Wednesday, August 25, 2010

August is almost over!

And the rains have started and I think has forgotten how to stop?  But we desperately need some rain before the snow comes...water levels are down way too low!   I feel for those people who have wells.   Do hope we have more sunshine in store with rain at nite, that would be the perfect scenario.  Can you believe that August is almost over??  Why is it every time a new month starts, the end is so soon after that?   I think we are having the days inbetween stolen from us...  don't you??

I have been sewing but not sure that I'm actually making any headway!  Have some (5) display projects for a local quilting shop that are almost all done, all except the quilting that is .....yeaaaaa!  Hopefully this week I will be able to get a few of them quilted.  Hope I can remember to post pictures of them when they are all done.  I am trying so hard to keep a record of the projects that I am doing to make a slide show, well a screen saver really for my computer LOL

Right now hubby and I are fighting some kind of early "flu" bug.  And it's nasty.  It is body aches like you wouldn't believe and coughing that is ripping your throat out!  Blah!!  And I'm not giving in! 

Off to do some much needed tidying up here and then back to the sewing machine for a few hours or until my younger sister shows up :)    Will love having a visit from her!! 

Until next week, please keep yourself well,
(please note this blog has been de-bugged before posting LOL)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Who needs this many???

When recently asked "how many pairs of scissors you own?", I decided to really take a closer look at that.  Well I could remember for the most part where most were located and can you believe that after  finding  collecting 43 pairs of them, I know of 4 pairs that are NOT in this picture.  Yes, I swear all of these belong to me and no one else and for the most part I think I use about 3/4's of them.  AND can you believe that when I go and shop for look at notions, that scissors are one of the things I look lust over??  Like who really needs this many!  Now to put them back in their perspective workstations.  I do not like having to look for a pair of scissors when I need them... hmmm... can you tell??  LOL   Think I should try for an even 50... what do you think ???   
43 pairs of scissors .. with 4 pairs missing in action!!
I have been sewing but not with great gusto, but soon I hope.  The re-decorating (painting) is pretty well all done and now I'm taking some down time with organizing a few blocks for my quilt guild up coming season and planning a couple of mystery patterns for me to give them classes with.  That all requires testing and picture taking so I will not be going at top speed.  But soon!  I head to Camp Wanna Sew in September for 5 glorious days and plan to really do some "great" things ... at least that is the plan!

But for now I will be content with reading my patterns and quilting magazines and dream of when I am spending more of my time at the sewing machine working with "creativity" (my word of the year LOL)

So you all take good care and be ready to "see" more projects in the next couple of months. 

With needle in hand,

Friday, August 6, 2010

Did you know.....??

Can you believe that it is August already???  Did you know that we are in the eighth month of what was, rather what I thought was, the beginning of a new year?   I wish I would have kept track of all the projects that I started and finished so far this year.  Not to mention all the UFO's that I finished up too!  I know I did quite a few of those...but there are quiet a few more left here to do, I'm sad to say.   A few of those UFO's are going to be "recycled" into another project, as I have found that a few of them are like "what the heck was I thinking!!" projects LOL  You just cannot finish something you have no liking for anymore, so I will use the fabric to make something else scrappy.

As I look back on some of the projects that are in the UFO boxes, I see a change of colors I onced used from yellow, burgandy & blues in fairly bright shades, to deep gold, rustic reds and dark dusty blues.  I went through a blue and yellow stage for the kitchen...but that has passed now.  What oh what am I going to do with the blue, yellow & teapot fabrics now?  Guess I will make something for sale with them!  

The kitchen is almost done now... thank goodness!  The paint looks fantastic, although try as I might it still looks similar to the living room.  But I like it...I really do!  Now to finish the decorating end of it!  Curtains, pictures, etc.   When I was looking for a replacement border Ches says, "don't worry so much about the cost, just be sure you do it right and the way you want it".  Wonder if that also pertained to changing the countertop??   Guess I best not push my luck! LOL

I must have known what color I would choose for the kitchen as when I was shopping back in February for Christmas fabrics  (Yes, I said "Christmas"!!!)  to make table runners and placemats, I bought fabric in a brown and a limey green... Do you know the Christmas colors I'm talkin' about; goes really well with ivory/beige?   Wonder when I will find the time to make those??  Hmmm  guess I need to go to sewing camp again and find my time there.

Speaking of camp, that is next month!  Did you know that is only 40 days away??  Wooo Hooo!  There has been one more day added, that makes five gloriest days, so I will be really sewing up a storm.  Already have a tote packed with some UFO's but will add my Christmas fabrics and some ideas for moi !

It has been over a week since I last was in the sewing room and did you know  that I am now starting to go heavily into withdrawal?   Awful feeling that is, but I will remedy that this weekend!

Well friends, my coffee break is over (as I wait for paint to dry... literally! LOL) and I best get back to the last little bit left that I have to paint.   You all take good care and I sure hope you are really enoying this super great summer we are having.  Did you know that the leaves are already starting to change color???

OH....and one last note.....

 Did you know that there are now 140 days to Christmas?? 

Keep that smile going.....