Idle Hands

They say idle hands are the devil’s playground. Or something like that. Anyway, satan’s going to have to find someone else to mess with. My hands are busy!

That’s 2 quilt tops cut and ready to sew. One more to go tonight to keep on schedule. Assembly begins tomorrow!

I Wish

I wish I had something interesting to say today.  I don’t.  It’s just a regular day before a short weekend full of long work!  So, here are some interesting things from other people:

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This shopper from Lisa Bags.  It’s cute, right?  The problem is, I always see cute stuff and think, “I could make that.”  What I end up with, however, are yards and yards of fabric and no actual cute thing.  (If you click on the image, you’ll link to the Lisa Bags site.  Lots of fun stuff!)

And here’s something from Stitch Galore that made me smile:

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Aren’t they cute?  I have about 10 million wooden spools that I ordered for some project or another.  Maybe I can repurpose them into some pin cushions for my sewing room?  (Or, buy these, because who am I kidding?)

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This Sherbert Stripe Quilt from One of One Goods.  Sweet, right?   Check it out here!

 

 

Progress

Cutting.  I love you, Olfa. Really.  It made my weekend to have a rotary cutter that really worked.  Look at all this progress.

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I think it’s going to be a good week.

A Poor Craftsman

… blames her tools.  That said, I’m about to blame Fiskars.  I bought a new rotary cutter, and it worked brilliantly.  For exactly 9 cuts.  Sad. Face. For. Real.  It’s going back to the store today.  I should have stuck with Olfa, but the shelf-talker sales sign sucked me in!

I’m using all my Charley Harper fat quarters to make a whole lotta quilts this month.  Crafty Supermarket is right around the corner, and I need some inventory — knitting takes me longer than sewing, so it’s just going to be kits for the knitters.  Everything else … sewing my butt off!

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I had intended to cut 2 quilt tops last night, but after my Fiskars failure, I had to cut with scissors.  It was terrible.

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The fabric looks faded in this image because I got my frustration sauce all over it!  Happy Friday!

 

Weaving

It’s never been my thing.  I tried.  I even bought a floor loom.  It’s the set-up that gets me.

And yet …

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Isn’t this beautiful?  (Photograph by Mimi Jung).  It’s the work of Mimi Jung, an artist at work in New York.  Though, I’m not sure what she means when she says her work is hard to explain to Lyft drivers …  (she really could have picked a less classist way of saying that she has difficulty articulating how complex her work is, instead of intimating that us regular Joes are too dumb to get it),  it is beautiful stuff.  Read about it here.

Be Still My Weird Heart

Because this:

Tourism Ireland managed to thread the history of Westeros into another legend—that of the Bayeux Tapestry. In a follow-up to its famous “Doors of Thrones” project, Publicis London created a remarkable tapestry depicting the many twisted plot lines of GoT’s first six seasons. At 77 meters, or more than 250 feet, it’s even longer than the the 70-meter Bayeux, which was created in the 11th century to document the events that led to the Battle of Hastings and the subsequent Norman conquest of England.

Here’s the teaser video:

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And, some images from the tapestry:

 

Read all about it here.

Here’s Something

Via swissmiss.   I love this list of questions — not just for interviews, either.

 

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Just a thought for Monday.   I’m on the hunt today for a new iron — a good one, but not the $150.00 Oliso Pro (even though I can only imagine how that bad boy could put a flattening on some fat quarters).  Hoping to finish 4 quilt tops this week — 2 dominos, and 2 St. George’s crosses.  But, I need that iron, boy howdy!  Have a great week!