Sunday, March 16, 2014

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's back to work I go!

Well at least as of this Wednesday, I will be back at work.  From what I am hearing, they are more ready for me to come back then I am to go back to work. that I am getting out and about I NEED to return to work to help support my recent spending sprees.   Not that I have been too bad but after being housebound for four weeks I did so enjoy getting Home Depot, JoAnn's and Boscov's......I did so well staying away from temptations since the first of the year but, but, but.....I'm worth it.....right, that's my story and I am sticking to it.

This is some of what I picked up at JoAnn's.  A new Fiskar's cutting mat,  these little felt easter cuties and these adorable little teeny tiny clothes pins.   Since they are self adhesive, I plan to mount them on the felt, cut and hang on my springtime tree.

I just love love love these little bitty clothes pins.   Could be cute with card making too.

I managed to cross off a WIP off my list.  I started it July 2013 so it is not too terribly old of a start.  This is the third of a trio called Americana from Bent Creek.   Love those designs that come all kitted up.

Ready to frame up! 
These are the two companion pieces that complete the trio.

You know all the plans of things you would do when if you were home....such grandiose ideas and minimal completion.  My strip quilt/WIP may not be completed but it has moved closer to completion.  I had thought once I had started feeling better while on medical leave I could knock this out with no problem.   Well not necessarily the case.   I managed about an hour of sewing before I needed to stop.  And then when I able to go out and drive, the work ceased.   It's all good.   I am happy with the progress and I am in the  home stretch.  Just one more full sized square and some half and quarter sized squares to be stitched from the already prepped strips.

 I needed to slide my cutting table down to make some floor space to lay this out.   Hmmmm,  I wonder what Buddy will do with this once he gets ripping and raring around. in my sewing room.

And my current stitch.   This is Happy Easter from  SamSarah Designs.   This is to be finished to display on a wrought iron table stand.   Now that I can wear my glasses again I think I can knock this out by Easter.
 I picked up these two fat quarters hoping they would match.  Silly me, I like the one on the left that was already in my stash.


Susan said...

So glad you're feeling better! And sorry that the "vacation" is over. The felt shapes are so cute and perfect with the clothespins. You did NEED new stash to replace all your wonderful finishes, didn't you? Perfect justification in my mind.

Robin said...

Cute bunny WIP! And those felt Easter cuties are sweet. Love your strip quilt WIP.

Hope the return to work goes smoothly for you!

Robin in Virginia

Catherine said...

Catching up on your latest posts ~ love all of your projects ~ glad you are doing well!! Enjoy your last days off!!

Stitching Noni said...

Good to see your back to stitching and sewing again! That is the trouble with not working - you tend to spend money... and then it's back to work to pay off the credit card! I keep saying I only work to feed my stash addiction :o)

Chris said...

Wow! So many wonderful things! Those felt spring decorations are so sweet and the little clothespins are perfect to hang them.
Lovely stitching and quilting too.
Have a great week!

diamondc said...

Hi Robin: I am so glad to hear you are getting back into the swing of things, I love the idea of hanging the ornaments with the little clothes pins, your Americana is one of my fav patterns in my stash waiting for me to finish, the colors of your quilt are beautiful. so springy looking.
I do like all the fabric you have waiting to use on your Happy Easter, they are lovely.

Happy Stitching


Brigitte said...

It's great to read this post because going back to work means that you have recovered and that sounds very good. OK, staying at home a bit longer would also be a possibility, wouldn't it, lol.
Your little felt chicks and rabbits look great. And your finish is beautiful. Great spring stitching, too.

butterfly said...

lovely easter goodies and lovely quilt and stitching.

Jeanne said...

Lovely little Bent Creek pieces and the Easter piece is very cute too. I love making strip quilts - yours looks great! Glad you are doing better.

SparkCrafted said...

my dingdong comments aren't always getting posted....

I LOVE the string quilt!!!! i gotta make one of those!!!!