Thursday, 18 December 2008

It's been over a week . . .

since I last posted . . . where does the time go! Another 7 days and we'll all be basking under our Christmas trees, eggnog in hand and wrapping paper crumpled and thrown all over . . . is everyone ready?

Very busy and stressful at the office right now - salary negotiation time - YUCK! People you thought you knew turn into weird, rude and back stabbing people . . . who knew that people were like that? Maybe it's just where I work . . . let's hope so, because I wouldn't wish some of these guys on my worst enemy!

My monthly shipment from the Fat Quarter Shop arrived yesterday . . . Fig and Plum by Fig Tree (Moda). Very pretty but a little disappointing also.

I've been anxiously awaiting this shipment because viewing it on the Fat Quarter website and in the latest issue of Hancock's of Paducah catalogue, the colors looked very rich and yummy. In real life they are more washed out and vintage - which is still OK - just not what I was expecting. They all coordinate very nicely and will look lovely in a quilt . . . oh, dear! . . . now I need to figure out what to do with this stack also!

My blue quilt is plodding along . . . slowly. Progress is beginning to be seen, but so very slowly. Where is my magic wand? I could grant myself more hours of sewing which would also reduce stress, I'm sure. I get plotting and playing with my fabrics and everything else just doesn't seem to matter anymore - does it work like that for you too?

Here is a stack of small squares all organized, stacked and ready to be placed into blocks. Every block has to be laid out separately to ensure that certain prints aren't side-by-side with something too similar . . . it is a scrappy kind of quilt, but you don't want something to look too odd when it's all sewn together.

Here is part of one block . . . that's all that's completed so far, so I better quit blogging about it and head to the sewing machine and get something done!

'til next time,


Quilter Going Bananas said...

Love the blue hsts. Fig and Plum wasn't as vivid as I thought it would be but is sure is pretty :^)
Hope you get more time to spend in your sewing room real soon.

MYRA said...

Oooooo.....lots of new fabrics to feel and contemplate about... 8-)
Not getting any sewing done in my place. Last made was the "stocking-mitt" for my son's girlfriend...
Sorry to hear that people at work have surprized and disappointed you. Not great for this loving and giving time of year...