Wednesday, July 31, 2013

WOW July 31, 2013

The month is over and boy did it go fast it feels like I just got back from vacation but that was almost a month ago.  I have had another busy week at work and with my family.  My daughter Chloe started her new job last week as a technical designer at a company called Certified Jeans working on a new line of skirts and dresses.  My son Ian came home from Korea last Saturday night and started this Monday at his new job at Amazon as a computer engineer. So many new experiences for both of them I’m really proud that they are both employed so shortly after graduation.
This week I finished the tenth and eleventh Dr. Who Block.


I also got about 60% of the quilting done on Catherin’s quilt.  Hopefully next week I will be showing you a completed quilt.

I also finished a gift for a friend but I will have to show it to you at a later date because I think she reads my blog.

Have a wonderful week!



Wednesday, July 24, 2013

WOW July 24, 2013

Last week was really wonderful; we unexpectedly had two Chinese students stay with us for the week.  The family they were going to stay with backed out and we were asked last minute if we could host them.  We spent all week showing them all over the greater Seattle area.  I’s amazing they had never been swimming or in a pool so be took them swimming, to Lake Washington, Snoqualmie Falls and of course to our mall they really wanted to shop.  We saw Shakespeare in the park and introduced them to so many foods they had never eaten before.  You really forget how blessed we are to live in America and how different it is for someone living in China.  They had so much fun they did not want to leave. 
Jin and Tinkel

Jeff, Jin, Tinkel and Me
Needless to say I did not get much sewing done this week.  I did finish my second Chateau Hexagon block.

I also finished an embroidery border for my Betty’s closet quilt that I have been working on for months.  I can actually put the top together now when I have time.
I really have to stay focused on finishing Catherin’s quilt (Lone Star).  I went to make the back last night and realized that I did not have enough fabric for the back.  So Catherin, Chloe and I headed off to the fabric store and picked out a coordinating fabric. Then we went out to dinner and to Menchie’s (frozen yogurt) I was very nice to spend time with just my girls. Tonight I’m planning to put the back together and start basting.

Lastly started the tenth Dr. Who block only three more to go. 
Hope everyone has a wonder week. 



Tuesday, July 16, 2013

WOW July 17, 2013

I’m very happy to be posting to my blog today.  Last week I was so busy with work that I did not have time to blog.  My vacation was wonderful and Maui is lovely.  The five of us really enjoyed our time together and had so many great adventures.   I will show you a few of the really great photos that I took. 

I have been getting quite a bit of sewing done over the last ten day.  I finished my first block of Chateau Hexagon.  This is really sweet I’m almost done with the second on just need a few more hours on it. 
I also have gotten all caught up on the Dr. Who Stich-a-long I have all nine blocks stitched and pieced together.

Lastly I have completed the lone start quilt top that I have been making for my son’s girlfriend for her birthday.  I hope to start quilting it by the weekend. 

I’m trying to work really hard to get projects done that have deadlines so I can start on Esther’s Love Entwined quilt.  I have really enjoyed seeing everyone’s progress and I’m hoping to start next month. 


Lisa Mortell