I have alot to say and not alot of time to do it. I have been quietly crafting. But I'm so darn amped up I feel I could scream from the rooftop! As I mentioned in my last blog post, I've had some deadlines to meet. I worked so hard on them last week and over the past weekend and am happy to say I got everything done in time.
This past weekend was the monthly meeting for the Nubian Quilt guild and I participated in a workshop. I had such an amazing time and I think I was on a high from the workshop. I'm not going to go into too much detail about the workshop as I am saving that for a separate post. But I will say that I had to prepare and do homework for the workshop and it involved working with paint. Once I do some touchups to my work, I will post it here. I also had participated in a quilt block challenge and that was due on Sat as well. We had to make 2 quilt blocks one that would be in a group quilt and the other to keep for ourselves for a small wallhanging. This black & white and green batik were the challenge fabrics in which we are to add two fabrics to create the block but they could not be in the colors black or white. Hope I'm making sense.
Here is what I came up with. I didn't know which one to hand in, so I gave in both.
I also participated in the Ravelry Red & White block swap. I was working with this lovely pile of reds and whites.
We had to create 7 blocks for swapping. I was able to do 3 blocks the week prior. But I had been so busy preparing for the Nubians with workshop homework and the challenge blocks, I had no choice but to sit down and complete the last 4 blocks on Sunday. Here are all 7 blocks that I made. I can't wait to see what I get from the swap. Click to enbiggen if you want to see up close!
Lastly, I do have one more deadline to meet. That's the vest I've been working on for RHINEBECK! I've been working hard on this. I'm close but not quite there yet. I think I'd been subconsciously sabotaging myself with this. Last week Friday, I was trying to be slick by sneaking off to Joann's before I picked up DH at his job (remember we carpool). Anyway, I get the phonec all inquiring about my whereabouts.. But me, I'm so slick, I'm like I'm in the car (I was) and 8 min away. I get there and as I wait for him to come out to the car, I realize I messed up BIG TIME. I forgot my knitting bag under my desk at work! Long story short, he got a ride home from coworker and I hightailed it back to my job for my bag. I seriously considered leaving it there because I anticipated not knitting over the weekend and I was right to a degree. I was able to put in some knitting time on Friday night while at a friend's home. Oh and then Tuesday, I left an extra skein at home. So that put a stop to my knitting in the car on the way home.
As of yesterday afternoon, this is where I was at. I am a little further along since that photo. Fingers are crossed. Honestly dunno if it will be done in time. Wish me luck!