Friday, August 21, 2009

I have to admit that not a lot of sewing is happening around here. I've agreed to temporarily babysit granddaughters number 2 and 3 who are 2 1/2 and 1 1/2. It's days of diapers, food, drinks and naps that never happen at the same time. I'm trying to quilt on my blue and white Pierre Star, and still working on the red and white applique, but it is a MUCH slower pace. The youngest one particularly is a wanderer and loves to open cupboards and drawers and what's in them or behind them? Nothing she can have! I chase after her a lot.
So, what do I do for fun? I get online and order up a fat quarter bundle of Mill House Inn from the Fat Quarter Shop. It got here in record time! It's so pretty I don't even want to untie the bundle. The colors are fabulous. I am a pastel person, and I love white, light pretty quilts.. the browns are a perfect foil for the pastels. Love it!! I don't have immediate plans because the yardage isn't available yet, but I'll think of something soon. I usually make bed sized quilts because what the heck does one do with dozens of wall hangings? I'm really curious, because so many patterns are not bed sized any more. I only have one wall hanging in the main part of my house, one in my husband's office, and two in the sewing room. I do have 1 crib, 4 twin beds, 1 double bed, and 1 queen bed in my house, so bed sized quilts make more sense for me.
Needless to say, the sewing room is not baby proof. Rotary cutters and a 1 year old? No, I don't think so! I find a few moments up there (it's a loft) but they are few and far between. I've only finished one of my Charming Girls monthly projects for August, and still have the prairie points to do on the other quilt. Wish me luck! I have so many started projects. There's another reason to just stare at the Mill House Inn bundle for awhile.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Charming Girls Quilt Club

Here's my two projects for August. Yes, two. These both have been sitting in my sewing room just waiting and waiting. The first one needs the prairie points and some applique, the other needs the cheddar binding put on it. I can handle that right? Quilting is sort of like a high school crush, you are really into him/' the project' until the next boy/'fabric/project' comes along and then you go off chasing the newbie. I really have too many crushes going at the same time. But I can't seem to limit myself, so I WILL finish these two tops in August.