20 July, 2013

Flitting

Like this butterfly I've been flitting lately. From here to there, from thing to thing. It's all good. I've wedged in plenty of quilting time on Sundance today, you'll have to stay tuned for the reveal on that one, it's a surprise quilt and it's turning out nicely.

Another BOM has begun at my LQS and for some reason I told Quiltkeemosabe that I'd do BOTH colorways this time.. of course, why not, I don't have last year's done yet!

Little Miss Lucy Ann is getting a second pillowcase, as you can see; but, this isn't exactly the pillowcase I had planned. I had chosen a precious striped fabric to coordinate beautifully with Tinkerbell for the cuff. I embroidered her monogram in fuschia (to match the background of the main fabric) and attached it, carefully inserting the white piping accent at the same time, it looked great. I folded the unit lengthwise, right sides together, to stitch the side seam and I suddenly realized that the monogram was in the side FOLD! When I centered the cuff strip for embroidery placement I should have centered the midpoint of the front half, not the midpoint of the entire strip. Groan. The precious striped fabric was removed and replaced with the fabric shown above, from my stash. I think she'll like it anyway. I should be teaching graduate level courses in "Live and Learn", I'm certainly well qualified.
I stitched up a few burp cloth orders this week,
thankfully those went off without a hitch!
The kitchen is taking on a decidedly richer look with the new stone backsplash going up.  After we placed our order we were notified that the accent strip we had originally chosen was unavailable. Back we went, to the tile store, and after much deliberation, and many samples, we chose this random slate strip border. I love it combined with the bricks. Once this is "enhanced" (sealed) the colors will be richer and bring out the tones from the granite on the countertops and the cabinetry. Mr. Goodneedle makes an excellent tiler, I can't wait to see how it looks once it's sealed and grouted! Yes, many different things are competing for my attention these days; I'm still piecing away on my row-a-week "Light of Day" quilt and basically living in the studio. So, when you don't hear from me for a day or two (or three) just remember the butterfly and know that I'm here, staying busy. Summer will be over before we know it and my schedule will become much more regimented again; so, I'm flitting while I can, and enjoying every minute!
Life is Good!
 

10 comments:

45th Parallel Quilter said...

I love the tile in the kitchen; we need to do that in ours and it's slowly working its way up the "honey do" list ;-)

Janet O. said...

I think that pillowcase error is something I would have done.
Oh, you are a glutton for punishment! Both BOMs, when you haven't finished last year's? Whew--what was that about "live and learn?" LOL
Love the tile work. Can he come do my kitchen next? Since we have the same granite, the same tile will work for me. : )

StitchinByTheLake said...

We've all made mistakes like that one - but I hate it when it happens. I love your kitchen backsplash! blessings, marlene

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Mr. G IS a fine tiler. So is Mr. NP.

lindsey said...

You are certainly keeping busy with your flitting here and there. The pillow case is lovely and the tiling is is great!

Carol said...

Sounds like you're having a great summer...doing lots of wonderful things. Love the tile work...the pillowcase is darling, she's going to love it. Oh those burp clothes are so cute! Keep having FUN!

Mama Spark said...

I feel like that same butterfly! I hope you are enjoying your free form time as much as I am. What a wonderful thing to have such a handy spouse! The pillowcase will be loved, I'm sure. Hope you are well my friend!

Patricia said...

I bet you could center the misplaced monogram in a pieced border easily. The tile looks great! Give the man a pat on the back and a 'good job' from me.

Laura Davies said...

It works! Thanks!

LizA. said...

Busy, busy, busy. Can't wait to see the quilt reveal. Live your new backsplash -- the stone is very similar to mine but I didn't put in an accent as my granite itas a lot of veining and it was starting to look too busy.....