Sunday, April 26, 2009

Amador Valley Quilt Show

Here's the slideshow I made from the pictures I took at the Amador Valley Quilt Show this weekend:

Stash Busting 2009 - Week 17

Okay, I missed last week's Stash Busting report again. Life is still really hectic for me, but I think I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! My old job finally hit the transition of all operations being outsourced to another company. This finally happened yesterday. I was there for a good part of the day today processing the layoff checks. There are still a number of employees who will remain there for a while. I'll be helping out here and there with accounting and paroll duties for a while. I hope to be more at my new job and less at my old job from now on. Next week I have all day training everyday at my new job on their computer system. I'm looking forward to this because I'm really trodding through my duties slowly not knowing the computer system.

On a more fun note, my sister, mom and I went to the Amador Valley Quilter's Quilt show yesterday. It was a really nice show and they had some great activities for kids, so my nephews had a good time, too. I took a lot of pictures, which I'm putting into a slide show.

I didn't buy too much. I picked up a few fat quarters of neutral prints because I found myself getting low while pulling together fabrics for my current project. I bought a couple of items for door prizes for my class, and one redwork pattern. No stash out for this week, and just a little bit in from the show.

Fabric in this week: 1.25 yards
Fabric out this week: 0 yards

Fabric in this year: 13.00 yards
Fabric out this year: 11.75 yards

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Stash Busting 2009 - Week 15

Looks like I missed a post last week. Things are still very hectic for me. My old job is still hanging in there. The "transition" date keeps getting pushed out further and further. Meanwhile I'm working at my new job as much as I can. My brief training is over and I am trying to hold my own as best as I can. I had another dentist appointment this week -- five shots of Novocain and three hours later, my two crowns were in. I had to go back yesterday for an adjustment, but now I'm free and clear of the dental work! I don't think I've talked about how difficult these appointments have been, but let's just say it's a major relief to be done with them. Lastly (boy this sure sounds like a complaining session!) I was called in to jury duty on Friday. I was very surprised. I thought for sure they wouldn't need anyone on Good Friday, but I was sure wrong about that! There were about 100 of us that had to show up, and right away 80 of us were called into a court room for the beginnings of jury selection. They told us it would be a two and a half week trial. About half of the prospetive jurors were excused due to hardship. I told them about all of the things I've got going on right now, and so rather than being excused, they had me reschedule for another date. So hello jury duty in July!

My life is usually pretty mellow, so all of this action is different for me. I'm looking forward to a few months from now when I can finally relax again. Needless to say, I did not get much sewing done. I actually did put together the block shown above for the Block Lottery in my class. This weekend I wrote all of my patterns and made the block, so I feel like I got quite a lot accomplished.

I never counted out the fabric (all stash) that I used for one of my class projects, so I'm going to count that out this week (gotta keep motivated!).

Fabric in this week: 0 yards
Fabric out this week: 2 yards

Fabric in this year: 11.75 yards
Fabric out this year: 11.75 yards
Oh look! I'm even!!