Saturday, November 10, 2007

Fitzy - Quilted Cactus

Greetings from the desert southwest, where we reached 86 degrees today! Fall fashion means wearing flip-flops in autumnal colors.

I work full time for our County, (and then some), averaging an 11 hour work day. I'm an auditor, and if I'm not crunching numbers, I'm doodling machine quilting while talking on the phone, and spending every free nano-second thinking about quilting, lol. I fit it in wherever possible. I've also gotten involved with knitting, it's a love-hate relationship. I've been quilting for about 8 years, knitting since 6 grade.

My dh works in the control room for the ABC affiliate on the morning & noon news program. We rise and shine at 3am so he can be there by 4. My idle time in the morning is like what normal people have in the evening, and I'm planning to get my sewing done in that window. Heck, I think I have a whole hour and a half before I need to get ready for work! Obviously, you can gather that we're both morning people! (Bedtime is 8pm, thank goodness we have no daylight savings time!)

I'm planning a wallhanging for this Winter class. I've got some temporary designs floating in my gray matter...maybe a jumbled string of Christmas lights, or an old-fashioned bust of Santa.

I appreciate Tonya for giving us this opportunity to gather together. I've tried being in a Ring, it just didn't suit me. This allows less rules and more freedom, my kinda style!

Can't wait to get started!

You can see what other trouble follows me on my blog.


Tracey in CT said...


Please, no comments about the warm weather, we are just starting to shiver here in New England!!!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Eighty six? wheeee, excellent weather. I bet it's not gray and drizzly there! But getting up that early in the morning? Eesh. I'm having a hard time dragging myself out of bed at 7:30am when it's still pitch black outside.

A jumbled string of Christmas lights really appeals to me - love that idea. Esp those big old fashioned bulbs. Not only brings back memories of the christmas trees we had when I was growing up, but also laughing at A Christmas Story.

Lisa said...

Wow, you and your husband really are morning people aren't you? I'm just the opposite and love to stay up till all ours - often to my detriment because I convince myself another hour will be fine, but in reality I really do need a decent nights sleep.

I don't have as many ideas for the project as you, just that it might involve a wonky Bethleham village, or some wonky looking wise men. We'll just see where Tonya's inspiration takes me.

Looking forward to hearing more of your ideas

Lisa in New Zealand