I had a crazy , crazy week at work last week. By the time I limped home Friday night all I could think about was eating, collapsing and sleeping in that order. This week is going to be the same so by Friday night I'm going to need something to relax. Since hitting the bottle is socially frowned upon ,and makes people talk about you behind your back, I joined up to this month's Friday Night Sew In as an antidote to the stress of the working week. I'm planning to achieve greatness. Feel free to join me /us /half of Blogland as we sew our way to zen.
In early December Sara posted a picture of a softie stuffed crab she had made. It was utterly cute and I told her so. This week when Sara came to the big smoke for a flying visit - crab came too. When Sara went home Crab decided to stay because Little P would like a crabby friend and because Crab was being bullied by all the other crabs because she's half albino. Thank you Sara. That was such a sweet thing for you to do, especially since you had to run all over Adelaide to deliver her. Isn't she cute? Little P is going to adore her.
Achievements for this week included:
3 more Dresden Blocks made and 6 extra blocks appliqued that were laying around applique-less. So far I have 16 of the 25 blocks done...minus the centre circles, sashing and borders...I did say this was going to be a long term project.
I made 19 blocks for Little P's new quilt. This is not the quilt I originally planned to make for him this year but I saw it and fell in love. The thought occurred that if I concentrated on one thing at a time instead of at least three, I probably could have finished this top in a weekend. Marg originally sent me the link to this quilt over at Diary of A Quilter so I can't take credit for the idea since I am shamelessly stealing Marg's thunder and even more shamelessly copying the quilt almost identically.
Work continues with the painting of the french provincial dresser...the top is primed and ready for it's first coat of paint. The base needs another primer coat. The big question is - will we make the end of February deadline for the dining room and computer room reveals? Once this and the computer desk are done we're going to take a break because I can't face any more renovations at the moment. (I'm sure most of you are breathing a sigh of relief too!) Money is also an influencing factor.
Eventually my back patio won't have paint cans, heavy duty tools, half my kitchen dresser contents and all manner of renovate-y type things strewn all over it. I'm kind of used to it by now since it's been that way since July of last year. Marg's visit in April will be a good excuse to tidy it up so we can pretend we live like normal people for a while.
I won a giveaway at 13 Woodhouse Road a few weeks ago. My Sudoku Quilt Kit arrived this week. I chose the Central Park fabrics. Pretty! Thanks again Shruti and Fat Quarter Shop. And the rainbow batiks for Little P's other quilt arrived this week so I haven't been entirely deprived of fabric on my No Fabric February Journey. I am happy to report I haven't bought a scrap of fabric so far. Thank goodness I can surf the Internet quilt shops for free because I am suffering serious withdrawal.
I finished the quilting for Lounging Around at 7pm tonight. I'm doing the Happy Dance. I'm really liking the way it turned out. Here's a sneak peek. I'll show off the whole thing when the binding is done and it's been crinkled.
Call me a legend. Despite my incredibly busy week I managed to achieve all my quilting goals. Now if I could just work out where the weekends go or convince my boss to give me every Friday off my life would be complete.
I hope your weekend was full of crafty moments.