Thursday, January 9, 2014

Life this week

I'm not sure what's happened to me but, in a very small voice so I don't scare it away , I'm still sewing and enjoying it. My mojo has not disappeared ..................................yet.
The flying geese have been made and are all attached.

Hanging geese

Flying geese border finished

I used the Bloc Loc ruler, it's brilliant. My geese were perfect.
Lots of trimmings and teeny tiny HST's left over, to be used at a later date.

I'm merrily appliqueing orange peels to blocks for the next border, and at this stage, aiming to make one a day. So far I've finished 5.  It's going to take awhile but I'm really enjoying it.
This was the first one, I'm getting better at centring them.

Last weekend, BP asked me if she could go through my stash to find some fabric so that I could make her a couple of cushions.  I let her touch my fabric, secretly hoping she didn't pick any of my favourites. I have a lot of favourites.  She's another one in my family that's not so keen on patchwork, so all that was required was a single piece of fabric that was big enough to make into two cushions. I even managed to find zips that matched. What is it with my family,  most of them don't like patchwork?  Is my work that bad?
Here they are, playing with my cushions.

This morning I asked BP to vacuum but instead of doing it herself, she put the robot vacuum cleaner on and didn't shut the door into my sewing room. She has been doing a jigsaw puzzle on the floor in there, yes, amazing, there was actually enough clear floor space for her to spread out and make a start on it.  Unfortunately I have spent the last half hour picking bits of jigsaw puzzle out of the vacuum cleaner and searching around the house for any other pieces I can find. She is out at the moment but when she comes home, it's not going to be pretty! Fortunately the jigsaw wasn't anywhere near finished, but I have a feeling, it's now going to go back in the box.

Finally, I've been trying to walk more often, I don't have any excuses when it comes to the views around here.


  1. OMG! That made me laugh so loud. I can just picture BPs face when she gets home! Seriously funny.

  2. I can recommend a good app for jigsaws, if it would soften the blow!

  3. I love the quilt and the views! The robot vacuum sounds like a dangerous thing.

  4. Love your geese and appliqué, nice that you are sewing. All I can say is that I am glad you hadn't put your mojo on the floor while you were busy!

  5. Oh, not the jigsaw! Thankfully it wasn't quilt blocks all laid out! That would suck the mojo out of me! Keeping sewing and keep enjoying it!

  6. I'm loving your medallion!! You could fold the orange peel backing square into quarters and then used the fold lines to help center your peels, though pixies move them as you're sewing sometimes. Oh dear about the jigsaw! I can just see the vaccuum gobbling up all those pieces. I love your walking views, looks like paradise. }

  7. I would have left her to pick the bits out of the vacuum....but Im mean mother of the year 8 years running.

    You're on fire my friend in the sewing stakes. Save some mojo for the rest of us already!

  8. Hello again Miss Sunshine and Paradise.... so good to see what you've been up to. I've been hysterically laughing at the vacuum/jigsaw debacle, so funny, I'd love to be a fly on the wall when she gets home...

  9. So great you are enjoying your sewing again! It is interesting hew your family is not into patchwork... I don't think my family is into it either, or crochet. I've had to broaden my circle of who to give gifts to. Love the robot vacuum story!! My dad had one and sometimes it gets lost in his house and he has to find it...too funny!

  10. Yay for the medallion - it's so fun to see what you're doing with it. I actually breathed a sigh of relief when you said it was the jigsaw vacuumed up - I was worried it had ruined some of your blocks!

  11. I think I like your quilt better than mine as I sort of went kinda repro's/modern red/blue/white and yours is full of the pretties that I love so much... probably the reason why I am happy to play with Wendy Williams bright felt bits. Think I need that flying geese dodar I am a serious quilting tool collector. I also secretly want one of those vacuum robot thingy... though it will probably head under a bed and be lost forever.

  12. You are on a roll, it seems. Long may it last ;)!!! Lovely stuff you are producing. Have already admired the photos from your morning walk over at IG, wow, you are indeed a lucky lady.

  13. Great to see the work on the geese and the orange peel blocks.
    Thank you for the entertainment via the robot vacuum.
    No idea why our kids don't like P/W. I put it down to having sons, but now both DILs love it.
    Maybe cushions is as good as it gets with your own?

  14. Eek, all those geese would have made my mojo flock off quick smart!

    I'd totally make BP finish that puzzle now, not least so that she has to go and find all the remaining missing pieces :oD

  15. Love the flying geese border, it's looking gorgeous.

    Drama Teen likes my patchwork, but thankfully doesn't like puzzles. Oh what a mess. However, DT does love Legos. The living room is covered with them at the moment, she's being creative with the kit she got for her birthday.

  16. Wow , you sure have got that mojo back. The flying geese border looks great. You and Shay are setting a cracking pace.


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