Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ridiculous...

I think it's been almost a week since I blogged.
I met some gloriously awesome peeps at Whipstitch.
Jacey, Rachel, Nicke, Maureen, Holly, and Jessica.  Jacey's super awesome.  Nicke gives amazing hugs.  I was a bit of a geek and showed Rachel my medallion from the class she's teaching.  I didn't really get a chance to talk to Amanda or Ara Jane, but there was shopping accomplished!  (Maureen, Holly and Jessica, I'm sorry I didn't get to talk to you more.)

I had to leave early because I had a FMQ class with the Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild.
While I learned a lot in abstraction, I didn't really "get" anything done.  My thread kept breaking.  I'm pretty sure there is a burr on my foot.  (It is a modified one.)
It made me REALLY want a new machine.  I have some money set aside for one, but I'm ridiculously intimidated by buying one.  (It kind of feels like buying a car....which, if I went the Bernina route, I probably could.)
Hrm.

I've been sewing sewing sewing, mostly by hand.

I finished all the embroidered HSTs.  I *still* don't have a pic.
Here's the last one I took of it:

Medallion in process

I finished two other items on my Finish Along list (today):



boxy bag for Trolloplawn#2, done!

I think I've gotten 11 out of 14 done for my Finish Along this quarter, and I don't think I can get the final three done. (Red, White, Black is in the snap frame still, Stained is in a pile, and the postage stamp hasn't been sewn on at all.)  My walking foot is acting unhappy.  (Cue violin music and more desire for a new machine)

I started sewing for the Soda Pop QAL, but all I have pic wise are my squares (before sewing)

Soda Pop

I also have a crapload of hexies sewn for the Hexy MF.  (I can't get that pic off my camera.)

I feel like I've got major sewing ADHD.

On an unrelated note, I've successfully stuck to Weightwatchers for a week.
I've eaten a ton of veggies this week and feel great.

9 comments:

  1. you are so fun! i have been told i give good hugs! i kinda squeeze the crap out of you! ;) it was so fun to meet you in person ella! i just love ya!

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  2. p.s. i am so excited about your weightwatchers success! keep it going!!! i need to climb on that bus!

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  3. Have you at least figured out what new machine you want and have you checked out the listings on Sew Its For Sale at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SewItsForSale/ (Yahoo Group that you have to join but sew worth it or PatternReview.com at http://sewing.patternreview.com/ (wonderful site for reviews and some classified ads). You might be able to find a nice slightly used machine for a lot less.

    And BTW my oldest sister called the other night to tell me she and her fiance are finally getting married and since I am the family wedding know-it-all person she asked for my help. I couldn't help but think of you too.

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  4. Well done on the FAL stats and the Weightwatchers - you are doing better than me!

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  5. Well now that you've got the summer off, maybe it's time to spend a day in a sewing machine shop playing with all your options :o)

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  6. Sounds and looks like you've been very busy! Love the prints on those squares! =D

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  7. I'm so glad we got to meet you, Ella! And seeing your Medallion in person was so fun.

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  8. I love the fabric you picked for your handstitched medallion project. I've been so bad; I haven't started mine yet.

    Thanks for joining my UFO challenge, good luck!

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  9. Wow, great headway on your projects! Your medallion is lovely - what a fab choice for the centre!

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