Monday, November 7, 2011

Design Wall Monday - November 7, 2011

Well............nothing that was on my design wall as of last monday has been completed, or even moved off the design wall. I did add this partially done runner to the wall. No original design, basically used what the accuquilt GO die had on the package. I have some other ideas on how to use the sleigh but that will have to be for next year.

Wow it was a super busy week, in fact I was so busy I totally forgot to do the sunday stash report. Wasn't much to report so I will just combine it with next weeks.

This is my SUPER BUSY customer quilt time of year, I received 10 quilting jobs in the last week. Luckily (time wise) is that several of them are pretty small so I can knock them out quickly.

The other busy part of the week was that I had my first craft show of the season on saturday. This was a small one and I didn't sell as much as last year but considering how inexpensive it is to rent one of their tables all and all I came out ok. My hubby also sat there and kept me company a big portion of the day so that was nice also.

Have you ever seen the movie Pearl Harbor? My daughter was watching it this weekend. She has to pick 3 works on a subject and then right a comparison essay on them for her high school/college english class. She decided to pick the subject WAR and how it is portrayed.

I didn't see the whole movie but the parts I saw were very intense. We had the opportunity to visit the Pearl Harbor Memorial in April so I think the movie really hit home for Mandy. Watching it we said we could practically smell the oil smell that still hangs over the Harbor all these years later and I for one as I was watching the movie could picture the wall of names of all that were lost that day. It was great that we were able to combine a history lesson with a vacation last spring.



Bonnie said...

Come on Kathie -- I want to see your Christmas blocks in a quilt...

Nifty dies. Hum, 10 quilts in in a week? Yikes. I'm starting to get a few in but not many. I'd like 10 to do for the next 2 months myself. Nothing overwhelming.
Good luck getting them done. B.

Denise :) said...

I like your little runner -- are the reindeer and the sleigh cut from Accuquilt dies? Wow! I *so* need one of those things! :)

Alycia said...

I like your runner - perfect timing! I did see Pearl Harbor - I thought it was intense too. Good luck getting all your quilting done!

AnnieO said...

Congrats on being busy with customer quilts--that is great. Someday I want to own a GO cutter too!

I lived in Hawaii for a couple of months right next to Pearl Harbor and never did get over to see the memorial, but your description is great.

kwiltnkats said...

Believe it or not...I was living in Hawaii when they made the movie Pearl Harbor. I was in HS at the time and remember all the planes flying overhead. Pretty amazing. Saving Private Ryan would be a good one to write about. A different side of WAR. Sounds like you are busy these days no wonder you missed reporting yesterday (wink). Sandi

Kate said...

Oooh, I like your reindeer and sleigh, very Christmassy!

Glad your first craft show was OK. Hope the rest are better.

Linda said...

Your reindeer piece is soooo cute. I knew I should have ordered that die!! lol And your strip blocks are dynamic. Love them!

Gari said...

Wow, you are really getting started on that preChristmas rush, aren't you? I just loaded a queen gift quilt (for my #1son & DIL) and will soon be quiltiing 6 table runners. I don't know how I would also fit in other people's quilting like you do.