Sunday, October 29, 2017

In which nothing was really achieved at all

This has been a somewhat crappy week.  Just feeling a little under the weather - nothing serious, a bit of a cold, and a general sense of exhaustion and lackluster-ness (totally a word) combined with an end of week deadline at work that drove up stress levels.

We have been (attempting to be) in full on Spring Cleaning mode as the weekend rapidly approaches when we have visitors arriving.  Of course, it has been quite a while since the last spring clean, if there has even ever been one.  We have a small house and masses of accumulated junk.  I have got sick and tired of saying "you need to clean your bedrooms" to the kids... but we are all slowly getting there.  I have a list and it is getting down to the last minute items now, so definitely progress and the end is in sight.

Our sleep-out which is normally set up to utilize the floor-space for quilt layouts and basting has a sofa-bed in the corner in the least obnoxious place.  With visitors staying for more than a couple of days, I have reorganized the space to make it somewhat appealing, and even pulled the curtains and blinds... and cleaned the windows!

This was after the major furniture had been moved around... view from the bathroom end... this is actually a decent sized room.

And looking in from my sewing shed side...

And all set up with the bed made and with a quilt (the sofa-bed is a pain in the neck to make up).  We just need a portable cot now and this will be all ready for the weekend.

In other news, I printed off the second foundation page for the Viper Quilt (Zen Chic's Bernina Triangle Sewalong) month 4 and sewed up the blocks during my unenthusiastic week.  Sorry, the pen is there to hold down a corner that wanted to curl. Aren't they perfect?

But, when I laid them next to the other blocks, they were a bit small - hmm, not so perfect.  Somehow I managed to print the foundations a different size to the first lot.

Super unimpressed with my sewing achievement, I ended up printing more foundation pages the right size, and have achieved nothing else.

In some happy news, I have had a few packages arrive in the mail. 

Well, thanks to IG I somehow mysteriously found and started following Mathew from Mr Domestic.  Mysteriously because he does both EPP and Fussy Cutting - both are techniques that I will never ever do, but he is so funny and crazy and I love him nonetheless... anyway, he was promoting some bundles he'd curated from Stash Fabrics and the rest is history.  I have learnt not to order fabric at 6am... also to not comment at 6am because what little filter I have disappears at that time of the morning.  I apologize in advance :o)

So several weeks later I had the following arrive...

Hmm, need to work on my fat quarter circle making skills...

A bit better. This bundle really includes some out there fabrics that I would never in a million years choose - but somehow I like it all together.  While I have absolutely no idea what I'm going to do with it, I am enjoying the challenge of it all.

And the second bundle... this is a little bit more me.

One of my favourite prints.

With a few of the other dreamy blues that came in the bundle.

And then I ordered another lot of sale fabric, which arrived yesterday.  Some classic Denyse Schmidt, orange Metro Rings, a great owl print, and some black RK Essex yarn dyed linen for possible clothing sewing related activities.

The owls... too cute.

And talking about possible sewing related purchases, I also ordered this fabric from Pink Castle Fabrics - Soulful Floral Universe in Plum - 3yards...

and 4yds of RK Essex yarn dyed linen in Indigo.

I have ideas about these... but all will have to wait until that sewing space it back to normal.

Perhaps linking up with Molli Sparkles.


  1. Looks like fabulous fabric to me I'll have it you have no room in your small house!

  2. That DS print is a rare find indeed. Those watermelon fabrics are gorgeous too! I hope everything goes well with the visitors.

  3. You didn't even try to make a FQ circle with your second bundle! Come on, don't you have a million hours in the day to make perfect IGworthy FQ circles with your fabrics?!

  4. What great finds! Hope this week is better for you!

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