Monday, October 18, 2010

All's Well That Ends Well

Ugh!Anyone that clicked over from the FNSI group might be wondering what happened to me Friday night . . .  well, my plan for Friday kind of fell apart when this happened to me.

After a meeting with a staffing company in the morning, I was on my way to Nancie's house to meet her bee and join them for some quilting when I stopped to run a quick errand and my car stopped and wouldn't start again.

I called AAA for a tow truck and giving them all the details of where I was and to which mechanic I needed to be towed . . . then, I waited for the estimated half hour in a hot car until a man showed up with jumper cables.  Huh?  He told me I needed a tow and that he would make the call and it would be at least another half hour of waiting in the hot car.
Quilting by Lake AustinAfter dealing with the logistics of dropping the car off and borrowing a friend's car for the weekend, I did catch up with the bee and, at least, got to meet everyone, but I was wiped out and I ended up scratching my Friday Night Sew-In.

But, as the title suggests, my weekend did improve and even included some quilting.  A friend was traveling from Dallas to San Antonio and planned a stop-over in Austin at a city park not far from me.

On Saturday night, we chatted while her sweet husband cooked for us and on Sunday, we quilted and chatted some more ... while the men cooked–it was pretty much a quilter's dream ;-)

Mr Guy atop Linda's fabricsI finally got back to hand-piecing Bonnie's wonderful blocks–I am still hopeful that I will finish the year on time . . .  if Bonnie will forgive my tardiness and send the rest of block patterns.  Linda worked on a pile of wonderfully scrappy 9-patch units for her next quilt. One her cats, Mr Guy, helped by holding down her fabrics.

I finished my block just as the first batch of shrimp were ready.  It's not exactly a design wall, but here's my work in progress for Design Wall Monday–something both Linda and I decided we want to get back in the habit of doing.

Picnic Table as Design Wall?

Yesterday, was exactly the kind of day I needed. Thank you Linda and my regards to the chefs.  Thank you for taken such good care of me and reminding me how I need to get off the beaten path more often.

Mmmm ... MarshmallowsI can't remember the last time I drove down on a road without street lights, watched the sun set over the water or enjoyed a perfectly toasted marshmallow.

Check out the actual design walls of other quilters on Judy Laquidera's blog, Patchwork Times.


Chris said...

I am so glad your entire weekend was not ruined. I hate car issues :(

lj_cox said...

*grin* Now _that_ is the way to display a quilt block! Yum!

Amy said...

Thanks for visiting. Don't you love the inspirations available from Judy's Design wall Mondays?

Vicki H. said...

The block is so pretty and curved! I am glad you are having a better time doing and enjoying!

Pat from Florida said...

Terrific ending to a not so great start of the weekend! I love the improv design wall! Yum!

Janet said...

Sorry about your car troubles...but the end of your weekend sounded lovely.

Christine Thresh said...

I want a toasted marshmallow! Yum.

I love the block you made. It is really neat. I can imagine in with others in a quilt. It will be spectacular.
I'm glad everything ended well.

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