Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Slow & steady

For today's bit of crafting, I was busy turning these....

...into these, and it. is. very. slow.

You know how it is, when you're in the middle of a huge project, the end seems so far away and no matter how much you're beavering away, it seems like its not moving forward.

The geezer's taking it slow and steady, too. He had his surgery yesterday....when I was fidgeting with china and linen waiting for his call, so that we can run over to the hospital and view the aftermath. Anyway, he came home this morning and is now taking it extra easy on the feet, learning how to walk up stairs on crutches.

One of my close girlfriends came over last night with cupcakes and commiserated on the geezer's predicament. He'll be housebound for the next fortnight.

In the middle of all the hubbub, I've been poring over my new book Kaleidoscope of Quilts by Kaffe Fassett.

And I have to say, this book is excellent. The photos are beautifully shot and the fabrics very inspiring.

One advantage that I like about this book is that the templates provided are already the correct size. I always get confused about enlarging templates in books and have botched it plenty, thereby wasting tons of paper. No botching here!

When I finish the current quilt I'm making, I'm going to attempt this one above. Gotta use up that stash somehow.

Also, I seem to have lost some fabric in the mail. Its been six weeks now since they advised shipment and still hasn't made an appearance. Has this happened to anyone else before? What did you do? Among that package was some Freshcut that I desperately need to finish the monza quilt.


Belinda said...

That quilt would be a great way to use up scraps. Who did you order your fabric from, I find my orders never take more than 7-10 day

Corrie said...

hi there
love your fresh cut fabric there! i just got some too and the charm packs!!!!

I also love kaffe's books! I borrowed one from the library and it made me want to quilt.....I have too many crafts atm but later

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm and that chocolate below looks divine! I'm dieting but when I was pregnant was whipping up rich choc brownies 2 times a week!!!!!!!!!!!

thanks for visiting my blog.... love yours

I'm popping in to the city thursday just for that reason!!!!!

shula said...

Ah, Kaffe.

I do love him so.

kristin (Kleas) said...

looks like you got your work cut out for you...major sewing and The geezer to tend after. wow. it will be fun to watch your progress. and nope, i've never had a package get lost in the mail. if they sent the shipping info there should be a way of tracking it. good luck!

Flibbertygibbet said...

Wow, it's going to be stunning. Chase up those fabrics, they should be able to tell you where they are.

hSending lots of sympathy to the geezer - and to the nursemaid!

Di said...

The cut fabric looks great and the quilting book - it would make even me want to quilt! Hope the geezer feels better soon and doesn't drive you too mad having to be home all day!!

Hope the fabric turns up soon,