Sunday, August 19, 2007


The picture I couldn't post yesterday. And Daisy always has to run over and drop a toy in the picture. It's play time for her when I put something on the floor to photo. Silly dog!

I slept away the day yesterday. My body must have needed it but I've got a lot of catching up to do today. I need to run errands, but I don't want to get out. I might just piddle around with housework and stay inside. Checked the freezer, and I've got some ground sirloin in there, so a pot of spaghetti might be on the meal agenda.

Will anyone fess up to doing the Patchwork Party that just started? I've joined the party, and four of my blocks have arrived. I really want to get started on those, but I'm going to wait until a night this week to start making them. I know myself well enough to know that if I even open the first package today, that I'll spend the whole day working on them. I'm normally not a fan of black on quilts, but this fabric did sing to me. Yep, the fat lady was singing .... (sigh). The finishing kits were all quite lovely, but I decided to go with the one from the Fat Quarter Shop because it wasn't so dark. Plus it's a fairly simple setting that I might actually finish.

It occurred to me that some out in bloggerland might think I work for the FQ Shop. Nope, just a devoted customer. Kimberly's site is so easy to navigate, and it's always the first place I go to when looking for something -- or just looking. Besides, if I worked there, I would have zero money left over from my paychecks after I paid my tab each month! I would be sleeping in my car! LOL. Since I'm real lousy at posting links, I've got the FQ shop over in my sidebar for easy poking if something I mention appeals to you. But be sure and tell me when I can put another notch in my megging belt! :)

I can barely even get to my cutting table or sewing table for all of the fabric sitting around. Cleaning up that space is on the agenda today, as well as repacking that suitcase with the stuff I'll need to bring to the second Applique Club meeting on Thursday night. And I'm so far behind on washing. I'm heading over there right now to get those machines running. It'll be an all-day process, I'm sure. I hate hearing appliances running so I delay turning them on. At 2:30 this morning I came downstairs and started the dishwasher.

Another thing I want to do today is iron the batiks that I washed last weekend, and cut my foundations so I can get Judy's string quilt made. Another project that I won't be able to stop once I start sewing. It's going to be so pretty! I picked up a backing for it last week, so I'm all ready for this one to be a quick project.

It's almost 7:30 am. The day is wasting away. I'd best get at it.


Patti said...

Oh, I just love those pumpkins! I've said it before but it bears repeating - beautiful work!

I wasn't tempted by the Patchwork Party, but I am so very tempted by that uses all Jo Morton fabrics. I'm not allowing myself to get it however - I need nothing else quilty for years and years!

Kim said...

Your pumpkins are looking great! Did you get to sleep last night? I stayed up sewing until 1:30 or so and wondered whether you were wandering around, wide awake after your nap! LOL! Yes, I say STAY HOME and play--forget the errands and things. I always try to do those after work so they don't cut into my play time. Weekends are for recharging the batteries and playing!

loulee1 said...

I had a look at the patchwork party and decided against it, but I may go back for another look.

Your pumpkins look cute.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love the pumpkin blocks. I agree with you about the Fat Quarter shop. Kim seems very nice and I love the way her site looks and the way she packages up things to send out. Very professional not just thrown in the box.
I always go there first.

Mary said...

Sometimes we just need to catch up on sleep! I was in bed late this morning because it was after 5AM when I finally fell asleep.

I found the FQ shop from a post you made and ordered a kit with FQ's PLUS a backing for Mom for Mother's Day. I spent a bundle but she LOVED the fabric. It came nicely gift wrapped also!

Nan said...

Love your pumpkins - they're so cute! Love the doggy toy - Daisy has to be part of the creative process, too, doesn't she? Too funny!
I spend way too much money (according to my husband, anyway) at the Fat Quarter Shop! I love the service and the way my treasures are packaged. And, Kimberly always tries to save me postage - who does that nowadays? I've thought about the Patchwork Party - that's as far as I've gotten, though. I can't wait to see the blocks finished!

Susan said...

Wow, #3 finished! Now you are two ahead of me, and I've had them all for more than a year. =) I wasn't tempted by the patchwork party because I have too many other irons in the fire right now. At a less busy time, I think I would have been!

Darlene said...

Like Patti I haven't been tempted by the Patchwork Party but I am very tempted by It's yummy!

Love, love those pumpkins blocks - Sigh! LOL

I've been ordering from The Fat Quarter Shop since Kimberly was still working fulltime and starting the business. I don't order as much as I used to.

CONNIE W said...

I LOVE pumpkins and the way they look in folk art quilts. Yours are just fun, fun, fun.

Fabric Alchemy said...

I am new to the wonders of blogs.

I have really enjoyed reading your adventures and I love all the appliqué you post!

Wendy said...

Sometimes we just need to stay home and rejuvenate our selves. I haven't shopped at the Fat Quarter Shop, it looks like I should start.

The pumpkins are so cute, LOVE them.

Jeanne said...

Those are really cute pumpkins!