Thursday, November 21, 2013

Succumbing To My Inner Toddler

Boy have I ever been in the "toddler zone." That place where I only want to do what I wanna do and if you get in my way I will lay down and kick my feet while squealing!!!  With this mind set I have been moving forward on several projects.  It reminds me of the end of year schedule in the Operating Room.  You would think that with the holidays piling up in November and December that the census in the OR would be down...but in fact...it is crazy!  Everyone trying to get that last procedure before the end of the year and a new deductible kicks in...I think...it is the same for me and quilting, lol.  I feel the compulsion to finish a bunch of projects so I can start new ones!!!

I finished this UFO using flannels by Valori Wells Kennedy.  The problem I ended up with was that I didn't have any flannel left for the binding.  I decided to try something a little different for me.  I brought the backing around to the front folded it over and stitched it down by machine!  Took me less than 30 minutes to tack this binding down!


You would think that with all the UFOs, WIPs and PIGs I wouldn't begin a new project...but I got all excited when I saw the Gail Pan project one of the MG's was working on Monday and decided I just needed to start one!  This book I picked up at Quilt Market is filled with wonderfully cute Gail Pan designs.


It was hard to decide since all the projects are adorable...but I decided on this little quilt.  Used Transfer Eze to transfer the pattern to my fabric and I backed the fabric with Pelon SF 101 to give it more stability.  It also lets me cross the threads from point to point without seeing it through the front.


This time of year I am reading as much as I am stitching.  With the temperature dropping (it was 11 degrees this morning!!!), and potential snow on the schedule I love to sit with my candles lit, the fire place burning, a nice cuppa coffee and a good book.  My sister met the author, JoAnn Hormak of A Delicate Bond at one of her girlfriend gatherings...the book is about female friendship...and, the delicate bond.  It is found on Amazon and if you have a Kindle, only $3.99! What are you reading now, any book recommendations???...now, back to being a toddler!