Friday, September 7, 2012

Quilt Marathon: Month Four


Did you think I missed my four month check in? Well, I didn't. I might not be posting this update on exactly the right date, but I swear I took the pictures then. September 4th marked the end of the fourth month working on my City Weekend Marathon Quilt. But, I think you can tell from the lack of blog postings lately that I haven't had much time to sew this summer, and that means very little progress on this project. I'm not letting that get me discouraged, though. There is a reason I'm calling it my "marathon" quilt. Slow and steady, right? There's also a reason I didn't get this post up on time this month, and it's a pretty good excuse. I was in Mexico. Don't be a hater!


I've always had that fantasy of walking into an airport, looking at the list of departing flights, picking one spontaneously and just taking off to somewhere unexpected. This trip was probably the closest I'll ever get to that. Last week, we determined that we would need to go dark for a week, meaning we would be taking an unplanned, unpaid vacation. The funny thing is, I had tried to build a vacation week in between the job I am currently working and the next one but, as is usual, this job is going longer than expected so it looked like that wasn't going to happen. In fact, as of Monday I'll be working two jobs at the same time, probably through the end of he month. Ugh! So, as soon as I discovered that I was going to have this week off I jumped online to see where we could go. My husband has been itching to get out of town so I started researching and found insanely cheap, last minute tickets to Puerto Vallarta and two days later we were in Sayulita, Mexico.


We spent six glorious moving from the pool to the beach and back, so needless to say, I didn't get much sewing done. But I did get engrossed in a fabulous book and drank some great tequila. I did try to work on my quilt but had some trouble because the wind kept tangling my thread, so I went back to my book instead. It's been a long time since I've had some quality time to read so it was a welcome respite.


That's a long way of saying, all I really accomplished this month was to complete one more block. But hey, it's another block, right?