Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Trinkets and Time...

How many of you have wondered if there will ever be enough time to make all the projects you have in mind? Well, the obvious answer to that for probably 99% of us is - of course we've wondered! Here I am in my 7th month of retirement, still not a lot of time to sew, yet still adding to my collection of future projects! The good news is that I know for sure I'll begin to have time for most of what I want to create by this coming Fall, so why not add a few more trinkets to the list!

Below left are two little wool projects from Karen at Farmhouse Woolens. Do go over and sign up for her newsletter - it's always a good read and you never know what might be in there just for newsletter subscribers! Karen recently opened a brick and mortar store - I sure wish I lived closer! The pattern on the right is called Peter, Paul and Aunt Mary! It caught my eye at Pendleton Quiltworks yesterday. We were in town for an oil change and just had to make a quick stop ;>)

I signed up for a two-day class at the end of July at our LQS to make this Crazy Eight table topper. The shop had Gobble Gobble on sale, and since I love anything to do with fall I thought why not! (Yes, I added to my stash, but I couldn't help myself!) The picture on the pattern cover really doesn't do this pattern justice! I saw the class sample in the shop which is fantastic!
Summer has finally arrived here - 100's are predicted for later in the week...I've had this Lila Tueller fabric for a while now and saw this Serendipity Studio pattern - I'm going to make the sleeveless top on the bottom right of the pattern. Perfect for hot weather!
Uh, oh....Karen at Farmhouse Woolens did it to me again! The homespuns below were so right for my Fall stash....I adore the top one with the crows. The photo reads blue but it's really black!
I'm making the apron pattern below to give to a friend later this summer, and another table topper to use with some of my Christmas/Halloween stash - see...I am really using mostly stash so far this year!
Winter Wonderland blocks are all done, the setting blocks are cut and it's just waiting to be laid out on a friend's design wall then sewn together! I really wanted to enter it in the September show our guild hosts, but I don't think it will be ready. However, I'm sending a top off to Mary at Quilt Hollow in a couple of weeks - maybe, just maybe, I can put it in the show!

Friday morning Mr. Squash and I head to the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show! We just found out that we have been bumped out of our condo rental there into a "premier rental house" on the property! There is a movie being filmed there -- the actress staying in our space doesn't want to move, so the studio is paying for the entire rental house for us! Now that's a score! If we have internet access I'll post from there, otherwise there will be a full report upon our return! Who knows... I'm certain there will be more than one bloggy meeting!


Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Not only have I wondered about it, I've already provided myself an answer. I'll never be able to do all the projects I want to do! There are just so many. I love every one of your projects and have added a couple to my mental list!

Mr. Squash! Too funny. And YAY on the rental house!

I can't wait to see what Mary does with your quilt. She does really nice work.

Nancy said...

I know exactly what you mean. I have been retired for 4 years and really can't find the time for all the things I want to do. Oh, the projects!

Barb said...

I love all that you have to do! How lucky you are to be going to Sisters--and a great score on being bumped up to a rental house! As for my projects, I have so many in the works and so many I want to do I don't know when I will get to half of them! Have a great time in Sisters.

Anonymous said...

Go! Have Fun! We'll all wait here for you. Don't forget to share pictures!!

Stephanie said...

YES...too many projects, fabric, ideas...too little time. Isn't this how the UFOs pile up? Great projects you have to work on. I can't wait to see that unique table topper done.

With all the money you're saving on you free lodging just think of all the goodies you can add to your stash. :o)

Kim said...

Hey there, Mrs. Squash! Love the pattern and fabric for that new summer top you are sewing up. Nice to hear that you and the Mr. are feeling up for traveling and adventures. Enjoy Sisters.

Linda B said...

I love that little table topper pattern! That's the size project I should concentrate on.
Oh, have fun in Sisters. We are heading to Sunriver July 27th. Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Shakerwood said...

I love anything by Buttermilk Basin and Lynda Hall! I have 7 of Lynda's patterns, just haven't started one yet!!

Ulla said...

Your new fabric purchases can be forgiven because you have such lovely patterns to use them.
Enjoy the quilt show and your accommodation!

Anonymous said...

The Sister's quilt show is a fun one. Love seeing quilts out in the sunshine. You did score on the rental. Enjoy your time in Sisters. It is a fun place to visit and even more fun for Mr. S if he plays golf. But I bet there is some good fly fishing in the area as well. Louise

onlymehere said...

I took a class and made the Peter, Paul, and Aunt Mary quilt for my daughter-in-law. I gave it to her at the wedding shower. I let her pick out the fabric and boy was it ever a busy quilt! It was fun to do though. It will be fun to see what you do with it. Here's the link to mine. It's definitely prettier in person than the picture shows it.

Lisa D. said...

What fun projects you have on the horizon! I love that sleeveless top pattern - can't wait to see it out of the Woodland Bloom fabric. Have fun at Sisters! Ooo la la for upgrades!

Sharon said...

Yeah! on the rental in Sisters, travel safe and have fun! I LOVE the pendleton quilt shop, what an amazing building they are in. And your class will be fun,I have that stack of Gobble Gobble too, but haven't done anything with it.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, have fun at the show. I know another blogger is going to camp and visit the show. I ordered some wool and that same little crow pattern from Karen. I look forward to those newsletters and her little specials. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving sweet comments about my posts.

Jackie said...

Great stash acquisitions! I love the crow fabric too and Gobble Gobble is a favorite of mine (and I'm not a fall colors kind of person).

Enjoy the quilt show! Nice score on the bump up.

Trisha said...

Have fun at Sisters! How awesome that you got an upgrade. Thank goodness for those divas, right?

Kaaren said...

I'd LOVE to go to the Sisters quilt show after reading about it last year. Can I curl up on the floor if I bring my sleeping bag? Just kidding...well, maybe just a little bit kidding. *wink*

Love all your purchases and I can't wait to see your Wonderland quilt finished. One day I'll get to mine.

And about getting to do all the projects we want to? Ha! Isn't it all about collecting fabric and patterns? You mean to tell me I've got it all wrong?

We're experiencing the 100 degree temperatures here right now. Today is our fourth day. It's brutal. We never had this kind of heat and intense humidity when we lived in south Florida. Yuk!

pratima said...

Nice new projects :)
It is hard to resist cute patterns... the fabrics for your fall collection are warm and toasty! Have a wonderful time at the Sister's quilt show!

Donnelly said...

Lucky you! I have always wanted to go to the Sisters' Quilt show!

Woodland Blossoms by Lila Tueller is one of my favorites. Can't wait to see the finished shirt!

Idaho is expected to have high temps by Sunday or Monday. We have had wonderful cool temps the whole summer, today was almost 90; definately not looking forward to it being even hotter!

Have a great day!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

You and Mr. Squash House have too much fun, seriously. I can only home my retirement will be half as full. Love the apron pattern. Love the fabric.

Mary said...

All your photos are so colorful. It made for a very pretty blog post. Now, you will show us all those completed projects one day, won't you.
Don't forget.

AnnieO said...

Never will the project list end, so of course they will not get done!

You got yourself a pile of bounty there in fabric and needlework, sure to keep you busy for hours :)

Ooh, an upgrade. I love those!

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