Sunday, February 24, 2013

Tax Season

Ok, it's tax season, and you would think that after 33 years in this business I would know I cannot do it all from January-April.  Right?  But I still try.  Tax season is half over but I'm just getting really busy and it will only increase the next 7 weeks. 

The other night at the monthly guild meeting my friends said they missed my posts and I needed to get busy!  So here is a look at what I'm working on as time permits:


The first 26 blocks of Grandmothers' Choice.  I am keeping up with this project. 

I love these Antique Rose Star blocks!  Hand piecing can get done at night, in fact, it helps keep me awake after a long day at work.  There are 72 pieces in each star--cutting them out takes time even with the lovely little template.  In the morning, before leaving for work, I can cut out a few and eventually I have the whole set of 72 in a Ziploc bag. 

And here is one of the little Abundance quilts I got done--the other is ready for the binding to be turned back, tonight's Oscar project.

So, you see, I have been busy but haven't taken time to show you.  And I didn't take time to crop the photos either--sorry, maybe next time.

This week I'm at work all day Monday, off Tuesday which means I'll take the car for servicing, get a haircut, and teach my beginning class Tuesday night, getting home about 9 p.m.  Wednesday I work 9 am-8 pm.  Thursday I'm off until 4 pm when I go to the quilt shop to teach a new class: Tumbling Blocks the Easy Way--5-9 pm.  Friday and Saturday--9-6.  Sunday is my "do everything else" day. 

How about something just for fun?  Here is a shot of my photographer son, Joshua Black Wilkins, with someone you might know.  His caption was "I win" and I said "She wins too"!

He was working a photo shoot with her this past week. 

Let's quilt!

Barbara

9 comments:

  1. I made a nice dent in my GC blocks this weekend ... yours are looking terrific! And the Antique Rose Star blocks are just fabulous! Nice pic of your son and Dolly!! Don't work too hard, Barbara!!! :)

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    1. Too late, Denise! I'm already working too hard!!

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  2. The Antique Rose Star blocks - gorgeous!!!

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  3. It is a busy time of year for all I think. I love your blocks!!

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  4. I love your Antique Rose Star blocks! How big to they finish?

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    1. Kim, across the center seam, the longest, it's 16".

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  5. Oh my those Antique Rose Star blocks are wonderful. And how cool is that for your son to be working with Dolly Parton!! Awesome

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  6. Anyone who thinks 3.5 months is enough for taxes has obviously not done them. I always try to keep track of my money at every end of the month to make it easier when tax season comes and hope that my numbers would match with the numbers my accountant gets. Anyway, beautiful quilt work. I'm sure it's a great escape from doing those numbers. -Allison @ Iley & Associates

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