Saturday, May 22, 2010

thursday night mow-in

it took two trips sideways and up and down around the lawn on thursday evening to mow it down to an acceptable level ... when Michael Myson told me that he was using a pair of scissors to trim the grass along the edges of his yard i gave all of those errant weed whackers to him with the hope that he will be able to get one of them to work ... yesterday i bought a pair of lawn clippers so i could trim the edges ... i just came in from trimming the front with those clippers ... they are going back to the store - there's a big difference between clipping and chewing
anywho ... the plan was to get the grass cut on thursday so that friday would be free for the Friday Night Sew-In ... i even remembered to bake a pot pie and some cookies earlier in the day so we wouldn't have to stop to fix dinner ... no excuses for not settling in for an evening's enjoyment of stitching ... except that i didn't really want to stitch ... i didn't want to eat pot pie ... i didn't even want to eat cookies ... all i wanted to do was go to bed ... anywho ... i had sewn pink sashings around some of the Pink and Orange BOM blocks that have been glaring at me for the past three months the other day...that one is for LuLu ... it's a lotta pink and orange, innit?
and decided to work on the purple sashings last night ... i thought that maybe for Peanut Butter Cup's purple quilt the alternate blocks would look better with different background colors...Peanut Butter Cup likes purple
bleck ... i left them on the design floor to see if the morning light made them look any better ... and went on to the PPSS BOM blocks for this month ... Auntia finished one of her blocks and has a good start on the other one cuz she is disciplined and doesn't meander from one thing to another to another like her mother but this is as far as i made it...hey!!! don't just leave us here!!!
before i gave up and went to bed like i wanted to in the first place ... and now it is saturday morning ... i still don't like the alternate blocks in Peanut Butter Cup's quilt - i think i'm gonna go with just purple backgrounds ... the paper-pieced bear paw is waiting for me, too ... maybe there will be a saturday night sew-in...
maybe not


  1. Mmmmmm......I like Peanut Butter Cup's quilt setting, but then I am only seeing a pic and not the real can only go with what you feel, can't you? I'm making Bears Blocks too but not paper pieced, it's a bit too much of a fiddle for me.

  2. I don't do pink but that bright quilt DOES make one happy and cheerfull (and wide awake! How can one feel sleepy with those colours in sight????)
    I like it!! Hopefully you got your sewingmojo back by now:)

  3. Love the pink/orange and purple/orange quilts (in progress)! BTW, I was reading someone's post from Quilt Market that the new trend is ORANGE, so there you are, Li'l Ms. Trendy! On the cutting edge of quilting (good pun, huh?!).

  4. I LOVE THOSE QUILTS!!!!!!!!!! Shannon (I'm too lazy to sign out for this user.)