Sunday, June 15, 2008

All quiet on the crafts front

Yes, that's basically what's going on in my life these days - not much on the crafts front, but more or less all on the work front. It's a trend these past few months that's not exactly positive, but that's what you get for changing the basic system for the whole company and then have to balance everything between old projects using old systems, new projects using the new system - and also comforting about 50 engineers who panic at the idea of doing something themselves. Apparently, you're only allowed to save up a certain amount of overtime hours a year - during the past couple of months I've saved up about half of that already. Thankfully, we're having Friday off..

On the more fun part of life (haha) the Truly Scrumptious is going great! Block number 5, 6 and 7 are completed - and number 8 started. It's kinda strange to think that soon I have to start looking for fabric for borders.. I'm thinking about a nice brown one, in the same series as the stripes, but have to see if the LQS has it or not..

After this - TS I mean - I'm thinking about starting the Butterfly Garden, but before I do that, I need to do some planning regarding colors and such.

But! I've still got some time before I have to decide on that. I mean, I'd like to get all 9 blocks completed first, sewn together, and atleast ready for quilting before I start another big project. Then again, I might change my mind..

When it comes to Cinderberry Stitches, I've completely fallen for most of the patterns - and I can't seem to not start new ones.. Above - the picture got turned, for some odd reason - are two projects, one almost completed and one just started. I realized I didn't have a needlebook, and since I had the pattern - why not? And the Christmas-thing was started in December last year. Not much left now, so should be able to finish it in good time for next Christmas.

Anne Ida brought her Sylvia's Bridal Sample too show and tell in the last guild meeting before the summer (Hanne brought her Nearly Insane too, but my camera decided to die on me before I managed to take any pictures), and it's absolutely gorgeous! If you ever have the chance to take a closer look at this masterpiece, you'd better take it. ;)


Laila said...

Hi. I'm so glad you hve to work sometimes...or your TS would have been on your wall a long time befor I complete block 3. ;-)
I'm looking forward to see you next monday, and to take a look at Katrine's. I wonder what we realy need .... Have a great day and stitch slow. Please... ;-)
PS your blocks are beautifull done.

Chookyblue...... said...

great many projects so little time........

Anne Ida said...

Your TS blocks look wonderful! You have done a wonderful job on these!

The Xmas stitchery is great too! ...hmmm, reminds me, I have that pattern somewhere... had some plans for Xmas...

Ooo, you managed to get a pic of me with the SBS - I think that is the only one that exists with me AND the finished quilt.

Hope you're having a great week! Hugs...