Friday, July 12, 2013

Superhero

Aside from knocking off a couple more appliqued hexies since I last put in an appearance I've been busy working on "THE LIST".

I should be calling it "THE RIDICULOUS LIST" (in capitals no less) because I think I must have been smoking crack when I set my July goals. I genuinely thought it was possible that I might finish everything on that list when I wrote it and now, almost half way through the month, I'm starting to doubt myself. I'm going to push on regardless and try to surprise the crap out of myself. Progress has been made and I'm going to remain blissfully optimistic that I can pull this off. A couple of people have mentioned recently that for various reasons they have been internet -less for varying amounts of time and they have been amazed at how much more they have managed to get done sewing wise during their respective enforced hiatuses. So I'm having a self enforced media free weekend from 5pm tonight until I go back to work Monday to see if that helps with my sewing mojo. I can see myself up in the far reaches of the back yard behind a tree surreptitiously checking my Hay Day Farm on my Ipad at some point, away from the prying eyes of my husband.  I'm sure the question on everyone's lips is "Can Shay really survive 64 hours without the internet ?" 

This week I finished Superheroes 2 and gifted it to the very excited recipient. I'm really happy with how this one turned out. (and I am never doing spiderweb quilting again)




And even though this next one wasn't on the list I'd already started it so it didn't count as a new project. I made this stroller blanket for one of the girls in my office who is having a baby girl in a couple of months. The brief was to make something that wasn't totally girly but still had touches of pink about it. The Mumma to be thought it was perfect. Nailed it !


The back - gorgeous vintage swirly chenille ...which was gifted to me by Amanda a while back . It was the perfect size and colour for this project. It always hurts a little to say goodbye to pieces from my chenille stash but this was for a good cause. 


Last weekend I met up with my Not The Farmer's Wife sewing group and we headed off to a fabulous place called Quilters Quarters. It would appear not starting any new projects doesn't mean prevent me from buying new fabric. I pretty much went on a crazy lady binge with no regard for the final total. 

Scandinavian Christmas by Lynette Anderson-I've wanted this forever ....

French General and a binding doodad which I have also wanted forever 

Fat Quarters that I didn't know I needed until I saw them 

Quilting Hangers  that are going to look super awesome in my sewing room, hopefully with actual quilts hanging off them !
Happy Birthday to my awesome fabulous Dad who is 8 years old today . In our family you start counting backwards when you reach 40 years of age so I'll leave you all to work out how old he really is. Have a fabulous day Dad !


I'll see you all on Monday assuming I survive exile. 



P.S. Linking this post up to Elizabeth's monthly linky finishing party - A Stitch in Time because I keep saying I will and then totally forget! 



26 comments:

Leanne said...

LOVE the spider web quilting. I wish you every success with your Internet free weekend. May you sew till your fingers bleed.

Jennifer said...

Well done - the spider web quilting was worth it! And that new little bub will love being wrapped in cosy chenille so your piece has gone to a good cause. Good luck with your media blackout!

Helsie said...

Knew you could achieve the quilting goals but very unsure about the time away from the computer. I couldn't do it, we'll see if you can!!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad. Love the Super Heroes quilt and your spending haul looks like hours of creative fun all ready for a new "list" LOL!

Sooli said...

Can you do it? - Yes you can! (yelled emphatically - think Bob the Builder!) Loving the Superheroes quilt and the spiderweb quilting was worth it. Buying fabric does not mean you won't get these projects done. In fact it might spur you on so you can play with the new fabrics! And the weather's going to be crap this weekend in Adelaide so its not like you'll want to be out gardening or anything!

audrey said...

That's rough, having a internet break. How do you know you won't intentionally sabotage yourself so you won't be tempted to do it again? lol Good for you getting the superhero quilt done. Excited recipients are the best kind!

Kate said...

Superhero 2 turned out great! Good luck with your goals this weekend, the sewing and the Internet vacation.

Mistea said...

