Thursday, March 29, 2012

insane piecing

Here is the result of last week's insanity.  I had finished the arcs for my double wedding ring and wasn't really in the mood to move on to the next step.  Besides, my scrap bin was demanding more attention.  I finished this 16 x 16 block and made a few other little blocks before cleaning the whole mess of scraps up.  Finally, all my scraps are currently in one bin and the lid closes!  That won't last long though.  :)

So what will I be doing with this?  I'll be recovering the throw pillow my little dachshund uses as a bed with it.  No, my dogs are not spoiled.  I have no idea how you came to that conclusion.

My little green corner got a little greener this week as well.  When my parent's were visiting at Christmas my dad and I got to talking about the baskets of fuchsias that he and my grandmother both had back home.  He said that he thought they might do well in my green corner so I ordered a couple on-line.  They don't ship until spring, so they showed up last week.  Have you ever had plants delivered by UPS?  I had not.  They have been re-potted and are doing quite well.   

This week I finished a quilt! 

I finished the quilt top and quilted it last fall. Hand sewing the binding is all that has been lacking since Christmas. I left that step thinking I'd have something to do while my machine was up for the season. But, I obviously found other things to do with my time. After the quilt has received it's "crinkly good" wash I'll take some more (and hopefully better) photos of it. Oh, and Bette, she had to be all over me while I was trying to get some photos.  No, not spoiled.  ;)

Sunday, March 18, 2012


Yesterday was the most exciting day I've had in months!

OK, maybe not exciting, but definitely memorable.  I was just sewing, minding my own business, when I heard an explosion.  It sounded like it was at the fence line between me and my neighbor.  My first thought is, OMG I'm in my sweats, have no make-up on, and my hair is just pulled straight off my head in a mess.  How was I going to go out and check on the fence when somebody might see me?!  (Ya, I've got issues).  So, I decided to go out to garage to see if I could peek through the side windows and see anything suspicious.  Nothing. 

A few moments later, after the shock had worn off, I thought maybe the sound came from inside the house.  How could that be?  I'm pretty sure I'd remember if I'd been cooking meth in the kitchen. 

It's funny, really.  An entire wall of shelving and rods in my walk-in closet had spontaneously pulled itself from the wall.

I guess the sound of a hundred brackets being torn from the wall and dumping their contents on the floor is louder than you would think.  The aftermath looked bad too.  It only took a couple of minutes to pull the stuff out, and Bran re-hung the shelves and rods this afternoon.  (He's really the best). 
Here's what else has been going on around here:

My mother-in-law added to my indoor garden with the gift of a ponytail palm.  (I still need to re-pot it).  My little green corner is looking pretty full now.  I'm really going to have to think about new shelving for my
plants.  Oh, and the violet I tried killing off  last month is still alive and it is flowering.

All of the rings for the double wedding ring quilt have been completed.  YA!  I have 5 yards of Kona khaki in my stash, so that's what I'm going to be using as the solid.  Maybe, with the help of some go-go juice, I'll get that going this week.

Or maybe I'll work on assembling the top for my blue vintage sheet quilt.

Oh, and I've gone insane.  Does it show?  More on my insanity next post...