Sunday, April 22, 2012

tea-dying and fabric buying

You know how sometimes you get a LOT done, and you want to write about it, but you can't sit yourself down at a computer to do so? Yeah. This week has been like that. But I have, you know, gotten a lot done! I'm very excited. It makes me glad to go home and know that everything is all nice, neat, and in-progress!

- I finished the first four desserts of the "Dessert-of-the-Month" club! I'm anxiously awaiting the confection for May (my birth month!)

- Having loved completing that so much, I bought the Fruit-of-the-Month club pattern, too! One week and nearly all of the thread later (JoAnn's was out of some), I'm nearly ready to begin!

- Because it seems as though places only carry either white or cream cross-stitch fabric, I tea-dyed mine. I have been having SO MUCH FUN tea-dying fabrics! I have an entire post ready to dedicate to this - hopefully it'll be up next week, when I've experimented yet more!

- Guess who finally got their air-filters changed? Me, that's who :) I'm trying to avoid the eventuality of my air conditioner breaking down (like it's done the past two summers ... le sigh)

- Watched "The Witches of Oz". It was cute, and Sean Astin and Billy Boyd were in it, so that was a plus for me!

- I may have bought some movies (like The Incredible Hulk, Pebble and the Penguin, Nemo's Adventure to Slumberland, Flight of Dragons...) and the artbook for the Avengers ... and some more Funko! Pop dolls ... which I may or may not be collecting.

- And some of Valori Wells' "Cocoon" may have found it's way to my house. The colors are the bomb in person, just sayin'. And I may have taken advantage of the FMF sale at Fabricworm and ordered some more prints that I initially planned. Ahem.

All in all, it's been a very good, very productive week. I'm looking forward to sewing tonight, and cleaning, and eating with my brothers!

P.S. Is anyone PSYCHED about the fabric coming out this spring? Nightshade, Tula Pink's other collection, Anna Maria's next collection, Guising, Winterkist... does anyone need a kidney donated? Because I think my collection is about to increase. Ya'll have a good weekend. See you later!

Thursday, April 5, 2012


I didn't get to spend nearly as much time as I'd have liked sewing on those two days I was off, but I definitely got some things accomplished!

- I finished my Scrappy Strings quilt top! In the end, after adding some colorful, modern prints to it and vetoing some of the darker ones, it has a fun, eclectic patchy feel to it, which was the point all along. I really loved the final product!

- Nearly all of my "Outfoxed" blocks are organized. I only have five more, and only because I ran out of squares for a couple prints! Strange, because I could have sworn I cut them all out exactly, but I have extras of those prints so it's a-ok!

- Put together some piles for my brothers and dad's quilts!

- Finally put some graphite in the door so that my key will be easier to turn! Gah!

- Picked up some quilting stuff: batting by the yard (on major sale at Hobby Lobby - only $8.99 a yard!) as well as some kona white and misc prints for quilts. Love love love! I also snagged a quilting frame for $9.00, a pretty sweet deal!

- We went and saw "Wrath of the Titans". And while (spoiler alert!) I'm not a fan of the idea of the Greek Gods just dying and fading away, I still really enjoyed the movie. It's an excellent 3-D movie, and the only actor who felt out of place was the gentleman who played Ares (he felt a bit robotic when he spoke his lines at times).

- In other super exciting news, I found more green Library Stripe! From Denyse Schmidt's Greenfield Hill line, Library Stripe has to be one of my favorite prints of all time, much less of Ms. Schmidt's! I've been looking for more ever since I accidentally threw away a bag of scraps it was in - and lo and behold, it was on! I definitely recommend checking them out if you're looking for an older print - they tend to have what I'm looking for!

For this next off day, I'd really like to sit back, relax, and do some real sewing! If I complete my Outfoxed top next, and then finish my green QAYG, I'd like to finish my Poseidon top or start on my Habitat quilt. Although maybe I need to actually QUILT some of the ones I've got in my closet first :)

Ya'll have a great Easter weekend!