Wednesday, 23 July 2008

gathering scraps and tidbits

This is a figurative collection of bits and pieces. I have been sewing on a few projects over the last week. Penny and I are up to block #7 in the "precincts of Japan", I am almost finished with my 59 signature blocks for the Quilt Pocket Swap, I finished sewing all the blocks for a Turning Twenty pattern quilt using Dick and Jane fabrics and I am surviving my house in disorder as a result of some home renovations taking place.

There is a fabric postcard waiting for me to put your name on it. I am still collecting names of the visitors who comment on my blog in celebration of my Blog-iversary. 1 week left so just let me know that you stopped by.

I lucked out at our local Wally-World, like the other stores, their fabric department will no longer exist after the end of the summer so I thought I should see what is left for clearance. I know the prices will go down to 75% off but there will also be nothing I actually want when it gets to that discount level.

I picked up 5 metres of Wonder Underfor under $12, 7 metres of a royal blue 100% cotton in a very nice feeling weight and weave for just over $30 and some other nice cotton ends.

I am too tired this evening to post photos but I will in the next day or so. I had been up sewing near 3 AM last night when the 2 cute chiens nagged me to go to bed. Usually Django caves and crawls in bed with Peter while Shiraz lays on her chair giving me the evil rolling eye ``when are you going up to bed?`` but last night they both teamed up and guilted me together. Of course I know that I do have to get up in the morning early for work.

The "Dick and Jane" fabric is being made into a quilt that will be a gift to my oldest childhood friend (she is not my oldest friend!) who has been in my life since we were 3. We learned to read together, play together, share and laugh. We shared sleepovers, giggles, Barbie dolls, dreams and even boys. I think I am safe from her learning the secret since she is much too busy this summer to do any blog reading. I am especially excited to get this done. Last year I gave her a wall-hanging (which I really loved) and she told me that was not going to get me out of making her a full quilt. I had already shown her a few years ago that she really is in my book of special people to make something special for. I told her that and she made me prove it. Good thing that it was true!

And 1 more tidbit, Melissa will be here to visit (short and sweet) in 11 days.


  1. Anonymous12:04 pm

    Linda, I love reading your blog - I at least once a week to see what's new in your life.

  2. I just found your blog and enjoyed reading it . Good for you all those great savings at Wal_Mart.

  3. Happy Blog-iverary, Linda! I wander by often to see what you're up to. ;-)

  4. Elaine1:19 pm

    Hi Linda congrats on your award. I do like your blog, and try to read it often.

  5. Love the blog...this was an accidental find for me. Glad I stopped by.


  6. Anonymous1:43 pm

    What a great idea ~ Fabric postcards. Very cool.

    I hope to get started back up on my quilting [I have not finished Yvain and Tanis' yet, but I have time right? I mean they are queen size quilts and they are only in single beds right now... hee hee]

    I am hoping to work on them in the cooler less humid months of the year. ;)

    Thanks for sending me the link to your blog.



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