Friday, December 27, 2013

This one is for Cathy

Here is the bottom corner of the Peter Rabbit quilt. I was able to make one that was 36" by 44" from the scraps you gave me. I combined tiny bricks and cut the yardage into 4 1/2" squares. It is a very pastel quilt, certainly not my normal. It will go to the Scrapbag group in January as we begin to build our inventory for 2014. Piecefully, Joanne

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Do I need an attitude adjustment?

This charming little duffle bag is for the two year old daughter of one of my daughter's friends. It is my last sewing project for this Christmas. I sure don't have much practice with girly stuff but I did have the right colour threads for the top stitching. My grandsons and the little girl's older brother all have their own bags. They are just the right size for a sleepover at Grandma's or a friends. Room for some jammies a  couple of toys and a change of clothes. I hope she approves.
Now the attitude problem. I really do not enjoy spending time in the kitchen baking or for that matter cooking. I did in a weak moment offer to bring some Christmas cookies to our daughter's next week. I got the dough ready and chilled and then I could not get it to roll out. I think I had it too dry and too chilled. Hubby to the rescue. He played with it for a while and got it to roll out. Then he cut the shapes and I put on the sprinkles. What a team. I get frustrated almost instantly when I can't do something right in the kitchen but will sit for hours at my sewing machine trying to figure something out. So maybe it is just a partial adjustment that is needed.
The Stashbuster yahoo group has a number of members suggesting a word to live by for 2014. I am still thinking about my choice. Will it be BALANCE? FUN? COMPLETION? SCRAPS? JUST SAY NO! I have not decided. I have also noticed that there are quite a few new BOM's up or advertised as well as some Quilt Alongs. These are so tempting I just don't need or want any more UFO's in my life at the moment.
Piecefully, Joanne