I did some cleaning and hanging up curtains and other things yesterday. That basically means that I have a day where I don't HAVE to do anything...in other words a sewing day! I might even get some help from my sweet cat Zingo...
You know how you can go shopping, see really nice shoes, a bit to expensive so you don't try them on but keep on shopping. The next week you realize you can't live without the shoes and go back to try them on. Then you find out they don't fit, your feet hurt and they look gigantic in the shoes. A whole week of dreaming about the perfect shoes ...and then the dream falls apart. Sound familiar?? (the same goes for tops, pants and so on...)
I feel that the same goes for quilts. I learned this the hard way when making this quilt. I fell in love with it and started cutting all the pieces. The background of the spools are all one piece...( so the spools are not made of HST and squares). When I had almost finished my third block, I started asking myself if I was totally insane..*lol* But all the pieces where already cut so I kept on piecing. But since then I always make one test block to see if I can really piece the blocks ...without going insane....
So now the first block for Susanne is pieced and it work out great...so just 17 more to go...*lol*
While I am sitting here I am still not quite sure what to write about...
To start with I was thinking about keeping myself working on a more limited number of projects and start with this goal list I told you about in the last post. Can I just say HA! That was a good plan and it lasted almost 2 whole days.
It started with getting my quiltmania magazine in the mailbox. I loved this quilt in the magazine and found myself not being able to think about anything else. So I have now selected some fabrics ..don't know when I will start..but the fabrics where picked out.
Then I thought I would save myself some money and go back to the knittingstore in our town and return some of the wool I have leftover from a project I never completed. HA! I am now working on my new knittingproject and spend 3x as much money as I got back. It is hopefully going to be a shawl. It is so much fun to make, this is the swatch I made:
I also started working again on my Girls Day Out quilt . The start:
On Gerda en Ingrid's blog I read about a easter-SAL. I have been working on a easter-quilt for a couple of years and will maybe join so I might get it finished. It is a Robin Pandolph Design: