How has your week gone? Mine started with NEW GLASSES!! These have a larger frame and glass area, which I think is going to work out super, except that it takes me days and days to get used to new glasses.. so after 4 days they are starting to feel pretty good... and I can see at the computer MUCH better.
This week has been kind of weird.. like I've been swimming through cold molasses. You now what I mean? Everything is taking 800 times longer to accomplish.. and the distractions are IMMENSE.. bigger than IMMENSE but I can't think of a bigger word right now..
I thought you might like to see what life is like a Camp Sloanie, so I took some studio photos!
Get Ready for some Glamour.. ha!
This is the tidiest spot in the whole place.. except for those new storage boxes I got at Tuesday Morning.. and some were a super deal because they were.. ummm... Christmas boxes! See Santa there? Well they do have a LOT of red on them, which was what I was looking for.
I love this bowl.. REALLY love it.. like asked it to marry me kind of love.
It sits on my cutting table and has become a magnet for odds and ends. Odds and Ends I'm NOT working on at the moment. Things that should be filed... this bowl needs my attention very soon.
Next up the ironing board and right behind it the cutting table! WOWZER what a mess.
In preperations for UFO busting tips next week... and because
- I walk the walk
- talk the talk
- and preach what I teach
I pulled out ALL my tops... I think this is all of them.. I still have to look around a bit to be sure.
Let's keep it real.. I needed stripes... when in NYC to visit Victoria I bought some and she gave me some and I got some in the mail... so there!
And.. while in NYC we stopped at The City Quilter.. were I added this to my 'collection' of must have things... because YES I MUST have a cross word puzzle fabric, a letter fabric AND a new zipper pouch. PS.. I bought that scarf I'm wearing in NYC too.. well actually I bought it in Washington DC at the train station before I even got on the train to NYC.. but I digress...
Want to see what's on my design wall?
My Design wall has ANOTHER lovely top to go on the pile on the ironing board!
Thank you so much for telling me which inner border you would use on this quilt at my post HERE... it was so helpful to read what you thought... and many of you told me why you would go with the option you selected.
A lot of you would have gone with the Red. When I did a better audition of the red by itself, standing back... etc.. etc.. it blended into the black and mushed into the red polka dot. It didn't frame the work like I wanted it to. (CLICK THE PHOTO for a larger image)
This is the 3rd green that has a tiny zig zag (close up here). I made the binding already (it's on that stack on the ironing board).. it's with the black setting fabric.
I can hear some of you wondering did I FINISH my "Secret Garden" and pick a binding. Well.. it's not finished yet... it's sitting on my sewing machine chair so I get to it NEXT (CLICK HERE to see that post)
Don't forget to visit the 'In Your Words' blog hop.. some incredible sharing! My day is next week.. I have to get that ironing board cleared off today..... like in NOW!