I am a slob. I have managed to complete as little housework as is humanly possible over the last few months, and it is starting to show! This morning, as I lay in bed contemplating the day, I thought a quick whiz around with the vacuum plus the dishwasher/bench/washing machine basics would do. Then I had a shower, and figured it was well past time for a comprehensive clean of the entire room, but the basin and shower would be a good place to start. Then the kitchen got a look at... and finally the vacuuming! No wonder I don't like to do housework! It is so exhausting - and it just needs to be done all over again in a few days... or minutes. We've just had lunch, and I haven't finished any of the rooms that I started - but already it is starting to look better. I know I am my own worst enemy, if I approached the whole thing with military precision and did a little bit often, it wouldn't end up so bad. But after over twenty years of being somewhat adult, I haven't been unable to do it.
So that's enough about the boring state of my life at the moment, check out the mothers day haul I got last Sunday!
First up a new rotary cutter - I haven't used it yet, but I do like the way the handle fits in my little hands. Then two new books - The Quilt Block Book and Iris Quilting.
I have a few block books... sometimes they're good, and sometimes not so good. This one is a good one! The spiral binding is a bonus. Also the blocks are a good mix of traditional and more modern. Each block has at least one suggested setting - which you really look at and think, yeah OK, I see how it all goes together, which is one of the things that has always drawn me to quilting in general. Then on the opposite page is the block construction information.
The iris quilting book is a variation on foundation piecing and is somewhat log cabin like or pineapple block in construction. It has some very cute projects, and some really pretty ones too.
I've spent every spare minute of the last week hand stitching binding. Why is it that the last piece of thread is never long enough?