Best Laid Plans… to be continued

The past 2 weeks have been crazy.  I even checked this past week to see if there was a full moon, but it’s not until Valentine’s Day.  Two weeks ago I was working on a client’s quilt and also working on a pattern to make a purse.  I was asked to teach how to make a quilted purse, so I came up with a pattern and then needed to make it up so I could tell how easy or difficult it would be for the students.

Then, one of my husband’s 2 favorite aunts died.  My husband was to be a Pall Bearer, so we needed to drive to Ft. Worth, Texas for the funeral… a 10 hour trip on a good day.  We hurriedly packed up and drove down to temperatures in the 70s.  I thought weather changes were pretty dramatic in Kansas City and Denver, but we found that it is so much more dramatic in northern Texas and Oklahoma.  We came back home Sunday.  We knew the drive home would be “iffy” when it came to the weather, but we figured we had it planned between snow and ice fronts.  Well, we were wrong – that was between 2 weather fronts in the Kansas City area.  Sunday morning before we headed back home, we checked the weather and the road conditions and chose the highway that looked like it was in better weather and traffic conditions.  What a long day that turned out to be!  There were cars, buses, and trucks off in the ditch and paralyzed on the highway pretty much the whole way through Oklahoma.   I guess they don’t “expect” snow and ice???  Because they sure weren’t prepared for it!

TX and Oklahoma 011

Anyhow, to make a long story short, this was the beginning of the “wrench” put into my best laid plans of getting customer quilts done.  And, that’s the way it seems to go for me – my life is either feast or famine (crazy busy or nothing going on).  Aside from our Snowmagedden here in Kansas City this week, and my husband being home from work because of it until Thursday, the phone’s been ringing off the wall this week.  Everyone seems to have an issue that needs my help.

But, enough about that…  I was determined to put a big dent in this quilt yesterday – it’s been on my quilting frame for almost 2 weeks now.  I am almost done.  I just need to do some work on the borders and then go back and do a once over check.  I will take another picture of it full length after I finish it and will post it later.

wilma 6 007

Oh… one more thing.  My friend, Trisch Price has a new book that just   came out through My Stars, the modern division of the Kansas City Star Quilts books.

AtN-front-cover

If you go to this site http://mystarsblog.com/2014/02/06/qa-and-book-giveaway-accentuate-the-negative/ you can see one of her quilts that I quilted for her.  It’s one of 18 quilts that are in her book.

String of Pearls

Also, they are having a give away.  If you leave a comment on their blog, you just might win her book!  So, please go check it out!

2 thoughts on “Best Laid Plans… to be continued

  1. I LOVE what you are doing with the quilt on your frame now! It is beautiful! And….ha! Indiana claimed Snowmagedden already. We’ve been averaging two storms a week with a total (so far) of 45″ of snow this season. I think I need to do some snow dyeing. It’s been crazy this year.

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