Friday, January 4, 2008

And we're off . . .

already starting the new year with fabric spread out everywhere, snippets of thread sticking to my britches, watching Dinah the marvelous kitty curl up on my wools . . . now that my dear folksies, is JOY! I have been able to spend just a few moments so far this year sewing. I love to sew. I love to create. I am planning on doing more of the same this year.
For Christmas, my sweet daughter gave me a book that I have been lusting for. It is by Carol Doak and is on paper piecing. Paper piecing is my secret passion. I have DOZENS, literally DOZENS of UFO's in drawers, totes, just waiting for me to find their mates.
Here are the latest ones I have started on this week from the book Sarah gave me:


the block has no name, just a number in the book. I am making it very scrappy as you can see. I have more scraps than anything. Love to mix stuff up. Literally! Unlike my granny before me, I don't use too many older clothes in my quilting, although I do shop the thrifts for special and faded cottons. Hard to find all cotton these days even in the thrifts. I am not sure just what I will create with these. These blocks are 4". I will need a LOT more to really do anything with them. Not sure, but I do like this little pattern.

Now for those of you who think I have completely forgotten and disrespected you because I haven't mentioned the drawing from BEFORE Christmas, let me assure you, my son did pull the winning name from a basket. I just had to find that little piece of paper. If you could see my desk at the moment you would tell me to PUT THE COFFEE DOWN. to which I would reply - No one's going anywhere until I get my second cup of coffee. Really, friends, as much as I love the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I am glad to sweep them away for a while. I am still discovering little things that I forgot to wrap. I like the fact that I am already ahead for this next year. Hey, I have to think positive, right?! So, Kat Fasano, be on the lookout for an email from me.

Also, would love for y'all to go and visit -The Humble Arts - www.thehumblearts.com - Our January issue has started; already things getting sold out! We upload each Monday, so be sure and check back this next Monday. Perhaps if I can remember, I will remind you then!

12 comments:

tattered 'n torn prims said...

The girls helped me figger this commentin thingy out so look out now!! LOL!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the quilt blocks!!! Very scrappy and prim....love the black background...really makes the others pop!!! What a wonderful gift that your daughter gave!! Take care and happy sewing!!

kat449 said...

HERE I IS!!!! hey Blondie....thank you for the email....Im soooooo excited I can hardly breathe!!!! ok, so can ya tell I never win anything? this is BIG for me...and a goodie from you???????? YIPEE!!!!!

Love the quilt. love how you play with colors. Its below zero and freezin here in Conn. but Im going outside to wait by the mailbox now! I know...I need a life. Thanks again....Hugs, Kat

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

you tickle me, Kat. Just don't hold y our breath too long; I won't mail out until Monday!

Donna said...

You are So crafty!!! I once made Larry a western shirt..looked great...he tried it on... and I had sewn the sleeve shut...he was SO sweet about it..lol Have a Fun weekend Sweetheart...

Donna said...

I love paper piecing and glad to hear that you are enjoying it! Love those little flower blocks! Make up a bunch of dolly quilts and just have fun. I started a brand new blog, so you'll have to come over and visit it!

Donna said...

I keep trying to use the link to The Humble Arts but it won't link for me!

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Donna
Are you clicking on the link under the music player that says Find Blondie at: ?
It works for me. Hope that is working for others! Wah!!

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

The one in this day's blog edition for some reason isn't working. Blogger can really screw up some links, I tell you. I worked forever to get it right and it would switch the html and a hrefs around. That is NOT a good link. Go to the one in the right column; it takes you right there. Sorry. Going to go back in and try to re edit.

She'sSewPretty said...

Wow Blondie, I haven't even been able to get close to my sewing machine this week. I'm making it a priority to sew something this week though. Your quilt squares are motivating me.

primcyn said...

Oh how pretty these are! I haven't tried paper piecing...you did a lovely job with the colors too! cindy

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Such fun quilt squares! My husband's grandmother made her quilts the same way--colors and colors, and somehow it just works together and looks great! Love the nameless pattern too. :-)
Blessings~
Cathy

P.S. Pass the collards,cornbread and black eyed peas. Hmmmmm. Southern cooking rocks!

Shabby Cottage Boutique said...

I love the quote on your page about 'cellulite'! Denise