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.