Monday, June 21, 2010

Short Attention Span

I have been a really good girl, working on all of my challenge projects--BUT--sometimes you just have to start something new. I really did just reach into my "to do" pile and pull out a project. I pulled out a pinwheel sampler that Rachel from p.s. i quilt did as a quilt-along awhile ago. Then I grabbed a pile of fat quarters and ta da...
Block 1
and Block 2
Very natural--not my normal colors, but I guess it goes with the rest of my short attention span. Then of course I went back to work on this for awhile...
which is very bright. A little more rearranging and I will start sewing it all together.
I also said that I would show you why Joy and Di should be getting commission checks from Charm Cotton Quilts. They told me all about their good deals and they got me in trouble. I got these...
and then I got this...
so then I had to go back to CCQ because I didn't get enough charm packs to do them. So then, I added these... now I have to start something else!!!!! Good thing I am finishing all of those Christmas mini's or I would have a serious problem. Shhhh!!! I know I probably already do, but for now we will just blame it on the heat!
Sadly there is more, but I forgot to take a photo of the rest. Or maybe that is a good thing--we wouldn't want anyone to think I am totally insane now would we. 
For now I must go sew!!!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

It's My Birthday And I'll Sew If I Want To

Or blog since I need to catch up. This may turn into two if I ever want to get to the sewing room today!
First of all--Mini Christmas! I have been working--really I have. I am creating an army of cookbook chooks.
 all ready to stamp out the frustration of losing your place when you are whipping up your favorite recipes.
Most of my family are non-sewers so I needed some goodies to please them. Most everyone I know cooks. These are so easy, so go check out the tutorial here at JJ's.
I have also been plugging along with my coffee sleeves and I have started stitching on my towels and I bought this for inspiration:
There are some really, really cute things in here. Hopefully I will show you some all finished very soon. Well soon--I think I am the world's slowest at stitching, but I will get there.
I have also finished the latest jelly roll block.
and the tote bag in the {make} sew along
I really love the colors. I am going to go find one of those magnets that Joy used to keep hers closed and then I need to fill it full.
And just because--views from my kitchen window:
OK, the last one is a little blurry--could it be a dirty window????? These little guys have a bad habit of running away when I try to go outside and take a picture.
And on that note I am going to quit now and go hide in my sewing room.
Tomorrow I will show pictures of why Joy and Di should become sales reps for Charm Cotton Quilts. 

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Me Again!!

I know--twice in one week--what has come over me??? I have been sewing--I have things to show. I really need to do this more often anyway. My brain is getting old, so it helps me remember what I have been up to.
So, just in time for new installments, I have finished part 1 of my {MAKE} tote bag and I have finished jelly roll block number 7.
and a picture of the Block of the Month that I signed up for at Bella's. I told you it was a dangerous store. Like I need to start anymore projects. 
  I have to catch up on May and June, but that shouldn't be so bad right???
I have been working on my Christmas projects and picking out new ones that I want to start, so I will have plenty to show you right??? Yes!!! I will sew lots. I will finish projects!! I think I can!!!
And one more picture just because Tonya sits under my feet and never complains when I take pictures of everything but her. Poor baby!!!
She is very happy to have her family back from traveling all over the world. She doesn't get impressed with pictures of the Pyramids or the Sydney Opera House. Go figure!!
OK, I will be back soon with more pictures since I am going to be sewing lots and lots.
Really I am!!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Early Bird Christmas Crafting

I have the air conditioner going and the fan running in my sewing room and I am merrily working away at Christmas presents. I can pretend I am back in Australia!!! My newly organized sewing room is a mess and I couldn't be happier. That means I am sewing!!!
Here is my notebook all Christmas-y:
My list is rather long so I need to get busy.
I have started making some re-usable coffee sleeves for everyone. Save a tree and don't burn your fingers all at the same time. I have a feeling everyone will be finished a little differently until I get the perfect one down, but I think you will get the idea so far.
I will hopefully have  more finished soon and I will also have pix of my jelly roll block and part 1 of my {Make} sew along totebag and and and and...but for now I need to get ready to go to the Post Market Preview Party at Bella's. Yes, I know I was just there, but now we get to see what all the lucky people who went to the Market got to see. Can't miss that!!! Oh and must use the 25% off coupon that is only good for tonight. Right???? Probably have more purchase pix tomorrow. Naughty me!!! Until then...keep on sewing!!! L,A-