Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Project Week

The week has been a rather uneventful one, which I can't decide is a blessing or a curse.  I sat up Saturday night and watched all three of "The Mummy" movies and basted my monstrous heron quilt.  Wow were my fingers sore... I may have over basted (can you do that?).  I used every pin I had (approx 550-600).  I then brought the whole based unwieldy mess to the quilt shop because I forgot to pick out thread for the damn thing... It was kind of funny walking in buried under a mound of fabric stating my need for thread, I could see the crazy reflected in their eyes... my sleeveless skull shirt was perhaps a poor wardrobe choice, but honestly I haven't gotten to laundry for a while.  Once they figured out I didn't have a rocket launcher folded into the quilt I was carrying, we were friends, and hunting for thread together.  I found almost everything I was looking for and headed out to complete other errands (like getting laundry soap).  Now the 'heron from hell' quilt I have hanging on my banister is using it proverbial eyes to dare me to try and quilt it... I'm scared.


I have conveniently switched my attention to some other projects for a while.  I'm not big on UFO's in so far as I don't really have any.  I have one quilt that is waiting to be basted, but otherwise I have no UFO's.  So I know that it will take me a couple days (or a week) to get my courage up again and I'm sure I will get back to the heron.  A friend of mine from Dawson Creek gave me some fabric a couple months ago and I have been uncertain what to do with it for the past while, but with a heron haunting my dreams I decided to give tote bags a try.  I made one for each of my daughters and boy was it fun.  I think I will make a couple more for some gifts for later in the year.

The town I live in has about 5000 people, and boasts the smallest town in Canada with a Wal-Mart.  Well, due to the small population, I'm sure that everyone in town knows that I'm painting my house all the colours of the rainbow... mostly because I have been appropriating paint chips... lots of them.  Now I can't remember where I got the idea but it is not my original idea, to use paint chips as a colour wheel.  Sounds like a good idea until you look like a thief.  Anyhow I have almost all the chips from a single line of paint, and one day soon I will put them together in a way that makes some sort of sense.

And the last thing I'm working on is coming up with an idea for these fabrics, I'm not really into buying any more fabric.  So it's being a bit of a challenge.  Well that was my week.  I'm linking up to The Needle And  Thread Network. http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/2012/08/wip-wednesday-54-tn.html

12 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you are making friends with you quilt shop ...hehe!
    I am sure you were the excitement of the day!
    Looking forward to seeing the quilting start for the great Heron quilt!

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  2. I quite enjoyed the quilt shop in Kindersley when we passed through last summer. I can just picture those Heron eyes watching you, daring you. Good luck with the quilting, and taking a break to make more of those cute little totes would be a great way to break up all the quilting.

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  3. Yes, you will be the buzz of the town for a while! LOL! Can hardly wait to see what you do with the Great Heron!

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  4. Your "borrowed" idea of a colour wheel made with those paint thingies is brilliant.

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  5. I am always collecting paint chips. A colour wheel is a good idea.

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  6. when you get to the paint chips, give us a bit of a tutorial on organizing and arranging and making of your colour wheel...

    hard to imagine any crafter without UFO's, though I am trying to work my way to that goal...

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  7. Are you liking this new town yet? People might be a bit worried about someone who wears sleeveless skull shirts, I'm sure. But that would just be at first. You're clearly such a nice person! :)

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    1. Hahaha, honestly it was something I truly overlooked. I almost turned around and went home, but knew that my kids would not stand for that (they want to get the quilt shop over and done with so the day can move on).

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  8. Nice bags, and how about pillowcases with that nice fabric? As for sore fingers from pin-basting: I use a thimble to push the pins through, and a basting tool or teaspoon to help me close them.....

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    1. I had known about the basting tool and in the end I started to use a chopstick, but alas it was too late to save my fingers this time around. I will defiantly re-think my plan of action next time :D

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