Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Have Fabric, Will Sew

Honestly... I will.

I have not been very productive in the sewing room lately. Other things get in the way. You know, things like work, the course I'm taking, yoga and dance classes, and ... umm ... laziness.

But the other day I received a package in the mail:

Two Kona solids (straw on the left and black) and two cuuuute Halloween prints to make pillowcases for the OnlyChild. Yes, she is 18 but the pillowcases are still fun for her (and for me to make). I use the very easy pattern from Sew4Home. I've used a couple of their tutorials and I find them quite easy to follow.

See - I'm motivated! I have to get these pillowcases made before next weekend. I'm hoping that will help me find my sewing mojo (my sew-jo) again, because it seems to have gone missing.

I still haven't gone back to that flannel baby quilt I started and I really should get that done before my friend/colleague's baby gets to university.

I still haven't quilted the Checkerboard quilt top that I finished in February. I love that quilt so much that I'm afraid to ruin it (sound familiar?)

I haven't even touched the Green and White blocks from waaaay back. Or the Authentic quilt I was experimenting with a while ago (hmmm... that Kona straw will look good with this fabric).

Christmas is coming too, which brings a whole other sewing to-do list. Yikes!

So, now that I've listed all my sewing inadequacies, I'll finish by saying that nothing is going to get done this weekend because I'm going on a road trip. I'm attending a workshop in the southern part of the province, then I'm staying with my friend Kim for the weekend. I'm really looking forward to the whole experience.

Even though it means no sewing.

Next week... surely I can fit in some time next week.

I have to, because I've also got these coming in the mail:

What was I thinking...?


Barb said...

You have some wonderful stuff coming in the mail...surely you will sew then.

Pat said...

Enjoy the weekend and then come back fresh and ready to sew in the evenings! GREAT fabrics you showed today, too.

andsewon said...

Now I LOVE all this fabric you have shown!!! Have a fun weekend...sewing will wait after all where is it going to go! hahaha!;-)

Tangos Treasures said...

LOL I got the same thing!!
Hope it gets better soon!!
Love your new stuff!

Vesuviusmama said...

I think you were thinking that you wanted to share that owl fabric with me...

Dogwood said...

I am loving all the fabrics on you post! Wow, they are all so colorful. I especially like the owls.

Sew, sew and sew some more!

Riel said...

Oh, I love the Halloween fabric (big surprise). The cats are great!! That is so cool you are still making pillowcases for your daughter. I am planning on pillowcases as Christmas gifts for my nieces and nephews this year. I am also planning a completely handmade Christmas. Maybe too ambitious but we'll see!

Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh, looky at those parisian fabrics -- very cool. You have the disease that so many of us share. I just keep adding to the pile. I keep telling myself that I shouldn't by any fabric at market, but I know I will. Those *&^% fabric manufacturers -- they crank out beautiful fabrics faster than we can make them!

goldenbird said...

Wow, that Halloween fabric is cute and love the stuff coming in the mail. (I'm sure you can guess the one I like best!) Hope you are enjoying the weekend ... what kind of workshop are you taking?

Thanks for your CUTE ATC and the owl card!

PunkiePie said...

You better get cracking!