Sunday, January 27, 2008

Funkstown

Nope...not a typo...I did NOT mean to refer to that uber hip hit from the 70s Funkytown....I did indeed mean to type FunkStown....because that's where I've been lately apparently! UGH! I hate it when I get into these funks and don't feel like doing much of anything.....no blogging....no sewing....no stitching....no knitting.....just nothing! Work...come home...sit and ponder the fact that you have to go back to work the very next morning...that's been my existence lately! YUCK!

BUT...I'm happy to report that I did go down to the sewing room yesterday and finished piecing the quilt I started on New Years Day! YAY!! No pics because it's super super busy busy scrappy scrappy and is pleading for a couple borders...so I will make a trip to the quilt shop and see if they have any fabrics from the Moda Sonnet line left. If not, I'll resort to online surfing..notably at www.bighornquilts.com and see if I can get lucky. So NEXT weekend hopefully there will be a pic...if not sooner.

Today---I'm S-T-I-T-C-H-I-N-G!!!! On that Moira Blackburn Green Tree Sampler! But I've decided to take a break, update the blog and possibly bake some brownies so I can be out in the kitchen where the sun is shining in!!! I love sunshine!!! I NEED sunshine!!!

So anyhoo....just wanted to update the ol' blog in case there's anyone that checks it (Hi, Paulette!)....and let everyone know I am still breathing and will get back in the saddle...climb up on that horse and ride into the sunSHINE and OUT of Funkstown!!!!

Toodles!!!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

MORE Angry Sewing!!@#@!$#%$

O*M*G I can NOT believe I was downstairs this evening doing MORE angry sewing!!!!!! *SIGH* Last angry sewing session was due to the current spouse.......THIS angry sewing session..........well.....................I was distraught.....because of watching this:




Alas...I am a TRUE FAN....and was completely distraught that the season is over. I seriously had to go weep in the shower for a bit....seriously I did. Crazy? No...a true devoted fan. *SIGH* Current spouse does not understand....at ALL...and he laughs....oh this is a bad thing to do to a true fan. He has no understanding of the passion for the game.

So now.....I'll have to go to my backup team.......the Favre Pack.....only because Brett's kinda ruggedly handsome. And because I completely detest the Giants. Tis a sad, sad day......my blood runs blue.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Angry Sewing

Sometimes being angry is a good thing.....when you hole up in the basement blasting the tunes and just sewing away.....what does that get you?



A cleaned off sewing table for one thing!

And.........



a pile of pressing.....but fun pressing! The strip sets are done! YAY!!!

Oh you gotta love some angry sewing sometimes!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!!!

Here we are....at the start of a new year! I hope you and yours are finding this to be a relaxing day. We certainly are!

And now...the moment you've all been waiting for.....the unveiling of the January 1 starts LOL

I've already been busy downstairs this morning sewing away on my New Year's Quilt



It's a simple design...from 101 Rotary Cut Quilts....the rail fence...but what I love about it that there are 9 patches randomly scattered through the quilt. The fabrics....long story short, my mom and I both signed up for a mail order Block of the Month last year....I fell in love with the FABRICS...April Cornell Sonnet line by Moda...but hated the pattern....so I've been hacking up the fabric each month into 2" strips. Sooooooooo....I've had a container that's been filling up and the whole entire Sonnet line will come together in this quilt. I hope it turns out. I think it will. I love the turquoise and coral and browns all mixed together!

Stitching.....it was a tough decision....but the WINNER of the 2008 New Year's Day Start iiiiiiiiiiissssssssssssssssssssssss....................


AND THEY SINNED...............................AND..........



GREEN TREE SAMPLER..............................AAAAAAAAAAAAND.........



All of these OTHER UFOs!!! So see....I've decided not to actually technically start ANYTHING new!!!! OMG I decided to just work on the stuff I've already begun.....soooo...what's in the bag, you ask? Okay.....

Frances Eden (1/2 done)
Abigail Parish (hardly started...a couple bands done)
Ann Raynor

So there you have it! To begin 2008, I will be stitching on And They Sinned, Green Tree Sampler, Frances Eden, Abigail Parish and Ann Raynor. I feel good about my decision to not add another UFO to the pile! I'll get these all whipped out and then start something new!

I plan to make my list of 2008 goals over the next few days.....I love lists. LOL AND...I'm also going to make a 100 Things To Do in My Lifetime list. :o) I love that idea!

Some of the creative goals for 2008 include:

1. Learn to knit socks
2. Start and finish a queen size green/red/gold applique quilt
3. Finish needlepoints in to pillows (inclusive of #7 below)
4. Get all finished stitching out of the closet and to the framers
5. Crochet a ripple afghan, preferably in Cashmerino or some other yummy fiber!
6. Start Dutch Beauty (again)
7. Stitch all three needlepoint canvases in the stash

Now Deb, aka Lavender Rose Ramblings, do not laugh at the fact that I only have three canvases! LOL That's by choice! I could go crazy on needlepoint canvases, but have chosen to try and remain sane in that regard...at least for now!

I have several green/red/gold applique patterns already traced on to freezer paper....I have the fabric.....just need that kick in the pants to cut out the templates...iron on to the fabric....trace...and cut....and get started!

It's true...unfortunately...that I LOVE handwork, and so it's very difficult to decide what to work on at any given time! I hope I get a better handle on that so I can get more done! I've already decided that I don't need to add rug hooking to the mix right now....I didn't particularly enjoy that process anyway, so this doesn't make me sad. LOL

I hope to keep up on this blog on a regular basis, so please stop by often and I welcome and thank you for your comments! *Peace!*