Thursday, December 08, 2016

Help! I am a prisoner in my sewing room!


This is not exactly a complaint, you understand.  I have lost no time in making my Florida guest room into a mess.  There wasn't enough horizontal space, and there is barely any storage space. The bookcases are now almost devoid of books and have been replaced by piles of - ha - fabric.  I had to buy a folding table, 24" x 48" - and I bought one that lowers so I can actually sew on it without getting a crick in my neck.

I am using up leftover bits from another quilt and was trying to make something modern and restrained - but it wants to be something playful, so I guess I have to go with it.

Honestly, it never pays to have an idea of what you want because you are only disappointed when the piece sticks out its tongue and says "nyah nyah, you can't do that. You are doing it MY way!"  

I've been waking up at pre-dawn hours, so I'm trying to stay up a little later tonight. Maybe I can sleep till a civilized hour and work on that silly piece tomorrow.

On another note, my African batik arrived a day or two ago and I hope to live long enough to use it. Here are two sections of it.  I think the turquoise is a mistake, but it is at intervals so it might be intentional.  In any case, I love the effect.



So that's my story for today. Stay tuned. If I don't have anything interesting to say I will try to invent something for the next blog post.

 

4 comments:

patty a. said...

I have been getting up between 5 and 5:30 so I can get to my job early so I can walk before the work day begins. I find I am going to bed at 8 to 8:30. 5 is so early! I like the African Batik very much! The turquoise accident may end up one of those bumps that a piece would not be the same without it. I feel the same way about my African fabric collection - will I live long enough to use at least most of it! LOL!!! I may have to do a post next week and show what I have, but then again I just may scare myself if I know the truth! Have fun in your sewing room!

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Rayna, I always love your sense of humor, and totally agree that it almost never pays to plan too much ... the quilt decides! I love your fabric, can't wait to see what you do with it.

QuiltSwissy said...

Oh I never have to invent something to have a blog post.........since the flood, my life has been one OMG! Moment to the next!

Love that Frican piece. I wonder if I still have any left since the flood. One day it will all come home to me and I promise myself to use it ALL!

glen/Quilts and Dogs

chemistafloat said...

I really think that the turquoise adds something special to your African fabric. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

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