Good Morning All,
Back by popular demand, "Sweat Shop Central" is back in business. Those dueling Berninas are humming away once again! Guest blogger Gail here this morning with a commentary of our weekend. Here I am having to bail out my sister who has bitten off more than she can chew. She has 3 quilts to make by May! The first of which is "Walk In the Park" by Kim Diehl. She will be teaching this class at In Between Stitches in less than 2 weeks.
The goal was to make only 9 more blocks to complete this quilt. Now how hard can that be in a day and a half? The block looked really easy compared to some of Lynn's blocks, like Country Charmer that has 53 pieces! Well Saturday I accomplished the sum total of 2 blocks. And I screwed up on my first block! Of course, "the boss" had to find my mistake, resulting in the denial of my afternoon cookie break. Screw the cookie, let's go straight to the wine. I brought the wine, so she can't say no. I quickly decided I was in trouble and I would have to ask for help from "the boss", even if it meant the end of those delicious cookies that I have become so fond of.
I think "the boss" decided I needed a little motivation, so Sunday morning we started the day with these wonderful scones. Sunday was a marathon quilting session! We were at those Berninas before 6:00 A.M. coffee in hand.
We slaved away all day. It was almost dinner time. I was down to my last seam on block #9 when Lynn yelled out "two minute warning". The pressure was on. I flew through that last seam and made it to the dinner table just in time for the toast to a job well done! However, the pressure must have been too much, as I snored my way through my favorite show, Madam Secretary!
On a serious note, as many of you know who follow Lynn's blog, I lost my husband a month ago. I am doing remarkably well thanks to my incredible family and friends who have expressed their sympathy and support in countless ways these past weeks. Thanks to all of you who have sent me messages through Lynn's blog, e-mails, cards, gifts and texts. The outpouring of support has touched me greatly! A special thank you to my sister who has been there for me every step of the way! I could not travel this journey without you! It's weekends like this that make me realize that life can be good again, when I can laugh and enjoy quilting with my best friend! Now, about those other two quilts...
Until Sweat Shop Central Meets Again,