Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Weekly Progress - Home Again, Home Again...


Before I left, there was a lot of this...

{from the top of the Department of the Interior - my dad scored us a tour, including the Secretary's private office}

{Smithsonian of Natural History...he wanted to see the "cursed diamond" - and then the History Channel was banned...}

{Caterpillars at the Smithsonian}

{the Mall}


{National Zoo}

And there was a whole lot of packing and driving, which meant there was not a whole lot of sewing. In fact, nothing was done except for Big Blue.

  Still Big Blue's binding, every day until it was finished on Friday! {And then, no breaks from the packing and driving.}
Big Blue...like, totally finished.
And now I have this...
...that somewhere has my Picture-Perfect Polaroid Block Swap materials...that I absolutely must unpack and finish immediately.
No Progress:
Central Park Sudoku (sashing & borders)
Fat Quarter Stars (6/12 blocks)
LQS Saturday Sampler 2012 (15/36 blocks)
LQS Saturday Sampler 2011 (12/12 & center) 
Chunky Log Cabin (13/20 blocks)
St. Paul's Cross (2/42? blocks)
Layer Cake Quilt Along
Vintage Holiday Quilt Along

Application Submitted - 2/12 
Home Study - approved 5/12
USCIS paperwork - mailed 6/12
Home Study to Korea - 6/12
Referral Accepted - 6/12

New Projects: 0
Completed Projects: 1
In Progress: 11


  1. There are just some weeks when not much sewing should happen. This looks like a splendid family week! Good luck with the adoption - looks like things are moving along for that.

  2. You saw some awesome stuff! Very cool. And RE: the polaroids - I know some international blocks have just been shipped, so you have just a little leeway....

  3. Wow that's a lot of DC to see in just a few days. Glad you made it home safely, that's a lot of driving. At least you arrived home to cooler temps.

  4. Very nice! My husband is from the DC area, it's got a LOT to see! Looks like you had a good time. And to let you know - I'm pushing the time limit with my polaroid blocks and trying to finish them in time to mail today!! You're not alone!

  5. Ooh, the Smithsonian! I could happily spend a week there, wandering in and out of the various museums. So much to see!

    I love the big blue quilt - hooray for getting it finished!

  6. What a great trip!! Glad you had a lot of fun!

  7. lots of excitement for you this summer and hurraaay for you on the big blue finish~!!~!

    loved your bunny polaroid blocks btw.