Friday, February 17, 2012

3 Martini Limit

We started out with good the Twisted Drunkard's Path, which we renamed 'Broken Records' this afternoon at lunchtime.

But then the thread package arrived in the mail--which was totally amazing that it took only 2 days to get here from the west-mid-west--and we had to spend quite a bit of time oohing and aahing over the Aurifil Color Card and the 13 or so spools of 12 wt Aurifil cotton that I snagged at $3.60 per spool (even the hubs wanted to know why I just didn't buy every single color she had at that price).

And I finally dug out the electric juicer from the basement and juiced the Blood oranges I picked up at the Korean market a few weeks ago, which resulted in 3 batches of Blood Orange Martinis (so much for going out to dinner tonight).  And by the second martini we were snuggled on the couch watching the 3 episodes of 'Revenge' that we had dvr'd.

Okay, so bottom line....we're caught up on Revenge, and we're feeling no pain...and it's way too late to participate in Friday Night Sew In. was a good night nonetheless.

Tomorrow promises to be a great day, beginning with a trip to 'Creative Saturday' at Needles and Pins quilt shop in Frederick, culminating with a definite start on quilting Broken Records. I've already changed my plan for how to quilt it a few times since it's been up on the design wall.

In the meantime, here's a little photo essay for you...

This is what we're looking at on the design wall. Clearly, the pinwheels (whatever) are the dominant design. Do we keep that, or do we try to de-emphasize that in our quilting:  (Note how much different this looks on the wall, from a distance, than it looked on the table last night.)

 And this is a demo of my absolute favorite tool of the moment.....Pinmoors.   Forget about safety pins. It is so quick, and so easy to use long straight pins anchored by the Pinmoors to sandwich a quilt.

Poke the pin into the sandwich, and secure the end with the plastic foam Pinmoor.

Quick, easy, and equally easy to remove when you've got this on the machine for quilting.

If you haven't tried them yet, invest in a small pack and give them a shot. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised and looking for a place to dump all those safety pins you've been collecting.

Well, it's Friday night and I'm off to bed. Yeah, I know, it's not 2 a.m. yet, but I'm a little weird about starting my weekends. While I'll stay up anywhere from 2 a.m. until 3:30 a.m. on worknights, I really like to get a bunch of sleep on Friday night. I want to start my weekend well rested. There's always so much to do on the weekends, and I like to have a fresh start. Weird, eh?

Happy weekend. Hope you have marvelous winter weather, and I'd love to hear what you have planned for your 3-day weekend.


  1. I'm really looking forward to seeing how you decide to quilt this. I think I'd probably keep it simple and echo quilt inside all the pieces, maybe doing several echoes on the background and the brown and let the embroidery shout out a bit.

  2. Loved hearing about how you spent your FNSI! Unfortunately no 3 day weekend for me but I do get a floating holiday to use at another time. I do hope to get some time to sew today though!


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