Saturday, May 10, 2003
Another To-Do List
Then there's the quilt that I'm supposed to be making and have partially done by June 13th. Four of us have the same 20 plus batiks and we're supposed to each make a twin size quilt.
This is turning out to be harder than it would seem. That's just SO not how I work, to start with a pile of fabric and say - what will I make of these? Normally I start with a concept or pretty much the whole quilt in my head and I pull fabrics to get something like what I want. And it goes from there. Starting with the fabric and trying to pick a pattern or idea is hard.
I'm not alone in this from what I've been hearing from my three cohorts.
Thankfully, a trip to the quilt shop today may have resolved my problem. I bought a most wonderful fabric which I thought would work and when I got it home and pre-washed it - YES - it does work. Phew. Now to cut out a lot of squares and start sewing together the most simple of quilts where it's all about the fabric.
The weekend already. So much to do, so little time. Beautiful day though. It's cooler inside than outside.
Friday, May 09, 2003
Thursday, May 08, 2003
- Quiet rainy night.
- Stopped and visited with my parents tonight on the way home.
- Came home and did things that weren't on my to-do list.
- Didn't do anything ON the to-do list. That's not helpful.
- Admired all that pink for awhile.
- Watched ER and was confused.
- Had a brief spotting of the sewing room floor.
- Came down and thought about things I should have done and why I didn't do them.
- Considered going to bed.
- Thought about how peaceful it is to fall asleep when the only sound is your own breathing and the rain on the roof.
Tuesday, May 06, 2003
Quick shot of the pink and green quilt tonight. Click for a larger view. I took it to my guild and had help pinning it. Thanks, everyone!
Speaking of pins, mine did not surface. This morning I stopped at a dry cleaner and asked if they'd sell me a box of one inch pins. Before I got to ask my question I had the feeling they thought I was there to rob them or I was an axe murderer or something. We got past that and they sold me the box of pins for a wonderful price and that was that. Lunchtime, I opened a whole lot of pins.
I hope visitors will check out some of the fine blogshare listings at left. It's an interesting group of blogs. One, Alec Saunders .LOG is entrepreneurial enough to offer perqs for linking to his site. Way to go marketing department. Another, BornFamous, is a site I've been reading for quite awhile and we're both enjoying the phenom that is blogshares. And I'm sending out especially big hugs to her tonight because she gifted me a mighty gift of shares today. What a sweety!
In other news - yes, the pink and green quilt was still hanging on my wall when I came home tonight. Looking mighty fine. I pressed the backing fabric and hauled out a piece of batting for it. Now if whoever of you out there who has my box of pins would just cough it up please. Geesh. How can you lose a tin box of pins with thousands of pins in it? I am in serious need of shovelling out.
Finally, while finishing up that last seam last night, I found my mind was wandering off thinking about some future quilts. Isn't that a comfort to know that there are more things to do? Yes it is. Now go find my pins please!
Please stand for tonight's announcements
Monday, May 05, 2003
The pieced center of the pink and green quilt top is done done done. All rows and columns are now assembled. It's pink. It's green. It's done.
Now - if you know where that cool beigy, pinky, greeny striped fabric is that I was planning to use for the binding..... I think now it's too brownish, but I'd like to see for myself rather than working from memory. I did find the backing fabric I thought about.
I was thinking about this while sewing that last long seam and I started this quilt in January 2002. Long term baby, long term.
and now for something completely different.
I have over $31,000 in blogshares, despite some early losses in my first market fund/bond. Longterm.think.longterm. I will confess here that I had a windfall because a sell order I made to sell all of a stock crossed paths with an order to split that same stock. I ended up with the same number of shares as I just sold, only for zero cost. And the stock bounced back quickly, making a quite tidy sum of money for moi.
As promised earlier, I did **some** cleaning, some throwing open of windows, and even some dishes. I also did a modicum of work for the quilt show. Let's just say the tshirt will be a surprise and delight for everyone!
Tonight I went upstairs and sat down at the sewing machine and have YEAH!!! only one more seam to do on the pink and green quilt. That would be the one seam that joins the two halves of the top together. I started pressing the one half tonight but it's a good place to stop for the night. Looks good. OK, I think it looks very good.
From "Superman" by Five for Fighting (just one of my iTunes Music Store purchases....)
....I can't stand to fly
I'm not that naive
I'm just out to find the better part of me
I'm more than a bird
I'm more than a plane
I'm more than a pretty face beside a train.
And it's not easy to be me.
I'm only a man in funny red sheet
checking for kryptonite on this one way street
I'm only a man in funny red sheet
looking for special things inside of me