Thursday, August 11, 2011

Blissfully Tired


:-)



It didn't take me long to figure out what I wanted to make with the Bliss 2.5" strips. I pulled out my bolt of Moda Bella and started cutting. At the end of the day....30 blocks. :-)



I've used every regular spool in my thread arsenal so it's time to pull out the 'big gun'....the cone of Aurifil thread. The empty bobbins look very sad but tomorrow they will be filled and my machine will be 'locked and loaded'. LOL



Some have asked how I've been able to spend so much time sewing - well, the laundry is piled high, the floors are dirty, the furniture is dusty, the bathrooms need attention and I'm unemployed.



What's a girl to do? SEW! SEW! SEW!



Enjoy your day!



In Friendship

28 comments:

Monica said...

YaY for unemployment 'cause that means more time for sewing!

Monica said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Not Lucy said...

My house is the same. You know housework never seems to go away but is much more easily ignored than fabric waiting to be sewn!

sunny said...

I'm with you on everything except the laundry, but only because the laundry room is next to the sewing room. And why clean the floor - it will just get dirty again. Keep on stitching!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

You go girl! I loved the part about being unemployed :-) Since my youngest started college last year, that's how I've felt.

Patchwork Penguin said...

Sometimes being unemployed has its advantages.... I wish I could figure out how to pull a paycheck and stay at home :o)

Hugs!

Diane said...

housework-sshhmousework-keep sewing!

pcflamingo said...

I have a wall plaque that used to be in my mom's sewing room: "A tidy house is the sign of a misspent life". There's always time to do housework LATER. Much later.

Wendy said...

And you forgot to mention that you can stay focused, not like me I have ADD happening all over "another darn distraction".

Carol said...

What FUN! What FUN! You can do laundry any time...just ENJOY your sewing time!

Amy said...

Darlene,
So glad that you get to sew. A clean house is overrated, and laundry? Well, when DD#1 returns to college next week it will be my job again!

deb said...

wow girl you were BUSY yesterday while I went out and played.....I need to play catch up!!!!!!!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

You sew girl! The chores can wait until you are ready for them. ;-) Sorry you are unemployed, but happy to see you back sewing! Have a great weekend!

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

First things first - that is how! LOL

Unemployment was the best thing to ever happen to me - not that I thought so at first. I had been downsized the year before - then downsized right out of my job - and I was hurt and upset - but with unemployment and all the free time in the world it turned out to be wonderful. And now I am officially retired and love every minute (well,maybe not the dusting and vacuuming and dish washing) but they are much more enjoyable since I'm retired and have more time.

And just think of all that fabric waiting to be sewn into pretties.

Kaaren said...

Trust me, Darlene...the dust, laundry and dirty floors will be there tomorrow and the day after and the day after that just waiting for you. You sew girl!!!

Unemployed? Now how cool is that!!!

Cheryl said...

That is the same explanation for why I spend so much time sewing! You certainly have your mojo back! The housework can wait. Unfortunately, it will always be there.

Denise in PA said...

Bissfully beautiful!

sewprimitive karen said...

Unemployed, it sounds blissful indeed, more time for quilting!

Quilts And Pieces said...

I have so many cones of aurafil - I love it. But I have ALWAYS wanted that flower cone holder! I love it!

AnnieO said...

Glad you are sewing your way through the day and not bothering with that pesky housework. Shaye needs her things NOW! Sorry to hear you are once again out of the job force and that you are feeling okay with it.

Deanna said...

It appears to me that you are making up for lost sewing time. There are seasons in life, and this is sewing season for you. You are employed in some things that are really important and will last a long time. Sounds like time well spent.

Cheryl said...

I love my cone of Aurifil....but wow I love your thread cone holder!!!!! Oh dear...we're suppose to be doing hosework? :-)!

Kathie said...

oh sorry to hear your unemployed, I know you enjoyed going back to work....
well sewing time is great though :)

Ann Marie said...

I get emails saying they wish they could stay home and sew all day long too, I have to remind them all the time, I do have a 40 hour a week job, I just choose to sew over housework most of the time, Hubby is on swings, so I don't have to waste time cooking dinner either, therefore no dishes to wash. It is great to be able to sew so much. Laundry is done on the weekends when hubby is home (I dont sew usually THurs, Fri or Sat) But I make up for it all on Sunday when he goes to work at 2pm.

Shakerwood said...

How did I miss this post? What a cute thread holder....

I'm sorry about you being unemployed. I didn't know.... Obviously, I am still having issues with being laid off ......

Quilter Kathy said...

I NEED a cone of Aurifil thread...do you know where can I find one? I go through this thread faster than my kids go through bread and milk!

QuiltSue said...

I'm with you on the housework front - if you do it, it'll only need doing again soon, so why not do something far more productive, like sewing.

I'm sorry about the unemployment thing, but it does give you more time to sew!

Karen said...

I was wondering how you got so much sewing done all of a sudden. "Wondering" answered. Start collecting that unemployment check.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...