Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Has this ever happened to you?

 I just finished the exchange piece so I allowed myself a new start. Rather than grabbing one of the fantastic pieces I have kitted up, I felt the urge to let my fingers walk through a stack of charts and  ended up beginning something totally new. What happens to my brain? I have a bout 4 WIP to choose from and 10 or 12 charts kitted that truly do speak to me. But rather than start one of them or finish a WIP, I get a wild hair to go in a totally different direction. This is a Sheepish Design chart from 1998. It isn't even something shinny and new that caught my eye. It is fun and will be a quick stitch. The pot is rice stitches which are fast and add so much depth. The flowers will be all wonky which will be fun too. I got that much completed last night, really going to be a quick stitch.

I ended up putting my exchange package in the closet while we wait on everyone to receive theirs. I knew when I started think about just taking pictures and opening it but not posting about it that it needed to be out of sight.  It didn't help that every time my son walked by it he shook it and asked what I was waiting on? So it is still sealed, safe and secure in the top of my closet.

One last quick note. I was able to purchase the additional fabric I had originally planned to use for the quilt. It did strip one of the bolts bare but there was enough. If all goes well, there should be enough time Saturday to complete the piece. The ladies at the LQS gave me several tips for the quilting since I was not able to take the beginner class. Hopefully it will not look to shabby.

Happy stitching,


  1. Great start! That kinda thing happens to me all the time. I can remember the days when I was a one piece at a time stitcher and now I am all over the place! Guess I figure now the more the merrier! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. Great new start Pam! Sorry about the package mix up. Look foward to more up-dates on your lovely quilt too.

  3. Love your start. Saw on the blog you can open your gift when it arrives just not post about it so can't wait to hear what you received.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches