Monday, August 20, 2007

Weekend Away

My last day of work was this past Friday. Now I've got some down time. Things for the big "NEXT" are slowly working themselves out, I'm just going to opt not to share details until everything is finally final. But for those who are worried about my financial situation, my resume, or my mental health - fear not; all manner of thing shall be well.

I decided to escape town for the weekend. Seemed like a great way to "celebrate" the end of my job, as well as get some mental down time and physical/mental distance from the rest of my life. Fortunately I have two girlfriends who share a beautiful condo with a guest room in a town about an hour away. It was a blissful weekend with lots of staying up late, sleeping late, sewing, journaling, and a healthy dose of Jane Austen.

Saturday afternoon my best friend Bekki and I (one of the condo girls) went thrifting. I did very well in the clothes department, and also bought this for $8.50:

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It's an unfinished top, small twin or large throw sized. I feel a bit off my rocker adding another my top to my already voluminous "tops to finish" pile, but I couldn't help myself. It is just too great. It's wool fabric, most likely made from recycled clothes. There were quite a lot of unfinished tops in this particular store and I got so caught up wondering where they came from - some quilter passed away with no quilty relatives to take on her/his work perhaps. I'm proud of myself for limiting to just ONE top.

Good friends who make their guest rooms available at the drop of a hat deserve quilts. Ergo I have started another project:

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8 down, 56 to go - hope she likes it!

7 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

Was that shop with all the tops by any chance in Champaign?!?! That 8.50 wool one is fabulous. Love it!

Glad you have good friends with a spare room. They definitely deserve a quilt.

Andrea said...

I love log cabins so if your friend doesn't like it I know some-one who'll gladly take it off your hands - lol ! Seriously I love the colours you've used so far. I think you were very good just buying 1 quilt top :-)

sammy_bunny said...

I love the color combination on the log cabin. I'm used to seeing it in one color family on each side through the whole quilt but I like this a lot better.

ruth said...

The log cabin blocks are stunning!

atet said...

Wow -- where is the shop with the unfinished tops!!! (not that I need anymore to add to my pile, but still...) Those log cabins are lovely -- if your friend doesn't like it, she's nuts!

Rebel said...

Where is this thrift shop?????

That first quilt top really has a Gees Bend quality to it. I love it.

And it sounds like those friends deserve a quilt indeed!

ROZ said...

Dear Libby, Thanks for your comment on my blog. It only rained for a little while. Hardly enough to water people's lawns. In the afternoon the sun came out. I was very inspired by your Gee's Bend type quilt. I'm trying to decide about my next project. I was thinking about "courthouse steps." Maybe I should go free-form or wonky with it.

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