Wednesday, June 6, 2012

WiP/FMC/Just 3 - Still Transistioning

Guess where I am!?
I know, you totally thought California. I've bought so many one-way plane tickets that I'm sure I'm on a terrorist watch list. 
 But the husband got sent to an exercise in Vegas to finish his training, and like a good camp wife, I packed up and followed. 
Thank goodness the Dude is laid back. As long as there's a pool, he doesn't care what state we're in.

Anyway, sewing...

On Wednesday, I finished up the Shoe Boxes.
Now I need to figure out if I want to sew them into a table runner, a small wall quilt, or figure out if I can set them around the panel and get a little bigger quilt out of them.

Thursday, I packed up; Friday, I flew to Cali.
 My baby traveled in a beach bag from Target, strapped to a rolling frame. I thought about putting it in a small rolling suitcase, but we ended up on regional jets to Vegas, and all those little rolling suitcases were gate checked. My little beach bag still fit in the overhead bin.
I got a couple raised eyebrows through security - but hey, it wasn't 4 oz of liquid, so no danger!
{I did take the needle out for the flights, but kept the power cord in case they wanted me to prove it was a sewing machine.}

Saturday, we went to Lake Tahoe. Because, why not?

Sunday and Monday, I worked on the Striped HST quilt, with the Nine-Patch Snowball as leader/ender.Tuesday, I flew to Vegas. Sigh. Now to set up a new hotel room.

Fat Quarter Stars (6/12 blocks)
LQS Saturday Sampler 2012 (12/36 blocks) 
LQS Saturday Sampler 2011 (12/12 & center) 
Chunky Log Cabin (13/20 blocks)
St. Paul's Cross (2/42? blocks)
Big Blue (hand stitching binding)

Application Submitted - 2/12 
Home Study - approved 5/12(!!)
USCIS paperwork - mailed 6/12(!!)

New Projects: 2
Completed Projects: 0
In Progress: 9



  1. You are incredably dedicated! I'd probably have stuck with hand work and not taken the sewing machine. I admire how you are making it all work across multiple states and with a pool loving little one. Love the shoe box blocks and the striped HST.

  2. LOL, what an adventure!! I have to say (sorry!) I am not jealous!

  3. wow - I'm amazed you are still able to sew, but good for you! Very cool striped hst!