Saturday, July 14, 2007

Appliqueing this Weekend!



I'm going to applique this weekend. I'm going to sit by Daisy on the sofa and stitch and watch movies. Or maybe tune into the cooking channel. I hardly turn on the TV any more, so I really don't know what all's on there. I did downgrade my cable service six or eight months ago from 70 million channels - to just HBO and the standard 10 million channels that come with the cheapskate package. I looked at my auto bill pay one month and it was over $100!! One phone call to the cable company took care of that! I mean, all that stash money for something I never even turned on! Sheesh ...........
I finally prepped a pumpkin block. I need to move things around a bit before I start stitching. I was eager to start it last night so I appliqued down one of the blue stars. Yikes, my points are horrible. Maybe I shouldn't have had those 2.1 sips of wine before I started. (I'm such a cheap date!!)
And block two of All Things Christmas has arrived from The Fat Quarter Shop! Thank you, Kimberly, for such a dynamite BOM! http://tinyurl.com/24bt48 This month's package included the embellishment kit for the entire quilt! I'm so excited! This is going to be a fabulous quilt when it's all quilted and embellished. In fact, I like it so much that I'm actually working on the blocks as they come in - instead of stockpiling them to work on 84 years from now in The Home! LOL

I couldn't sleep last night, so I took out an applique project that I thought I could do without knowing how to applique, or even quilt for that matter. (Started this one six years ago.) Uh oh! The first block is so bad. I sat in the middle of my bed at 2:00 this morning and started taking out stitches. The first to go were the tiny berries -- at least, I had sense enough to stop after four of them! Then I started unstitching a flagpole and the flags. I didn't know I was supposed to layer the flag -- again, I won't detail the horrible-ness of the whole thing. But I decided that I'm going to keep the leaves and vines as they lay on it. Okay, so it won't look anything like the pattern. Another learning block -- and it'll be fun to see the difference, and hopefully improvement, on the second one. I'll blog this one after I redo the flag and berries. I really need to also show you what it's supposed to look like! AFTER I get a hold harmless clause signed from all my blogging buddies just in case they die laughing!
I'm going to have to go into the office tomorrow for a few hours. I figure Sunday the 15th ought to be more productive than Friday was!
So that's it from hot hot hot hot SoCal. Except for the awful exterior colors they're painting the condos - I cringe when I round the corner into my circle. Oh, wait, I need to get those signatures on the release of liability documents before I can blog this!
Gratitudes:
~ Saturday the 14th!
~ For my friend -- HAPPY DANCING!
~ Sweet old Daisy
~ Blogging buddies who turn a dreary lunch break into smiles!

10 comments:

Screen Door said...

I have a soft spot for pumpkins any time of the year!! darling block... Stay cool..

Angie said...

What a cute pumpkin block, Vicky! I'm like Screen Door, I love pumpkins any time of year! :) Dewey and Badger (my two mini-wienies) send hugs to Daisy! :D

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Pumpkins are good any way, any time of year!

Also I got a chuckle from reading your post :O)...

Beth said...

What a cute block that is! I guess you needleturn your applique? I don't know what I'd do without the freezer paper and starch method, I love the points I can get with it.

Yvonne said...

I like pumpkins too....I have a tabletopper with pumpkins started somewhere....
Love your Fatquarter Shop stuff. I've been staying away from her site....she has way too much stuff that I like.

Carol said...

Great pumpkin! I'm not going to do the Christmas one, I'm not going to do the Christmas one...I'm having to say that 20 times a day...we'll see what happens

Darlene said...

Well, I didn't point and laugh at you but I did snicker. :-)

The pumpkin block is beyond adorable. And look at your Christmas BOM - how cute is that? I'm enjoying your applique respite. I've been working on my embroidery project and doing a little applique prep on a cute summer design!

sharon said...

I love that pumpkin block. Makes me want fall to be here NOW. Especially with how hot it was this weekend here.

Susan said...

That pumpkin is the one block I've done from that BOM in the last two years. =) One of these days, I'll have to do another one. My best friend has done about 6 or 7 of them. Maybe I'll just steal hers.

Maddie Can Fly said...

I also love the pumpkin block. Can you tell us what pattern it's from? Is it also a BOM?