Sunday, January 31, 2010

Flash Update--and some empty promises to return. XD


You missed me and you know it!!! 

So I've been incredibly busy--I know I know, that is no excuse! but I have decided that after much busy-ness, I should sit down, enjoy a can of coke and type away to all my loving readers (you heard me! all four of you!!). 
In all honesty, I've been lurking the webs and not putting any time into writing on here. (sorry)
So what have I been up to since the last REAL update, you ask?

I got a new job that is soOoOoOo much more satisfying. I'm not going to share where for reasons of not wanting to be on the news as one of those people who talk about their jobs on their blog and get fired for it. (I'm not being paranoid....just being careful)




My current job, (which is in the finance industry--who knew!), involves me passing the Series 7 and 63 exams to be a registered representative. 

Now, that means only one thing...
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Sometimes, I forget how to speak because there's too much information floating in my brain. 
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So on my down time, to blow off the frustration over short and long margin accounts, and to prevent damage of company computer equipment. I've been living recklessly!!!!
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ok, I lie, I've been quilting. 

As you can see from my opening picture I have officially upgraded from Mom's singer, I was clunking away on, to a nearly silent brother sewing machine.

(This is me working on the stash buster in December-on Mom's Singer)

go ahead, scroll up and look at the shiny white machine on the left. 
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I'll wait
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Ok, now that's we're back lets focus on what I've done!



remember this? my stash buster? where I proved that post-it notes reign supreme in my whole scheme of things?

well it's been upgraded---I mean, quilted.


A HUUUGGGEEE thanks goes to Margaret Gunn, who quilted this beautifully. She also did Ryan's quilt but I'm not posting it until it's been bound and sent to him. 

On top of getting 2 of my big projects of 2009 quilted I also started a few others. 



So, my obsession with fabric and all things crafty is genetic. So I'm well aware that when I see something pretty (like oh, lets just throw Sanae's new fabric line called Oz) I want it and I want to do something with it quick!

So off I went, grabbed myself 2 charm packs and a yard and a half of white fabric, and joined Mom at the Dallas Quilt Guild's retreat. 

The results you ask?


These suckers were a hit at the retreat, everyone asked me who was the designer and I was more than happy to share my love of Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms' pattern Wild Things.  (Honestly, I think they were more surprised to see that I was at the retreat and excited to get a move on). 


All it's missing is the border that I am planning on piecing. But I was super lazy......and I haven't worked it out yet. 

Instead, I moved on....and decided to work on a disappearing nine-patch that was born of frustration and therefore cursed (more on my theory about quilts born of anger in the future)
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Quilts can be cursed. (don't let anyone tell you otherwise)
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So after some anger issues being managed, Surf n' Turf was put back in it's ziplock bag, yelled at, and banished for an unforseeable amount of time from my thoughts. 


Here it is, don't let it's sickeningly looks fool you....it's cursed and banished. 
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mourn it......
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moving on...
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like I did. (at least until I look at it again and think how cute it is)

Thank you to SweetWaters' Make Life Fabric Line, I was able to erase the nasty memory with the smooth execution of a beautiful Piece of Cake Pattern. 


Doesn't it feel great when everything works out like you plan? can you hear my happy sigh when I see this super cute project executed with no anger? You can can't you...

So here's what's left to be done, 

Wild Things, border
Stash Buster, binding
Ryan's Quilt, binding
Piece of Life, Piecing
Surf n' Turf (not thinking about it)



aren't they just precious?

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--signing off for now-- (promise to return soon! <---see? I told you about the empty promise!)
dre


3 comments:

rjn0910 said...

empty promises :P

Brenda said...

I love reading your blog. Please do post a follow up soon. Your quilts are looking pretty spiffy, if I should say so...and yes, I did have to make that little pause to go back up and gawk at the Brother, and then I laughed when I read the next line. You're so bad! Love you! B=)

Strlady said...

Hey! It's not just a Singer, it's a Featherweight! No dissing allowed or I won't let you borrow it when you have to send yours to be cleaned.

 

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