Well done on the spider web quilting, the finished quilt looks wonderful.
Gorgeous new loot for your sewing space, those hangers will look lovely showing off your new quilts.
Good luck with that Internet break and much sewing progress.
Enjoy the weekend.

Lorraine said...

an internet break? Will the sites you visit survive without you? Sorry I couldn't join you gals last weekend...but it looks like you did enough damage for both of us! Have a fun weekend sewing...I haven't made a list of my projects to do - it would just throw me straight into a panic attack at given I will never live long enough to do all the things I want to do...so I will happily trundle along one project at a time and dispense with the list. Ignorance is bliss so "they" say!

Kris said...

You are a hero, no matter what the list says! Not sure I could go Hay Dayless for a whole weekend. Well, maybe I could. It's not the same since my pigs donned those ridiculous hawaiian shirts and sunnies. (What's that about? Don't they know it's winter?)

Love your finishes. Have a wonderful weekend! Make sure to tell us what an internetless world is like. Don't think I can remember that ;)

thea said...

I'll miss you this weekend, but it'll still be my weekend when you get back on the internet. I've been trying to go internet/techy free on Sundays. Love the superheroes quilt -- and I love the quilting. What I could see looked great.

and your new fabric purchases .. so pretty.

Canadian Abroad said...

Well, I do wish you had announced that tradition before I blabbed to everyone that I turned 50. Much rather have been 31!!!!

Noela said...

Love your Superhero quilt. I have the same problem this month, still have lots to do to meet my end of month deadline. I'm sure the days are 5 hours shorter than they used to be or maybe I now spend time everyday on the computer. Hugs......

MB in MI said...

Love the Super Herp 2 quilt! And that chenille looked so soft and nice. Good luck being 'off the radar' and have a good weekend! :-)

Sarah said...

I love the Spiderweb quilting too! Where is Quilters Quarters Shay? I haven't heard of that shop.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Good luck without Internet, I don't think I could last that long. The spider web quilting is such a clever idea. Happy Birthday to your Dad!! I love your tradition of counting backwards, I might have to start doing that too, makes me feel younger already..

Marie said...

so, start drooling, I live 40 miles from the Thimbleberries Diva and her studio ... although last year they closed the retail shop ....

Logopaedchen/Kirsten said...

You are just incredible - I love the super heroes quilt!!! Awesome! Tried to comment on the last two Posts but Blogger won´t let me.
Hugs Kirsten

Threeundertwo said...

Oh my gosh that chenille is to die for! Glad you found a perfect project for it. Now I'm thinking I need to pick up some quilt hangers. You've done some inspiring shopping.

Terri said...

Love the Superhero quilt...and that your Dad is 8. I'm 15, and my hubs is 10. Thinking of yourself that way sure gives a lift. I tried telling everyone I was dyslexic, and that worked for the first part of the decade, but the end years of a decade make you older... not good. I like your method better.
Hugs

Sue SA said...

Yeah for you one great finish with some super doper super friends appropriate quilting! good luck with staying off the www and achieving the next finish.

Marti said...

What a cute superhero quilt. I love the chenille too, it looks so snuggly.

I hope your mil is better soon. Those breaks are so much worse in older people.

Drat it, now you've made me want justified paragraphs and I haven't a clue how to do it!

Tazzie said...

Superheroes 2 is just gorgeous, congrats on a wonderful finish. How did your Internet hiatus go? I just know I'd be twitching by the end of it!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Elizabeth said...

Wohoo! On my next birthday I'll be 39 again! I kind of like that.

I really love the spiderweb quilting on the Superheroes quilt! You did a fabulous job and thank you for linking up!

Love that pretty stroller blanket. The chenille on the back is absolutely fabulous!

And I love all the goodies you brought home. Those FQ's you didn't know you needed, well, I'm so glad you found them. They are awesome.

xo -E

Katy Cameron said...

Ha, I have no idea if you actually made it through the exile, but the finishes you had look good!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I've never seen spider web quilting before and I love it! Might have to try it on a Halloween project...