Thursday, August 06, 2009

Wild and Wacky Wednesday

Yesterday was a roller coaster of a day. It began well enough. I had a busy day at work and everything worked out well which is unusual when it is so packed. Then I went home, dun, dun dunnnnnn...

The beginning of the evening was GREAT! Look what came in the mail for me from Anne Sutton's personal stash!

Bunny Hill Surprise

She told me that after reading what I wrote (about looking for this fabric) that she has some in her secret stash and so would send me a yard. What a wonderful lady, THANK YOU SO MUCH, ANNE!!!

Then came the event that panicked me. I have been saving some money for something and a HUGE chunk of it was missing!!! I looked everywhere. I am not sure whether I misplaced it or if, during our graduation party, someone took it, or a friend of the kids took it. I am just SICK over it (it was THAT much money, over $1000). I am still holding out hope that I somehow misplaced it or put it in a "safe" place that I am just not remembering. Please pray for me to St. Anthony (patron saint of lost stuff) that he will help me to find it. That's all I am going to say about it for now or I will begin to panic again.

It was quilting night at CHV so I had to get my stuff together and get going. "Breathe, Pam, just breathe and go to quilting, you can do it." So I got my stuff together and went. It was probably the best thing I could have done. I didn't talk about the money and I just focused on my owls. I managed to get the fusible fused to the owl fabrics for 2 of the owls, one set of 4 owls cut out and one owl of another set cut out. I didn't think to take photos of the first one (Sleepy) but he is all cut out and ready to fuse to the backgrounds. I got one of Grumpy cut out and it is not fused down but it looks like this:

Grumpy Owl

I am pleased with how he turned out. I liked the sleepy one too but as I said I forgot to take pics of him. I am planning to work on them tonight so will show you more tomorrow or so.

My DF Pauline is in the swap with me too and she is making crows. Last week at CHV I drew crows/ravens for her and here is a sneak peek at 2 of her blocks. She has a couple of other designs too that aren't done yet but these are awesome. she doesn't have a blog so I asked her if I could put them on mine. I think this one is my favorite. I like how the feet curl into the eye socket.

Pauline's Crow 3Pauline's Crow 2
The second one is a variation on the first.
Can you believe this one? She paper pieced the bit on the bottom of the block. *Over achiever!!*

Pauline's Crow 1

So there you have a sneak peek at our Spooktacular Swap blocks. I think they are coming out very well. Our other friend, Sharon, has spiders so I think we will be helping her with those soon.

As I said in a previous post, I have also been working on the Big Ten blocks for the center of each of the blocks. This is what my sewing table looks like at the moment, covered with Big Ten kits.

Big Ten Beginnings

They are all fused and now I need to stitch around them all. There are 11 schools in the Big Ten so we added the "Big Ten" block too. We are making 2 quilts each time until the 5 of us each have a quilt for ourselves too. That means I have 22 blocks to stitch around. I will have 12 owls to do at the same time. The BT blocks need to be finished by Aug 29 and the owls need to be arriving at Jane's on Sept 1st!

Wait, can someone please add a few more days to August?


Gina said...

I love the blocks.

I'm so sorry that you are missing the money. I'm praying that it will turn up in somewhere really silly. Sending you positive vibes

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Mary-Kay said...

I wish I was getting those blocks. They look great especially the skeleton with the crow or maybe the pumpkins. They're all great. I'll say a prayer to St Anthony for you and I hope it turns up!

Elaine Adair said...

Oh my about the loss/misplaced/stolen. My gosh, you don't know how to feel do you. I really DO hope it turns out just misplaced. 8-((

8-) Did you check the freezer???

MichelleB said...

I LOVE the blocks. They are so great. Maybe you guys can get the patterns together and sell them? I'd love to get a copy.

I'm sorry about the money. I had some taken by a friend of my son's - someone I would have NEVER thought would do it. It's heartbreaking. I'm hoping that yours was just misplaced.

Allie said...

I am praying about the money. Good grief I'm feeling just sick for you. That's a LOT.

Your blocks look great, love the owls, and I don't think Pauline is the only over-achiever here, lol! I love hers too. But I don't like the idea of spider blocks - we are having a horrible summer of baby spiders hatching around the house. I DO NOT like spiders.

Anonymous said...

Everytime I see owls it reminds me of mom's house....they are everywhere! She tells us she has enough I guess I can't make her an owl block! LOL
It is a good thing to keep your mind occupied with other things as you body wouldn't have handled it near as well. I can't eat when I get real upset...then if you don't get sick etc. I'll send out a prayer that it was a simply misplace.

dianne said...

oh goody! i hope i get a grumpy owl - he is so ME!!! i'm not good at applique so this swap is gonna get some of the "a" word added into the house!

i hope the money comes back to you!

G'G'ma said...

Oh, my, such a large amount of money to lose. I hope it just fell behind something and you will find it soon. That is so much better than the thought that someone you know took the money. I'll pray that you find it or that the "someone" will realize they did a bad thing and return all of the money.

G'G'ma said...

Forgot to say that I love grumpy!

Crispy said...

Love the owls and the crows, I like the one clutching the eye socket....ooooo spooky LOL.

I'm just heart sick for you Pam, I hope it turns up. That sort of thing just makes you heart to sink to your toes.


Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I did the same thing with money, also quite a bit and it turned up in a pile of newspapers, hopefuly yours is in a silly place too and you will also find it!
Owls, soooo wonderful, I just love them, such a lot of work. The girls in your group will be thrilled. I also love the crows, I wish I could have been in all the groups. When you find a few extra days for August, will you toss them my way, please!!!

Donna said...

I love your blocks, and I'm so sorry about your money. I certainly hope by some miracle that it will turn up.

Shirley--Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

If I knew how to add a couple of days to August for you I would...

You go girl - you are young and you can do it :0)
Gosh Anne Sutton is nice to you. Very thoughtful indeed. An Angel!

Searchfamilies said...

I do pray that you find the money especially as if it been taken you start to wonder who & that is the scary part that someone who been invited in to your home has done this.
Lovely blocks
Hugs Janice

Faith said...

Oh Pam my heart is racing for you to find that money I will pray for you.
I love your owls and whoo the crow and the skeleton looks fabulous all the blocks for the spooktacular will be amazing.

Mrs Quilty said...

I am so so sorry about the all of us are commenting on it and making you think of it again and again! I will send up some prayers to St. Anthony! Sometimes when I lose stuff, I just stop and pray to God to help me find it and lots of times, I run across it. I hope that happens for you! I do love those owls, and love that they have different looks, grumpy, sleepy! Adorable!

Kim D. said...

Oh I love Anne's red fabric line, it's gorgeous. And how generous of her to send it to you. Love those blocks and especially your owl.. So sorry about your money loss, maybe you just put it somewhere safe, like I do most of the time and then can't find it. I sure hope that's the case. Have a good weekend.

Micki said...

I am praying for your misplaced money. Hope it shows up soon!

Jeanne said...

Please include me in the extra days for August. I can use some every month. Get sewing on those BT blocks! I hope you discover your missing money in a 'safe' place. I can't tell you how many times I've done that, although not that much money.

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