Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Vacation

Momcat is heading out first thing on Friday morning for a brief vacation. With the divorce and money woes the vacation was almost canceled. After some thinking through and talking with friends she's decided to go anyway for the following reasons:

  • The condo was reserved over a year ago with a non-refundable deposit.
  • It has a kitchen so she can cook her own meals. She'd have to buy groceries here anyway.
  • It's directly on the beach and Momcat's never been to Virginia Beach.
  • She's going to spend two days with her parents on the way down.
  • She's opting to leave vacation two days early in order to work a quilt show in Ohio Amish country with her boss from the quilt shop.
Although there will be no sight-seeing or shopping, walking on the beach is free. There's a balcony with the condo so viewing the beach scene while reading a book will be relaxing.  She even seems pleased that there won't be any furry friends waking her up at 5 a.m. for feeding. Hrrumph!

Cross-stitch projects, knitting schemes, and quilting UFOs are making the trip too.

"Springtime Tulips" is the first UFO to win a spot on the Virginia Vacation Express.



This quilt is SEW close to being done! It calls for two borders. The first border is 2-1/2" and matches the background color.

The outside border will be pieced from all the 30s prints used within the body of the quilt.

This pattern is from the book Surprisingly Simple Quilts and was much easier to make than it looks. Isn't it a perfect project to keep Momcat busy over spring break?



Another take-along will be the "Tuffets" pattern for pincushions made from charm squares and The Poky Little Puppy fabric from Quilting Treasures made up in a Hyde Park design.

I'll miss Momcat while she's gone. Manchild Philip will be here taking care of Maggie, Butch, Sundance and me. Logan and Trouble have gone to live with CatDaddy. The beans miss them, but I don't. More lap time for me. Mmmmwwwwhahahahaha.

Worship me,
Piwacket

13 comments:

arlette said...

Piwacket please tell your Momcat, have fun!!!!!, she really deserves it!

SewCalGal said...

Piwacket,
I hope you'll be good while MomCat is away on vacation. She does really need some timeaway. So, protect her stash and think up more ideas for future quilts that you can help her with! And please remind her to pack a few books to read and some sunscreen! I hope she can get some relaxing time in and nice walks.

Love the insight on the book and the quilt is going to be beautiful.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

SewCalGal said...

Piwacket,
I hope you'll be good while MomCat is away on vacation. She does really need some timeaway. So, protect her stash and think up more ideas for future quilts that you can help her with! And please remind her to pack a few books to read and some sunscreen! I hope she can get some relaxing time in and nice walks.

Love the insight on the book and the quilt is going to be beautiful.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Cathy said...

Oh, so pretty and clean and cheery! Hope you are enjoying your wonderful vacation! Can't wait to see the finished product!

Jen said...

I'm glad you're getting away, you deserve it!!

Laura said...

Enjoy your vacation!

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

I'm thrilled you found a way to make it work and go! Have a great time and enjoy the beach.

Carol said...

Pi was that an "evil" laugh I heard coming from your direction. I hope you do not get your manchild into trouble when momcat is gone on a well deserved break !!!!!!

Reenie said...

Yay for you!! Enjoy every single moment. Soak up some sun for me!!!

joanne lendaro said...

Beautiful quilt! Enjoy the time away!

Linda said...

Have a wonderful time! Enjoy your days away! P.S. Love the springtime quilt!

andsewon said...

Hope Momcat has fun... we are having BEAUTIFUL weather here right now!!!
Lola

searchfamilies said...

The Tulip quilt looks lovely & the book looks very interesting have fun
Hugs Janice