A funny thing happened on the way to Spring Market in Kansas City... oh wait, I didn't get to go.
Don't worry, everything here is fine. My Mom is fine and Rosie is fine. I'm fine too. But I had to cancel going to Spring Market. A few months ago, my Mom started having some problems that were causing her a fair amount of pain. When her doctor recommended surgery to correct the kidney issues that were causing the problem, I didn't have the heart to ask her to wait to schedule it until it was convenient for me. So she had surgery last week and she will be home from the hospital later this week. That is, if the nurses let her leave. My Mom really is a sweetheart so all the nurses like her, and they remember her from past visits.
I'll be glad when she's home because then she won't call me at 6:00 am in the morning to ask "what's up?" Uh... not me! Not yet anyway.
Though it was pointed out to me that I would have been awake and out of bed if I hadn't stayed up until 3:00 am reading a book. Moms. They know just how to get you, don't they?
I'm just happy she didn't tell me that I probably should have been sewing. Or writing patterns. Though I have been doing both. Except I'm still running behind.
I confess to being a little disappointed that almost all of the quilts I've finished this year have been smaller ones. As much as I like making them, I'm frustrated that I haven't been able to finish the three big quilts that I've been working on. No complaints though... it is just the way things are right now. Sometimes things don't get done as quickly as I would like them to.
Of course, that hasn't stopped me from starting a new one with the Chateau Rouge collection by French General.
The quilt will be made with a bundle of Fat Eighths and about 2 1/2 yards of fabric. As much as I liked it, I was thinking that I probably wouldn't get to use this collection. But after seeing a few of the quilts that others had done using this collection, I changed my mind. The quilts are lovely but I "saw" the collection completely differently so we'll see how it turns out. Yes, I'll let you know how that goes. The fabrics have been pressed and cut, and I've made a couple of blocks... but finishing this will wait until I finish a couple other small things. And until the additional yardage I'll be using is available.
Maybe I should have written that a funny thing happened on the way to finishing what I had started?