Friday, April 12, 2013

He almost had me at Basting Spray

Him:  Why is the window open?  It's freezing in here.
Me:  Oh, that's because I'm using this basting spray that I love.  Check it out!
Him:  Why would you want to use that?
Me:  Well, I'm saving time by not having to pin.  And then when I'm quilting not having to take all the pins out.
Him:  I think you should go back to pins.
Me:  Well, so far I love this stuff, it works great.  
Him:  It's a gimmick.
Me:  A gimmick?
Him;  Yes, you'll use up that bottle then have to buy more, pins you buy once.
Me:  Oh.  For a second I thought you might be concerned about the environment or something.
Him:  No, I want you to stop wasting money on gimmicky tools.
Me:  Well, then don't look in that bag over there.  

I went through my groups on Flickr - I was in over 200, and several were QAL I never did, some I joined but never contributed or participated, old  Bees, Swaps that were over.  Several I did exit out of (un-join?), but going through some of the old bees was a nice reminder of blocks that I had made and had made for me.  I'm down to around 170 groups now, and I am going through more.  It's Flickr Spring Cleaning.  

Some bee blocks I have made this week and sent on to their homes.  
Pebble block for Modern Mavericks  March block using r0ssie's tutorial.  I wasn't entirely comfortable making this block, I think if asked to do another I could make the flipping part a little better.  

Sewn Together April Block, only had to make 1 block, it's very soft and I can tell the quilt will be pretty.

Simply Solids for April.  These blocks were to be improv low volume with pops of the colors.  Should make an interesting quilt.  

Also Sewn Together, March Tiki Hut log cabin blocks, these are 6 1/2" blocks which she is going to use in the border of a quilt.  

These are my only 3 bees currently.  I'm also in three groups where we pass along the blocks or strips.  One quarterly group that finishes next week, I can rejoin this any quarter.  Two swaps that finish this month.  One is my own swap if you haven't had time to look at it yet, mailing date for USA participants is not until May 1, so plenty of time to make the simple scrappy Postage Stamp Block.


Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I need to do a Flickr-spring-clean too. I can't figure out how to un-join a group though! Any tips??

moira said...

love my block, Mary x

Tiffany said...

Haha! That's exactly what our conversations are like over here. :)

Needled Mom said...

Hmm...he does have a point. Darn!

Love that low volumne with the splash of colors.

LethargicLass said...

I honestly look so forward to your blog posts hoping I'll have a hubby/you convo :)

Leanne said...

I am with him on this one, I really don't like the spray glue. Your blocks are lovely.

Jan Baker said...

I'm curious what's in the bag?