Sunday, July 21, 2013
DWM - 7/22/13
After finishing up a large project and so many QALs in the works, I needed something that went together really quickly - a diversion. This is 'Morse Code' from Konda Luckau's "Simply Charming Minis". I threw in some whimsy fabrics - black and white clowns and for a bit of color some flying pigs. I'm using the pig fabric for the binding, too - uses that bit of scrap up. AND I'll be honest, I have this piece already quilted and binding is in the process of being hand stitched.
And the reason I'm not doing all those tiny baskets and other bitties - this will be the only time you see this until it is completed. A long term, slow, enjoy the process, wait for the color bits of squares to be added to the mini tubs, BIG project that I don't care if it takes a couple of years to get finished.
I've determined I HATE my new camera - my helpers holding down the fabrics while I try to get my 'official' July NEWFO project ready.
The FQs are all cut and I got the star and geese blocks done. The rest is easy going from here on. My Red Brolly cat embroideries playing with some Free Spirit - 'Fresh Cut' by Heather Bailey. And oddly - my SIL about had a heart attack when she saw the cut stacks - then pulled her tote to show me her fabrics that had come in the mail. She had bought some of the same in yardage to make aprons!
The first two blocks of Pam Buda's 'Nabby's Diary' using Pheasant Hill. I didn't pre-assemble all the HSTs in the step one of this project (that would turn even me off) - I am using the method of making 8 HSTs with two squares (two charms work perfectly) and doing the blocks as they come out.
I have seen so many blogs discussing slacking, loss of interest, guilt in not getting anything started or finished. HEY - it's Summer, it's a heat wave, it's family time, it's outdoors, it's smelling the flowers. I pre-scheduled posts and actually was off and away - yeah, me - not sewing. Enjoying family, grandies, shopping, traveling. It's Summer.
"No bought potpourri is so pleasant as that made from ones own garden,
for the petals of the flowers one has gathered at home hold the sunshine
and memories of summer, and of past summers
only the sunny days should be remembered."
- Eleanor Sinclair-Rhode
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