Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Two-Fifths of the Way There

Tuesday's near its end, and that means we're two-fifths of the way to the weekend. Here in the US, it's a loooong weekend, with Labor Day on Monday. Three more days of work and then three days off. Beyond that, we'll just pull down the shades so we can't see past Monday night, and we'll pretend those three days off work will just go on, and on, and on . . . .

I don't seem anxious or anything, do I?

To tell you the truth, I think I'm kind of boring tonight. As far as I know, none of my family or friends has done anything stupid, funny, or otherwise blog-worthy today. In other words, I don't have any good stories to tell you, and if you're considering eating or drinking something while reading my blog--well, your keyboard and monitor are probably safe.

It's hard to believe that August is nearing its end and so many schools are back in session already. For a couple minutes this morning, I thought I detected a hint of Autumn in the air. We're in for hotter temperatures for the next few days, so whatever Autumn molecules were floating around this morning will be banished to a time in the future. But it's coming. I know it is!

So what have I been doing in the Sweat Shop lately? Nothing that would promise quick results and your corresponding amazement over how much I get done. Nope. I'm still stuck on hand applique, and it's a slooooow process. For the time being, I've abandoned the Halloween witch quilt--it sits quietly on my design wall, rebuking me for my fickleness. I've returned to my other current love, the X-Rated quilt. Do you want a sneak peek? Keep in mind that none of these pieces are actually sewn down yet--they are just basted and/or otherwise prepared to be placed and sewn, and I only have the pieces for one of the four corners prepared up to this point.


I think I want to give that large yellow flower a pink center. Funny how looking at a photo allows you to see things your eyes don't pick up. It will be quite a few days before I'll be able to call this top done. And I think I'll rename it--instead of X-Rated, I think I'll call it Kisses and Flowers. Or Bouquets and Kisses. Or . . . what do you think? Any suggestions?

17 comments:

Lorraine said...

not sure about a name for the quilt but I looove the fabric in the basket in the corner.....it is looking good.....!!! Wednesday late afternoon here but i don't have a long weekend to look forward to ..... but at the end of next week I have two weeks off so that is looking good right now!!

Eileen said...

What a great picture. Love the basket and those polka dots. Cute flowers. But what ever you do is great.

Now don't go getting a big head. LOL

Vickie E said...

I think the black looking dots fabric is the zinger...I mean I love that..and your border too...all of it. I'm telling you, you really inspire me to put more individuality in my quilts. thanks so much for blogging.

The Southern Mom said...

The fabric is gorgeous...how about Bouquet of Kisses?

Teresa said...

I was going to say the same as Southernmom..Basket of Kisses - guess us southern gals think alike. The quilt looks marvelous, but then everything you make does!

MichelleB said...

Well, how fabulous is that corner! I just love it. I'm a terrible namer - but I like the above bouquet/basket of kisses ideas.

Mar said...

Kim, love what you did with this one, yes, the camera can really help!

Pat E. said...

Love the unique touch Kim! Nice!!

I think I'd call the quilt "First Date"...lol.

If I can remember that far back, isn't that what we all wanted? Us - flowers... Them - kisses...
LOL ;-)

Patty

~Kristie said...

Coming along nicely, Kim! When you started throwing out names, I thought of a TV show on AMC called "Mad Men". In one episode, the advertising firm needed a campaign slogan for Belle Jolie lipstick - and came up with "Basket of Kisses". This might work better for your G-Rated quilt! LOL

Annemiek said...

Even though you say you have nothing to blog about, your post leaves me with (at least) a smile, as always. Really like the flower kisses!

Lizzie said...

What a wonderful choice of color. Love the dots!

Carol said...

I like the name Bouquet N' Kisses. Also like the black dots!

Linda said...

Your quilt is beautiful! <-- with or without the pink middle ;) LOL
I rarely take pics of my quilts - always afraid someone will see something that should have been done different! LOL
Your new names are adorable :) I have an odd sense of humor so would probably call it Kiss the Fool who brings flowers :D LOL
Anyways... It is beautiful!

Carole said...

You know, as a graduate student of religion, when you say "I tell you the truth..." who do you think I think you are quoting? lol I tell you the truth, Mark wrote it first! lol Sorry, do I appear stressed about school?!?!?! I agree, photos are great to give one a different angle of perception. Love the quilt, so cheerful! Keep well!

Sherry said...

Hi Kim. That quilt is looking gorgeous. Love all those fabrics/colors together.

Karen said...

I like the fabrics you chose for the x-rated quilt. What a name. Get's your attention. I like the Bouquets and Kisses name.

Marcie said...

Beautiful quilt Kim. Can't wait to see the whole thing! You are so clever!