Thursday, September 24, 2009

Lost in blog space

Now here's a mathematical equation that everyone can understand - provided it's in context. It's called Conservation of Energy. It says that total amount of energy in a closed system remains constant. Here goes

more time spent blogging = less time spent sewing

See - easy! Of course it's not just how much time you spend writing your own blog, you have to catch up with your blog buddies that you have on the sidebar, then when you're visiting them you see some pictures on their sidebar and before you know it, hours have passed, you've visited every country on the planet, and the big fat G & T that you sat down with has long since been emptied (sometimes more than once). How much sewing have you done - haha - only in your mind. And now that's also filled with 75 new projects that you have to start and here's another application of conservation of energy (well almost)

more fabric = less money in the bank

exactly - visited too many fabric vendors and now your house is going to be like Privet drive when the owl post arrives (if you haven't read Harry Potter just ignore that last bit!)

After last weeks long post I decided I should try and post in more bite sized chunks. The mailperson has already been busy

This is my backing for DNQTTT. It is a little pinker than I expected it to be - I was hoping for a red but it's so hard to tell on the internet. It will do - it's on the back and it will be on the wall right!


This is the next in the Blackbird Loose feathers series. I do an autoship with Shakespeare's Peddler. Theresa is great if you're after cross stitch supplies. There are also a couple of the Blackbird stocking charts in there. The colours of these threads are just beautiful.

Last this

The reds are for the MM quilt. They are Jo Morton crimson and clover, the other is Morris workshop - really beautiful, which will be the background for a version of the Roebuck quilt that I will be making.

Now for my little bit of stitching. I finished this piece for the PA quilt.

And here are the next two blocks ready to go.

It's great having some pieces ready to go - it makes the whole putting together task so fast with so little effort.

That's it for now dear friends. Need to chop up the pink/red stuff so I can send it off to be quilted. How exciting - this is my first time sending out to a machine quilter. Can't wait to see what she does. Have fun blogging....and oh yes.....sewing!

Hugs, Deb


Liz said...

I know exactly what you mean - and I'm not anything close to a mathematician - blogging, highly pleasurable, but VERY addictive!! LOL.
Lovely fabric Deb, when I've finished the bride, I think I have to do red and green!

wishes, true and kind said...

I am currently experiencing more fabric = less money in the bank. Why is it so easy to spend and so hard to save? I have been "making do" for the past couple of months, then this month -- WOW. I started catching up big time. I LOVE etsy, but sometimes wish I had never heard of it :).

Cardygirl said...

Wow!I agree with the!
Love all the bits & pieces...I have started one of those Loose Feathers x stitch on some gorgeous overdyed linen...looking good! You are going to be busy!

antique quilter said...

oh yes learning the balance of blogging and quilting if you figure it out, let me know
great fabrics!!!!
love the new blocks ...
and excited that your going to make the MM quilt too!!!!

Janet said...

I vote for more sewing time, I just have to get the balance and priority sorted out.
More sewing time equals beautiful blocks.

MJinMichigan said...

I hope you can find a balance. I just recently found your blog and have enjoyed reading past posts. I love your PA quilt. Is it from a pattern? Do you know of a source for it?
What fabric did you choose for the background of your Mary Manakee quilt? I am planning to make it with a solid background but just got the new Kaffe Fassett book and really liked Kim McLean's version made with a print background.

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