Monday, March 28, 2011

A New Obsession

Darn it if my ADHD didn't kick in again this weekend. And make me cheat on my own rules. Kind of. Since the previous project is under the sewing machine, it's not in a box any more, is it?

New Obsession
I promise I'll work on it today. Promise.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Working on the WIPs

While I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of my new project, I figured I should try to empty some of my project boxes.
You may remember that back in January, when I reorganized the sewing room, I limited myself to 10 WIPs at a time.
If the new one is going to have a home, I'll have to empty a box...

Monday, March 21, 2011


Visited the QA Show in Monroe, WA yesterday.
It's always fun to see what other quilters are up to.

First my favorite, favorite, favorite quilt of the day.
Quilters Anonymous Show 2011
Quilters Anonymous Show 2011
Quilters Anonymous Show 2011
I found a lot of inspiration and ideas for using my scraps.
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Quilters Anonymous Show 2011
Quilters Anonymous Show 2011
Even though this is not something I would make, it was very, very impressive and quite beautiful.
Quilters Anonymous Show 2011
How does anyone get their satin stitches this perfect? Even around corners?
Quilters Anonymous Show 2011
Quilters Anonymous Show 2011
What would a quilt show be without Jane?
Quilters Anonymous Show 2011
And now I think I'll sew a little.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Anyone want to join me?

I saw this quilt in Houston and now my crazy self is seriously contemplating tackling this project.
Why, I don't know, since my applique skills leave a little to be desired. This should vastly improve them though. (And I have a couple of bloggy friends who may be able to give me some guidance...)

Any"buddy" want to embark on this nutty escapade with me?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Random Stuff

I've had this yarn for more than two years.
I think I'm going to knit a scarf but, since I'm now on my 4th attempt, I'm not so sure any more.
A new and bright project is in the works.
And last, but not least, Rachel Griffith's Flip Side patterns are available in the store. Lovely!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Busy (but not really sewing)

I've been working long hours at my other job. Worked until 10:30pm last night and have to be back there by 8:30 this morning. I'm not complaining because I'm saving this money to open a "real" store somewhere down the line.

Anyhow, not much sewing has been happening.

I DID start another Dear Jane quilt. I'm a little nuts, I know.
Between the 30's Jane BOM (signups are still open) and all the 30's fabrics staring me in the face every day, I just couldn't help myself.
This time I'm keeping track of the number of pieces in the blocks as well as how long it takes me to make them.
So far: 95 pieces, 5.5 hours.
If you're interested in my progress on this one, you can add my other blog to your reader:
On the twiddletails Facebook page, other than "store stuff", I also post regular updates on my quilting comings and goings. You can "like" it in the sidebar over here, if you'd "like".  Ha ha!