Monday, February 29, 2016

February Wrap-up

February was a busy travel month for me!  Applique Academy in Dallas at the beginning, New York for work in the middle, and a quick trip to Kansas City at the end. My daughter and I attended the Lenexa hook-in this past Saturday. I hadn't hooked a single loop since the beginning of December so it felt good to get back to it.

This was the 20th year for the hook-in and the group that works with Marilyn Schmidt to organize it every year had a few surprises in store for her. They set up a surprise display of some of her rugs including the family history one pictured below. I should have grabbed a better picture of the detail - this was just something I snapped when everyone was taking pictures of her posed by it.  It is amazing!

Amazingly enough, I didn't buy a single thing. I was very, very tempted by Anita's braid rug.  She had a couple copies of the pattern with her. She's making quick progress on the one she is hooking and it looks very cool!  We were sitting close to her booth so the pattern was calling my name all day. I was just about to give in to temptation and purchase it when someone else bought the last one. Such a relief! Anita offered to order another one for me but I regained my self control and decided to pass...for now.

All of my travel has been good for my orange peel project!  I managed to finish 22 this month.  Not quite one per day but a strong showing for the month.  

I decided to count my progress so far....I have 57 finished peels. I thought I had a few more than that, but it is definitely progress! I figured out that I need 900 peels to make a queen-sized quilt (97.5" square).  So at a pace of 20 per month we're talking 3.5 more years just to get to the point of assembling the top. Sigh!

1 comment:

Susie Hoover said...

Your Orange Peel project is coming along ... "I think I can! I think I can!" Reminds me of the Little Engine That Could. Keep chugging along!!