Sunday, July 11, 2010

Quiet Week

Not much is going on at Chez Jackie's Stitches. I've been busy shopping for a business trip to Plano/Dallas next week. I'm taking a small stitching and knitting project with me but I'm unsure as to how much time I'll have. The work days will be long.

The camera I always carry in my purse is still missing.

I did manage to completely finish this block. The square on point in the corners were a pain to line up. It's not perfect but it's good enough and it's done.
Some recent stash added:

Isn't the owl cute?
I'm not sure if I'm taking my personal computer or not but if not, I'll catch up on what everyone is doing when I get back. Have a great week!

29 comments:

Carol said...

Another beauty, Jackie! I think it looks perfect (to my non-quilter's eyes anyway!)...

Hope your business trip is successful and that you'll get at least a bit of time for yourself :)

Abby said...

Have a great trip to Dallas! If you weren't coming on business and I weren't in school, it sure would be fun to chat quilts over coffee!

Margaret said...

Beautiful quilt block! Love all your stash too! Hope the business trip goes well.

Deb said...

I think your square on point came out perfectly fine. I always think there are one or two things that no matter how hard we try to get everything perfect just don't work out that way on a quilt. No one is going to notice in the long run.

Love all your new stash - and that owl is adorable on that quilt.

Annie said...

The block looks perfect to me. And that looks like great new stash too.

Hope your work trip isn't to tiring and travel safe.

Pat said...

Have a safe and productive trip. I love how you put those blocks on point in the corner of your quilt. I'll have to do that sometime.....nice look to it.

Linda said...

You've made such a pretty block. The cross-hatching is perfect! Well done. And you've made some nice acquisitions to add to your "someday" stash. I hope work isn't too burdensome while you're traveling. It's always nice to take a breather by visiting a quilt shop.

Trisha said...

Pretty block! The first thing I thought when I saw it was that those on point corner squares would be tricky to line up. You did a beautiful job! You got some cute books and patterns. Lots of fun in your future. I hope you have a good business trip and are able to fit in a little down time with your projects.

yarnjourney said...

Have fun on your trip! Love how your block turned out. Love all the new projects too.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

oh la la, all the new patterns and such and schnibbles times two, woohoo.......have a safe trip

Cari said...

Your block is beautiful. And girl....you loaded up on stash didn't you. GREAT!! Stay cool in Texas...and have a safe trip!

Barb said...

Love love your block....and your patterns.

QuiltSue said...

Hope you have a good trip. You've added some great looking books and patterns to your collection.

I think the block you finished is lovely.

Lois said...

Another beautiful quilt block Jackie and some lovely stash.

Hope your business trip goes well.

Simone de Klerk said...

Guess what: I found my watch!!! Sorry I didn't find your camera next to it. Do ask Antonius ;o)
I have three of the items you got: The Schnibbles book (you'll love it), the owl pattern (bought it in the States) and the Reveille Schnibble pattern.
The other patterns look gorgeous too!
Have a lovely time in Dallas.

Nancy said...

Your quilt block is beautiful! Nothing handmade is perfect, and to me that is what makes handmade so charming and appealing. Even though it looks pretty perfect!

Don't work too hard on your trip.

Katie :o) said...

Love the sashing around your block! And what fun additions to your stash :o)

imquilternity said...

Your block is wonderful and you did a great job on the corner blocks! Hope your trip to Dallas is productive - both business and personal.

Mylene said...

Your quilt block is beautiful and what lovely stash!!

Have a safe trip.

Tammy said...

Have a safe business trip and I hope you get to have some fun as well.

Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

Pretty square! I love the pockets to go pattern book :)

Lori said...

It sounds like we're alot alike. I have to have something to do or read along with me when I travel. I don't quite no what to do with myself if I don't. I just heard of Schnibbles the other week. You'll have to let me know how you like it. Have a great trip!

Littlebit said...

Have a great trip, Jackie! Wish I were going along so I could visit with my kids there. Beautiful block!

Sherri said...

Love those books and patterns...some I have, and some are on my wish list!

Chris said...

Love that Jolene Star pattern. Very Cool.

Teresa said...

I just love the owl and nine patch. I have a new nephew and I am thinking that would make a cute quilt for him.

Your block is very nice and even before I read your post, I was impressed with the border. Great job!

Suzanne said...

Lovely block and great stash. Hope you have a good business trip.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Love the flower block! The Jolene Star pattern looks interesting. I love quilts that aren't the normal rectangle shape.

Hope your business trip went well.

Micki said...

Your quilt block is just lovely!
Micki