Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Catching up

First I want to thank everyone who sent congratulations on my winning the "Pooling Sock Challenge" from the Judy L at the  Patchwork Times. I really appreciate your kind words. I have already spent the gift certificate (feign shock here) and will show some pictures of my haul later this week.

Soooo if you have wondered where I've been the past 2 weeks, and perhaps thought " oh she's busy with her new house" ...... hold that thought. The reality is the house renovation has come to a standstill as my contractor unexpectedly spent a week in the hospital. I do feel sorry for him. He was stressed before and stressed even more now. He did do an inspection of my house and pointed out several areas the painters need to come back and correct that I hadn't noticed. And there were a couple of spots I wanted touched up. He impressed me with his "the customer is always right" attitude about having things done to my satisfaction. Now if he can just catch up on the other 2 jobs I will get his undivided attention.

And the uncertainty about the house and my life in general has put me in a funk where nothing really creative has been happening... which is my excuse for not posting. I have knit a little and cross stitched a little but I've only turned on my sewing machine once in the last 2 weeks. I know if  I start a new project it will put me in a better mood, so I hope to jump into one very soon.

However a post without a picture is missing something in my view and I do have some shots of one of the quilts I recently bound. This is Marigolds. It is a Fig Tree pattern, you can see it here. And I used several Fig Tree collections.

And here is a close up of the quilting. Cass did this one in an all over floral in a soft yellow.

This is a departure from my normal screaming brights but every once in a while I like making a soft quiet quilt. And on the subject of soft colored fabric collections, I was lucky enough to win a FQ pack of the upcoming Fig Tree line, Honeysweet from Fat Quarter Shop. You can see the entire line here on Moda's website.  I entered one of their giveaways from the Spring Market. I'm thinking of using it to make this pattern called Clovers and Jam - click here to see it.

Thanks again to the friends who checked in on me because I hadn't posted. I'm fine just not chatty but feeling better. I'm spending this afternoon sitting on my screen porch enjoying this wonderful day and so far I haven't heard a single lawn mower - yeah! Peace and quiet and a little cross stitch with Big Dude lounging at my feet. A good day!

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Glad to hear you are doing alright. It sounds lovely to sit on a quiet poarch and stitch with your favorite kitty.

  2. Happy to hear that all is well. Hopefully a little stitching will set things straight. Sorry to hear about your contractor - hope he's on the mend too. Congratulations on your winnings! Something fun to look forward to! I haven't been at my machine for weeks either. Enough of that! Let's sew! :)

  3. So good to hear from you ~ I assumed you were busy with the house ~ sorry about the funk ~ I hope you are feeling better. I love that quilt!!!

  4. Marigolds is beautiful! :0)

  5. So glad you are feeling better. I think your quilt is so pretty. the soft colors would look wonderful in a bedroom.

  6. Nice to hear from you! I was starting to worry...Enough of the funk: start something new!

  7. So glad that things are ok. Sorry that there is a delay with the progress on the house, it stinks to be in limbo.
    That quilt is lovely, very soft colors for you.
    So now what are you stitching?

  8. I totally understand your funk, Carol. Keep your eye on the brass ring. Soon this will be behind you.

    Love Marigolds!


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