Thursday, September 8, 2011

I never listen to a word I say

Okay I know I said I was going to leave the Halloween Swoon blocks for later but I just couldn't do it. I could hear them taunting me from the design wall, and well, I just had to show them who's the boss around here. So this one is totally sewn together.

And this one is partially finished.

I don't know if I can finish the whole top in time to get it quilted for Halloween but I don't want to take it off the design wall until all the blocks are sewn. And why do I do this to myself? Not because it is easy, but because I am stubborn. Actually I prefer the term "tenacious" - it sounds so much more refined and positive, doesn't it?

An because I've spent an inordinate amount of time surfing the web I came across the hot new Flurry pattern and well, it spoke to me. (Hmmm... do we see a trend here? Why are the quilt blocks talking to me? Does anyone else hear them? I'd blame it on the Vicodin but I switched to Advil. I need to check the bottle and see if talking quilt blocks are a side effect.) Here are the ones I've made.

I love this Nancy Wolff fabric- where else are you going to see flamingos in Santa hats delivering presents on unicycles. Oh my, now that does sounds like a drug induced hallucination!

And I love these Santas in cars. My dad had a Plymouth with those huge fins when I was a kid!

So I've totally ignored all the things I said I wasn't going to do and blithely did what I damn well pleased - yeah I'm like that! LOL - on the underwear front things are improving. It only took me 3 days to figure out that it might be easier to hook my bra and then step into it, shimmy it past the bulges in the middle of my body and then put my arms through the straps. I know - I'm a genius! Why this took me 3 days to figure out I have no clue, but hey I'm wearing underwear. I just thought you'd want to know - ok I'm going to go have another conversation with the quilt blocks. The "present" ones are very happy fellows!

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. ROFL - and here I thought I was the only one who heard their crafts talking to them.
    I LOVE that flamingo fabric. Wherever can it be purchased????

  2. Those blocks - shame on them for taunting you!!

    Glad to read that you are working out your undergarment issues!! ;)


  3. Well, what a great laugh for early (7:42 am) Fri morning. As far as the bra, have you tried hooking it in the front then turning it around to the back? Might be easier than shimmying it up? See you tomorrow!

  4. Love the new Swoon blocks...I know they're so happy you did them...and those Christmas packages are the BEST! When my mom broke her elbow and was in a huge cast, she would hook her bra in the front and then twist it around and put her arms in...easy. Don't want you to hurt yourself again climbing into it! LOL!

  5. I just love these blocks Carol. I never listen to a word I say either! LOL Glad the undergarment issues are shaping up for you. :o) I hope you are having a great weekend and you are pain free.


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