Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Call Me Crazy

Tomorrow I start a new venture. I am already leading a really great Weight Watcher’s group on Friday afternoons. And tomorrow I will drive 120+ miles to start leading a new group and then drive another 40+ miles to take over an ongoing group. And when that one is done I will, I hope, go to the beach for a breather before heading home. Please now look at my profile which clearly says I love being retired. Even my mother thinks I am crazy, and has said so. However, I am looking forward to meeting new people and helping them work toward their goals.

Now, this is going to cut into my sewing time and that is the part I am not so happy about. I

am going to have to be much more organized. To that end I worked this week on this

This is going to be a baby comfort quilt. An abuse home has requested baby quilts from our guild and I was recently given a lot of this bear fabric. I am, again, doing a Disappearing 9 Patch, my go to pattern.

The blocks finish at 16” so I may only have to make two more and then border it with a 5” border or maybe a 2” inner border and a 3” outer border.

I also got some work done on my Christmas projects and even got part of it done. And, since it’s still September I am impressed at how far ahead of the gift game I am. Let’s see if I can keep it up.


Pat said...

WOW...that is far to drive to work with those groups. I'm sure they will love you for doing it, but I think you will drive yourself crazy with all that traveling before too long! The bear quilt is coming along nicely.

Gretchen said...

That's a lot of driving! Of course being in Atlanta, I try to drive the least amount possible. Very cute quilt and I'm sure will bring a little one lots of comfort.

Joanne Lendaro said...

Cute quilt!! One good don't have to worry about driving in the snow!!

Exuberant Color said...

I think that is what retirement is, a time to get involved in things that really mean a lot to you. You are probably able to give them more support than an overworked person who is holding down a job and trying to lead a group.

orchidlover said...

Good luck with the new group. I'm sure you'll still find time for your sewing

Love and hugs GIna xxx

Judy said...

Those are some adorable bears. You have fun driving, I'm with your mom on this one. :0) Aren't you glad you are so far ahead with your Christmas gifts???