Thursday, August 07, 2008

just checking in

Sorry that I haven't been around to post this parents are here in Vermont visiting for a week or so, and I've been going to and fro with them as they visit all the touristy things around here.

Over the weekend, we also visited The Norton House here in town.

On Monday, Dad wanted to go to Sugarbush Farm in Woodstock, as he wanted to buy some of their wonderful cheese and a gallon of syrup. We also visited the Vermont Country Store. Mom and I insisted that if we were going that far, we had to visit our favorite LQS,Country Treasures in Chester. My dad 'generously' gave us a HALF AN HOUR to shop there! LOL. Talk about a whirlwind shopping trip. The good part of that was that I didn't spend a ton of money (I didn't' have time!). On the way back home, I started to feel sick to my stomach and dizzy, so I slept for almost the whole ride. I figured that I was getting carsick because I was sitting in the back seat, which I never do.

Unfortunately, It was not carsickness...I have been feeling lousy ever since. As a result, nothing quilty, touristy or otherwise productive has been happening at all. I do have a number of projects in progress or in planning that I am itching to get done. I suppose that they will all have to wait until next week.

Mom and Dad left yesterday to go see friends up in Derby up on the Canadian Border, they'll be back over the weekend, then they are going up to see my uncle in Maine. Later on next week, they'll be back here. I'm tired just thinking about it!

Tomorrow, DH and I are going to take Thing One to the American Idols concert in Hartford. She has been looking forward to this for a long time (okay, so have I).

Projects on the list for next week:
-finish the BOM stitcheries from Capricorn Quilts for July (plus the bonus one)
-Stitch the Giraffe block for the Noah's Ark BOM
-Quilt and bind the Peppermint Sticks Quilt
-Finish binding on the cheater quilt
-Add hanging tabs to the Cyberstitching wall hanging
-Begin working on the bag for the bag/bucket swap
-Pincushion for my Yahoo Group swap

I guess I'll be busy. At least most of these projects aren't things that will take forever. I've got other things I want to do, too. But these are the priorities at the moment. Until I get DH to make the quilt frame big (it is currently set up at half size), I can't quilt some of the bigger projects that need to get done. Hmmm... maybe I need to start nagging him about it?


Quiltdivajulie said...

So how was the Idols concert? I really enjoyed the battle of the Davids this year... I spent all of last week feverish and miserable ~ hope yours turns around quickly!

Carol E. said...

I want to see your giraffe block!