I also finished quilting another charity quilt for Faithful Circle Quilters in Columbia, Md. Ruthie 2 produces such a nice stitch and is so easy to use I'm getting as much time in quilting as I can. I used Bebop digital design, Sew Fine #471, a light turquoise. The guild provides me with batting so I'm not sure what was used on this.
Last week and this weeks goals...
January 8, 2018
Finish sweater (a UFO since the 1980s!) Making progress
Quilt FCQ charity Quilt √
Cut out Alphabet Challenge pieces; start sewing √
Finish piecing 2017 Rainbow Challenge top #1√ center done
Clean studio & house for In House Retreat 1/11 – 1/15 and have fun with my friends! √
January 15, 2018
Bind balloon quilt
Sew together Alphabet Challenge quilt
Put borders on 2017 Rainbow Challenge top #1
Keep working on sweater (a UFO since the 1980s!)
Keep working on half triangle squares
Here are a couple more pictures from our trip. We signed up for a snorkeling excursion in Roatan. Here are the two catamarans that we traveled to the snorkeling location on.
Here we are on the catamaran -- I think the boats are at the location when I snapped this picture of Pat.
And, the crew was passing out equipment here.
And these were my downfall.
We've snorkeled before so we went out with the experienced group. They were going to explore reefs a distance from the boat. I'm in the water. Pat's in the water. I can't keep up with anyone. Pat slows down to help me and then I realize -- I forgot my flippers. No wonder I couldn't keep up. Needless to say I failed snorkeling 102. (My college classes always started the easiest classes as 101, next level was always 102...) I had to give up and be towed back to the ship by a kayaker. The only thing that saved my pride was I wasn't the first one to give up. IF there is a next time I'm going with the novices. The other big issue is that I can't see much without my glasses so I wasn't going to see all that much any way. It was a nice day on the water and I probably should have just enjoyed a short swim or float in the water rather than trying to actually snorkel.
That's it for me today. I still have some pics from the trip. The snorkeling trip was actually a month ago today. Sigh. I'm sitting in the living room looking at snow on the roofs. Luckily, it'll all melt by tomorrow.
I'm linking up with Midweek Makers, WIPS on Wednesdays, and Wednesday Wait Loss. I may get motivated on Thursday to add some more linky parties -- come back to see where else I might be surfing (the Net...) Now it is really time to go sew today. I've got several blocks to make and a border to put on a quilt.
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie