her blog that she was participating in a virtual quilting retreat beginning today. The event is hosted by Blackberry Creek Home Arts. The quilt-along appealed to me. I immediately clicked over to Blackberry Creek and signed up to participate. I knew I had some appointments this morning. I had an appointment for my mammogram and planned to get my annual flu shot. I wasn't able to begin sewing until a bit after noon.  The first thing I had to do was get organized. I pulled out an older project, but knew that it would take some time to figure out where I was in the pattern.
Just doing that is a big accomplishment.t I must do a better job labeling a project when I put it away. I plugged in my Itouch. It's loaded with audio books and podcasts. Listening to books or podcasts is my favorite thing to do as I sew. Today was a podcast day. I listened to  several of Pat Sloan's radio shows.
I sewed components of my Scrappy Nines in black and white. I'd like to finish the top for my SIL for a Christmas gift.
Between sewing parts of Scrappy Nines, I pieced some string blocks. Bonnie Hunter has a system with leaders and enders. Probably because my job required multi-tasking, I tend to multi-task while sewing. String blocks or rag quilt blocks work for me instead of leaders and enders.
I'm now at taking a break. I'm finished in the sewing room for the day. I have parts that need to be pinned together. I'm a BIG pinner. I also have one last section of binding to sew on my Autumn Ridge quilt. Friends still can't believe that I haven't completed it yet :) Last year was a very non-productive year. Enough said.
Before I begin, it's time for a snack:) Chocolate muffins and diet root beer. Yum:)
After my break, it's back to pinning and hand-sewing. I'm hoping to squeeze in some sewing tomorrow. My honey has some medical procedures scheduled for tomorrow. I'm his designated driver. If it works out, I'll report back tomorrow evening:)

12 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

I'll be here watching the progress of this one. Hope you get in more stitching time...and hubby well!

Gretchen said...

Just keep sewing... just keep sewing... and sometime after 900 million you'll be done with those 9-patches :) Have a great sew a long--wish I could join instead of working!!!

Jackie said...

Seems like you had a very productive day! Love Pat Sloan a great listen. My newest podcast will be out on friday, although I don't listen to myself...LOL. I love your black and white quilt, but I definitely have an affinity for that combo. Hope all goes well for your hubby tomorrow. Until then, have fun sewing!

Diane said...

Love the quilt! Love chocolate muffins! Don't love root beer, diet or otherwise!

I can't wait to see your finished quilt. I'm wondering if you made that darling pin cushion in your basket, and if you did, do have the pattern? I'm looking to make some as gifts this Christmas.

Joanne Lendaro said...

What a great day!! I should hop in on the podcast things...I'm looking for something new for my ipod. Keep up the good work!!

Brenda said...

Sounds like lots of fun, glad you are getting some sewing done. I still haven't started scrappy nines. I think I am afraid to.

Leah said...

Great progress today!

Canadian Kristin said...

Wow, Becky! You sure fit a lot into this day!! Love the black and white coming together!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

That black and white quilt is going to be awesome!
I love your snack. The diet drink cancels out the chocolate muffin, right?

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

That black and white quilt is going to be awesome!
I love your snack. The diet drink cancels out the chocolate muffin, right?

Anonymous said...

You have a great blog. I'm sewing along with Susan's virtual retreat. I see that you are a fellow diet root beer lover! Have fun sewing! Sandy Gail (Sandra Neel Hutchins)

Stray Stitches said...

I love the pattern and the black and white fabric - look forward to seeing it as it progresses. I'm a big pinner too!