Friday, July 10, 2009

Another one...

This is another of my Sylvia's bridal sampler blocks...It is 6 inches square, finished. The pen is in the picture so you can kind of see how big the block is. I like this one!! I have taken the approach of just going page by page through the book, doing each block as it comes. I may change my approach, and do the blocks row by row, so I can put them together as I finish them. What would you do?

In other news...I won a nursing scholarship (gulp) four years ago, to go anywhere in the world for a nursing seminar pertaining to my field. The amount I could spend is $1500.00. This was sponsored by the hospital and by physicians in my hospital. Well, I have been working so much and focusing so much on getting our son through college, I never took it. I recently asked administration if it was too late...and they said I could go! I pondered, and looked and dreamed about places to go...and the best seminar I found for critical care nurses was in Atlantic City, New Jersey! So, we are going! How fun, huh??? Does anyone live close, and what can we do for fun there, except gamble? I am into the beach, nature stuff...any ideas?


Have a wonderful weekend you all!!

JulieK

16 comments:

Amelia said...

Block looks great.

Trip - and money to pay for it too. I take it husband is going along...fly I suppose...fun..yes!

Let us know when you are going...plus we want pictures..of you in your bikini testing out the beach waters.

Stay cool...over 100 again today...same forecast for the next week...ready for cooler weather!

Amelia

julieQ said...

This is for you, dear Amelia...you may be waiting for a while for those bikini pics!!! LOL!!!

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Julie, with my DJ I started with the easy ones first and then went to the next level......I suppose it is upto the individual.......congratulations on winning your scholarship.........it is bitterly cold here and a pretty rough night last night...heavy rain...hugs lyn

AnnieO said...

Don't know about Atlantic City except its the "Jersey Shore". Isn't New Jersey The Garden State? Bet there are parks and nature galore to see aside from the seashore. Love your block--but wow, that's a lot of tiny little pieces. It's a beauty though!

Chookyblue...... said...

your block looks great

Stephanie D. said...

Cute block! And so small!

Sorry, I neither live near Atlantic City, nor do I know anything about it, but I hope you can squeeze in some fun outside the seminar!

Pat said...

I know 3 quilters who live fairly close to there, Julie. Let me contact at least one of them and give her the link to this post.....and maybe she can give you some ideas. AC (Atlantic City) itself has some nice things to do in the bigger hotels besides gambling......some good shows (depending on when you are going). I'm sure these other gals can tell you about quilt shops. If you are going during the summer, there is always the beach...and the boardwalk is there. You will find a couple blocks off the boardwalk, it isn't very "nice" (as in many well-known places).......I'll try to get this gal, Barb, to be touch with you, okay?

Pat said...

Oh, yes...love your new block, too!

Lorraine said...

what..nothing happening in Aus that you could attend? Nice that you have the opportunity to go away and have it paid for...enjoy!!

Jackie said...

Love the block progress! How fun, Atlantic City! make sure you make it to the Jersey Shore. I grew up in NJ and always went to the shore.

*karendianne. said...

What a great block! It looks very fun to create with those lovely fabrics you have on hand.

How fantastic, Julie. This seminar is just the ticket you need right know (for work I mean). It'll feel great.

Peaceful Piecer said...

I just got this book and think I will use your approach and work my way through from front to back.

Karen said...

I tend to work my through a quilt book with many blocks going page by page in order. Just me and easier to keep track of what you have done and not done.

Marilyn R said...

Your block looks great! Congrats on the trip. I am sure you will find time for adventure along with the opportunity to learn new things. I guess that in itself is and adventure!

Libby said...

Have a great time on your trip . . . . wish I knew some great spots to direct you too. But you'll find just what you're looking for, I just know it *s*

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I am with Bluebird, I would start with the easy ones, and stay with them!! Hope you find fun things to do besides work. Fun trip!