Friday, September 2, 2011

Long Weekend

I like long weekends - especially in summer - but when the temp is almost 100, it's nicer to stay indoors.  Here's what I did today.

Stitch and trim.

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Press.  [This is only half.]

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Trim again.

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And now we're all prepared for joining in more rows.

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I'm not sure how I got all that trimming done today - I think a little angel was perched on my shoulder, cheering me on.  Normally I can't stand for that long, but it was nice and cool in my sewing room [except during the pressing] and I just got into the groove.

Tomorrow will be exceptionally hot again, mid-90's, and by Monday it will struggle to get to 70!  You'll know where to find me....I'm hoping to get ALL the rows done.  I hope you are all enjoying your weekend, I know I will be!

31 comments:

Elisa said...

Wow! So much done! Stay cool! I'm heading to Wolcott Mill tomorrow - hope it is a smudge cooler up there!

shez said...

have a great weekend Allie

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Have the fab long weekend Allie....looks good...

Sue said...

Enjoy your long weekend and good luck with all that trimming. Great work.

KaHolly said...

Looking good! I'm sorry it's so hot there still. Wish you could come visit me and cool off!

manda said...

You got heaps done! I love the fabric you're using. It's the start of Spring here in Aus, which means it's only going to get hotter, whereas I'm sure your weather will start becoming cooler now.
Hugs!

Fiona said...

Doing well Allie... they look absolutely fantabulous with that border... keep cool...
Hugz

LibbiesHome said...

You are doing great!! Thanks so much for sharing pictures of the progress you are making. Stay cool and have a nice weekend. :)

SueB said...

You are doing great with that quilt top Allie. It is going to be great. Stay cool.

Terry said...

I know these blocks have been a lot of work for you, but you're doing a great job with them! Keep up the good work! You can do it! :0)

MB in MI said...

Great work Allie! It will sure be a beautiful quilt! Stay cool :-)

Mickie said...

these look wonderful, Allie! I think that hot summer days are not unlike winter storms...perfect time to sit inside and sew :)
Have a wonderful and RELAXING weekend! Hugs, Mickie

Shari said...

Good job on so much done! That's a lot of trimming and pressing! Love the navy fabric - it's going to be a great quilt. We appreciate all your hard work!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

The blocks are looking great Allie. We are all cheering you on :-)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

You are so productive! Stay inside and be cool.

BJ said...

Ooooh, looking good. What a treasure you are creating. Thank you for your hard work -- I know it is a labor of love. It is going to be so cherished!

Vicki ♥ said...

You have got a lot done Allie and its looking good :) Stay cool sweet friend and have a great weekend :) Hugs Vicki x

sunny said...

That's quite a large task you took on. Did you have any idea of the response that you would get? THanks for putting it all together!!!!!!!!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Bring on Monday!!! LOL!!
You are such a blessed woman, Allie-girl.
Love you heaps,
Jenny
xxx

clare's craftroom said...

Well done getting all that done , it's going to gorgeous when it's finished !

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

The blocks look great! I spent a good part of yesterday trimming blocks also. MY least favorite part. I can't stand for too long anymore so I tried sitting down and cutting. It's just not the same. I did find if I sat in a chair and I used an end table to cut on it made it a bit easier but I know I looked strange lol.

Val said...

You never cease to amazze me!!!

Darlene said...

Lots of hard work being done with a happy heart!

Mama Pea said...

Looking good, Allie! Wow, it's going to be beautiful. You are puttin ga lot of work into this! Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Mary said...

This is going to be one beautiful quilt Allie. Hopefully you'll soon get a little bit of coolness up your way :)

Dandelion Quilts said...

THAT is a lot...good job!!

Shasta said...

I'm glad you are having a nice productive weekend. Stay cool and take lots of breaks!

rosie said...

Sending you hugs Allie as you work on Karens quilt.. xxxxx

Michelle Ridgway said...

You are a 'wonder' woman Allie and I agree with Rosie sending you hugs and a cool breeze while you work.

Sandra :) said...

You *did* get a lot done! I don't do well in temperatures that high - I get really grumpy, then I crank up the a/c until it's so cold I have to put on a sweatshirt, LOL!

susan m hinckley said...

Looking amazing! I can't wait to see this project finished -- I just think the whole idea is so lovely and full of positive energy. Thanks for sharing its progress! Hope you are enjoying your Monday sweater...(I'd take the 90's, frankly, Allie!)

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