Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Farm Girl Vintage Update

Back in the spring I bought this book and bundle from Fat Quarter Shop.  I absolutely LOVED the fabric bundle and thought Lori's way of assembling the blocks was unique.

I'd been keeping up week after week....doing my 2 blocks every Friday and then I don't know what happened.......  Actually, I do know what happened.  My husband decided that he was retiring at the end of the year and wanted a quilt for each of his 2 secretaries so I have been knee deep in blocks for the 2 quilts.

Yesterday I told myself that I was doing NOTHING else until I attempted to catch up somewhat....
There are 8 more blocks left to make before I can decide how I want to set them.  I noticed that some girls have a pink pig in their quilts but I won't because I don't have the pattern for the pig  :(

I'm hoping that by the end of October that I'll have the remaining blocks done, a setting picked and with a LOT of luck I'll have it out to be quilted.


Monday, September 7, 2015

Labor Day

     Labor Day has always been a sad time of year for me.  When the kids were small and we had to give up sleeping in and having slow, fun days.  Our days now were replaced with "back to school" mode which meant  set the alarm clock and the rush, rush of school, CCD, dance class, sports etc.

     The "kids" are grown and no longer going to school so I didn't have to get up with them, but I did have to set my "School Alarm" to get up and be a productive member of society and go to work.....
Well, all of that changed with September 2014.....I was a retiree!  Yes, at 59 I decided that I'd worked enough and wanted to spend some time having "Peggy Days" every day and after much discussion with Al, I made the decision to retire early and enjoy myself.  This will be the 2nd Labor Day that I
don't have to set an alarm for work and I have to say, this has been one fun ride!  One I'm thrilled I'm on!