Tuesday, June 2, 2009

PDX bound!

I'm heading for Portland tomorrow for two days of work meetings, and I'm dragging the poochkins along with me. It's way more stress for me (hmmm... a peaceful train trip down and three days in a clean, quiet hotel room right next to the office -OR- 6 hours driving with the kid and three days of kid-friendly chaos at my friend's house a fair drive across town?), but she adores her buddies, and so do I. We moved up to Seattle almost exactly 2 years ago, and I still miss my gang of friends like crazy. Can't wait to see them!

In crafty news.... I guess three votes for "pitch it!" wins. I have a feeling those lavender strips will end up as happy blocks eventually, so they won't be wasted. I'm dying to get going on the sewing, but that will have to wait. In the meantime, I've whipped up 3 more flannel swaddling blankets for Project Linus. Our next meeting is Sunday, and I'm going to be so stoked to drop off 2 quilts and 5 swaddlers! I'm still one month behind, but I'm catching up fast now!

And I've got the zigzag binding stitched on, and will be taking it down to Portland with me. I'm an early riser, so I look forward to some quiet time in the mornings working on this.


  1. Good luck with your trip!

    The zig zag looks great. Mine is mid-quilting. I decided to go with the white thread and am very happy with it.... but I ran out of white thread! DOH!

    Anyways, love the mix-and-match binding you've got going on. What a great quilt!

  2. Woo Portland! I've been itching to get down for the day to go fabric shopping, ahem, I mean spend some quality time with my parents. Enjoy!

    I am still so in love with that zig-zag quilte. The binding is so perfect!


  3. That zig-zag quilt is still looking beautiful...can't wait to see it finished. Those blankets are pretty, too! Have fun on your trip!

  4. Hope you have a great trip ! been a bit slow on the follow up reading on your blog as the pc has been occupied by teenagers following new games coming out... but I got half an hour to blog yesterday, and some more time today. catch up time !!

  5. Love the swaddling blankets and that zigzag quilt is terrific.