Monday, January 7, 2013

The Balikbayan Box Countdown Begins

Last Saturday morning, the courier company picked-up the ultra heavy box containing the baby quilts, books, chocolates, etc, etc...It will hopefully arrive in the  Philippines within 6 to 8 weeks. Longer, I guess, if there are going to be severe weather conditions which will delay the cargo ship. 

By that time, my niece will hopefully be out of the hospital. I was able to squeeze in my first rag quilt too into the Balikbayan Box (Balikbayan means return to home country in Filipino). It took me two days to make said quilt and I was pretty pleased with myself. It got me thinking that perhaps small projects are good to work on because they are attainable (Du-h!) and they give you a boost of much needed self-confidence as I am pretty new at this quilting lark.



I need to write down my 2013 goals too and one of them is to get started on the Batman quilt for DS (who is now on a Batman phase) and hopefully he will still like Batman by the time I get that quilt done. I lost the Nine-Patch Revisited instructions for it and I don't really want to drive all the way to the next town just to get another copy of it. You know when something turns up just when you're not looking for it anymore? Exactly...I am waiting for one of those days...

1 comment:

Lake Dawn Road said...

Let us know when the box gets there, I have a sister who was in the Philippines for 8 years--it always seemed so slow to ship. I am sure she will be thrilled.