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Sunday, 21 November 2010

You know the dream where you're running....

.... you're running and running and no matter how fast you run the thing you are chasing gets further and further away? That dream? That was my week. It took me all week to do precisely nothing. Hence the no blogging this week. I did manage to go to the patchwork apple's sit n sew on Friday afternoon. I started putting together the log cabin quilt from July? Or August? I think I see a pattern developing here. Run fast, never catch up! Saturday morning was my civil war group at the patchwork apple. (Have I mentioned that I like the patchwork apple?) "Civil war group". That makes us sound like we should be on the History Channel! Does that channel ever show any program not about some war or other? It sounds like we sit around a large table and plan our offensives. Not so. We are making a quilt using civil war fabrics. We meet once a month and have a little bit of homework to do. It is a very fun group with some of my very best people being in the group. This is what we learnt this month. A little needle turn applique. And then we had lunch together. A lovely group!

Every day this week I have woken up sure that I would finish the table runner from the last post. And every day I didn't. Friday morning I thought enough was enough and I actually finished the back of the runner. I ran out of time and didn't get any more done. Today I thought I would finish it. I just thought I would do one thing before I began.....

Sew up a few honey bun strips and make a little bag or two. (Ten strips makes a bag) Great idea! Then I would do the runner. Seventy strips later (Who even knew I had that many honey bun strips?) I layed out the runner and the batting. Guess what? The batting wasn't big enough! So funny! I have been avoiding this all week and it turns out I couldn't have done it even if I tried! Oh well.

These are the strips I sewed today. There is Moda's Spring Fresh, Patisserie, Rounneries and Legacy in this shot. They look much more colourful in real life than this photo. Legacy has a pretty blue colour that is completely washed out in this shot. I took the photo outside in the shade. Thought it would work. You need shade today because Adelaide has finally hit the 30's this spring (That's the 90's for you Farenheiters!) and everything is all glarey outside. Of course, they don't actually look like bags yet cause I didn't get any finished. Maybe next week!

8 comments:

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Ok, at least you sewed some things. And went to two classes. And looked at the table runner. And ate lunch. And obviously peeked at the history channel.

Ive been affected by I couldnt care-itis ALL week. I pushed myself to do the quilt top Friday because I'd already signed up for FNSI before I got lazy.

Frankly I'm not sure I'll ever finish another project ever again either.

I love what will become bags. And you did something at civil war class..so it's all good. Maybe we'll both have better weeks this week?

nicolette said...

Isn’t it funny we tend to value our weeks by the amount of quilting/sewing we get done? What does it say about us crazy crafters... LOL? I hope the week to come will be a wonderful one!

Maree: said...

The fact that you went to 2 groups with stitching friends is enough for anyone's week let alone sew all those strips with Intentions of becoming Bags next week...
have a Good Week...
cheers

Lorraine said...

thats a lot of strips sewn together.....that table runner will get finished one day......great to catch up on Saturday....what do you mean we don't sit around and plan our offensives...LOLOLOL

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

There's always next week, but you still got a lot of things sewn together, ready for completion.

Mary said...

wow! That's a lot of strips sewn together. I'd call that a banner week even without going to your civil war group meeting. I like civil war fabrics too.

picklesticks said...

Well, I think you have done heaps. I haven't sewn anything since before the market. Eeep, sounds terrible! That was ages ago! Love all the stuff you have been sewing. I think I need some new fabric or a new project at least to spur me on.

The Patchwork Apple- Jane..... Visit www.patchworkapple.com said...

I love your honey, buns!? The Civil War fabrics are making themselves (more) beautiful in your quilt.