musings, mutterings, and creative muddle. . .

Friday, January 29, 2010

Sweet Foodie Friday ~

HEY!  The quilting project is moving along with no real 'news' to report. . . well.  There is something I should tell you.  I've taken more of an assembly line approach to piecing the blocks.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Welcome Thursday!

Quilt blocks. . . slow - but getting into the rhythm of it.  Let's just say those stacks of little pieces of fabric are taunting me and my sewing machine, Baby.  I will prevail!  I will enjoy this quilt trip and live to send postcards about it.

Got all of the dirty towels washed yesterday.  Something I will never understand. . . . there are 3 of us here and yet two to three to four loads of towels each week!  And I have a super-big-mega capacity washer.  Anyway, shortuct to the towel chore? 

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Oh! It's Wednesday?

Can't believe how this week is flying by. . . I almost 'missed' Monday.  Okay.  I'm kidding.  A little.


Got the last of the pieces cut for The Quilt-  I'm getting excited now!  Posted my 'trial block' on my bulletin board by my work table as inspiration and have all the pieces counted and stacked neatly.
  They quiver with anticipation of becoming more than just a piece of fabric.   To be art is their dream.  And I guess I could say I'm the conductor here to implement their journey?  Or something like that.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Quilting Trip Short-Cuts. . . sort of


Cutting. . . Cutting. . . Cutting. . .  I have all 68 of the checked strips and brown rectangles cut, and 17 of the patterned octagon and full-sized squares.  Just getting started on the cream 'pentagons'.  Decided it would be best to cut strips the correct width, then cut blocks, then cut the corner off each one according to my template.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Monday's Forecast is Good!

Hope you had a good trip through the weekend!  I, untypically, turned into a tube-aholic and though I was motivated, felt like I was moving in slow motion.  Didn't get very far on anything.  But honestly?  It was good!  Got caught up on cheesy made-for-TV-shows (last ones I'd watched were Christmas-themed) and did a lot of thinking.  Well, that's not quite fair. . . I did begin the piecing process on my first quilt block.  Got it all done but the checked strip.  Had to rethink my initial plan.  Thinking is doing something, right?  Even if it is done on the couch in front of a cheesy made-for-TV movie.

Friday, January 22, 2010

End of the Week Musings. . .

Welcome to Friday!  Not only am I looking forward to different projects today, but also looking forward to what I may have time for this weekend.


Got a late start on that 'trial' quilt block and didn't st
 itch it, just laid it out.  So glad that I did too! 

Thursday, January 21, 2010

So Far So Good. . . .


Good Morning!
Another great day ahead. . .

But first, what actually got done yesterday?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Getting Started. . .

Early morning musings: what to create today? Each day is a trip and I've gotta have a map.

Shall I draw a picture? Nah. . . did that a couple days ago and even did some creative computer editing to it, so not in the mood to 'play with pixels.' But I should print and mount some of those pictures. . . .