Monday, October 25, 2010

Seriously Scattered
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Remember last week I told you I was feeling very scattered. Couldn't decide what I wanted to work on - too many projects and ideas running through my mind. LOL I decided not to fight the feeling but today I have a new resolve - I will accomplish something this week.
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There's a priority project that MUST be finished today so that's my focus this morning. And, then it'll be all about ME. teehee!
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These new Leaves Galore rulers by Sue Pelland Designs landed in my hands Saturday. I'm intrigued but couldn't play with them as I planned because my rotary cutter is in serious need of a new blade. I'm have lots of used blades but no new ones. grrrr! And, by the way I also discovered that I'm down to one sewing machine needle. Mr Daze says I'm falling apart - I think he's right, but please don't tell him I said that. LOL
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OK, back to the Leaves Galore rulers. You can read more about them and watch a terrific demo video here. You can also visit Lissa Alexander at Moda Lissa to see pictures. There are three rulers: petite, norme & grande and were invented to make multiple leaves and vines for applique. Beats having to cut them individually with templates and scissors.

I think after I complete my MUST DO project this morning I need to dash out for rotary blades, sewing machine needles & fusible web - bet you agree! LOL
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Enjoy your day! Thank you stopping by to visit.
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In Friendship!

29 comments:

Strlady said...

I saw that ruler over at Moda Lisa and thought it was great! I don't do alot of applique but I love that this takes a good bite out of the time wasted cutting those leaves. You need to tell us more after you have played with it some.

Wendy said...

I've never seen that ruler, I'll have to check it out looks interesting. Let me know how you like it.

sunny said...

You agreed with your hubby? Don't let word of that get out! Or all womankind will be in trouble. Let us know how the rulers work out. I've been wanting to try applique, and I'm getting closer! They look very interesting.

Shakerwood said...

Oh, my! I really think I need all three of those rulers! How much easier would vine-making be with that!!

Highland Monkey's said...

I know what you mean about to many ideas in the head, I then don't get any of them done!
That ruler looks amazing will watch with interest how you do it.

Shiree said...

what fantastic rulers! make a tedious job rather easy peasy.. will definitley have to check them out.

John'aLee said...

I hear you about being scattered girlie! I'm having a week like that too.
This is the first time I have seen the ruler. It will be interesting to see how you like it. Us quilters sure like our gizmos and gadgets don't we?
Hope you get lots of stichin' done!

sewprimitive karen said...

Wow, those are some serious rulers!

Yvette said...

I've never seen or heard of that ruler. I look forward to your creations with it.

Allie said...

Darlene - I've been buying rotary blades on ebay, very cheap, and found a site that's even cheaper, although they call them carpet cutters. I'll be ordering from there when I run out. Sewing machine needles also, I buy by the hundred. Those are things I don't want to run out of, lol!!! I think I'd like to try those rulers by Pat Sloan that have a sharpening edge on them for your cutter as well.

Lori said...

That looks like a pretty slick ruler!!! I can't wait to see what you are making.

Quilt Hollow said...

I just watched the video at her site and love it! You are so lucky to have rec'd these! Looks fun and after your review I may have to make yet another investment.

Piecefulafternoon said...

I want I want!!!!! I love vines and leaves - I MUST find this for me.

Can't wait to see how yours comes out.

Susan said...

Wow, those are great, I'm all into gadgets and I can see how those would help a good deal.

Becky said...

I'm feeling pretty scattered, too. It must be the weather:) I pretty much lost today. I did relax. I, too, made a list of 3 items for the week. If I get anything done, I'll be happy.

Carol said...

Can't wait to hear your review...I think that's about as slick as it can be!

Diane said...

here's to a week of focusing...on anything and I too need a couple of new rotary blades. They make life so much easier so why do I wait until I'm sawing with mine to change it?

Kim D. said...

Looks like a great set of rulers. I just purchased one of the sharpening rulers by Sullivan's, Pat Sloan helped design the ruler and it sharpens your blade with every cut. It works great and sharpened my very dull blade.
Looking forward to seeing your vines.

Melanie said...

Completely intriqued...can't wait to see your project.

Huisvlyt said...

Looks like you are going to have an interesting day...
Enjoy playing with the rulars. And tell us what you think.
Elzaan

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

What a great idea! You could cut a gazillion leaves in just a few minutes.

I'm feeling scattered these days, too. I want to make everything I see, but unfortunately, my schedule won't allow it.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Very intriguing! I can't wait to see your project and read your review. 'Scattered' is my middle name! LOL :-))

PunkiePie said...

I myself need rotary blades. I keep forgetting to stop and get some. Those rulers look really interesting. I'll have to investigate a bit further.

Carrie P. said...

those are some interesting rulers.

deb said...

wow....all I can say is wow those rulers!!!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Leaves Galore you say? Get those blades and needles and show us!

Quilter Kathy said...

That looks like an amazing ruler...can't wait to see how you make out with it!

Ginger Patches said...

I do the same thing in a different way...I always think I am out of needles and blades so I'm constantly coming home with them...that and mustard...I honestly don't know why:)

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Ooh - just back from watching the video, and they look awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!

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