Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Aurifil Designer Block Finished

Today I indulged in a little embroidery fun using my favorite Aurifil threads. 12 wt cotton made this project fun and totally painless. I don't think I'll ever use DMC floss again. I breezed through all those French Knots and I don't even embroider!

Wouldn't it be great if there were a Mega Thread lottery every week? The jackpot would be a spool of every color and every weight thread made by Aurifil. Heck with Powerball....I'd be first in line for that. Or how about Aurifil Clearinghouse Sweepstakes? The Prize Patrol knocks on your door and presents you with suitcases full of thread. Sigh! (A girl can dream, can't she?)

Back to reality.... I'm pleased as it gives me another February finish. And I'm grateful that there's one more day in the month so I can make binding and finish the Drunkard's.

The deadlines are closing in.  Class with Mimi Dietrich is Sunday, and the only progress I've made is to scrap my designs for two of the blocks (and believe me, Mimi is such a sweetie, she'd say that was good work for the past month--I did something decisive ). The applications for what I'm hanging in the guild show are due Monday, along with a barn block for next year's Guild raffle quilt, so those are on the short list. I think I'm safe on the challenge quilt, for a minute, as I don't have to submit a photo or measurements on Monday, just an indication that I'll be turning in a challenge piece--so that can move back to the procrastination back burner for a bit.

The consequence of having so many projects in mind is that they require prioritizing (a task which we seem to suck at lately--for some reason the more I have to do, the harder it is for me to stay on track and carry it out--just ask my boss about that, ha ha----I tend to attribute the recent lack of motivation to  'Sucks to get old".). Decisions, decisions......

Well, I hope your Wednesday is lacking in pressure, or the need to prioritize anything. I'm off to bed, most likely to dream about thread (which is way better than dreaming about deadlines).

Keep Calm and Carry On!


  1. Cute this point I would love the only pressure to be which project to work on...too many other things in my life keeping me busy!!

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  3. I love the Aurifil clearing house sweepstakes idea. I am slowly building my collection of Aurifil. The other day I received some 40 wt and 12 wt in the mail. Can't wait to try it.

  4. Now where can I enter the Aurifil Clearing House Sweepstakes. I want, ummm, no, I think I need all of those threads. I love to get and play with thread. Cute snowman block.


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