Friday, July 30, 2010

Preparation

Yep, you read that correctly. I have today off and somehow I find myself up at 6 and heading out to meet PTM at the gym at 7:30! I need to get my day going because I have a lot to do. First the gym, then home and shower. I am going to Grand Rapids to attend a 2 day event where Amanda Jean will be teaching. You did read that correctly too. Cray Mom Quilts, Amanda Jean will be teaching in Grand Rapids and I will be there! I am so excited I can hardly stand it! I need to bring snacks so have to get to the grocery store and then I want to bake some banana bread and maybe cookies, while I pack up the car. She is coming to work with the Margaret's Hope Chest group. They make quilts and give them to people who need a little hope in their lives.

I spent several hours with PTM last night teaching her how to upload photos, use her bloglines, open a Flickr account (turns out she had one and didn't know it), and just generally do some more stuff on her blog. I am wondering if she has an updated version of blogger because some of the things on mine are different on hers. Anyone know anything about that? I think I made her head spin! She did upload pics to her blog though and I think she will be practicing more this weekend. Now she has to get in the habit of carrying her camera everywhere with her, LOL.

Since I took the process pledge I thought I would show you the beginnings of the doll quilt I am working on for an auction. Here is the mermaid I am stitching that will be a part of the quilt.
Mermaid beginning
I think she is adorable! The stitching is going along quite quickly too. After she is finished, I will be making some hst's and sewing them into a zig zag pattern above her. I am hoping it will look like she is under the water. First things first though and I must get her finished.

OK, enough blogging around, I need to get myself in gear and get off to the gym. Have a wonderful day and if I can get internet at the B and B I will be in touch later, if not you will hear from me when I get home. My dad is turning 84 on Sunday and lives in Grand Rapids so I will be going to his house on Sat night to cook him a birthday dinner. Nice when things line up like that, right? OK GTG!

11 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Have a great weekend and say hi to Amanda Jean for me!
Love the mermaid!

Crispy said...

Have a wonderful weekend!! Yes the new blog templates are different and some of the changes are a PITA, IMHO, so I'll keep mine as is. PTW did a nice job of loading pics of her grands though :0)

Crispy

Needled Mom said...

Sounds like fun! Have a good time.

Very cute mermaid. It will make such a sweet quilt.

Happy BD to your dad.

Allie said...

Have a great time Pam - Happy Birthday to your dad - love your mermaid!

Pat said...

Have a fun time and Happy Birthday to your Dad. Enjoy your weekend! :)

Quiltluver said...

Have fun with your class. I passed through GR today on the way to a nice little quilt show in Grand Haven. There is a setting in blogger for you to select the updated post editor. The old editor is not as nice as the new editor.

Micki said...

Have a wonderful weekend!
Your mermaid is just so cute!
Micki

Mrs Quilty said...

That mermaid is adorable, should make a darling quilt! Have a fun weekend at that class and with your dad!!!

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

I hope you are having a terrific weekend. Would love the recipes for the banana bread and muffins from previous post.

Scary Statler...lookin good!

Pat

Quilt n Queen said...

Thanks for going to the quilt show with me today. You have had a very busy but fun weekend.
I'm doing a test to see how my comment sends.
lol

imquilternity said...

Hope you're having a wonderful time with Amanda Jean!! I love the beginnings of your doll quilt too.

Thanks again for being so generous with your quilting stash! My friend definitely appreciates it and so do I!!

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