Thursday, September 25, 2008

I was procrastinating. I knew it and did it anyway. I was scared to death of cutting into the wool for my Saltboxes in the corner quilt. I guess it was because it was a different kind of fabric. Maybe because I knew I couldn’t replace easily if I were to screw it up.

I had worked later than normal yesterday. I went home and got all the “have to do’s” out of the way. And then got on a fit. I had counted on quilting all day. It was getting me through a lot of junk at work and now that it was time to actually do the “fun stuff”, I was too tired. But I thought I’d at least go down and straighten up some fabric. Then I said I’d cut out one color and see how it went. I ended up cutting out all the wool pieces and it didn’t hurt a bit. A common sense tip --- I run short of common sense lots of time. I cut out the big pieces first, and then used the leftovers for the smaller ones. The yardage was pretty tight, so I was glad I did or I would not have had enough for the project. Most people know to do this…. like I said, I come up short on the common sense side of things. Give me an Algebraic equation and I do fine--- every day life—sometimes I suffer.

I even picked out fabric for the setting triangles around the houses.


I’ve got a couple of gifts to make this weekend. I have to finish breaking down the garden and harvesting the carrots too. Chelsey had planned on staying at school this weekend, but I talked with her last night:

“Mom, you know I’m all talk. I’ll be home after work this weekend.” I just laughed. That’s why she went off to school only two hours away. Weather will become a factor in later months. But for right now--- Ransom will have a weekend bed partner….He really misses those kids.

18 comments:

Libby said...

Just wait til you start stitching that wool down . . . it's a dream *s*

Stina said...

Oh...you have been very brave... I have not mastered that one yet... but I guess my time will come... still collecting wool... ;o)

Kerri said...

You have done well. I do the same. Hope I cut the materials out right because there is no going back.
well done.

anne bebbington said...

I don't think for a minute he's the only one who misses them either :o)

Karen said...

Wool is pricey so it is good to cut it right the first time!

Juliann in WA said...

This is going to be such a fun quilt. I think you will like working with wool.

Karen said...

See now cutting into that wool didn't hurt at all did it. Looks yummy all piled up on the cutting mat.

Hugs - karen

McIrish Annie said...

with the price of wool, I can understand your nervousness! that flowered fabric you picked for the setting triangles is a deja vu for me! I had that fabric "back in the day" when I made stuffed bunnies with pretty little dresses to sell at craft fairs when my son was a baby!!!

I always loved that fabric. Can't wait to see your completed quilt.

Kimberly said...

Good luck with your saltboxes quilt! I know it will turn out beautiful!
Is it a Cheryl Wall pattern (Country Quilts)... it looks familiar! Cheryl and I live in Abbotsford B.C... her annual open house is amazing! She is a real sweetheart. I posted a few days ago about her patterns and showed a few... feel free to come over for a peek!

Blessings, Kimberly

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em's scrapbag said...

The wool is gorgeous. Glad you were able to do some fun sewing. Have a great weekend!!!

Carole said...

Lookin good! I can't wait to see what you do with it! I have a wool table runner kit that's still sitting in my closet from last year. I have a retreat at the end of October. Guess what will be in my bag? Keep well!

Julie said...

Thanks for you nice comments on my blog. I have scrolled down to look at your blog--I love the quilts you are working on. I have that pumpkin sign with the crows and the same soap from Bath and Body Works in my kitchen and bathroom. I also just ordered a pattern from the Country Quilts. I have decided we have a lot in common. May I put you on my blog roll? Have a great day. Julie

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Don't think ransom is the only one!
Love, love, love what you are doing with the houses, Tracey

MARCIE said...

Love that saltbox quilt. You will love stitching with wool. It works up so quickly and gives such great results. Have fun in the garden!

Susan said...

I went over to the link site and the quilt is wonderful! I look forward to seeing yours!

Tracey said...

Oh, the leaves are beautiful up there. I live just north of Detroit and we still have a lot of green leaves left on the trees. I think it would be so cool to live in the UP. Do you like the winters up there. You're wool pieces are very cute. You did a good job. I have about 4 Christmas gifts made. I am so glad. It really takes a load off. Have a great day. Tracey

Tracey said...

Oh, the leaves are beautiful up there. I live just north of Detroit and we still have a lot of green leaves left on the trees. I think it would be so cool to live in the UP. Do you like the winters up there. You're wool pieces are very cute. You did a good job. I have about 4 Christmas gifts made. I am so glad. It really takes a load off. Have a great day. Tracey