Thursday, October 16, 2014

Current State of Affairs

The current state of affairs around here is quite the mixed bag.  I feel behind on everything and the end of the year is rushing towards me at top speed.  A number of deadlines are looming.

This is the current state of my sewing room.  It's amazing anything nice comes out of this disaster. Someday I hope to see the tabletop of the Hoosier cabinet again...

On the cutting table currently are this batik table-runner, layers basted and binding cut, ready for quilting.  I've promised this to my dad.  His birthday was this week and I skipped the party due to catching a cold.  My dad never wants anyone who is sick to show up and possibly infect him.  Plus Cove was there and I didn't want to get him sick, either.  Today I'm home from work due to said cold. 

These mug mats were made for the guild meeting--at the last minute, of course.  I had some tumblers precut and matched up some other scrappy leftovers to fashion the mug mats. 

Simple stitch and turn and some minimal quilting. I like to have little things like this on hand to give as gifts.

I think I mentioned my sister and I joined the local Modern Quilt Guild, a couple of months ago.  This month we signed up to provide snacks for the members.  Kathy made a blackberry cobbler and announced that "none of it better come home with her".  That started a run to the snack table.  I made the fabulous dark gingerbread that Trader Joe's sells this time of year, and provided whipped cream for the topping.  That was popular too :)  Some members rented a table for $5 each to sell their surplus items.  I came home with these fabric chunks.  There are William Morris prints and a bundle of coordinating fat quarter prints tied with the ribbon.  These will fit nicely in the stash dresser. Can't beat the prices! 

Winding Ways block parts are slowly accumulating, but not fast enough.  I am way behind and already have been working on them between coughing attacks.

Of course there is baby spam.  Here's Cove this morning with his basting brush and plastic box.  His father laments that he is stretching out all his pants when he crawls.

But Cove helps out with the laundry he makes!


Stephanie said...

Looks like Dad is teaching Cove to help with the laundry early. Good Dad! :o) I have the same state of affairs...when I clean my space is calls for me to mess it up immediately. :o) You have lots of great projects in the works and how fun your Dad would like a handmade table runner. Good Dad!

Janet O. said...

Except for the different furniture under it, those piles in the sewing room could belong to me. : )
You are getting things done, we just always expect more of ourselves, don't we?
Cove is just getting cuter every time I see him.

~Niki~ said...

cute baby :)/kid

~Niki~ said...

cute baby :)/kid

Sherrill said...

Oh good grief! How cute he is! And hey, at least you have stuff coming out of your mess. I got nuthin!

Kate said...

Hope you feel better soon, colds are the worst.

At least you are making some progress on your projects.

Belinda said...

….LOL…..As I started reading I thought you were going to say "it's amazing anything nice comes out of my mouth!" LOL

Just take deep breaths and stay calm….or better yet, get some extra 'shugger' from Cove!!!

Cute little mug rugs and I'm swooning over those batiks!!

Shay said...

If it makes you feel any better Annie – my sewing room looks worse than that at the moment- I pulled everything out of the cupboard planning to tidy it up and its all still sitting out taking up floor space ( and not very neatly either )

Love your mug mats and your crazy bargains from the trading tables are making my heart race. I love picking over other peoples delisted stashes !

Hope you kick that cold sooner rather than later. Sucks to be sick.

Mary said...

Hi, Annie! I hope you are well on the road to recovery now. Your studio looks a lot like mine at the moment.