Monday, March 12, 2012

Today is Monday!

Ok, that is because I couldn't come up with a better title.
Dreary day here, rain and cloudy. I have errands to run and I need to
stop at the gym.
On Friday, two of my friends and I will be heading to a small retreat for
the weekend. We look forward to this all year. I have been thinking about
what to take for weeks now. I want to take things already kitted up and ready to
sew. That means preparation. I tend to be a last minute person, however, I am
willing to change.
There is a paper pieced project that has been calling my name for some time now.
I worked on it yesterday and will continue today until I have all the pieces ready to
kit up. My big machine has a thread cutter on it and makes paper piecing so much
easier. I almost love it now! So, I wanted to have that done so I didn't need to
drag that machine along. It is so heavy.
I had more of the Nancy Halvorsen fabric left after the Spring Showers top and the blocks I sewed into a top. Did I post that one? It is not done yet. I need to add borders to it. So, with what was left, (I didn't want to put it back into the stash, it is so pretty all by itself) I had just enough...and that was cutting it close, to make another circle log cabin
top. I will take that with me.
Also, from what was left of the brown and pink fabrics I sewed half square triangle units and have them all ready to take.
That is three projects. There is another one that keeps pulling at me. A couple of weeks ago I brought out all of my hand dyed fabrics and sorted and organized them. That was a zen moment for me. Lets all take a deep breath here. There is something about hand
dyed fabrics and the rich colors I dye that really does it for me. Even more than the blue
I love. Getting back to this project. I save the smallest of scraps from my hand dyes.
I have bags with squares, different sizes. and bits, and bigger bits, all waiting for
a purpose. I need to mull over what to do with these. I'm thinking just sew them together....
Also, The Quilt Show has a BOM http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/bom2.php/bom_id/15 that I keep checking out.
Not sure if I will start that one, but it sure is cool.
Ok, I need to go do errands while the rain has stopped.
Have a great day!

Carolyn

1 comment:

  1. I would like to see what you accomplished on the retreat... when is show and tell scheduled? I have a love/hate relationship with paper piecing... I love the results, particularly on miniatures, but I hate the paper removal! Happy Easter to you!

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