Happy Thursday to you!
So I completely underestimated how much laundry one can pile up if their Mr. Washingmachine breaks for a week. I am still doing the last loads. Shewwww. Almost there.
In spite of my brave proclimation that I was going to do my bindings yesterday, they are still waiting for me today. I think I will do them tonight. I mean…why do a binding today when you can make another top and put off binding until tomorrow…and tomorrow…and tomorrow. I am sure all you hard core, old school quilters will be appauled to hear this, but I actually once USED a quilt for a whole year with the binding just machine sewed on ( the hand tacking on the back I kept putting off.) I even washed it a couple times!!! OMGoodness. AND that I actually had a quilt hanging on a ladder sans binding ( I finally folded it up and put it in my hutch and the poor thing still doesnt have a binding.) These stories are a testament to how much I hate putting on the binding. I don’t know why I am like this?? Pretty sad really. Sometimes I can sucker my Mom into doing it for me. hehehe
So yesterday I stopped by the quilt shop where I work and picked up a couple patterns from Thimble Blossoms that I had my boss order for me. They are just the cutest little things, one uses jelly rolls and the other layer cakes.
I know they don’t look like my folky style, but I surprise myself all the time with how much I love every and all fabric. I was never like that until I started working at the quilt shop a couple years ago. Before that I liked, brown, brown, tan, and brown. It’s good to grow isn’t it? I also picked up a pack of “Mod” charm squares (it has alot of Amy Butler, whom I love, in it.) Now mind you nothing I make with these colors in them ever make it to my first floor. They usually get given away to nieces or go in my girls’ rooms. For myself, I have many Amy Butler bags and purses, one is constantly swinging from my arm when I go out. But I can’t help but stick with the dark folky stuff in my decor downstairs. Even though I live in the city, I am a farm girl at heart.
I also grabbed this cutie tootie paperback book cover. My quilt shop co-worker Jane and I were joking that it would be great to have to cover up the books you read in between serious books, or the “bodice-ripper” (as she refers to romance novels.) But when people ask you can say you are reading Thoreau. heheheh =) I always get such a kick out of Jane.
I got the top pieced for my little homespun pumpkin head. When I finish writing this I am going to go put the wool applique face on him. I think he will be hanging on my front porch this fall season. I will post a pic when he is done.