Thursday, January 7, 2010

Playing in my room

Well hi! :)
Now that I am coming out of the holiday stupor... got the house cleaned up of all things Christmas... and all the pine needles (oi!) mostly gone... I retreated down to my sewing room to get caught up on some of my bee blocks. Had a great time just piddlin around down there - it's like that room is a time warp. LOL I can go in at 9 am, and POOF! In the blink of an eye, it's 3 oclock and time to pick up my kids!? How does that happen?
Is MY room SPECIAL?? Do you guys have a time warp room??? hee hee I love mine! :)
Felt really good to sew again!!
My machine broke right before Christmas... i think it was a belt. Had to borrow my MIL's machine to finish the last Christmas gift! Boy was I ever thankful she had one I could borrow!!
Then I went shopping for a Bernina.
And yah. Didn't come home with one ;(
Just couldn't justify the expense right now. But maybe someday. Someday soon?!
LOL
Instead I replaced my old beater workhorse Brother, with another. So a Brother of a Brother?
Hopefully it will be as much of a workhorse as the other little cheapy until I can get my dream machine!! A penny saved now... is another penny toward my goal!
Anyway... here's what I managed to produce in my 3 minutes down in the time warp room. :)
Playing with string blocks A couple wonky blocks for Katrina A couple blocks for Jenny And a couple blocks testing out a thought for my month in the bee- next month. Wasn't sure I had cut enough (or bought enough!) fabric to send out. So thought I would give it a trial run. Glad I did! I WAS short! So modified the fabric packs so they'd have more to work with. I love how these came out. I was shooting for a more improv type block/look. I think these fabrics will look so cool in a quilt together!
And last but not least, I gathered up the makings for two secret projects that I have to get started on. Unfortunately I won't be able to share those with you until much later! I am a secret admirer to a wonderful primitive gal in my AAPG group! Ssshh it's a secret! hee hee I love making secret gifties!! :)
Ooh ooh oh, and guess what? DQS8 is starting back up!! woohooo!! I am soo excited!
:D
I got my mosaic made, and now just waiting to find out who my partner is, so I can start stalking her/him. LOL I've discovered I really LIKE being a stalker! :D
I have to take Lexi to the vet this morning for her shots, and it is -22* with windchill out there right now. -9* with no wind. Lovely huh?
Considering rescheduling and staying warm. LOL
Hope you have an awesome (warm) creative day today! xo Bren

2 comments:

katie said...

Wow Bren you have been busy. All of those blocks are wonderful.
We have the same cold and snow. I am starting 4 different BOM but haven't been able to get out and get them picked up.
I look forward to seeing your progress.

katie

Jacque. said...

sooooo, you were bored...had nothing else to do??? That's why you started a string quilt??? Cool!