Sunday, May 20, 2007

Wild Hairs

Talk about lack of FOCUS!

Now that we're getting settled a bit I'm getting more comfortable in my surroundings. I still have TONS of boxes to empty, but I'll get to it sooner or later. All that's left could probably stay packed, if you know what I mean. It's moved from house to house to house. Some objects like the ironing board have 3 or 4 moving stickers, lol.

So being more comfortable means, yup, you guessed it... I SEWED! I immediately fell in love with this neutral log cabin quilt made by Pam in CA . Yes, I've ordered the book. I just so happened to have some pre-printed logcabin blocks left over from my Christmas wallhanging so I thought I might see what I could find amongst my scraps. Hmmm...not bad! I think I'll try it in a smaller size tho. AND...who was I foolin? I haven't sewed in months, I made SO many mistakes, it took the "third try's a charm" before I could get going on the block, get the fabrics all right-side up and in the right position. Sheesh. (You should see the mess I left behind!)

Being more comfortable obviously means "more time to play", I tried yet another science experience. DH and I love sprouts, all kinds. Of course, I don't have the proper equipment, and don't have one iota of knowledge about the sport of sprout I was into improv. These are mung beans and alfalfa sprouts, doing their initial soak. Nope, don't have a clue what to do next, well I do, I just don't know how! Any input??

Lastly, I was the recipient of a lovely gifty from Nancy as a poster child to her 250th blog entry. How cool is that. These are the lovely fabrics she has chosen for me, and I love them!!! She didn't know I was used to be a musician, lol. Thanks darlin'.


Rian said...

The new blog looks great! I need to refresh mine, too.

The log cabin block looks exactly like what I have in mind (colorwise) for the guest room. Although I designed mine with a red square, I really like the look of that gold one.

Back in the 70s we used to grow sprouts in mayonnaise jars. The sprouts need to see the sun so they'll turn green.

We still have quite a few boxes to unpack after 5 months. We're now waiting for a bookcase so we'll have a place to put the contents of said boxes.

Erika said...

I like the block!

This is a long post! you are getting comfortable!! :-D

ruth said...

I like your new fabrics. I remember mum doing something with sprouts, a clear glass jar laying on its side with the opening covered by a piece of stocking, but don't remember the exact process. I'll have to ask her. Good luck with your sprouts.

Susan H. said...

Love your new blog!. Thanks for the kind comments on my blog. I needed that reassurance. Love the "sussy" you got from Nancy. I really have a great baby sister.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Never done any sprouts, I'm no help there. The fabrics are pretty, you're a lucky gal! I love any and all neutrals, those logs would build a calm and restful cabin quilt! Good job!