Wednesday, May 28, 2008

My voice may be gone, but the quilting goes on!

I have laryngitis. Boo! This makes it very hard to teach, especially when my final projects happen to be fairly complicated and require a lot of explaining... this makes me sad. It's too bad that my "cries of anguish" are limited to making little fart noises with my mouth. Pthbbbbt on my lack of a voice. PTHBBBBT.

One thing is cheering me up like crazy, though. I've just started getting emails from some Kansas City Roller Warriors who are donating to the quilt. Yay for contributions from afar! I'm beyond excited to get quilty-goodness from skaters I've never met. My fantasy is to have this quilt be filled with squares from skaters and refs from across the country. Hopefully this will become a reality soon.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The emails keep coming

My inbox has gotten insane over the past few days because of this whole quilt situation. Waking up to 65-plus emails makes me feel so special. :D It looks like I'll be quilting my giant buns off for the rest of the summer. I suppose I'll be needing that thimble after all.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Sunday, May 11, 2008

So tired of being sew-tired...

"Done" for the purpose of the class. However, I'm only just beginning the project. So far people in my league have offered much more help, people in neighboring leagues have expressed interest, and I've gotten emails from people in leagues far away who have offered to get skaters in their leagues to work on pieces together.

I think I'll be up to my ears in shipping costs at this rate. I think it will be well worth it, though.

Pics of the 16 squares I have so far will be forthcoming. I've safety-pinned them together for the purpose of portability, but I'm planning on putting borders around them once I've actually started to really sew them together. Man, I can't wait to see where this will go from here...