Tuesday, December 30, 2008
As 2008 is coming to a close. . . . . .
Time seems to spin faster and faster each year.
I am pleased to have finished 20 quilts in 2008. The two previous years I only finished 2 each year.
I have no UFO's.
It is indeed a good feeling.
Of course my upcoming solo show with 40 quilts in the show and numerous quilts for sale in the gift shop had a lot to do with that.
Somehow there's nothing like a deadline!
As some of you may know I celebrated my 25,000 day old birthday on February 29th!
What a unique combination to reach this milestone on Leap Day! I had a big party at my home in Florida with 64 guests. It was such a fun party as no one had ever been to a 25,000 day old party before. I got to make the rules!
There was a very strict no gift rule and of course no one who brought a bottle of wine considered it a gift! I did have 2 good friends who circumvented the rule by giving me a "hostess gift"!
I had intended to make all the food - appetizers and desserts - but being Florida so many friends brought something that I hardly had to do any cooking. My part was providing the Mardi Gras type welcome necklaces each with 3 flamingoes and a sun that everyone got as they came in. The people who finished the get acquainted game (all about me) recieved a lighted flashing flamingo pin. Flashing flamingoes were also given out to those who were an answer to one of the questions on the get acquainted game - and there were people there from various stages in my life who all live in FL now.
Of course flamingoes were evident both outside and inside any place I could think to put them. And I also provided everyones favorite beverages. It was dark when people left and they could then see the changing color light balls I had lined the walkways with. All in all, I have to say it was my best party ever.
I don't think anyone took any photos - they were all too busy having fun.
One more thing - before the rest of you quilters hate me because I have no UFO's I have to explain.
I have ONLY 79 works in progress!!!! I work hard to keep that number under 100. When it threatens to get over 100 I move some things to the rework or abandon list. Then I don't have to count them. I recently started another list called "Maybe I don't want to finish it". I don't have to count those either.