Tuesday, 4 February 2014

The Best Laid Plans

I've been really good at sticking to my 'head down and just sew' schedule of late. I do hope you've been impressed. Some days it works better than other days though.

I got all the quilting finished on the HSTs. I made the binding and attached it to the front this morning, and I started hand stitching it down on the back.


And there I was, tucked under this nice warm quilt on the sofa needle in hand - and I fell asleep for two hours! Needless to say I do not have as much of the binding done as I was expecting. Thankfully I managed to not puncture myself either.

Then there was the fabric admiring time. I got the last of my destash parcels, all the way from Australia. Despite the cost of the post being as much as the cost of the fabric this layer cake was still a lot cheaper than one from my lqs. Thanks Sarah!


There was also time lost to the new app that everyone was playing on Instagram last night that I had to get too. Because I am like that. It makes your photos look like water colours, with various different effects to choose from. It is mesmerising seeing how much better my mediocre photos look with a bit of effect applied.

It's called waterlogue if you feel the need to join the fun.
So, with a big fat distraction of a day, I went to my machine and started something entirely different right before the school run. Seemed like a good idea at the time.


A little bit of quilt as you go. In fact, I think I will go back to doing more of that. Unless I start feeling tired and then obviously sewing the binding down is the answer.

Susan

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  2. Ooh what's the QAYG going to be? Or are those question marks at the top deliberate because it's a secret? ;) I got waterlogged too, I've not shared any of the pictures but I like looking at them.

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  3. I thought falling asleep in the middle of the day was my speciality!

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  4. And mine - phew dog walking in the mud in wellies is hard work!

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  5. Sounds and looks like the perfect day :)

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  6. Bwahhh haahahahaha the sleeping sickness has been transferred to you!! I have not had a daytime nap for a few days now - no time!
    Love the pictures, must try to get onto instacrack again :)

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  7. I nanna nap pretty much every day Im not at work...

    Lovely pictorial spread of a day in the life of Susan...Despite the two hour nap you managed to get plenty of beautiful things done.

    Love the effect of that app on photos!

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  8. You really are a lady of leisure, sleeping 2 hours in the middle of the day, how very decadent! Loving the look of your new QAYG project :o)

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  9. You're beginning to sound like our Sarah!! LOL! Jxo

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  10. Sleeping in the day, under a quilt - how marvelous. Di x

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  11. Damnit, I want a 2 hour mid-day nap now!

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  12. Lucky you to get a nap. Beautiful projects here, as usual.

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  13. Snoozing is good - I am definitely planning one tomorrow!

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  14. I always feel if you snooze during the day it is because your body needs it. And it is so easy with book/quilt/knitting delete as appropriate after a nice lunch

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  15. Some take sleeping pills you just take a quilt and a needle. I am not sure but I you might have a talk to someone if you can not sleep without a needle and thread in your fingers.

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  16. I love the QAYG can't wAit to hear the plans for this one!

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  17. I drop off now and again, I once woke up 40 minutes later with a cricked neck and my head on the sewing machine. Wasn't as good a nap as yours though, jel very jel!!

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  18. Lol! So annoying that you lost precious binding time but a little amusing!!!!! I love your QAYG, can't wait to see what it's going to be magiced in to x

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  19. Ha a two hour nana nap, you must have been tired.
    Love waterlogue, I've been playing with it too.
    I think I might have to do some more quilt as you go this year too.

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  20. Gotta laugh at the napping whilst binding! Sounds exactly like something I'd do!

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  21. I'm putting my hand up to be included in the competition for queen of the daytime nap ;o)

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  22. As long as you weren't woken by the school ringing to ask were you were (last week - flu) nana nap away my friend!

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  23. Sleeping during the day is on the agenda tomorrow. Cannot wait!

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  24. Still can't believe how quick that fabric got to you! I only fall asleep on days I have so much to do I think I'll just lay down, ie every weekend!

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