Wednesday, May 31, 2006


Well the quilt has made little progress. I've been working on the same square for who knows how long. I am not enjoying all those checkerboards. I thought they would go quick but they really aren't.

So, to move to something that I can make progress on...I started working on a little sundress for The Girl. I found a cheap-o pattern at Wal-mart (which I normally do not shop at; I was there purely for the convenience of location, and it wasn't all that convenient because I couldn't find anything, which is how I ended up in the craft area to begin with) and I'll be using the scraps left over from my sister's table cloth. I did have to buy a few more things to round out the supply list but I should be set now for at least this dress, and possibly a short outfit as well.

And we bought a tent. Yup, the clan is thinking of going camping. This will be terrific no matter what we do. It will either be a terrifically horrifying train wreck of an idea or we'll have a terrific blast. I'm hoping for the blast. We're thinking of pitching it in the backyard for a trial run before we go anywhere with it. We're particularly concerned about The Girl since she hasn't slept away from home all that much. So, cross your fingers for some good weather this weekend!


  1. Welcome Back! We missed you!

    Oooh...tent camping. Fun. I've done it, as you know, but I prefer RV camping. Much more comfortable.

  2. Hi, I just put "quilt" in the search bar for blogger and came across your blog as highly relevant. Congratulations! Would love to see pics of some of your quilts. You're welcome to come and visit my blog anytime.

  3. Shelina-I think you can see a picture of my current work in progress under the work in progress link on my left sidebar...I don't have pictures of any of the other quilts I've made, which actually is a pretty pathetic 2 quilts, one of which is tied instead of quilted.

  4. (Welcome to the "fold" Shelina.)

    I think the backyard tryout is great. You should try to stick it out even if it rains. Afterall it might rain on you when you go for real. What kind of tent did you get. Is it pup, pop dome kind or one of those deluxe jobs with mutltiple "rooms."

    (I've got to stop typing with "quote" marks. I'm beginning to bug myself even.)

  5. Have fun camping! I remember backyard camping being very fun as a kid!