Sunday, 7 August 2011

It's raining again....

and I finally got to do some stitching!

I did manage to take procrastination to a whole new level though.  You wouldn't believe how long it too me to choose fabrics for my Boys Story boat block..... hours and hours and hours!


Some pieces are still just pinned up there while I continue to cogitate.

Right now I can't make a decision to save my life.   Maybe I got so hot tending the land last week  my brain liquefied and evaporated along with the sweat on my brow.   Or perhaps I've been infected by Zombie virus.  All I want to do is sleep or think about sleep.  Heck... I even dream about sleeping! 

I did manage a little bit of this.......


I'm back to trying backstitch 'by the book' again.   Hoping it'll help me loosen up my stitches.... seems my thread tugging gets a bit too aggressive when I stab!   



I'm a deviant!!   I have to own up to deviating from the original plan with these......



Yep.... I'm surrounding all my little hexie blooms with white so's each little flower can shine in it's own right!

That's my way of saying I've changed my mind about a 'scrappy' look for my Vignette Hexie Quilt and have decided to start it again with a more co-ordinated colour palette.   Lucky me.... I'll have too hexie quilts to keep me warm in my dotage.   Assuming I'm not still sewing them when I'm old and dotty!

Now then.... remember this


 Well this is how it looked yesterday when the neighbours called round unvited to inspect my handiwork


They showed a clean pair of heels when they spotted me.... wish the same could be said about other parts of their anatomy! 

Till next time..... happy stitching

Josie X

8 comments:

Jennie {Clover and Violet} said...

Your work is looking beautiful, and so does your countryside!

Raewyn said...

Like what you are doing with your hexies :-). Your Boys Story is looking really cute - I can be like that choosing fabrics/colours and in the end just get so frustrated with myself for not being able to make a decision!! Your stitching is looking lovely - not too loose and not too tight; just right!!

Fiona said...

Such lovely fresh colours you are working with..... I love your Boys Story.... and the pictures of where you live... beautiful
Hugz

rosie said...

Miss Josie the PROCRASTINATOR!! I love the colors in your boys story quilt... you are only procrastinating girl because it is hot... no one can think when it is hot.. Still can't believe Scotland is hot though!!lol

Charlie and Wendy said...

I love the colours you have chosen for the boys story quilt and your hexie quilt is looking gorgeous, it's going to be a stunner!

LuAnn said...

I love your hexies and your visitors, too. That Vignette quilt is going to be wonderful whatever color scheme you choose.

Pam said...

Love all your colours Josie - the neighbours called because word had got round about your wonderful choice of colours.......

Kathy said...

Love your Vignette quilt - Looking forward to seeing it finished with all the flowers in their white background.

Also in love with your pics of English countryside - make me want to check the Qantas site for cheap flights.....

Kathy Sew-Happy House
(Formerly Quilted Notions)