Thursday, March 5, 2009

Sick Day

I'm sick. I'm not dying or anything, but I have a killer cold, and this is day 4 or 5 (I can't remember) and I just need to rest. I stayed home from work, though I'll probably go in after lunch. Because I'm like that. But, in the meantime, it's 9:15, and me & the kids are still in our PJs. Oops. I have to get them to school, but that would require certain acts on my part, namely, putting on a bra, socks & shoes, and getting in the car.

Anyway, my plan for the day is hot tea, the couch, and to run the laundry. The kids go to Alabama tomorrow for a Dad-weekend, so I would like to feel better (and bonus if the laundry and dishes are done on my sick day!) to be able to enjoy my weekend.

So, I promised sewing news and here it is. I got this half-yard set of FreeSpirit Fabric (Heather Bailey's POP GARDEN) from FabricWorm - I got it from her etsy shop - and there's a link from her main webshop to the etsy site. Gorgeous, isn't it!!! I love the big bright florals, I've really been drawn to that lately.

The ribbons are just from my crazy stash of ribbons & trims. I got like a 1/2 pound bag of ribbons - it was LOTS of ribbon, each 2 yards. So, these I thought would be good for embellishment, maybe, at the end I'll decide...

So, anyway, I wanted to do something fun with this, that incorporated BIG hunks, since cutting it up into tiny pieces would make you lose the pattern. I have some friends that are moving in together soon, and the one friend already lives in the house - but they plan to have a housewarming (and I'm ALL FOR any excuse to party) - so I wanted to do something fun and pretty (and useful) for them, so I decided on placemats. I actually used the stack/slice/switch method of "crazy quilting" - and I'll post my *first* (amateur) tutorial on that in the next couple days, when I finish them. Preview:

Fun, eh? I wish I had the time or the energy today to just sit and sew. I'm in the mood. But, I'm sick, and my house is a wreck. (Maybe after lunch. ;)


  1. Love that fabric! I've been wanting to make a crazy quilt...maybe this post will inspire me! I'm Fay(sitton) by the way, from NCHS. I came across your blog one sleepless night last week through facebook. I enjoyed it!

  2. HEY FAY! I'm glad you wandered into the madness that is my blog. Thanks for visiting, be sure to check back - I'm hoping to try my hand at a "tutorial" on how I did these placemats (I tried to remember to take photos each step...) we'll see how that goes.

  3. Love it! Can't wait for the tutorial!