Thursday, July 3, 2008

Quilt 4 is underway!!

So, I really think I've just totally freaked myself out about the whole finishing 5 quilts by the end of the month thing. I'm pretty sure I can do it now!! Why? you ask. Well, I will tell you!

Mike discovered today that he could purchase the cd key for Diablo 2 and its expansion pack for $5.00 from Blizzard, and download the software for free from their website. He usually plays a game called Dungeon Runners, but lately has been totally excited because they just announced Diablo 3 will be coming out sometime in the distant future. To some of you this might not make any sense, but I grew up with a little brother who LOVED Diablo 2 and Starcraft and is currently a HUGE World of Warcraft fan, so I am totally used to the excitement that comes from a new Blizzard game. Anyway! Mike bought the cd key and was downloading Diablo 2. It took over 5 hours! And of course, all of the websites that I wanted to go to were javascript so I would've slowed down the already slow download speed, which meant that I couldn't use the internet until the download was completed. Then Mike had to play the first quest. Of course!

Well, while he was busy downloading and playing his new game, I started working on Quilt 4. There are 7 rows, and I finished the first 4 today. I am really excited. It took about 4 hours to get as much done today as I did, and most of the first 2 rows were already done! It's a very difficult pattern though, so I'm sure that's why. It has nothing to do with the fact that I am slow, because I'm not. I actually sew pretty quickly. One year at Deer Valley I did 4 quilt tops....in just a week! It is a personal record.

Anyway, so while I was totally freaking out this morning about not being able to get my 5 quilts done, plus the 4 that I have for clients, and the possibility of 3 more for a client, I have now calmed down a lot. I think that if I just put in a couple of long days with the Gammill, then I'll be able to get it done. And, I am quite confident that I can get it done! I'm really good at quilting, at least I think I am....and I'm pretty quick. Usually Marshy is really good about it, too. He watches movies and listens to my music with me and everything. He is such a good boy. And very patient.

Anyway, I will definitely keep you updated on my progress of Quilt 4. I didn't take any pictures, because I want to wait until it's done. It doesn't really make sense right now, but it will once it's squared off and has its borders on.

4 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh I am so pleased you have calmed down... and achieved lots for today...finish 1,2,3,4 or even the 5 is just so fantastic, but please don't put too much pressure on yourself...

dana wyzard said...

Oh Lord. Five quilts...I have knitted, crocheted, quilted, painted, etc. and you sound so CALM in the midst of this CHAOS!! Chaos you say? Yeah. (You read my blog. Today it's about SPEED). Thank you and I will name my first born, well, SECOND born daughter after you...but I am serious here: HOW CAN YOU DO IT SO CALMLY!!??????

Hey It's Di said...

I think you need to go to quiltaholics anonymous!

jenny said...

it is quite nice.

i've got plenty of places that i am still in need of going.

i wish i could quilt-!!

you'll have to show me sometime.