Thursday, June 26, 2008

Hubby says that I am going CRAZY!

Hubby says that I am going crazy!!!! Giggle! See, Hunter's birthday party is this weekend. We are having a cookout for family and friends even though we are having it outside I know people will be in and out of the house. Since I sew at the dining table everything stays a mess so I am putting everything away for the weekend!

That is why Hubby says I am going crazy! Hunter is having a friend staying over for the weekend so I don't want to drag everything back out until the first of the week. I am already going through withdrawls!!! My mind is running wild, just thinking about not having my machine and ALL of my quitling mess out to sew anytime that I want! So I have been trying to get some hand sewing projects ready so that I can sew while I am sitting around on the couch!

Now like I said this is only for the weekend and this is what I have ready...

* Yo-Y0's for Hunter's quilt

* Hexagon's that I started getting ready today

* Mom's quilt that I am handquilting

* A few Dear Jane blocks that are applique

* And just a few minutes ago, I started cutting out Cathedral Windows!!!

See, I am losing it!!! I keep thinking NO MACHINE, NO QUILTING!!!

Anyway, I have to laugh at myself for being so silly! I started cutting out these for my Cathedral Windows and found a great way to put them together thanks to Betsy. So this will be an all by hand project. I know this will take forever but it is one of those quilts that when it's done it's done, backing and all!!!

My plan is.....to use my Civil War scraps! I don't have a very big selection of the Civil War fabrics but I am just going to use some of the scraps. I only need 2 inch squares for the centers. So if anyone has any extra Civil War scraps that they don't want send them my way.....
Kristie

14 comments:

Carol VR said...

Is it quilt as you go, then???

Guðrún said...

I think I am with your DH *VBG* It is like you are preparing for a month without a machine on second thought I think you are doing the right thing you are so productive.

Gina said...

How long are you going to be machine less. It looks like you are planning for a siege.
I don't normally agree with a man but I'm with Richard on this one. LOL

love and hugs xxx

countrychicken said...

I don't think you can get all that hand sewing done by Monday?? What we don't do to ourselves.

Happy Birthday to Hunter!!

The Quilting Pirate said...

EPP!!! No sewing over a weekend!! It's MADNESS!! LOL Looks like you will be too busy to notice the sewing machine gone.

Happy Birthday to Hunter!!

Moneik said...

Hope you have a good weekend. I think you have plenty planned and I'm sure you'll get most of it done!

QuiltedSimple said...

You are gonna be one busy Mama - good luck getting it all done!
Kris

Michele said...

Crazy like a FOX!!! I also like to have hand-sewing projects around for hanging out on the couch watching TV.

Chocolate Cat said...

Yes you are going crazy but don't we all when people are coming!! Will look forward to seeing just how many of the hand sewing projects you get done.....Have fun!

Karol-Ann said...

I know the feeling. I hate packing my machine away - makes me feel displaced! I have just had to do it for a few days and I have hated every minute of it :-((

Norma said...

Going to show my ignorance here but, what makes it a Civil War fabric? Is it made by a certain manufacture?

I do think you have enough to keep you busy, especially if you are going to have TWO little boys to keep track of! Have fun.

Sara said...

Good Luck! I use a table in the living room so I can imagine your withdrawl! Hope everything goes great for Hunter's birthday party!!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Tell him there's a woman in Australia with the identical problem, it is like having your arm cut off whaen you take the machine away. Love the civil war blocks, Tracey

Jen said...

Hey, shouldn't it be time soon for the giant pig roast? I swear, last year MOm and I wanted to hop in the car and drive straight through to surprise you.