Monday, January 27, 2014

Dipping my toe back in.......

yes I know, completely hopeless.....missed the whole of December including Christmas, missed New Year, and it's nearly February.......time flies - it's true!

I know I have a lot of catching up to do.  But in the meantime, HAPPY NEW YEAR!  I hope it has been a good one for you so far.  It has been a busy, quiet one for me.....quite nice really.  Apart for the week here that it hovered around 44 C for five or so days...................not great sewing weather.....not great anything weather.

I have a couple of things to tell you today, and then (soon) (hopefully) normal transmission will resume :)

Thing Number 1

You know I'm a Sue Spargo fan.....and, well, I just can't get things finished. So my Imperial Blooms (2011 BOM) is nearly there, but not quite. I'm working on the close, but no cigar yet.

Earth n' Twig (2012 BOM) haven't even touched it. I'm calling that one, "my retirement fund".

Bird Dance (2013 BOM) I vowed to keep up with, and, well, you know I didn't. I did start it (just) in 2013.

So when I signed up for In Full Bloom (2014 BOM) (ye-es, I did) I got an attack of the guilts, and thought I had better do something with these darling birds, so here is number one.

So cute.
So much work.
But worth it.

Thing Number 2

Well it should be no great mystery to you, that our sewing group (the SSS) is on the mystery train for Di Ford's mystery quilt (click here if my comments are mysterious). We are not working ahead, we are completely in the dark - just like you.

As part of my new mantra (I shall not buy more fabric, I shall use what I have already bought) I chose (from my stash) this background for the centre block.

I have no idea where it came from, but it is just the right size, so it's a winner!

I hope you can join in the mystery quilt-a-long this year. One thing's for sure, it will be a beautiful quilt by 2015.

That's it for now, 

See you real soon, or at least sooner than last time ;).



diegoagogo said...

Love the bird!! So glad we are not in Oz to "enjoy" that heat!! I really do not miss an Aussie February. Here in West Sussex we are enjoying temps of around 5 degrees. Bliss!

Heather said...

I am so far behind in the Sue Spargo BOM's that I did not sign up for this years project. I too am making 2014 the year of the stash. Now if I could just locate a copy of Quiltmania magazine!

Liz said...

made me laugh Deb because I'm still doing Earth & Twig, haven't finished Bird Dance and signed up for In Full Bloom..BUT I did finish Flowerbed before Christmas...only because I was teaching it last year and again this year..! Have fun..xx

Margaret said...

Love your Sue Spargo bird! Great job! I'm hoping to do the mystery quilt. We'll see if I actually keep up. lol!

Cathy @ CabbageQuilts said...

Welcome back Deb and Happy 2014! love the bird. The mystery quilt sounds interesting. Stay cool this week! xo

Nyla said...

Love your background fabric for the mystery quilt, handy that you had it in your stash! Hang in there and keep working. For me consistency even in small amounts gets a lot done.

Cardygirl said...

So lovely to know that you are still "out there"! will catch up with time, it's not a race, just enjoy what you are doing.

Grammy said...

I love your mantra. I've adapted the same-gotta use up that stash! Your bird is adorable. Have fun with all of your BOMs. :)

Michelle said...

I SO want to do the Di Ford Mystery quilt, but I just can't believe the expense. Including the shipping, it would cost me $426- !!! Yikes...

MJinMichigan said...

Deb, you have made me feel much better. It's good to know I'm not the only one behind on Sue's BOMs who still signed up for 2014. I almost joined Bird Dance but talked myself put of it since I was still trying to finish one of her others. I saw Sue's finished Bird Dance top this summer in one of her workshops and have been kicking myself ever since for not getting it. I think it's her best yet!
I am also working on several other projects including George III so it's hard to keep up but it's fun trying.

Sue-Anne said...

Hahahahaha! I love it that you have sugned up for another Sue Spargo BOM!

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