Monday, September 6, 2010

More of the Same

Today was a day much like yesterday but without the house cleaning. I sure hope Chris got what she wanted at the thrift stores yesterday, because I went to another one today. And then, to change it up a little from yesterday, I went to JoAnn's instead of Michael's.

I was hoping to work on my papier mache project today, but it wasn't quite dry, and the directions recommended patching any cracks that appeared during drying, so that's as far as I got--drying and a little bit of patching. Instead, I messed about with the cherub candleholder (not quite where I want it yet), decoupaged and painted the base for the papier mache "Halloween totem," and did some quilting.

Oh, and today's my mom's birthday. Happy birthday mom! No, she doesn't read my blog, so I actually called her. I think she looks pretty good for her age, doesn't she?

Yeah, you're right. That's not my mom. The witch is a thrift store find. She has a battery pack and I'm not quite sure what it does or if it even works, but I just loved the face and thought I could do something with it. Hubby and I figured we'd build a base for the body (it's really only a head and arms with floating clothing, and it's meant to hang from something) so it could sit on a chair on our front patio. Then we'll strip off what bits of clothing it has and dress it. I'm not sure what I'll do about the hat, but I'll do something. The glittery/sparkly stuff needs to go, I think. Of course, now I'm going to have to go back to the thrift store to find a dress for it. See, thrifting is a never ending occupation! (Now that I look at the face of the thing, I realize that if I dressed it in a suit, it would look remarkably like an older attorney I used to work for!)

Here's a peek at the quilting project I've been working on. It's the charm pack quilt I've mentioned before. I still have two more "rounds" of blocks to add to what you see here, so it will be eight rows of blocks by eight columns. Then probably a border. I'm planning to give the pattern to the students in my next Schnibbles class (September 25th) and I'll probably print it here at some point in the future. I might be able to get the top finished tomorrow, so I'll show you the finished project then.

Time again for bed. And I'm SO happy I don't have to get up for work tomorrow morning, because there's still one more day of the long weekend left!


Robin said...

My weekend flew and now I'm sad AND mad. Not a lot of fun stuff, practically no sewing at all, but at least there was a little cleaning/straightening and reorganizing. We worked most of the weekend, on and off, on repurposing a storage unit for my 'studio'.

Mama Spark said...

I really love this block! Can't wait for the entire pattern.

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Thinking of you.