Sunday, 16 February 2014

I'd Rather Be Sewing ... BUT ...!!!!

Yes indeed, I'd rather be sewing ... machine sewing or hand stitching ... but it seems all things are conspiring against me ... SIGH!! Why, you may ask ... well ...

I'd planned to spend some time in my sewing room this weekend putting binding on a LOOOOOOONG-term WISP ... a very WISPy WISP you might say! :0) ... and maybe start cutting blocks for a couple of projects I'd like to finish before we go away in a fortnight. There's just one TINY problem. A tiny SMELLY problem!! A DEAD MOUSE in my sewing room ... PHEEEEEEWWWWW!!!! I know you all know THAT smell that I'm talking about!!

My Beloved Geek Boy was as brave as any dragon-fighting knight and ventured into the Pit Of Smells to seek and dispose of said smelly dead critter. To no avail!! SIGH! He searched high and low, but couldn't manage to pinpoint the burial site ... though he DID open the sticky, stubborn window to let some fresh air into the Pit Of Smells to try to clear it out. He thinks perhaps the vindictive furry critter ate some bait and has died under the house, under my sewing room and that the smell will clear quickly. My delicate proboscis and I will wait and see!

So ... you'd think I'd just switch to hand stitching, right? WRONG!! After two weeks of lovely mild weather that hovered in the mid to high 20's during the day and 15-16 degrees overnight, we've suddenly been thrust back into summer's oven with temps in the high 30's and icky, sticky humidity ... it's that "knickers-stickin' " humidity that sucks my energy away ... and makes it too hot to sit under my sewing lamp to hand stitch ... SIGH!!! Did I mention that an LED Ott Light Lamp is top of my wish list?! :0) We are having the strangest summer here on top of our "hill"!! I think it's the swapping and changing from hot to cool and back again that's doing my head in!!

So what's a girl to do? I still needed a stitchy/fabricky fix, so pulled out my most recent fabric adoptions ... I 'adopt' them from Quilters Angel and give them a good home! Tee! Hee! Hee! I'd been eyeing these beauties off for a while, drooling, dreaming and scheming on how the budget would stretch to allow their adoption ... lay-by is fabulous, isn't it! Tee! Hee! Hee! Want to see my new 'babies' ?

... some YUMMY, fresh green batik fabrics ... AND ...

... some DELICIOUS dark green/teal-y batik fabrics. Aren't they just so SCRUMPTIOUS?!?!? :0)

These delightfully delicious, gorgeously green batiks were part of a range Marion and Steph received a few weeks ago. Many of them (and there were even MORE than this in the range!!) will be packed up into kits for two new quilt projects that will be available through Quilters Angel soon, so stay tuned! But if you're like me and just LOVE batiks ... there are a few of them in the shop for you to 'adopt'. :0) My pretty greens will become two new patchwork skirts ... I live in my purple skirt ...

 ... so I've decided to duplicate it in other colours ... and I don't at all care that my brother tells me I'm a left-over hippie! Peace, man!! Tee! Hee! Hee!

So ... not much happening here on the quilty, stitchy, fabricky front ... just moping around with a peg on my nose doing 'grown up' chores around the house. What are you up to this weekend? Hopefully you don't have smelly deceased rodents plaguing you. :0) Whatever you're up to ... have a fantastic day. Til next time ...

BEAR HUGS!

CHEERS!
KRIS





7 comments:

Maria said...

LOL I love your Hippie skirt and your new one will look great in greens. have thought of a blue colourway one too????

Farm Gate Creations said...

The only way to be is hip....thank goodness the weather down here has been brilliant today the knickers - stickin weather has seemed to have moved on for now.

phxquilt said...

Nice to meet you. I love your skirt! FQs are not my usual buying choice, but sometime you just gotta do what you gotta do! We in the western USA are also having a drought...almost 10 yrs now. I come from a family who spent a lot of time on family farms and know how important they are to us all.

theredbootquiltcompany.com said...

Hello gorgeous skirt-wearing left-over-hippie! It was a skirt-wearing hippie day for me too! *giggle* xx

Fiona said...

Eeeeew to the smelly mouse!!!!! Love your new fabrics. Though and hope it cools down soon...
Hugz

Judy S. said...

I can relate to your mouse problem. We had a rat expire in a heating duct under our bedroom. Nasty! Love the patchwork skirt! Bet it was fun to do. (And wear!)

Christine said...

Hiya Kris, your new skirts will be lovely!
I'm wondering which Ott lamp is the object of your desire? I have the Marietta, to fit in with decor and it is surprisingly hot to sew under! Not like the older folding types at all. It's a different bulb, more like the modern energy savers but with its own square electrical end so you always have to but the Ott brand. Just in case that helps.

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