For most days of the year, Pahrump skies are sunny, cloudless, and beautiful. After all, we get only about 4 inches of rain per year.
However, for the last week or so, our skies have been gloomy as in the picture below. What's up with this? The moving truck is arriving in a week, and I could really use some of the lovely, sunny Nevada weather that we're used to. There will be plenty of cloudy days back in Kansas. I don't need them now.
I bought new fabric yesterday morning, and it is all Mrs. P.'s fault. ;-) She asked me via email if I was having quilting withdrawal. Yes, I am! I'm missing rummaging through my fabrics that are all packed, and I'm missing my sewing machine. The one saving grace is my hand-pieced New York Beauty project. But Mrs. P.'s question got me to thinking.... I counted the NYB blocks I have left to do, and at the rate that I'm finishing them, I'm going to be done with them BEFORE we get to Kansas. Ack! I can't be without any quilting to do at all.
Since I have the colored pieces of a new Drunkard's Path cut, that project is all ready to go if I cut the off-white as I go along.
Naturally, the off-white tone on tone that I bought for the project is packed with some glassware somewhere. So I had to buy more. This fabric isn't exactly the same as the original but it will do.
But feeling as deprived as I do, I couldn't stop there. Oh no, I had to have 4 yards of the this bit of loveliness. I do have a recipient in mind for the quilt I will eventually make from this. Until today, I didn't even know I was making a quilt for this couple.
New York Beauties:
Speaking of New York Beauties, here are the latest:
I've got only 24 left to do--about twelve days work.
Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict is having a giveaway to celebrate her birthday. How awesome is that? She's got a couple of great prizes. Be sure to check it out here.
Bloggers Quilt Festival:
The 2010 Autumn edition of the Blogger's Quilt Festival begins October 29th. It's open to all manner of blogger quilty-ness. Check out the guidelines at Amy's Creative Side and join in the fun!
Monday Miscellaneous Suspended Briefly:
There will be no further posts to this blog after Saturday, October 30th, until we have arrived in Kansas and have phone/DSL service--sometime around November 8th. It's a long time for me to be without access to my email buddies and bloggy friends. So I'm trying to prepare myself for the lack.
On November 2nd, we'll head down this road to Las Vegas and points east.