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Just checking in with a shot of my pumpkin muffin breakfast from this morning.  C will be on his way to the airport again today to drop off one of our two holiday houseguests.  F had a good visit on her first trip to the States, and C did his best to show her every inch of NYC.  I hung back from most of the outings, but I did tag along to go see American Idiot on Broadway, which I totally LOVED!  The set, the music, the story-- I cried more than a couple times. 
I have been quilting, but sewing time is limited due the proximity of the sewing room to the guestroom and George's latest boycott of naptime.  I have put quite a few stars onto Travel Quilt #3 though, and it's ready to accompany us on our trip to Chicago on Monday. 

I'm bringing a few other hand projects (all ancient UFOs) and we'll see how much time I get to sew over the next 2 weeks.  My quilting goal for 2011 is to finish some UFOs, and I'll try hard to stick to it.  I'd also like to stop buying fabric, but whenever I put that restriction on myself I find I break it on purpose.  I'd rather just try to appreciate what I have and put it into as many quilts as possible.  I finished 5 quilts and 2 miniquilts in 2010, which is really good for me.  I also gifted 3 of the quilts and both minis, which is HUGE because I am not the most generous person by nature and I really made an effort to change that last year.  At the moment, I have 2 gift quilts planned for this year, but I'd like to up that number by December if possible.  Fingers crossed for a productive quilting year in 2011. 

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  1. I LOVE this quilt - it is just GORGEOUS!!!!! If you really feel the need to up your generousity quota feel free to send it my way - no just kidding! I think it is destined to become a treasured familt heirloom. Happy stitching!

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  2. Oh Jess! Your star top is looking so great. Happy sewing!

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  3. Love it...and yes...don't say what you won't do, because then you will do...I made that mistake..and then I found myself buying fabric on sale...smiles.

    I have justified it by stating that for all new fabric i purchase, it must be used for a charity piece. No, not even for a gift. I have plenty of special fabric for gift giving, until i clear out some...enjoy...

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  4. Amazing! How wide is it? Have fun in Chicago. =)

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  5. I felt quite interested in American Idiot and now I MUST go see it. Too bad Broadway is so darned expensive!

    Have fun in Chicago! I can't wait to see what you've done when you get back.

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  6. Your quilt is SO fun to look at. Sometimes I see stars and sometimes tumbling blocks.

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