Oh my goodness, oh my goodness
My friend and co-worker at our LQS had a death in the family yesterday, so I got the call that I will be covering her class tonight! Say what? I have to teach a machine applique mug rug…….if you are new, I am a hand piecing nut. I have never machine appliqued, I have only begun to sew on a machine since I started at the shop last summer.
Oh my, oh my.
April is also the month we celebrate the anniversary of my birth!
I went to one of the big box fabric and craft stores yesterday, and treated myself to a buggy full of craziness! I don’t know when I thought I would get around to these projects but I shopped like I had no stash. Love sales plus coupon pricing. Over the next week, I will show you my purchases and let you know what project(s) I had in mind when I picked them up.
I am also going to be giving away some of my previous purchases. Gasp! I just grabbed some of it because of the great deals offered, but I am never going to finish everything and my tastes changes almost daily! Good for the store, bad for my wallet and storage space.
Stay tuned to enter, and have a great week!
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Today is your last chance to sign up for the March Retreat! It is a small one this time, with lots of fun games planned. Should be plenty of space for everyone to stretch out. And I believe there are only two rooms left at the retreat discount. I can hardly wait. I have so many things to work on, I cant decide what I am going t be taking along. If you are interested, call Jenn today! Quilters Depot.
It is time for Confession of a Fabric Addict annual charity quilt drive!
I intend to make a kids quilt for the second charity she lists. Both John and I have bosses who are going through chemo right now.
I will be looking at my stash today to determine what fabric I can pull and what I need to buy, if any! I am hoping not to spend anything on the top. A mini challenge!
Will you visit her site and consider choosing one of the charity’s to make a quilt for?
After Christmas, I was telling my brother about gifting my dad his shoulder wrap. I teased my brother that I had some of that Duck Dynasty fabric leftover, and could make him one too. He declined. Then I mentioned, there was collegiate fabric for WVU that could be made into a quilt. His reply, well if you aren’t too busy, I take a twin.
He texted a big SWEET back at me. There are 3 prints, 2 gold prints and 1 gold solid, then 1 bright blue, and 1 navy print. You can’t quite see everything in this pic though.
You can see my threaded needle if you look closely though. I am hand stitching this one, its my favorite method of piecing. The ladies at the shop were asking me why I wasn’t using the machine, and I just said, its not what my mind goes to when I think of making something for someone. Hand piecing is my love. And I got to work sewing up four patches of the gold and blues to go in between the WV prints.
I am trying to keep it simple but interesting, and hope he really appreciates it.
Now I am generally not one to celebrate Lent. Not in a sacrificial way, more of an anticipatory longing…if you have questions about my faith you can email me, I don’t want to put anyone off here. But this year, I got busted big time on my fabric purchasing habits. See, in our dining room, we don’t have formal china, so our hutch is the homework center. Except for the shelf behind the doors at the bottom, I commandeered that area for fabric. Earlier this week, hubs went looking for some markers and opened the stash door. I have envelopes in there of fabric I ordered but haven’t even opened yet!!! He suggested in that sweet, sickly way husbands have, that I might not buy any fabric until I make three quilts.
I was embarrassed to have been caught, then I really got into the cabinet, and realized he had a point. I have decided, with his wise guidance, that I am giving up online fabric shopping for the Lenten season. I hate to pass up a great deal, so I have been deleting emails from my favorite companies without opening them, and skipping over the online yard sale posts on my facebook feed. It is hard! I have quite a bit of non-matching fabrics and especially charm packs stored in that cabinet. My plan is over the next three weeks, to weed it out, or decide on a pattern and yardage needs for each project. Then, after Easter, and after I finish off the many projects I am trying to juggle right now, that I start one of these cabinet projects once a quarter.
Remember, I am a hand sewer. So a three month time frame is not out of the question. I may not get everything finished in a year. And I may start other projects as I take classes at my LQS and as I am inspired by things I see. But it is a plan.
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I have so many projects on my list, but when your dad says please, you drop them and get to work.
I shopped our lqs clearance shelves and picked up a few extra blenders- all in shades of purple. Cut my own 2.5″ strips for a jelly roll, plus some extra. Then started the jelly roll race while at our mini quilt retreat this past weekend.
i have a nice lap blanket, but the recipient is on the tall side and I think I need to add about 6 rows. So more sewing to do. Hope to get this done in March.
Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict for whoop it up Friday.