Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Reasons or excuses?

I wonder what the difference is between reason or excuse? Sorry to be away from blogging for such a stretch. After 5 years of study and formation, my DH was ordained a Permanent Deacon of the Catholic Church on Saturday, and that involved a lot of my time for the past month or so, culminating in out-of-town guests, and a big celebration. Throw into that same time frame 2 birthdays, resuming my part-time winter job, cleaning my house, making curtains for the dining room, making a dress for DD #1, making an outdoor flag, and having the kids home for a week because of snow and ice, and you have your pick of reasons or excuses!
I did not finish my UFO for January, but I completed 12 blocks. This quilt is just not floating my boat, but I am still going to get it together (a much smaller quilt than originally planned), and get it off my list. I am going to set the blocks together side-by-side, add a small border of background fabric, and buy another fabric to add a larger border.
After I straighten out my linen closet (mostly empty because of all the sheets and towels coming through the laundry), put away all of the remnants of the party, and clean off my sewing surface, I will be more than ready to start working on violet blocks and UFO #10.


  1. I think your teal quilt is very pretty! You made a lot of progress on it, too, considering everything that's happening in your life.

  2. The colors are gorgeous.

    Congrats on DH's ordination. My sister's father-in-law is a permanent deacon, and someday my husband would like to be the same, God willing.

  3. Wow, you certainly have had lots of things going on to pull you away from blogland! Congrats to your husband and good work on making more blocks and a decision :)

  4. I love this quilt! With that lighter border I can see these blocks staggered with a filler block out of that lighter teal border fabric. It would give the quilter places to fit in a beatiful quilt design and leave a quiet place within the quilt. Are you sure you want to leave it smaller? Just a thought. Stunning colors! I really do love it.

    Congratulations on your DH success. You must be proud.



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