Sunday, January 6, 2008

Brothers & Sisters

No, not mine, I'm an only child - the TV series. Ian gave me Season 1 for Christmas and I am totally hooked. I didn't watch it when it premiered last year, but watched a couple of episodes this fall and just had to see it from the beginning.

I'll be sorry when I've seen them all and hope the writers strike ends soon so I can find out what is going on with the Walker clan. I'm also anxious to find out what Ugly Betty is up to and if Grey's Anatomy is ever going to get good again. Speaking of getting good again - what is going on with House? It is in serious danger of being crossed off my DVR list of must sees.

I've had a fairly productive weekend - I did get the Y seam sewn on my cube, but although I auditioned lots of backgrounds from my stash, I didn't find one that I really liked so I'm going to 'have' to go to the quilt store and see what they have.

I've had this book in my library for quite some time.

Strips & Strings - 16 Sparkling Quilts by Evelyn Sloppy. There is one quilt in particular that I've had on my to do list so decided there was no time like the present to start. It's a very simple string quilt, with the addition of 6 appliqued blocks. You can't really see it in the picture, but they have also outlined each block with ric rack. I thought it looked very Valentine's Dayish.

I haven't decided if I'll applique the hearts or maybe embroider some hearts or I could do some embroidered applique. I'm sure I have hundreds of heart designs but as any of you with embroidery software know - having them and finding them are two completely different things. I've been saying for years I'm going to organize all my designs but it just doesn't happen - it's too daunting a task.

Here's what I've accomplished so far:

16 blocks done and 8 more to go - hopefully I'll get those finished tomorrow. I discovered that I have less red than any other colour in my stash which surprises me a bit. Now, if I only knew someone who was Irish, I could use up some of my green fabric...

1 comment:

SandyQuilts said...

I'm Irish ... somewhere way down deep.