Thursday, September 3, 2009

Square Dance

Today I had a quilt bee meeting - lots of fun as always.  I took my scrap challenge block in the above photo.  This is Lisa's block - 81  two inch squares.  I really struggled with this one.  Have I said I'm not a good piecer?  After 3 failed attempts at this block, I finally pulled out the gridded fusible, normally used in watercolor quilts.  Success!  I can't wait to see what Lisa does with these blocks!

When I drove up to my house after the meeting, look what was on my front porch!
My new HQ Sit-Down Quilting Machine!  In four boxes!  So excited!

The bad news is that I pulled my back out of whack early this morning.  I was lifting a heavy box (bad idea).  As the bee meeting went on, the pain increased.  Jeanette, our hostess, could see I was hurting, and gave me a stick-on heat patch, which I stuck on immediately.  I'm sure I'll be fine in a couple of days.  I'm taking a break from quilting for the rest of the day.  And hubby and I will probably wait until the weekend to lug the new machine up to my studio and set it up.  It will take both of us.  Until then, I keep lovingly staring at the boxes.


Susan said...

I don't think I could wait to unpack that precious baby! I hope your back is feeling much better VERY soon!

Wendy said...

Hope your feeling better and good luck putting your new baby together!