Wordless Wednesday

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About Today

For lack of a better title.

This was a vacation day filled with errands and appointments.

First was the medical appointment in which my doctor ordered me to do my crafts for at least 3 hours a day as a part of my stress management plan. I doubt I have to tell you how much this has endeared me to my doctor.

I think I have been happily working on my kitchen rug for the past 3+ hours. I have been at it long enough that my fingers are sore. It will take many more hours to complete and I am enjoying the process.

Sadly, my day job includes a commute that should be about 2-1/2 hours a day. Typically, it is 3-1/2 hours because there are always problems on the trains. So crafting after work usually means missing much needed sleep.

Rock, meet Hard Place. I’ll be here in the middle trying to sort this out.

I also took my new-to-me car for a minor repair and treated myself to a pizza lunch.

It tasted better than it looks. Shockingly so. I can now confirm that brussels sprouts are crazy yummy on pizza. The balance is roasted garlic, black olives, mushrooms, and dairy free-cheese. I would plug the restaurant, but they got a solid “F” on customer service.

Best. Desktop. Ever.

I revised this layout slightly.

It was a good day.

Finished Object – Stained Glass Gifty

I definitely learned a few things about this technique. I am not a fan of the stitching that shows on the back. For something this small, the hand sewn version would have been better.

I considered making the binding as wide as the sashing after I cut it. In other words, too late to change my mind. I also hit the dreaded seam in the binding at a corner. Yippee!

All in all, it was a fun project and I hope the recipent likes it.

This came to mind while I was pressing it and berating myself for my less than perfect seams and corners: Wonky = Wuv*

*wuv, luv, love

Denim Stained Glass Quilt Idea

This is what I did over breakfast – a mock up on the computer. This idea uses 3″, 6″ and 12″ squares and 3″ x 6″ rectangles.

I have no idea if I have enough scraps to cut all of this 🙂

Remember the sneak peek? That is my appique fabric. In my crazy quilt lady brain, I am picturing meandering vines that play hide and seek, appearing on the 6″ and 12″ blocks and hiding behind the rest.

More Stained Glass

Long story short: my car got totalled and the auto insurance claims department, in a word, sucked. My local agent’s office was the exact opposite. If not for that representative, I would have a new auto insurance carrier.

So I am making her a little gifty. These are mock ups, in reality what you see below is actually patches of fabric cleverly arranged on the cutting table.

Front and back. I will be sewing this using SusanClaire’s technique as described here. Fully reversible, so it’s a two-for-one deal.

Oh yes, I forgot to share the flannel I am using to back my denim stained glass quilt:

Both the quilt as you go/reversible quilt technique and to use an animal print as the backing were found here. I will be doing my own design based on what I cut from my denim stash. Honestly, it’s like playing with a puzzle. Fun!

Sneak Peek

Another stash buster that I bought fabric and thread for. Does that happen to anyone else? I pulled out my stash of denim to make a stained glass quilt with it, decided it will need some applique, and therefore…

I also ordered more black fabric because that I not something I stash and some flannel for the backing. I am failing at busting but winning at S.A.B.L.E.