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August 30, 2013

Updates and Labor Day Weekend Goals

Almost done with the first week of school here and boy has it been a busy week! Tonight was the high school football game. This first game of the season is always especially hard for me. My daughter goes to my high school’s rival high school and they always meet up for the first game of the season. Tonight was the 30th “Gucci Bowl.” I've been threatened by my daughter and told that I’m not allowed to go to my old school and buy a Gucci Bowl t-shirt from them; I have to wear the one from her school. And I have to sit on her side of the field. But….she can’t stop me from singing my alma mater and from silently cheering when my team does well. That being said, my team has lost all three years that we've been facing off since Cassidy started high school. Have any of y’all had this issue with your kids?

This brought back a ton of fun memories. I’m so glad that my daughter is having a great time in high school. She’ll have so many amazing memories from here time there.
Yesterday, Bonnie over at Quiltville asked for people to post pics of their current WIP’s on her facebook page and she’d push them through and show everyone what’s going on in other’s sewing rooms. I shared this pic of my QOV Mystery Quilt. I’m loving the feedback on it! It’s gotten almost 200 likes and has been shared out by a dozen or so people. I will tell you, that made my day yesterday.

I feel like I've had NO TIME at my sewing machine this week. I have managed to do some pinning while it’s slow at work so I have managed to get nine of my Star Surround Quilt Along blocks finished. Don’t they look beautiful??? I cannot wait to get the last seven done.

Now, Jo, over at Jo’s Country Junction is hosting a linky party today for everyone to post their Labor Day Weekend goals. I think that’s a marvelous idea! And since Cassidy is at her dad’s this weekend and Alex will be working, hopefully I’ll be able to play catch-up and get everything done that I didn’t get to this week. So my goals for the weekend are:

  • Do steps 8 and 9 in the Road to Brenham Quilt Along from Patchwork Times.
  • Finish last weekend’s and this coming weekend’s steps in the QOV Mystery Quilt.
  • Make the block that was posted last Friday in the Virtual Quilting Bee.
  • Finish sewing the blocks for the Star Surround Quilt Along.

    If I can manage to do these things, then I’ll be in pretty good shape for next week. How about y’all? What are you going to do over the weekend?

    Linking up to Jo’s Country Junction and My Quilt Infatuation.


    1. Gorgeous quilts your Star Surround is fabulous. Congrats on all the likes. Well done.Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Needle and Thread Thursday. Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

    2. beautiful quilts! LOVE the star surround!

      Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

      :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

    3. I should have joined that quilt a long and didn't. Now with the momentum gone of having to do the next clue, I don't want to start in fear of having another UFO.