Busy Bees Make No Honey

I’ve been so busy lately… I know my fabric is getting lonesome… Here’s how the gang has spent the last 2+ weeks.

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Crammed into a tiny storage container… They are too beautiful to be living like that.

I’ve had a lot looming over me lately. For example, a very important report. Do I want to work on it? Heck no! Would I rather be quilting? You betcha! But, you see, I have a very guilty conscience and had I indulged my time in pleasurable activities, I would have felt guilty about not working on the a fore mentioned report.
So what did I end up doing? Pinterest. Very productive, I know.

And to top it all off, I realized my Strike Out! quilt needs to be done in 60 some days…. I guess I should bump it up on my to-do list since I’ve done squat with the fabric thus far.

Ok. I’m done.

Tennessee Waltz

Tennessee Waltz

I was dancin’ with my darlin’
To the Tennessee Waltz
When an old friend
I happened to see
I introduced him to my darlin’
And while they were dancin’
My friend stole
My sweetheart from me

I remember the night
Of the Tennessee Waltz
Now I know just
How much I have lost
Yes, I lost my little darlin’
The night they were playin’
The beautiful Tennessee Waltz.

Don’tcha think Kelly Clarkson sang it beautifully at the Grammies?? That was the first time heard the poem in song and now I completely understand how it came to be a quilt pattern!

The Week the Woman Didn’t Sew

This week has been rough to say the least. I wont go into details but I had a hard fallout with a very close friend and all I can do is hope and pray it gets better. Anyway, I haven’t touched anything close to crafty. I had this crazy notion in my head that I would have my Orange Quilt done by Friday. Yep, you guessed it. No improvements what so ever. One reason that hasn’t happened is because I have no clue where my thread went. I think it was my Devil Kitten; she has quite a knack for getting herself into my sewing supplies. I did get a chance to talk to a hand quilter, though, and she gave me tips to keep my stitches on the back straight. Does that count as progress?
I’m kind of in a quilting funk. This is by far my least favorite part of the quilting progress. So I was planning on cutting into the fabric I got for my Alligator Quilt (I got the fabric over the weekend and never showed you; its nothing special, just a solid blue and orange) but the quilt was for my friend and now I’m reluctant to even make it. I’m not sure what to do about it.
Maybe tonight I’ll make another thread caddy. I’m so anxious to sit at my machine, I’ll make anything!!

Lazy Days

Its been a lazy day today, one perfect for quilting but sadly that hasn’t happened yet. It has been a long week and I’ve been dragging so when I got an evening off, I wanted to just chill out.
Speaking of chilling out, the weather has dropped up here in Ohio and it is perfect quilt-cuddling weather! So while I have no quilting progress to share with you, I do have this adorable pic of my kitten Lady Marie to share:

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What’s cuter than a kitty in a quilt?!?!?