Saturday, September 4, 2010

Long Weekend

So what is your plan for this long Labor Day weekend? Well, I'm going to labor, but it's going to be on some fun stuff and not at that place that pays the bills.

We are off early this morning to meet the teacher.  A little person that lives in our house is going to embark on some horseback riding lessons.  I joke that we are going to have the next American Royal Princess living in our house.  My husband just cringes.  Since this is Royal country, we'll have to see what happens.  At the very least, I'm hoping the lessons will help with confidence and following directions.  Grace really seems to be a natural when riding our friend's horse.  It amazes me that at the ripe old age of 6 she can get on that horses back and get it to do what she wants it to do.  Last weekend she was walking the arena every which way and walking over jumps.

I got a box from Accuquilt on Thursday.  I ordered 3 new dies.  I think the Wedding Ring dies must be on back order.  I'm going to go cut some fabric and see how easily the blocks go together.  I will be sure to share.

Then onto machine quilting.  I took my sewing machine in for service, so I've been working on quilting my disappearing 9 patch top.  I LOVE how it looks.  Hopefully I can finish that up today and share some pictures.  Next on the frame will be a top from one of the girls I used to work with.  She made a lap quilt for her husband's birthday.  That should be a lot of fun today.

Well I'm out of here for now.  Will be back later with pictures.  Have a great day!!!


Cheri said...

You go girl!

Barb said...

Can't wait to hear what you have to say about your dies.

Have a great week-end.

Nikki said...

Sounds like fun to me.

I carved out about an hour today and worked on my scrappy mug rug swap item. I have about a month to finish it, but I thought I'd go ahead and get started. Got the top made and now I just need to work on piecing a backing. It's about 10 x 5 and really cute. Will post a picture on Facebook instead of Flickr so that my partner doesn't see it. Let me know what you think!

Otherwise, my weekend is filled with family reunion activities for my husband's family (which isn't as dreadful as it sounds- catered bbq dinner at boulevard brewery tonight with an open bar) and some neighbors coming over to cook. We'll fit some football into that equation, as well!

Looking forward to some pictures from you! :)