Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Middle of the week !

I don't know what it is about Wednesdays but I don't like them. I always seem to get the mid-week mopes. I can't seem to get much done on a Wednesday for some reason. I think maybe it's because I'm usually all caught up with housework and laundry after the weekend when everyone is home - and it's a couple of days before the weekend rolls round again. Anyway because of my Wednesday blahs you are going to have a treat ! Yes - I am going to give you a tour of my sewing room - lol !! Are you excited ?? :-)
I told you in my last post I needed to focus - well it's no better. When I was a knitter I used to buy a pattern ( or choose one I already owned ). I would then buy some wool and start knitting. Every evening for 2 or 3 hours until my chosen garment was made. I would then sew it up - try it on - decide I didn't like it and then give it to my mum -lol ! Then I would choose another pattern - buy wool - and the whole cycle would start again. But now I'm a quilter - this just doesn't happen. Need I say more !

Here goes

In the corner of my sewing table you will spot some split flying geese blocks that will hopefully be the border for my LOTL quilt. I have made a few but nowhere near enough of the million I will need. You will also see here my pathetic attempt at stitchery i.e. the drunken cat....Goodness only knows what will happen to him !


Moving round there is a lovely teetering pile of stuff. The top item is my SSCS that is underway. You can probably tell what it is going to be and I will post piccies when it is finished. Under this is Patricks quillow that I started a few days ago - this is needing borders and the actual cushion part needs finishing off before it gets quilted.


Looking down from here is a "pile". I am good at making piles. This one needs attention - lots of bits for the scrap box here as well as some homeless fabric !



Swivelling round on my chair is another "pile". These are mostly fabrics I dug out for the quilt that started life on my birthday. I have yet to show this because as yet there is nothing to show - lol !! I have been cutting out shapes the old fashioned way - templates and scissors and it is taking time. But I like having a good few bits cut out before I sew so when I get going I don't have to stop and cut out more.



And just newly pinned on my wall is this





Last night we had a workshop at my quilt group. It is a 2 part thing. We finish off in a fortnight. The workshop is with Dilys Fronks who is showing us how to make this wallhanging. It is lovely and the 2 she had made as samples were stunning and inspired us all to have a go. Her workmanship is excellent and we were lucky to have her as she doesn't teach so much these days. When she visits again we are going to applique this ( it is just fused at the moment ) and machine quilt and bind it.

So there you have it - mess and more mess and too many projects in the pipeline. But you know what - I love it !! Who has time to get bored when you're a quilter ?

20 comments:

The Carolina Quilter said...

Thank God I am not alone!!! Looks like the piles that accumulate around me at home, in my car, at work (at the quilt shop where I practically live and have a Bernina dealership), etc. I am like Pig Pen.!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I've got piles too...well the quilty kind! (Sorry bad joke.. I know) Mine live in one end of the dinning room/sewing area. I keep trying to work through my projects to minimize the piles...but it seems that the more I try the bigger they get!!

Linda said...

LOL at Janes comment on her piles...... Love the appliqued wall hanging. I don't have piles.... but I do have stacks. *S*....

meggie said...

Your sewing room looks much like mine! LOL. Partial projects, piles, & more piles, blocks for contemplation....
Thanks for sharing yours!

That wallhanging is lovely, very striking!

Belvie said...

So glad to hear that I'm not the only one with piles of projects. Guess we should all start calling them POPs.

Guðrún said...

Thanks for inviting us to your sewing room.

Floss said...

A sewing room that looks a lot like mine. Mine not to bad at the moment, but it doesn't take much to have it looking like a tip.

Marilyn R said...

I too have lots of piles and sacks of fabric laying around. I'm not too good at putting fabric away after it is no longer needed in a project I have going on. You wall hanging is stunning!

Kristie said...

Oh you are so neat compared to me. At least you have PILES, I have MOUNTAINS, and they are everywhere. I love your new wallhanging!!!
Kristie

joyce said...

A messy room is a sign of creativity. I'm convinced of that.

Kathy Wagner said...

I am a "pile maker" too!
Thanks for the tour!

Kieny said...

Thanks for the tour. Love that wallhanging.

Clare said...

One thing I love about quilting is the mess and it doesn't matter one little bit!

That wall hanging is beautiful.

anne bebbington said...

The nativity wallhanging is stunning - can't wait to see it finished

mereth said...

I'm definitely a 'stacker' and a 'spreader'. I seem to take over all the surfaces in my sewing room, but I try to avoid the floor because the son's dogs visit and they love fabric. But I can feel a big clean up coming on and I usually love doing that, makes me feel all saintly when it's clean again.
The wallhanging looks like there's a lot of stitching, but it will be so worth it. I love Dilys Fronks work but doubt I'd ever do one myself.

Chookyblue said...

man I feel okay now as my mess is as bad as yours........but probably a bit worser (is that a word) anyway it is nearly getting to much to cope with so will have to have a tidy...........

Wendy said...

Thanks for the tour of your sewing room. And yup...I have lots of piles too.

Rose Marie said...

Jeepers, your room could be my room right now. What is it about piles here and there? Enjoyed the tour! Your PP top is gorgeous and if you enjoyed that so much, guess we'll be seeing another project than involves handwork.

Ali Honey said...

I don't have a sewing room so just shut the cupboard doors ( hehe )
I suggest you give the squiffy cat some more!( have a little yourself maybe - on Wednesdays! ) We all have our own Wednesdays on no particular day of the week; it's the washing, cleanig, routine mess jobs - cleaning up after everyone else that is the problem not the day.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

As a fellow "piler" I completely relate. that last pieced quilt wall hanging looks great, Tracey