Wednesday, December 03, 2008

I'm Still Breathing

I was so sick with the California Crud. One by one the folks at work are getting sick. Since I was #3, I don't feel so guilty. The next few weeks are going to be stressful at work, so I've decided to take it a day at a time and not to get hung up on the big picture. At least I'm starting to feel better.

Since I can't show what I'm working on, I'll show the stash fabric I'm using for the project. A tower of Merry & Bright and a bolt of Kona Snow! It's an adorable quilt - but I have to wait for the unveiling. I have to wait until it's okay to show it, and I have to wait until it's finished! Always something.

I'm really not used to working with bright fabrics, and these are bright! In fact, they're Merry and Bright. I really like these clear colors, and you can't help but smile while you're sewing on them.

I love Kona Snow. I use it a lot. I have two bolts of it up in the stash room, and I'm always pulling one of them off the shelves for one project or another. I think a bolt of Snow is a must in a stash room. It goes wonderfully with '30s fabrics, Civil War .... best investment I've made as far as fabric goes. I've been using these bolts for a couple of years now and there's plenty left. Guess I'm not sewing fast enough! LOL

Is everyone ready for Christmas? I'm not. I think this weekend I'll drag out some Christmas decorations, but I'm still deciding whether to put up a big tree. I'll have to ponder that a bit. I always think it's kind of silly to decorate just for me and Daisy. I know Santa won't mind!


Jane said...

OMG! You're USING that fabric?
What if we run out? LOL

Yvonne said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. :) Can't wait to see what you're working on. Tell Jane you will just poke more buttons, not to worry.

Carol said...

Can't wait to see what it turns in will be a happy quilt. Glad you're feeling better...I got the crud Thanksgiving week...I think the kids brought the Birmingham crud to my house...YUCK!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Beautiful fabrics - just my kind of fabric - bright!

One day at a time sounds like how I'm operating right now.

Gail L.

JudyL said...

I love that Merry & Bright fabric. Your picture reminded me that I never finished anything with Holly Jolly from last year. Haven't decorated here yet either. I may drag out the decorations today.

Hope you're feeling better soon!

pdudgeon said...

i agree with you about the bolts!
i got 2 bolts of muslin last year (natural and white) and it was a very good purchase.
Love the fabric! hope you get better soon.

Julia said...

I have a small wallhanging on the HQ16 made from this fabric. I love it! It is for my daughter, but I just might have to make one for me too!

Where did you get your bolts of Snow from? I would like to have some in my stash too!

Infinity Quilter said...

Glad to hear your feeling better. The crud is going around at work here too.

Here I got all excited thinking you were working on that applique project we talked about....but it's a different project?!?! I can't stand the suspense!

Lori in South Dakota said...

Sorry to hear you caught the crud. ick! Ready for Christmas?? Well, the tree is up, found SOME of the decorations (haven't found those angels yet) and Ruby the Quilting dog is laying underneath the tree. Guess that's as good as it gets here. It's snowing too. Sheesh, I didn't care if it snowed!

Morah said...

I really like that fabric. Sorry you were sick but glad you're better. I work in a great big petrie dish! (sp?) aka a preschool. My immune system is so used to being sneezed on, snarfled on or coughed on that when I get sick...whatch out!!! I get REALLY, REALLY SICK! I can't wait to see what you create with that gogerous fabric!

julieQ said...

Pretty fabrics, nice and bright and cheerful! And using the stash! Great work...I have not decorated yet either!!

Jean said...

With those fabrics, I know it will be gorgeous.