Thursday, September 4, 2008

In praise of small projects


Hi everyone, its me. Remember me? Boy I hope so ;cD Let me start off by saying its been too long since I've been here and blogging. When you almost don't remember your password to log-in...well...need I say anymore? lol My life is still kinda upside down. I want to apologize for not being more sharing about my situation. I don't know why I can't bring myself to just tell you all what is going on, but I just can't yet. I want to thank all of you who keep me in your thoughts and prayers. They are all so appreciated!!

On to more fun stuff. You all know the kind of fabrics I tend to lean toward. With the name Country Mouse I'm sure you all noticed that I tend to gravitate toward the darker, richer country colors of lines like Thimbleberries and such. So someone please tell me how I end up with fabric like this?




Ok, seriously, no one needs to tell me how I ended up with them. I have a horrible fabric addiction and sometimes the colors and fun designs just scream out to me (like the third one down on the right hand column...I LOVE that one :cD) and I just HAVE to buy a fabric. That and I have two little mouselings that love to pick out fat quarters and how, in good conscience, could I not encourage their love of fabric *grin* So what have I been doing with these little treasures (most of them are just fat quarters)? Here is my new little obsession...




This is my own pattern for a tri-fold wallet. Why did I start working on these? Well besides the fabric I wanted to use, and I think this is a great way to use that fun fabric that may not make it into a quilt, I had been looking for a wallet, found one at a dollar store that I liked, but when I started using it found it had some flaws that I really didn't like. So I designed my own that was similar yet different. I'm still working out some of the details that I'm not happy with yet, but the one in the picture above is the one I use and I am really happy with it. Perfect or not. Also with life being as topsy-turvy as it is I love having small projects that I can get done. It feels good to feel like I'm accomplishing something in some area of my life when I feel like I'm just running and getting nowhere in others.
I am still working on the setting blocks for my quilt-along. I want to send out a HUGE thank you to amandajean. She saw my last post and offered to send me some more of the fabric I needed for the setting blocks if I didn't have enough. Well, I didn't and not just the fat quarter I needed to finish, but about a whole YARD of that fabric showed up in my mailbox a few days ago. Now I know I have enough coordinating fabric for binding and everything. I am working on a little something to let her know how much I appreciate her generosity :cD Hopefully I will have a picture of a finished quilt to really soon.
Well, I am going to hop off here. We are supposed to get some thunderstorms today, and the pressure shift is wreaking havoc on my sinuses. Pair that with a monster migraine, and, well... :c( At least I know they won't last forever, thank goodness. Gotta keep thinking of the positive! Hope you all have a great day & warm country wishes to all!

10 comments:

Shar said...

Hiya Mouse :)
Oh fun fabrics are great. I have a mayjor fabric addiction also... I keep telling myself....stop buying and start sewing. LOL Love your Trifold wallets!

Shar

Purple and Paisley said...

my life is topsy-turvy right now as well...love your wallets...=)

Sara said...

So glad you are back! The wallets are great. And I would have definately gravitated toward those fabrics too! I love traditional, but I also love funky!! My favorite is the sunglasses!

amandajean said...

small projects are great sometimes, aren't they? I hope things straighten out in your life soon. and I'm glad that you got the fabric....and a huge you're welcome. :)

Andrea said...

Nice to hear from you ! Hope things settle down soon. Great wallets and cute fabrics. I have some like that too and one day I may actually USE them - lol !

Jacquie said...

i can't get over that you can make this and figure it out all by your lonesome. amazing and definitely a cute way to use up fun fabric! know that i'm still thinking of you and hoping things start smoothing out for you. take care.

Debi said...

Your fabrics are so fun and I just love the tri-fold wallets. I would like to invite you to participate in a fall quilters giveaway that I am hosting.

Roseanne said...

keep on blogging never give up on you blogger friends .I have meet so many nice lady since i have been blooging .It dose not matter to us if your live is top turvy .You are still our blobber friend.

julieQ said...

Love your wallets, and I am a big fan of small projects. Quick finishes and big fun!

QuiltedSimple said...

I'm so glad you're still around. Being almost neighbors (well, within an hour of one another) it's great to see how you're doing. Love your wallet! And I can't wait to see more of your Quilt Along Quilt.
Kris