Friday, August 17, 2012

Just a Little Bummed

I've been cruising right along the last couple days.  Little by little I could feel things start to come together as I jumped from one project to the next.  My big plan for the upcoming weekend was to get at least one quilt top completely finished up before my kids came home and life resumed it's normal chaotic schedule.
Looking more like little cake stands every day
Alas, unexpected out of town company has arrived.  Momentum is fizzling away even as I write.  Positively draining away.
Clipped and ready to iron.  (well, sort of clipped)
 I still have a few hand work projects in the works.  It's not like I'm completely at a standstill you know.
Ta da!  150 mini cake stands all finished up.
Ha!  But really, I just don't think I'm brave enough (or crazy enough) to tackle this in front of my unsuspecting company.  Have you ever noticed that there are some people who just don't GET the whole quilting thing?  I mean, like at all.  It's very exhausting to try and explain the unexplainable.  Even my most faithful readers don't always understand where I'm going and no doubt fear to peer too closely into the dark recesses of my mind.
Still noodling around with this monstrosity.
I'm so glad I didn't give up on this sweet little project way back when.  It's almost too sweet for me at this point in my life, but I'm gonna fix that up real quick.  Some prim. applique, sporadic wonkiness, and probably some unneeded borders just for fun.  This project has untapped potential.  I know these things.*wink
Just 'cuz it's old fabric, doesn't mean it's worthless...


  1. I will be interested to see how you "unsweeten" your project. I often run into nonquilters who really don't get it. It really bugs me when they smile indulgently like I either sound like I'm the great-granny or a few bulbs short of a chandelier.

  2. Momentum at a halt but I hope you get back into it soon. I am looking forward to seeing all those basket blocks make their way into a quilt top. Sometimes it is hard to tell the colors in a project from a picture. Looks like you are using blues and greens. Am I right?

  3. I love this post! I know just what you mean about folks that don't GET quilting, nor do they even try. It IS exhausting to try and explain. Just remember - you DON'T have to justify yourself to them!

    Hope your momentum comes flooding back when the guests leave. I think your ideas look like fun - can't wait to see what you do to your project. Adding prim and wonky sounds like fun to me!

  4. Yes, I understand and I don't care that they don't "get" it. hahaha

  5. Your mini cakestands are gorgeous! I can't wait to see what you choose to do with them, it will be amazing no doubt! Hope time, momentum, and inspiration make themselves available to you very soon!

  6. You are so right! When I was hand-quilting at the cottage, someone asked me what I was knitting!! You have chosen beautiful fabrics for your cake stand blocks! Looking forward to see what you do with them!!

  7. It is true...some people don't get it AT ALL! So it's best to wait until they leave, and normal can resume!


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