I was going to call this post “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere” (because that’s what the dogs always tell me when they think it’s time to eat). It’s been an endurance challenge this week. You remember Monday. And, really, it was little things that got me. Nothing major. Although, I am thinking of pimping my 2009 H1N1 virus face mask for some upcoming air travel. Pam assumed I would have a Kaffe face mask. To be honest, I hadn’t thought of that. But I can get on board with that.
The only awesomely dumb thing I did today was melt the “carpet” in the sewing room with my travel iron. It is safe to assume this was not an expensive Berber or Bokara rug cuz it’s plastic of some sort. Nonetheless, a flaw that will taunt me for a long time (because that rug is under everything in the sewing room…halp).
And my sewing machine has been giving me fits this week! Rar!
I made sure to get a fresh batch of ranunculus from Trader Joe’s:
And the mail this week was stellar! You remember the awesome doll quilt from Tia:
I was so smitten that I forgot to tell you the name of the quilt. It’s called “British Influence” and has everything related to the UK…remember, the Liberty, the Kaffe, and that’s a map of London in the border. Bonus!
And, speaking of great mail, Brianna (no blog) and I did a swap. She mentioned that she was anxiously awaiting the April issue of Australian Homespun magazine. The cover quilt (with pattern!) is Kellie’s Meg’s Garden quilt. I asked her if she wanted to do a swap for a copy of the mag. Brianna kindly agreed and sent me a wonderful package:
That girl must have heard about how I regularly burn myself when baking–she also sent me an Australian Homespun oven mitt. People won’t know me if I don’t have a burn on my hand… But, the magazine–if you run into this issue in your travels–it’s a GREAT one! A lot of wonderful articles and patterns!
Get yourself a copy:
This so-cute bird came along:
So CUTE! I love the stripe on the reverse of the wings and that polka dot is a favorite! Thank you so much, Brianna!
What have I been working on for about two weeks? Trying to finish a project that started as a block of the month. There were many tasks left to complete–a couple of blocks needed to be appliqued, 12 flowers needed to be appliqued in the border, everything needed to be stitched “in the ditch,” and then some decorative quilting. I’m to the point where some more quilting could be done in the border, but I’m moving on for now, so I just have the binding to stitch down and some buttons to add in the border. I really had moved on from this project, but am very happy that it is so close to being finished. I’m fairly happy with the result (I’ll be sure to show a pic when I can get one of the whole thing).
This project gets to go meet Kaffe next week–well, they may not actually meet. They may just pass each other in the hall without saying anything.
OK, breathing deeply, welcoming May. Looking at the pretty flowers:
Have a stellar weekend. I’ll be hoping for a great “do-over” next week!
Oh, nearly forgot, you’ve seen Sarah’s SEWN post, haven’t you?