Sunday Stash Report

Sunday, February 22, 2009
Nothing bought, nothing finished, still at that same old +8 yards for the year! I'm trying to remain positive here, but I'm spinning my wheels this week.

It started out well with Judy's "Slap ya Mama" giveaway. And, then there were the Pink Jacob's ladder blocks. Remember them? One going the wrong way? Oh well, I can live with that. In fact, I kinda like it that way! And the big box of fabric with the four lovely berry bowls, hey, this week is looking good!

Then I got a bit off focus making Wonky Stars for Tia's project. They were fun!

Next I decided I wanted to participate in Judy's Bear in the Wood's quilt, and I started with step one, a gadzillion HST's. No problem. Uh, well, just a small one. I cut twice as many as I needed. Well, at least I have plenty! (mumble mumble, wonder what I'll use all those extra squares for.....) Here they are sewn together, ready for step two. Notice the large bottle of tylenol.

I sewed all my Christmas courthouse steps together. Wow, something that's looking like it might be close to done! Ummm, if you look at the picture closely, there is one square sewn a quarter turn the wrong way. Now, that bothers me and I'll take it apart and fix it. More tylenol.

I decided my back felt a little better, I'd quilt. Can't seem to get the tension where I want it. Played with it, hmm, looks pretty good. Made almost an entire pass. Checked the back. Crap! So, spent the next four hours unpicking what I had done. Grrrr!! (more tylenol) I've finally decided that it's not the thread, needle, bobbin, or anything like that. I've narrowed it down to the bobbin CASE. Yeah, I'd dropped it and stepped on it, NONE of the bobbins feed evenly. So on Monday will call and order a new one, I don't have one on hand. So no quilting for a few days.

And, to add insult to injury, I was talking to Henrietta, and she was laughing. I had wished her Happy Birthday on the wrong day! Now I'm breaking out the Bourbon!

I going to put my head under the covers until, oh, say maybe May! And I'm taking that bottle of tylenol with me! And the bottle of Bourbon!


pdudgeon said...

LOL oh my goodness, sounds like you had one of those days yesterday! glad you figured out the problem with the machine, but sorry you had to go thru the frog serenade (ripit ripit ripit).

Tins and Treasures said...

Frog I wish I had thought of that pharase when I was teaching 9th grade boys to sew! lol
I hope today is a much better day.

Howdy said...

Lori, Lori, Lori... It's ok there girl! Take all those extra HST and go over to Bonnie Hunters Quiltville site and you'll be all set for one of her quilts that use a million and a half HST's. LOL
And I don't think I commented at the time but I loved the pink JL with the wonky block... don't go changing that.
All the rest of that... just take a big breath and let it go... and if this wasn't a post about 'stash busting' I suggest you were in need of some 'retail therapy'... but I won't... LOL

Vicki H. said...

Ugh, sometimes machines just add to the stress don't they? I have a desire to crawl back under the covers until spring, too.
Love your Christmas courthouse blocks.

Mel said...

Deep breath. It will all work out, it always does, doesn't it?
I've had weeks like that and then all of a sudden things just start moving along.
Hoping next week is better for you.

Stephanie D said...

Oh, Poor Lori! Just make sure you dole those Tylenol out a few at a time and not all at once! lol

I have to say I like the Jacob's Ladder wonkiness. You know, the Navajo Indians purposely put a mistake in their work, because no one does perfect work except the Great Spirit. You can claim that, too.

InfinityQuilter/Knitter said...

It'll get better! Look on the bright side. You're ahead on a second project that has HSTs. At least you told your friend Happy Birthday, rather than forgetting about it all together.

Vicki W said...

Well, tomorrow starts another week!

QuiltinLibraryLady said...

You finish that bottle of bourbon and you'll definitely NEED that bottle of tylenol and you'll want your head under the covers too!! :-)

Pat said...

First on the Mr. Linky box but...whew! what a week!

Here's to hoping next week is better for you! and no fear, once the finishes start happening there will be quite a few as you are close on so many projects! Hang in there :)

Sarah said...

I'm sorry... but I had to laugh at everything that happened. It just goes to show that when one thing starts to go wrong, it kind of snowballs. Don't worry though, the quilting gods are still with you and will make everything better. ;-) I'm sure you'll be able to find something to do with all those extra HST. Enjoy the sewing!

Brenda said...

I had to laugh at your "don't open the bags" comment!! You saw my sewing area - I have to open the bags!!! How else am I going to know what I have hide in there!!!
You sound like you have had one heck of a week!! And stop spinning those wheels!! Even if you go slow, put them to the pavement and move forward - SLOWLY!!! We do not want any accidents here, so this coming up week, pace yourself and make sure you have fun!!! I love that you made/cut up more than you need. I do that!! Or else I don't cut enough!!! That is frustrating too. And you can use those extra squares in the, uh, pillow!! Yeah, make it a throw pillow to go with the quilt!! (no tylenol needed, maybe....). And you know, you are getting something new this week - the bobbin case!!! Alright!!! You are getting a little time to rest and plan your quilting - just think what you could come up with with your new friends - the tylenol and burbon!
You have had an interesting week, and gave alot of us a few smiles... now, you take care of yourself because we want to see you before May!!! Next week would work for me!! Make it a great week - and have fun!!

Susan said...

Does the twice as many include the border ones you'll need?

MightyMom said...

steph, I thought that was the Amish!! only God can make perfection...

tylenol and burbon huh? get some food under those covers too girl.

are you seeing HSTs every time you close your eyes??