Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Quiet Machine and Still Hands
Things have been a bit quiet for the past fews days in my sewing room. I haven't had much desire to do much piecing so my my sewing machine has been very quiet. And, I don't have anything prepped for hand sewing i.e. hand applique or stitchery so my hands have been very still. This is very unusual for me however I'm not concerned because I'll get back in the swing of things soon. Just need to figure out what's next.
Making plans
Today, I'm going to quilt the cute doll quilt I made recently for my blogging friend who's smitten with doll quilts and wants to start a collection. I can sit tonight and sew down the binding and pop it in the mail this week.
I have a list of promised giftees that I need to make and get out the door. Since I plan to mail the doll quilt this week maybe I should finish those giftees and make one trip to the post office.
I need to spend some time with my recent applique and stitchery projects and do some much needed prep work . BTW, I don't like prep work :-)
The picture is a sampling of 3" finished 9 patches that Wendy and I have been swapping since August. We swapped 15 in Aug and Sept and because we're super excited about this project we raised the number to 20 each month for Oct, Nov and Dec. The 180 blocks that we'll have by the end of December should be plenty to make a nice sized quilt. I did make the 20 blocks for November already so those need to go the post office this week, too.
I think I have a good "to do" list to keep me busy the rest of the week. :-)
And, I need to wish my Sweetie a very happy birthday today!
Thanks for popping by to see what's happening in my corner of the world!
In Friendship!


13 comments:

Wendy said...

Sounds like you have a good list of plans to finish this week. Sometimes it feels good to have a small manageable list.

Oh I was wondering when would be a good time to show the 9 patches. They look so sweet.

Nadine said...

GREAT plans, my friend ! And this 9-patch quilt is going to be so nice, too . (Wendy wonders when to show them all : my answer is NOW, of course ! LOL)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RON !
AND MANY MORE......

Hugs & smiles to both of you,
NADINE

Angie said...

Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happpppyyyyy birthday, dear Ronnnnnn.......happpppppy birthdaaaaay to YOU!!! and many more!! :D

Libby said...

Mmmm - those 9 patches are cuties *s* Can't wait to see what they become.

Happy Birthday to you Fella!

Beth said...

Love those little 9patches!

A friend of mine sent me her one and only UFO (about 190 little 4.5" finished 9 patches, a bunch of 5" neutral squares and another slew of 4.5" finished framed square blocks) and now I have to fiigure out what to do with them LOL

TThat's what I get for offering to take it off her hands....LOL

Pat said...

Your 9 patch blocks are very nice. That is a neat idea to exchange them so you will be sure to finish them. I will have to remember that.

Doe said...

Love your new banner! Ok, I gotta check out your other posts. I'm so behind. I know I'm gonna need a bucket here.

Perry said...

3" nine patches. Boggles my mind. They will be great in anything. Nice work!

Suze said...

Re-charging is a good things. It gives you time to clarify your thoughts.

At one time I too disliked prep work, but now I am beginning to revel in all aspects of my projects. I am also moving a bit slower.

Yvonne said...

Your little blocks are so cute! I don't like prep work either....
Hope the hubby had a wonderful birthday. :)

Carole said...

You can wish you sweetie a happy birthday for me! I like your plan! What a wonderful quilt you'll have! I read you about prep! I've got to be in the mood and when that occurs it's an all day thing! lol Have fun!

kjquilts said...

Your hands won't be idle for long with a to-do list like that! Those little nine patches are so sweet. They will be a great quilt one day.

Nan said...

And I thought my to-do list was long!! I love your blocks - they're so pretty! And your swap with Wendy is a wonderful idea!
Happy belated Birthday to your dh!

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