September 27, 2011

OMG! What are you doing??

That's what I would have said if I had been there for this:


Anna's Sherbet Pips quilt has been waiting on batting and I finally was able to buy some this weekend. I picked up the quilt and its backing off the dining room and now I realize why my husband found Zoe walking around with some scissors last week.

This is what I get for making dinner. This is why I have zipped sewing bag within a zipped sewing bag. Why I have Ziploc container with all my machine feet, thread, bobbins and stuff with extra tape to hold it shut. Why my rotary cutter has a container that even I have trouble opening. Why I don't display any of my fabric on shelves. Why I don't have pretty couch pillows. Why the Featherweight went away again after being attacked by the seam ripper. Why quilts take freaking forever and then I am afraid to use them. This why I am really close to giving up blogging, creating, and sewing altogether for a really long time. So I sobbed for a half hour and maybe why I am sharing this is that maybe you don't think I am a weirdo... crying about snipped fabric.

I forgive her. She was trying to be like Mommy and probably singing a Zoe narrative song when she did it. "I cut. I cut fabric." At least it wasn't the whole quilt top, other than the border, any other favorite OOP fabric, my Cathedral Windows, or the long lost UFO blocks I just finished. I have replacement fabric and I'll find more backing at the store, so it's no big deal to fix.

It is a big deal for Anna. She made this herself. I am going to hide it from Anna, until she's older, and fix this during naptime. The two yards of backing looks like Swiss cheese so I am going to make up a story about how these dots for my Anna Dot were too small to fit after all. I need to preserve the sister love and all. Besides, one day they will make a great set of quilters. We will, however, hide the scissors better from Zoe until then.

September 26, 2011

Warm/Cool Block of the Month

When the kids ate lunch, I finished the last 2 seams of my cool colorway BOM.

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Here are the other blocks I finished this weekend, after feeling better on Sunday, and earlier this month.

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Storm at Sea Block C 709


Katty Wampus Block C 809


Katty Wampus Block W 809


I really like the practice these blocks have given me. They are made with Marti Michell templates and I will be using the templates in the Farmer's Wife QAL. They have a bit of a learning curve and I honestly hated them at first. That is, until I figured out how to use the blunt corners correctly to make my blocks have more accuracy.

These are the cool blocks together.

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Wheew! One more warm block to go.

September 22, 2011

Checking In

I have been sick and totally uninspired to attend to my blog in anyway. I have been sick since the third day of school! Many things have changed this year. The schedule for the school day starts an hour earlier and I am not a morning person. Naps have had to be earlier too and most days are nonexistent. This translates to less blog and sewing time. My son has just caught another cold and I am waiting for it to cycle through the family again. Is it weird that I am hoping to get it this weekend?

I have however swapped fabric and cleaned up the sewing room. This is what lies waiting on my table while I need to sleep off the next cold.

On my sewing table...


I know, right? Linen scraps, happy button jars, an almost finished block, Katie fabric that I wish I had more of, Mendocino mermaids, a Christmas postage stamp quilt, a favorite book, a pillowcase missing ric-rac, a quilt in need of batting, Pumpkin Henna from Jenny, a violet Hoffman batik, and a happy burst of charm color from Kati at from the blue chair.  I left out the Color Wheel Swap charms out on the table, after receiving them Tuesday, because they make me happy. Actually all of this makes me so happy!

Ok, still keeping the fingers crossed I am not sick this weekend get some of this sewing done and finish the quilt I have been curled up under all month. Life could be worse.

What's on your sewing table today? Are you still out there? And yup... that's as clean as mine gets. Mind you I haven't shown you the disaster of the table that my sewing machine is on!