I remembered I had started my blog in April of last year, but it wasn't until I just checked, that it was one year ago today I started my blog. I've met some wonderful quilters and seen many terrific projects. I never knew bloggin would be so much fun! Happy Anniversary to me!
The maintenance man was here on Friday. He checked the walls in my studio and there is no mold. He removed the peeled and bubbled paint, replaced some of the tape and put the first layer of mud on the walls. He will come back tomorrow to add one more coat of mud. Then we can sand the wall and paint it. By next weekend my studio should be back together! Since the closet won't be torn down, I was able to work on putting stuff back in the closet. Previously I had been using two old nightstands/bookcases in my closet. I decided I didn't like that set up anymore so yesterday I went to Target and bought this cubicle to use instead. I also bought three fabric drawers to fit into some of the cubicles.
It took DH and I about an hour to put it together. It was a little small for the closet so I decided to leave out and to put my plastic bin of FQs in the closet, along with my tubs of UFOs, batting and some old shirts that are going to become quilts some day. I hung up the few pieces of yardage I have that are bigger than one yard. I can't fill the cubicles until we are able to put all the furniture back but I have put a couple UFOs in one of the baskets.
For the first time in several weeks I was able to sew with my machine. I started working on the quilt gifts I'm bringing to my quilty friends when we have our Jamboree later this month. I was able to spend 3 1/2 hours working on my gifts.
In other news - DH and I went car shopping yesterday. My 1999 Grand Am is almost dead, although it has been a very, very good car. We knew we wanted a crossover vehicle. Not a big SUV, not a station wagon, not a sedan. We decided on a Dodge Caliber. We are getting the red one pictured on the site. Tomorrow afternoon we will be able to pick it up. This is the first car DH has bought brand new. The pick up truck he had in college was bought by his parents and he drove that until it died. The last 8 years we've been driving my car. I've had two other brand new cars. He is like a child at Christmas. Buying a car for me is no big deal, but for him it's been a lot of fun.
Given the water problems in my studio I was able to make progress on my March goals. I've been diligently working on my redwork alphabet and I started my retreat gifts. I couldn't work on Football Depression blocks or mark my Birthday Garden quilt. But this month I'll be working on my Birthday Garden quilt as one of the women coming to the retreat only does hand piecing and hand quilting and she has agreed to help me get started on the hand quilting of my birthday quilt.
Let's see what else? Oh yeah, in March I spent 31 hours working on quilting projects and spent $153 on books, templates, fabric for my redwork quilt, Saral paper for tracing and some miscellaneous tools for redwork. I think I need to sell or donate some of quilt books, I already have too many.
But the best news of all is Baseball Season is here! I really hate the weeks between the Super Bowl and Opening Day. I am not a March Madness fan. I like gold, but it doesn't get the coverage that other sports do. And I can't stand hockey. So for the several weeks between football and baseball I don't get a good sports fix. I'm watching the Mets play the Cardinals right now, but tomorrow I can't wait for the Red Sox to play Kansas City tomorrow!