Today, I need to do something distracting.
Correne has an appointment at the hospital tomorrow and I’m trying hard not to keep fretting about it! 😦 So, hand sewing isn’t enough of a distraction and machine sewing is out cause I’m too tired. Instead I’ve decided on a bit of detection work.
There’s a strange noise in my sewing room. I could hear it back in Thornbury but here in Derbyshire it’s even louder! A kind of scratching, squeaking noise that I can’t identify. It reminds me of Oliver and Jade’s gerbils, ‘The Boys’, a bit. When they are all standing on each others heads and scrambling over each other to get, wherever they are trying to go, and squeaking at each other. You get the picture I hope? Oh actually, I just thought, you might be having palpitations. Don’t worry it isn’t mice after the fabric. Phew!
Well, I narrowed it down to two possible places:
First up is hand pieced. Using Katy’s fabulous Spring Carnival pattern and Chloe’s Closet 30’s Playtime fabrics for Moda. I’ve no idea why I stopped doing this one as it’s hand pieced so no sewing machine required!
Wow, how cool is that? Two photos right on top of each other!! No idea how I did that but I like it!!
I absolutely love these fabrics, Lecien’s Petit Fleur by, I think, Atsuko Matsuyama. I really like her designs. I made it all by hand, it’s padded and hand quilted and then I couldn’t decide what to do with it. So it sits in the box and occasionally, I take it out and think how pretty it is and still can’t decide how to finish it and back in the box it goes. I don’t know if you know but I’m hopeless at making decisions!
Errm, a bit of a challenge this one. I made two quilts for the daybed in the spare room and had so many
crapps (snort, hehe – how childish am I? Pull yourself together woman. you are a grown up!!) scraps left over that I challenged myself to make a Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt with them. Well as you can see I did… well almost. Top done, wadding bought, backing cut, binding cut…….. Into the box it went because I couldn’t face doing all the green hexies for the uneven edge! No excuses I’m afraid, believe me I tried very hard to think of one. 🙂
I’m almost done I promise. If nothing else I hope it’s making you feel much better about your own unfinished/in progress projects. :))
Now this one. In my defence, I believe, this should be in Correne’s unfinished/wip box. And the reason is. She made the beautiful Daisy Chain Quilt – her very first quilt ever!! She is such an over achiever isn’t she? I have no idea where she gets it from. Certainly not me. Anyway, she gave me the lovely quilt as a swap and thought I might like the scraps to make a pillow with. Now she was right I would and I will…. soon…..maybe. So, it’s really Correne’s unfinished scraps you see. But as she’s feeling pretty rough right now I’m going to add them to my unfinished pile because I’m a very good mother and I love love love her to bits. Well the first bit of that sentence is stretching it a bit but the second bit is a very feeble way of saying what I really feel about Correne. You’re so soppy but I love you too! I’m sure you’ll all join me in wishing her well for tomorrow. Thank you 🙂
So that’s it folks, I now know where the noise is coming from and can happily ignore it. I am totally ashamed of so many lovely ideas sitting in a plastic box just waiting for me to do something about them!! But then, I’m also actually very pleased that I had them because without them I would be sitting fretting instead of talking to you lovely lot. EVEN if you have all fallen asleep, switched on the telly or left me talking to myself!!!
I’m off to stroke this bundle of scrumptiousness in the form of Liberty Rochelle (I think) Corduroy that is for the backing of a secret project I can’t talk about until Correne tells me I can talk about it. And to dream a little of making the above pattern into a quilt that will, hopefully, not end up residing in the UFO box!!
Thank you for dropping by and indulging me in my waffling. Take good care of yourselves.
Happy Sewing. Yvonne. Xxx