Friday, August 31, 2018

Hard at Work

Yep, I am hard at work, playing catch-up after a road trip ate up a portion of the week. Sure leaves little time for blogging or social media! 

While some of my blogger friends have these wonderful posts about their travels, I, on the other hand, power through long drives, stopping only for gas, food, and the bathroom. Pretty unexciting!

The beginning of the week started with an empty van and a  13.5 hour drive to Seattle, straight through. Spending only 17 hours in that lovely town, to sleep and pack up my son's college room, we and our now full van headed home.  Thirteen hours, again straight through. Yes, we're nuts.

Needless to say, we needed a day or two to recover, and now I'm playing catch-up. Some more pumpkin blocks are done, and only yesterday did I determine what the final layout should be. Which requires more pumpkin blocks, but I think I'll make scrappy ones this time. 

With the day spent cutting, testing, and taking notes, my pieces are all cut and ready for quicker assembly.

pumpkin pieces

Hopefully, I'll have more to show next week though I'll have to weave it in around the blog hops that are starting - more on that on Monday.

Until then, Happy Quilting!

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  1. make sure you get out and walk around a little to at least prevent blood clots! But if you have a limited amount of time I understand the drive, drive, drive. We used to do it and so glad we not longer have the limited two week vacation and can take our time!!

  2. My husband and I tend to power through with driving as well. I hope you get great rest to recover from the long drives!

  3. Glad you made it safe on your trip and can get back to sewing!

  4. It all depends on what we are going on the roadtrip for. Those packing up college dorm rooms are definitely of the power through variety. I prefer the meandering road trips that involve frequent quilt shop stops!

  5. Your road trip sounds like most of ours, Susan! We power on through until we reach our destination. The only time he will stop is for gasoline and bathroom breaks or if I say - hey, there's a quilt shop at this next exit!! LOL Glad you made your trip safely and are back home. Have a great weekend!

  6. Hi Susan! One Saturday morning we decided to drive to Pittsburgh for a concert. That was a 13 hour drive! Yeah, that was probably 25 years ago but we stayed overnight and then drove back. The concert was fun! How fabulous to have your son home from college! Much better than the usual drop-off occurring in many schools at this time! ~smile~ Roseanne


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