Thursday, August 31, 2006

Jane's Crumbs


Okay, so I dug in the trash can in lieu of buying fabric! These are Jane's crumbs from our cutting day last Saturday.

I sewed these together tonight into an 8.5" square. Is this what a crumb block is supposed to look like? I went back to Finn's tutorial, and I think I've got it right. Opinions, please?

I made my flight reservations to New Orleans today. I'll be flying out on Wed., 9/27. I'm way too excited for words, especially since I'm going to be there to help my brother celebrate his 65th birthday. All I'm thinking about right now is wanting crawfish! He's going to drive in to New Orleans to pick me up - about an hour - and then take me back to NOLA on Sunday. I'm going to get plumb giddy as the time approaches!

The second accountant applicant we made an offer to accepted another job. I asked the placement service what we were doing wrong. She said it wasn't us; both of these ladies wanted to stay in the industry in which they were already working. Well, why in the heck did she send them over for us to interview? I suggested that she only send accountants with background in manufacturing from now on. It's a huge waste of time that the CEO and I don't have right now. Disappointing.

One more day to get through and then a long weekend. I'm looking forward to bonding with Miss Bernina and Miss Daisy!

23 comments:

Finn said...

Hi Vicky, *VBS*, you TOTALLY "got it right"...your crumb block looks terrific! And yes, it offers up to the viewer, the spoils of the hunt! In your case, the wastebasket..LOL At a retreat, its great working from whats on the floor...LOL
The pieces can be any size and shape that meets your fancy. Yours is great..*VBS* It's interesting and colorful without being overpowering. Kudos to you girl!
I cut mine to 6.5" because that's a size I like working with..but they could be any size and cut the same way as from pieced strings..i.e. a diamond or a triangle. The sky is the limit.

I love Daisy in her new bed..looks soooo comfy. Just send her and the bed to me via airmail..and pack her a doggy bag please..*G*

So glad you will be getting to spend that special day with DB..that's such good news!
Oh yes, I made it through the month...no sweat, no fabric, and I took a star..Hugs, FInn

Norma said...

That is exactly what a crumb block looks like. I love your fabrics! Keep up the good work. You will have a quilt top done in no time.

Susan said...

Your crumb block is great! I love that you dug in the trash can. I used to do this after classes in my favorite quilt shop, just to have strange little pieces. The owner was a friend, and started giving me little scraps from their trash at the cutting table! Of course, I also spent big bucks for regular fabric. =)

Have a great weekend with the Bernina and Daisy!

Hedgehog said...

Those fabrics are very pretty. Curious about what you're doing with the bits thtat didn't go in the 'trash'!

Nancy said...

Hey if digging in the trash for new fabric to play with kept you from buying last month then good for you. LOL! I don't remember anything in the guidelines against it. Yes that's what I consider to be a crumb block. And I'm getting tempted again to make some myself with all the great ones I'm seeing around blogland lately.

Have a nice weekend with Daisy and Bernie. I'll be spending mine playing with Susan in MS. :-)

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I am sooo bored with my own scraps - I like to buy a fat quarter here and there to spice things up a bit. Those look like fun scraps to play with! Yup - that looks like a crumb block to me.

Congrats on the airline tix - that always makes the trip seem so much more definate!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Sweet P said...

I caught up on your blog this morning. What a busy week you have had. Your crumb block looks good. Daisy looks happy in her new bed.

Been there, done that with hiring staff. I work in hotel real estate and it is such a specialty area that it is hard to find someone with industry knowledge. We have had to adjust our requirements when hiring for some positions.

Congrats on making it through the No Buy month!

Ruth said...

The fabrics in the crumb block are really pretty, what a find from the rubbish bin!

Linda_J said...

Oh, yes that is a crumb or mile a minute or a crazy patch block. Keep going and you will have another whole quilt top in no time or work on them while you sew on other things. As Finn says, cut them to whatever size you want! Any colors go together eventually. I like to sash mine but that is mostly because of the bias edges to stabilize it.

quiltpixie said...

hope you, miss daisy, and bernina get some quality time together in this long weekend. Your crumb block looks great! Its one of those blocks that can't not look good I think :-)

Doodlebug Gail said...

Love your crumb block Vicky - very pretty indeed. Yeah - I'm so happy to read that your flight reservations are all final .... let the countdown begin!

Beth said...

Your crumb block looks great! I like the colors too! I too am looking forward to the 3-day weekend. I plan on doing lots of sleep catch up, reading and quilting. Sorry you're still having a hard time finding an accountant. I know a lady who lives out our way who is an bookkeeper/accountant who is looking to change jobs.

Beth
Glendora, CA

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

I love it! That is so cute!

Shelina said...

Whenever I take a sewing class at a quilt shop, I am always tempted to go through the trash but am too embarassed. I'm not beyond doing it though if no one else is in the room!
Your crumb block looks interesting. Good job.
Sorry that the accountants found other jobs. I think in the end it is best that they chose different jobs now rather than deciding to switch after they were hired and trained. You want someone who is the right fit for the job, and waiting is hard.

McIrish Annie said...

What a darling little block!! and for free better yet. have a great weekend with Miss B. and Miss Daisy..

the hiring thing is a pain in the #%*$ hopefully the right person will be found soon...

Karen said...

Imagine such a pretty block coming out of the trash can; you're remarkable!

Joanne said...

That's a great crumb block! There are no rules when it comes to crumbs or MAM blocks! You get to make your own!

JudyL said...

Vicky, do you sew those pieces down to paper?

Judy

Patti said...

Your crumb block looks perfect to me Vicky, and it looks like you have the "Finn stamp of approval". :-) I can hardly wait to try some of these.

ForestJane said...

Your crumb block looks great!

Did Jane make enough crumbs for you to make a whole top? Or is this going to be a pillow to match the quilt the crumbs were from?

Judy said...

Fabulous crumb block and I can't believe she was throwing those out!!

I can bet those ladies were interviewing so they can go back and tell their bosses they got offered job at X amount of money and hit them up for raises. Happens here all the time!

Good luck with the search!

Passionate Quilter said...

love it! good job!

Susan H. said...

I'll be thinking about you next month when you get to come home. Crawfish, shrimp, fresh seafood of all kinds. No insults intended to anyone out there, but NO ONE does seafood like Louisiana.