Sunday, November 13, 2011

Opportunity of a life time

First, remember the blocks from the last post.  Well, I finally got it all together.  The only reason I stuck with it was the extreme stress in our lives right now, I could focus on anything else.  Here it is with more than 600 pieces.  I had a hard time matching seams but it is done, except for the quilting.  I don't mind the quilting.  I'm actually looking forward to it but the pinning and then the binding on this is not going to be easy.  It doesn't really lay flat.  I am going to have to quilt it on my Sew Ezi table since everything else is still in storage.

While strolling through the Valencia mall with the family Friday night, we came across a taping of NCIS.  For those of you who know me well, know I am obsessed with the show.  I have all the DVD's and watch them all the time while I'm quilting.  We had finished dinner at BJ's and walked down to the mall.  When we had gone for dinner we noticed big lights shinning on one of the store fronts that had the windows blocked.  We joked that maybe it was NCIS.  Their studios are only a few miles from our apartment.  When we were heading back to our car, my son-in-law went over and started talking to the someone.  It turned out to be the assistant director.  We started talking to her and out came Mark Harmon.  It was so surreal. He was very gracious to take a picture with me.  This is going in my quilting studio!  And yes ladies, he is just as good looking in person!