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Monday, June 16, 2014

8" Log Cabin Blocks

I just had to.  I absolutely just had to start piecing something else.  The Baptist Fan quilting is going very slowly.  Mostly because I haven't spent much time at home lately.  But slowly enough that it seems I may never get done with it.

So Saturday morning when I woke up at 6:00 I got right to it.  I made myself finish a row of the fans before I would allow myself to do anything else.  I'm not going to share how many rows are done.  Suffice it to say there are still more not done than done.  Grrrrr 

So after two hours of quilting I got out my 1 1/2" drawer of strips and started cutting for a log cabin quilt.  The black is for the centers.  Right now there are three different blacks that are tone on tone.  I'm hoping that by using the tone on tone for the centers I can use some black w/ white fabrics for the logs.  I thought I wanted to go with brighter colors but I'm not sure I like the way it looks so far.  That means I'll probably cut strips from blah er colors for the next group and take another look at the blocks after that.  Just so you know - spell check did not like the word blaher but it's okay with it separated out into blah er.  Guess I could have used the word bland.  Nah. I write the way I talk and it's obvious my grammar is not always correct.

So there you have it.  I have absolutely no self control.  I must be piecing something in order to get my quilting "fix".  

And for those of you who actually read this that know and love me.  You know who you are.  I could use a new "small" cutting mat for Christmas.  Hopefully this one will last until then.   Every picture I take of this mat I can see more worn out white and less green.

Happy Sewing,


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Not Sewing

No I haven't been sewing a thing.  The only time I've touched my machine this week was to unplug it in case it stormed.  I have been super busy at work with things I don't normally do and I guess that has kept my mind and body away from my machine.  Last week I spent two nights in Kansas City at a board meeting.  I rode over with my boss and if I could have explained what the extra "suitcase" was all about I might have tried to take my machine with me.  But I'm pretty sure he would have thought that since it was a business trip that I should have spent it all doing business.  Which I suppose is what I did.  Other than that really long nap I took Friday afternoon.

I'm hoping that sometime in the near future I can get a smaller machine that will travel better than my big Janome.  There is no sneaking that one any where.

In the mean time my machine will just have to sit there unused and sad.  I actually looked for pictures of "sad sewing machines".  Nope, there aren't any, that I found anyway.

So I'll put these sticky pictures of Allison on here instead.  I gave her an orange sucker Monday night during Grace's ball game.  I think I was just about as sticky as Allison.  But I figured it was better to be sticky than to try to keep her clean.  As entertaining as that sucker was there was no way I was going to take it away from her.

Happy sewing,