Friday, November 07, 2008

Gotta, wanna...

0810 Christmas ornament 02
Originally uploaded by rooruu
What I've got to do this weekend: break the back of two quilting projects, a larger one and the K quiltlet. Keep going with NaNoWriMo, since the weekend bursts clearly, for me, help along when a weekday gets busybusy (see over there on the NaNoWriMo widget? over 11,000 words?! The blank page and bungee jump of the 50,000 words is still scary and challenging - good challenging).

What I want to do this weekend: curl up to finish the third Temeraire book (Black Powder War) and then read the fourth, which is on the pile...along with the second Charlaine Harris book...and I have the third Charlaine one too... (yay for, which meant I got them a LOT cheaper than buying here, mad though that seems).

Not that any of this isn't fun, of course (and I haven't bothered mentioning the expected gotta-dos, like housework and washing and such. They're just regular weekend work). It's the creative tension of deadlines. Often, of course, that's what DOES help you get stuff done.

Is it cheating to put up just one Christmas quilt, a raspberry + pretties one that goes over a picture? I'll post a photo soon - it's in the Patchwork and Stitching Christmas issue this year.  I know it's only early November, but I just got the quilt back from the magazine and I do want to put it up and enjoy it...without the silver tree in front of it (yet) maybe you wouldn't at first realise it's a Christmas quilt? (was that too plaintive?!)

What's on your weekend list?

Mine just got longer.  I have to write quilt instructions for the two quilts I finished this last week...


candyschultz said...

Well I will tell you what I am doing this weekend. My husband and I are going out with a bunch of friends from college, all people who marched and worked in the civil rights movement, and we are gonna celebrate as much as a bunch of sixty year olds can.

Also I am wondering when you are going to put photos of your quilt studio.

Quiltycat said...

Hi Ruth, Am looking forward to seeing a pic of the quilt out on display! If you haven't already done so, I think maybe you need to go and have a look on my blog!! C