Saturday, August 10, 2013

Falling Down on the Job

A friend emailed me yesterday and wondered if I was still breathing.  Huh?  In further emails, she said she was sure something had happened to me because I haven't been poking any buttons!  LOL.

Well, I've poked a few but not nearly in the quantity that I have in the past.  No special reason except that I've been too worn out and hurting when I get home to think much about fabric.  Oh, gosh, I hope the Fat Quarter Shop hasn't noticed!!!  I'd hate for them to take my name off that plaque in the lobby that must be there!!!!!!

So it was definitely time to open a couple of boxes that arrived over the past few weeks and share them!  I surely don't want to lose my title of Chief Purchasing Officer!  (rolls eyes)

No one could have doubted I'd be poking this button:

Midwinter Reds by Minick & Simpson.  And look at the wovens!  I really think M&S has cornered the market on fabulous wovens.  I love working with them, especially in applique, but I've been known to toss a few into the mix on a lot of other quilts.  Wovens are a bit stretchy, but I've had no problem with them because I always surround the pieces with regular fabric.  Oh, bindings.  I love wovens for bindings!  I am so wanting to do that Nightingale pattern on the left.  It's 90 x 90.  My heart fluttered when I saw it!  The other pattern is Nantucket, another beauty!

The next box contained Josephine by French General. 

I went ahead and threw a Jelly Roll into my cart, too.  I need to look at the French General stash to see if there's yardage there that will work with this.  Since most of the French General fabrics coordinate, I'm sure I'll find tons up there (the stash room) to work nicely.

Next is All Aboard.  I love this quilt.  Just thought I'd stash it away just in case.  I've never been real big on kiddy quilts, but there seems to be a need for them among friends and family now.  The best part is it's an It's Sew Emma pattern.  Gotta love those ISE patterns!

I guess I need to correct something -- that I'm not real big on kiddy quilts.  I love kiddy quilts.  I'm just not a fan of novelty fabrics.  So I love it when I find a pattern that can be made up from "normal fabrics"!!  LOL.

And last but not least ....

Spooktacular  - by Maude Asbury for Blend.  On the couple of Halloween or fall quilts I've made, I had trouble finding a background that worked for me.  So once or twice when I've seen something neat, I've grabbed it.  I really like this fabric, and I know I'm going to wish I had gotten more of it.  It's polka dots, my favorite!  Finding this fabric was a good reminder to myself to check more often the "Odds and Ends" category at Fat Quarter Shop!

So that's it!  Not much but at least I'm still thinking a bit about quilting.

I had three full days of tests run this week to see if they could find out why my white cell count is so high.  The only thing worst than sitting in a chair hurting at work is laying on a hard table for a two-hour nuclear scan.  And being called back to the hospital two times yesterday when I thought I had made a clean get-away.  The last time I left, I turned off my cell phone and ran out the door!

I've been reading blogs and drooling over all the projects going on out there.  I'm real ready to retire so I can get in on some of the group sew-alongs.  Real ready! (sigh)


WoolenSails said...

I hope you feel better soon so you can get back into quilting, lots of wonderful fabrics and patterns to play with.


Cathy said...

I've been admiring the Mid-Winter Reds line too! I'm trying to figure out what I'd like to make so I can order the proper amount, though a fat quarter bundle is always the default.

Feel better soon.

Darlene said...

I, too, have been admiring the Mid Winter Reds but alas have not purchased. LOL

Look at all your wonderful treasures. I hope you feel much better soon so you can play with all your toys.


Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Well, when you poke buttons, you certainly poke the very best ones! I love your new 'acquisitions'! :-D
My DGS is crazy for trains, I may have to investigate that pattern. Hope you feel better real soon!! Gentle (hugs)
PS~ it must mean something that the word 'kit' was in my word verification! LOL

Mary said...

Nice loot! Hope the tests go well, come up with solutions and get you back to feeling well.


Connie said...

I've been intrigued by the Nightingale pattern, myself. Just do NOT need any more projects! ;)

Carolyn said...

You had to say that the Midwinter Reds had been released, didn't you? They weren't ready when I had my birthday coupon so I was hoping to avoid looking at them...they're so pretty but I don't need another project! Oh well...I'm off to look. Not sure I can resist!

I hope the tests give you the answers you need and you are feeling better. I find out some test results on Tuesday, not sure if I want to know. :(

pdudgeon said...

so glad to hear that you are back to poking buttons! I love the things that have hopped into your basket.

must admit that i poked an 'i want" button myself this week, for the new Downton Abby collection that's comming soon (November) to our favorite quilt shop online.
Check out page 9 of the comming soon category if you're a Downton Abby fan like i am.

Sherrill said...

Ooo I, too, love the Nightengale pattern..ordered it as a PDF but haven't had a chance to work on it. The train quilt is really cute. I've not worked on anything in a really long time (tomorrow is 1 yr. anniv of my DH's passing AND I've bought a new to me house and need to get this one on the market!). The tests sound AWFUL and I sure hope they can find what's messin' with your white cells.

mascanlon said...

Well I haven't done anything this week but cuddle and cook . Both have been very satisfying.
Ahana is a week old today, hard to believe! And such a sweet baby. Ilika is adjusting to being a big sister pretty well.
The Reds are on my list too, but I am holding out for a birthday!
Hope they find something in the tests that they can help need to be up and about in fine fettle soon. Xbox

Dee said...

We have such similar tastes! I'm loving the Mid-Winter Reds as well, but haven't pushed any button yet and who doesn't love French General. It's always fun to see what you've gotten from the FQS, especially since all my fabric is still packed away because of my sewing room renovation. I pray your test results come back with good news.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear you are still not well. Maybe it's time to come home. We have lots of great quilt shops in LA and FQS delivers here, too.
Take care of yourself.

Your acquisitions are beautiful!