Friday, January 26, 2007

what I am up to

As a reward for reaching work goals/deadlines...I had today off. I spent a good amount of the day doing things for myself that had been put on hold-I did treat myself to a great massage-the spa I like going to has really good people who do a great job. I made it down to the lqs to pick up the insert so I can use my latest machine in my sewing cabinet at the right height. I will have to mark the lift that adjusts the platform where you place the machine-the cabinet will host two different machines and I don't want to be guessing each time I switch out a machine. I also did 6 yards of fabric buying-Patti has influenced me- I came home, washed, dried, and ironed all that new fabric. Half of it is earmarked for a snuggle quilt for Alice-flannel both sides with no batting as the warmer weather will arrive eventually and I have this in mind as part of her Easter basket. The other fabric is for a project I am going to make for my sister-in fact I am going to make two, one for her and one for myself. She's been known to read my blog-so sorry, no photos, and no further details until afterwards. That led to a hunt for the pattern I will be using. I found the sleeve, sans directions. Uh oh. Clearly I was reading them somewhere ....well, I had wanted to do some tidying up in here-and I finally unearthed them. Now to organize the rest of the fabrics for the project. As Patti mentioned over at her blog-we are having a cutting party at her house and I am still debating-scrap cutting or project cutting. One thing for sure, I am putting a new blade on my rotary cutter!
We had a lot of fun doing this last time and I am so looking forward to tomorrow.
I don't have huge leaf bags full of scraps yet and with cutting get togethers and more effort on my part, I may have a chance of getting mine cut up and sewn up.



At 6:33 AM, Blogger Norma said...

I am so glad to hear you reached those work goals. I totally understand how that feels to have work handing over your head--keeps you from what you really want to do--quilting! It is so nice that you and Patti can get together for a cutting party. Cutting fabric is my least favorite part of the process so making a fun day of it with a friend would help. Have a great day!

At 6:48 AM, Blogger Gail said...

Have a good time cutting up with Patti.

At 7:35 AM, Blogger Jeanne said...

Heehee -- those scraps DO accumulate!

Have fun with Patti!

Jeanne :)

At 10:11 AM, Blogger Sweet P said...

I hope you and Patti have a productive scrap cutting day. I did some nickel cutting today for a swap I'm in. I think I need to put a blade in my cutter too before I do much more cutting.

At 10:14 AM, Blogger Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Have fun with Patti - you guys were very productive the last time you got together!

I'm working my way through the Stash Quilts Ring to just say Hi.

At 9:53 PM, Blogger Mary said...

a massage? how nice! I haven't had one here in Minneapolis yet but I have a flyer for a place nearby. I think I'll check them out this week and see if they are any good.

At 8:58 PM, Blogger ForestJane said...

Gee I wish I lived closer, so I could take off work and come and cut with you two!

At 1:09 PM, Blogger Linda_J said...

Doesn't it feel good to get at least some of that stuff cut up into manageable pieces for use instead of wondering just what is lurking in the container? I bet you and Patti had a ball together even if was a working visit.


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