Sunday, August 19, 2012

What a week...........

I finally got some sewing done today, lots of it too. I should have been doing other things, but after yesterday, (sanded all day long on the sheetrock mud) I didn't feel like it. Soooooooo, what did I accomplish today. For starters, trying to catch up on Kylie's mystery with my pink n orange:
Got all 40 of these done, didn't press them yet, cuz I am not sure which way I will want my seams to go yet.
 All these parts are in waiting to be sewn for 5 of these stars.
 I also did all 20 of these pieces in front, ready for assembly. Maybe tomorrow.
 I also had to catch up on last weeks Tetris, with the last block coming out this coming Tuesday. So here it is. I am going to let the pieces roll over into the top border when I put the borders on, instead of cutting off the pieces.
Then since my table is full of smiley face pieces, I did 4 more great granny blocks with the smileys.

Also all over my table are turquoise strings, so I finally sewed a few of those today, I started with doing just 2. Then I said try for 5. Well I got 4 done, and that was enough of those for one day. These are for my Orca Bay quilt, that I am slowly working on. I did finish pressing all those hour glass blocks a while back, I think I have way more than I need, but that is ok. I will save the extras for a rainy day or use them on the back.

Last weekend  I was on a cutting frenzy, here are some of the strips I cut. These are the 5 inch, and the 4 inch piles. That 5 inch pile is about 12 inches tall.

 Here are my recycles milk jugs holding my 1.5, 2 & 2.5 inch strips, don't know if you can see it or not in the pic, but look at the jug on the left. Each one of those blue fabrics you can count, actually has 8-12 strips folded inside of it too. I need more jugs! Two colors of the rainbow down, many many more to go.

Awhile back I had mentioned de-boning blue jeans, and had about 143 more pairs to go. Some of you emailed me and asked how many pairs I really had left............well here is a pic of some of them piled as high as the fabric shelf. There is a third pile hidden by the design board, and more on the floor. Another HUGE box down in the laundry room too, because this shelf is full. So when I said 143 more pairs to go, I might be 1-5 pairs either direction! :D

I have started this purple charity quilt too, but all of a sudden by brain is scrambling the instructions, crapola. Need to look them up before I start slicing and dicing.
I stitched the first two together, but then when I went to cut it, I stopped........looking for the directions or youtube video as soon as I am done here.

I am not supervising at work right now, so I went back to working my old job. What a change, hadn't done this in almost a year. But I now have weekends off again, which is nice. Helps get the remodel finished. But then again I use to have Thursdays off, so it was hard to wake up and go to work this past Thursday. Also Thursday was my birthday,so it sucked that much more to go to work. I had plans for that day, and going to work wasn't part of them. I turned the big ol 44. Really? I am really 44?........doing math in my head. Crap, yes I am really 44. I don't feel like I am 44 now. Guild meeting was on Thursday so look what I got......
a fat quarter cupcake, calorie free too! It is bright pink, but the flash washed it out.

 My husband had asked me last weekend what I wanted for my Bday, I told him the usual. (fabric) and these two books from Bonnie Hunter and I had also given him a hint the day before. He told me to go online and order my books and some fabric for my present, like I made him order his watch he wanted for his birthday and Father's Day too. So I ordered the books, I am still waiting on the them, and the fabric I finally ordered it today. Good thing I waited, I got bday emails with coupon codes!!! Well he also caught my hint. I got the Trilogy of the "Shades of Grey" books on my bday. Now to break open the plastic and start reading the so called smut filled books. Don't know how dirty they are, but I will let you know if you want to read them or not if your into reading good books.

Speaking of Shades of Grey, if you want to join in the Shades of Grey charm square swap, go HERE! There is still room to join on in.


Marg said...

Happy Birthday for last week.
I love the colours in the first blocks.
I can't believe you have that many jeans stashed away.
You really were on a cutting frenzy, and lovely cool colours in those piles.

Cherie said...

Wow you weren't kidding when you said you'd been busy! Did you even get sleep? What a load of jeans and fabrics...all I can say is girl you crazy!
I'd like to know how the books are I keep hearing about them =D

Angela said...

You have been busy. Love the orange and pink piece that you are working on.

Cyn ;-) said...

Great blocks. Stringing is so much fun. Good luck with your OrcaBay. I'm still working on mine, too.

scraphappy said...

What a frenzy of cutting and sewing. Happy birthday! So glad you got lots of fun fabric and books to celebrate with. The teal blocks for Orca Bay are looking happy. Glad you keep plugging along.