I had some out of town company, which was fun, shopping, eating out, window shopping, showing off sewing projects (she isn't a sewer, but she is a scrap booker, which is like making little quilts with paper, so she gets it).
Her sister is having a baby and they were talking about someone on Etsy making the crib set. They asked me if I could make a quilt to match the crib set. Being the jump in with both feet eyes closed person I am, I said I would make it all.
Me: I'm going to make the crib bumpers, bed skirt, and a pillow for D.
Husband: Have you ever made those before.
Me: Of course! I've made a pillow.
H: And the rest?
Me: And the quilt goes without saying.
H: You've never made those things before.
Me: Here is the best part....
H: I see you are just ignoring my obvious statements.
Me: She had this fabric line picked out that she had only seen on-line
H: How is that the best part?
Me: She told me the name, I looked at it on line, and then I went and dug through those shipments I got last week, because the print looked familiar.
H: What shipments?
Me: And I already had the fabric! Can you believe that?
H: Sadly, yes.
Me: That was the best part.
H: About those shipments?
Me: I'm still ignoring you.
Internet was spotty at our house for the last two weeks, and I can only sneak on to blogs and Flickr at work so much. When I did have service at home, I had to do things like email, pay bills, and tax planning. Yippee (said sarcastically). Finally I got it through the Motorola customer service that our router was bad, which I told the man in the first 5 minutes of our conversation. After over an hour, he agreed with me. I wanted to call his wife and tell her she needs to work a little harder on getting him to see that we are right and it is easiest to just agree immediately.
I did get to some of the bee blocks for January this week, here is a line up:
These four are for the 3X6 Bee on Flickr, I'm in the solids group. I have two more to make. This is my second round of this bee, I will need at least one more round to have enough blocks in my color choice for a quilt.
This block is my second to last for the Running with Scissors flickr bee. I love the Ring of Flying Geese block, and Carrie told us the triangle fabrics belonged to her Grandmother. It is going to be a sweet quilt with the connection to her Grandmother.
I am playing around with thread painting on a mini top. Here is a sneak peek.
I'm not sure where this is going, but it has been fun just playing around and letting the design come about on its own.
I hope you all had a week where you accomplished some sewing. I would love to see, if I don't already visit your blog, list a link in your comments, and I will come by for a visit and start following.