Sunday, January 20, 2008

Snow on my table???

Going around BlogWorld, I'm seeing a lot of work spaces, which is so cool! I love seeing how and where creative minds function. The idea is to name 15 things on your table - well, gee......I don't think I have 15 things that everyone else doesn't have. My space is cleaner sometimes than others; this picture was Friday:

Today it's all cleaned off, sparkling and ready for action, but sometimes I'm lucky if I can find 6 inches of cutting mat space! I had friends over for a sew-day yesterday, and it had to be presentable as well as accessible for anyone to use. We had a wonderful, easy, healing day, and even if not a whole lot got accomplished, we all came away happy. We do pot lucks, and this time we had a variety of soups and salads and cookies! Yummo -- great minds think alike! I worked like a maniac on my new Winter Quilt Swap, because I fell out of love with the 9-patch I made earlier. Somehow that one seemed too plain after I've seen some of the other ones - what a bunch of talent out there!! So, feeling a bit under-accomplished, I found a paper-pieced snowflake, in a few different versions:
I tried it 2 ways, and decided on one.
Since I only got 4 of the triangle units done on Saturday, I had to hustle today, because I was sure it had to be in the mail and I was late! Aaarrggg!!! But today is my "busy" day of the weekend - all the laundry and house/yard projects, in addition to my weekly "in touch" phone calls with friends and family - Sunday's a busy day. But, nose to the grindstone, and I just barely got it done as NY finished whuppin' Green Bay -
and it's a mess:

Most of the paper pattern wasn't supposed to match up, that was intentional. But where it was FOR SURE supposed to meet neatly, it didn't! ***sigh*** so much for haste. Everything that can go wrong did - broke a needle, sewed things backwards and out of order, 100 interruptions, the iron left dark marks on the white pieces, corner pieced stretched -- you get the picture. At least I like the quilting. Then I logon to read blogs and try to relax a bit, and find out that it doesn't have to be in the mail till the 30th!!! YaHooo!!! I have plenty of time to rebuild it!!! Ahhh...... now I can go to bed and relax............. smiling............
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15 comments:

Linda said...

Su, I can't see where it doesn't match, but even if it's supposed to match, it looks absoloutely stunning. I love the colours you've used. Im' sure the receiver will be thrilled. Glad you enjoyed your pot luck day with frinds.

dot said...

Oh I like that. Where did you find the pattern. I just might have to get that for myself.

Quilting Pirate said...

yah for snow-sewing day! It turned out well!! I love the pattern!

Bren said...

You went from a 9-patch to THAT!!!??? Now I LOVE 9-patches but that is stunning!! I think you out did yourself!!!
Your cutting space is WONDERFUL!

Ms. Jan said...

Your winter quilt is wonderful Su, but your table is way too tidy!
=)
jan

Kim West said...

That is just stunning - love it. Where did you find the pattern?

Michael5000 said...

If that's your version of a mess, your good work must be pretty amazing...

Pam said...

BEE-YOU-TEA-FULL!!! The snowflake is just wonderful! wow...

Pam@
www.pamgwillim.com

Leslie said...

Ditto Michael's comment. If that's a mess... it can come live at my house! :D

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG that's amazing. I do not paper piece and I'm impressed with you big time. That is so pretty.

Suze said...

Well I am in awe of what you have done.

Rosy said...

Hey, that turned out purr-fect! You quit "sandbaggin"!

julieQ said...

Have to say, I have that magazine and did not even think of attempting that beauty. Wow! Love your blocks!

Julie

Rose Marie said...

I don't know ...... it sure looks gorgeous to me!

Not Lucy said...

Oh Su! I was so excited when I got home this evening to find a special package on the table and then when I opened it and found the beautiful snowflake I almost peed my pants (I opened it before hitting the bathroom after several hours in the car!). I will gush more on my blog tomorrow but I am tired now and my back wants some rest!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!