Monday, July 23, 2012

Very Little Sewing Going On

Last week I posted on Facebook that I think we may have to take the roof off of our deck.  It seems that it is so nice out there that I spend a great deal of time out on the deck, reading and/or on the computer.  I spend very little time doing the menial, unrewarding housework type things and almost no time in the studio doing what I really like (but can't do on the deck).  My daughter almost immediatly replied that she would be willing to take the roof off my hands so I had to rethink my solution to this perplexing problem.  The roof stays and I must use my time better in order to enjoy all my time and toys.  How's that?

On Friday I went to my LQS because she was having a sale that included batting.  I like one particular type of batting so try to buy it (like all she had) in bulk and on sale.  While there I asked her if she had the apple core die for the GO.  She didn't but would order it for me and then she gave me 6 precut apple core pieces to play with.

This is my first experiment with sewing nothing but curves.  I have to say I was pretty pleased with myself.  I'm not sure what I will do with it, it is a little too big to be a mug rug and maybe a little too small to be a placemat.

I even like the look of it from the wrong side: I like seeing how well I did on those curves.  

And, as long as I have your attention, I will share one other thing I bought while I was on vacation, the Pooh doll.  This was a doll that was sold in limited edition about 10-12 years ago.  I saw her when a patient of mine was given one.  I tried to get one too but they had moved on to another doll and I never could find her.  Then, while in NC, there she was, still in her box (a little shabby now, but in really good condition and will all her tags and everything.  And, a whole lot less than she would have been if I had gotten her new.  I should say that I have a pretty large Pooh collection of stuff and that I stopped collecting Pooh things about 3 years ago.  But I couldn't pass her up and she fits very nicely in the cradle with my other fun doll.  I think they make great playmates and pretty soon I will need to make them a new, bright and cheery quilt for their bed.



Rhonda said...

Hi there.... nothing but curves, uh! The apple core or whatever they are called these days, looks great. I love the bright colors you've chosen.
Take care.

Judy D in WA said...

I have a small bin full of apple cores for to make a big scrappy quilt. You should back that and turn it into a little table mat for out on your covered deck that I thought you were going to really take down.......didn't read all of the post fast enough. LOL
Pooh doll is so cute and a perfect playmate~

Vicki said...

looks great, I have never tried a curve only quilt. Love the doll. I have several dolls and bears but many are put up for now. I get the urge to display them, love how you paired them with your quilts!

Threeundertwo said...

Really pretty! I've been thinking of doing an apple core but I'm a little scared of stitching the curves actually. Thank you for showing the back! It's very neat and inspiring.

Melinda said...

I love doing curves. You did a great job on yours. Was it cool enough to be out on the deck? Most of the time it is too hot this time of year.

Kate said...

It's too hot to sit outside here, but it's good to hear that the summer isn't roasting everywhere.

Nice job on the apple cores. Did you hand sew or use the machine?

Fun Pooh doll. We did DT's nursey in Pooh Bear, I'm not sure she's forgiven me for that yet.

scraphappy said...

Sitting outside finishing off hand sewing projects sounds like the perfect way to enjoy the best of both worlds. Glad you are enjoying your new space.

Bunny said...

Keep going with those curves and your new doll quilt will be made. LOL love that crib too.

Pattilou said...

Oh, I love your doll bed. I think you'll love making an apple core quilt. Your sample looks like you've got the hang of sewing them together!