Saturday, September 29, 2012


Though I'm mostly unemployed I've been busy, really I have, but it seems to be in a peculiarly fluttering, mostly unproductive way, landing here and there for a moment or two and then acting on whatever else comes to mind.  There have been a few successes, however.

This tablerunner is destined for sale at the Seniors Craft Shoppe.  It is about 18-20" wide and maybe 50something long.  Haven't measured it!

Machine appliqued flowers and leaves and a little designing of my own from some purchased kits.

These clearanced block kits I picked up several years ago when the JoAnn's store in town was closing. I had no idea what I might do with them but they were $4 apiece, included precut pieces, and all the instructions.  The two kits on the left were for much wider sections than the pieced block kits but some MATH and just plain cutting down made them suitable for the tablerunner.  The above kits will be a near twin to the one I've already sewn.  I think they will look better once quilted and bound--that beige is pretty blah but I like the pink and green.

Backing for the larger witches quilt is selected but not yet sewn.

The mail mountain on the back counter has been tamed and is ready to be put in the filing cabinet.  Mail for five people is exhausting to go through but keeping it down to a minimum seems impossible in this household! 

Meanwhile, Grant and I are trying to complete the house painting job we started a couple of months ago. We have three sections left to paint, all with two story height walls in parts.  Today we are working on the hallway between the living room and sewing area.

"The cupboard under the stairs", but no young skinny wizard is in it.  This is where we keep the pet toys/leash, tablecloths, folding chairs, and other flotsam and jetsam.  Yesterday morning when I was about to leave I was surprised to hear a door close, and turned to see that Mini had apparently just exited this cupboard--she had knocked out the flashlight that lives just inside.  I had wondered where she hid sometimes! 

All right, break time is over, back to the painting chore list. 


Janet O. said...

Pretty runner, Annie. How are sales going for you in the senior gift shop?
Over a decade ago I bought 16 block kits on clearance at JoAnn for 99 cents each--four each of 4 different block kits. I wanted each block to be unique so I mixed and matched parts, added some of my own fabric and ended up with a sampler with each block unique. Kind of fun to make something up from kit parts. : )

Denise :) said...

Oooh! What a pretty tablerunner. I think the cupboard under the stairs might be a little more fun if you *did* have a wizard contained therein. See what you can do, okay? LOL! I have a tough time managing the mail we get for two people -- I can't imagine trying to tame and order mail for five!!!! Kudos! :)

Darlene said...

Wonderful table runner, Annie! I see that you've been super busy.

Quilter Kathy said...

Very pretty runner for the sale.
I find the paper work management to be a such a huge challenge for me. I never seem to have a system that works.

Kate said...

Great use of the sale kits, very pretty runner. I bet it goes out of the shop as soon as you put it in.

I'm still trying to figure out how to tame the mail in this house. If I go through it every night and pitch the junk and pay the bills every other day, I can keep the stack to a minimum. Some weeks go better than others on that front.