We spent 10 days doing well. . . pretty much nothing!! We went to the dog park so the pups could run out some of their energy and I visited the quilt shop there (petted fabric, looked around but did not buy one thing!). Other than that, we spent a LOT of time on the couch. :) Now, as Nugget may have eluded to, it would have been perfect if I had my sewing machine with me but alas, there was not enough room. . . We won't talk about the fact that half of the stuff my husband insisted on bringing did not get used. . . not once. . . All is good though. I had tried out a couple of different background fillers on the rose linen. I knew when I did it that there was going to be some time spent ripping. So I did spend a few days ripping out stitches. At least it is fabric :) I may or may not have spent some time doing retail fabric therapy. . . And I have been reading blogs. For some reason, I could not comment on blogs. I was not able to figure out what was going on or how to fix it. So you may not have heard from me on your blogs but I have been reading! :)
OK, what's going on in my sewing space? Because I had 10 days to dream up new projects grin I started something new . . . yes, there is a lot of quilting that needs to happen at my house but I just really needed to cut and piece!
|The fabric. Handspray bundle by RJR and Quilter's Burlap by RK in Pewter.|
|Another view. . . SO colorful! :)|
|Another angle. Because I can ;)|
|And the first two blocks! AHHH sewing!! :)|
I'll be back to share progress on this one soon. I also have a LOT of happy mail coming this week. . . I'll share some of the goodness and the plans (yes, I have a plan. . . for some) for it. Until then, I'll be happily cutting (background fabric is all cut, just need to finish cutting the colors now that I have figured out the most efficient way to cut these out of fat quarters) and piecing :) I'm surprised at how quick these sew up. Oh, and the bigger block is 12.5" and the smaller one is 6.5" and in making these I have confirmed this: I love big blocks. I cannot lie :)
OH, and come back on Wednesday when I will be participating in the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!! This will be my first time participating and I am SO excited! Make sure you come back on Wednesday!
Linking up with Patchwork Times for DWM and MCM over at Cooking up Quilts. If you need a bit of inspiration on a Monday morning, this is the place to go! Always so many great projects to look at!
Until next time, keep on quilting!