I have seen lots of blogfolk doing the Wordless Wednesday, but mine will be the other way round this time!
Thank you to all the folks who made such nice comments about my bowtie quilt design. And I have more followers, which is so lovely! I am happy to have visitors and love comments, so welcome all of you to stop by often!
On Monday I received the IHAN giveaway winnings of the special ruler and patterns from the Diamond Diva but haven't had a great deal of time to check them out (Thank you Kelly and Kim!) Monday night my friend Tanya and her friend Debbie came over for the first meeting of our quilt circle. They are both relative newbies to quilting so we talked about basics and Debbie showed the quilt, a top, and some blocks she has made, having taken a beginning quilt class at the LQS. We decided to start at square one and all make some 9 patch blocks with two colors, and put them together in a mini quilt. I said that we need a name for our quilt circle and Debbie suggested "The Orts", after getting an explanation of what that word meant from my blog title. Too funny! I am thrilled to finally be able to form a quilting group, even if it is only three of us right now!
Monday and Tuesday I was covering the front desk for our receptionist and was totally beat at the end of the day. Covering 4 phone lines, 2 docs, and many patients plus rescheduling an entire afternoon's patients and prepping for the next day was just exhausting. I've always said it's one of the hardest jobs in the office! So last night I crashed and after a nearly 2 hour nap, had no energy for more than dinner, a little blog reading and email. Though I went into my sewing room, it was a mess and I didn't feel like cleaning up so I crawled back in bed to read. Tired again today, but perked up by several email exchanges. One from Tanya, who is here in California for a month and may be coming to the Long Beach International Quilt Festival on Saturday too. I've given her my cellphone number and we hope to meet and chat for at least a few minutes. This will be my first meeting of a blog friend so I am excited!! Also I exchanged emails with my sister's friend, who will be flying in earlier than Kathy on Friday. I've arranged to pick her up and show her some sights in Santa Barbara. She's never been to California before so it will be all new to her. Our quilty weekend is shaping up nicely and I can't wait for Friday. I'm taking a few days off from the office to relax and have fun. Yay for vacation!