This in turn limits my computer time even more. So to catch you up on all the January nonsense I thought I would grab the opportunity while I could.
First off, my new laptop is still off with the manufacturer awaiting to find out if it is fixable or replacement material. Apparently, I shall potentially have to wait until the end of next week before I have it back, or receive said replacement. I sit here waiting very impatiently.
Back at the beginning of the month I discussed my desk and what to do about cutting a hole in it to recess my machine. Here are my limited conclusions -
(a) I am a big sap because I still can't bring myself to do it because I love the look of the desk so much.
(b) If I get over this flaw in my character I should let him cut the hole because every last person who uses a recessed machine was vocal in their belief that it is the best thing going.
(c) Whether it happens or not is a mute point right now as I am so busy I refuse to clear away my sewing to let him finish it, hole or no hole. I do not have the time.
Next, the Briar Rose quilt still hangs there near my machine, taunting me with its ugliness. (Okay, I know it isn't a total loser but I will never love it.) I don't have time to finish it right now but I will do, just the way it is. Everyone who suggested that sashing between the blocks would redeem it is right. I am just too lazy to want to rip it apart and do that. I am going to back it, quilt it and give it to a very worthy charity. I am sure there will be a little girl out there who will become enamoured with the little froggies - even those rendered legless or motherless by my ruthless cutting.
So, between trying to delve deep into my sympathy reserves for sick kids (I'm really not good at this and think that in bed napping is the best place for them to be), I've been receiving more Great UK Destash parcels. Here's the last of what I ordered.
|Heather Ross Munki Munki flannel. Love those foxes and the kittens.|
|Winter Kissed panel and charm pack. The cutest of layer cake slices.|
And then there is the sewing I have been doing. I have - finally - finished all the HSTs for my quilt top. And I have been piecing like a mad woman. The top is 3/4 of the way to being complete. As for the hexies, well I just keep cutting, and basting, and repeating that over and over again. I'm still not sick of them yet so this may go down as the only epp project that I ever do that I don't lost interest in half way through.
I'll be back, if the girls don't hogtie me and keep me from getting on this computer. It's getting harder and harder now that they are almost as tall as I am!
Hope everyone is well soon - including the laptop. Loving the look of all this fabric goodness!ReplyDelete
Urgh. Hate the illness season. Hope it eases up soon and that everything else sorts itself out - so annoying about the computer :( The hexies are looking brilliant - Go Susan!!!!!ReplyDelete
BOO to sickness and delayed computer fixes! You are coping amazingly well considering! No-one has died yet! JxoReplyDelete
Is there not some nice little syrupy mixture you could procure from say Boots or some such to allow the wee ones to sleep the day away??? Bwwaaahhhaaaa Bad parent!!!ReplyDelete
So much sickness!! Blat. Lovely new stash, though. I am particular in love with the lsuet cake chicks!!ReplyDelete
Glad to see you have been about 5 times more efficient than me even with fitting in a weekend of illness :)ReplyDelete
I am sorry to hear you are all taking turns being sick, we seem to be avoiding the winter bugs so far. I love the fabric purchases, and the projects but how annoying about the computer repair.ReplyDelete
Oh the hexies are so pretty! I hope you're all feeling better soon, i include the laptop in that!ReplyDelete
I've never seen the Munki Munki flannel before, is it a print from a few years ago?ReplyDelete
Cut the hole! Your table will love you for it. Love the fabric esp the LV hexies xReplyDelete
Ugh - hope everyone is on the mend soon!ReplyDelete
I could not cut a hole in that fabulous desk top either. And, scaredy cat that I am, I would only do it after I had road tested the seating position where the hole would be for a month or so. Sometimes the lighting isn't quite right where you think you want to sit, or actually you'd prefer to cut on the other side etc etc. Once the hole is cut that's where you have to be. But then , you're not as chicken as me!ReplyDelete
Hope you are all de-lurgified soon!
Yay or fabric, it always brings happiness even in poorly households. Hope everyone is well soon. The little foxes are super cute.ReplyDelete
shitty computer news, bummer about sick kids, cut a hole in your desk, finish the quilt (let it go) and pat that new fabric - all with a glass of wine. Have a great day, I'm off to work :(ReplyDelete
Hope your sickies return to health soon, I have the same genes when it comes to nursing ill people!! Enjoy your projects and don't get burned out :o)ReplyDelete
I was teaching at Heart of the Shires when that almighty storm came through...I took comfort in knowing that if the place collapsed I'd die in a mountain of fabric...not a bad way to go! LOLReplyDelete
Hope the the germs vanish soon!
Sounds stormy up your way in my ways than one. I'd be kicking those sick kids off the computer and making it as boring as possible for them so they want to get back to school(but I'm mean and nasty)ReplyDelete
Go you for finishing those hexies! Doing the happy dance for you.
You need to do whatever your heart tells you visa vie the sewing table. If you dont cut it you can always cut it later!
Start sneaking the girls sleeping draughts to keep up your computer time ;o) BTW, you'll be pleased to know I actually did inadvertently trip one of those Lenovo guys the other day!ReplyDelete
Hope the health fairies give your house a visit!ReplyDelete
Hope your family is all on the mend .. we have a nasty cough going through our house. I don't have it yet. Can't believe you're all finished with them. Your new fabrics are beautiful.ReplyDelete
I hope everyone (and everything!) in your house is soon tickety-boo again!ReplyDelete
I hope everyone feels better soon.ReplyDelete
Nice fabric score. The rule in my house growing up was that if you were sick enough to be home from school you were sick enough to be in bed. With maybe 1-2 hours on the couch with the tv. Can't wait to see the layer cake.ReplyDelete
we are a house full of snot right now, so I feel your pain. Hope you all get better soon xReplyDelete
I agree, sick kids should sleep...not play on the computer. It is probably sour grapes on my part. The most entertainment I got as a sick kid was black and white reruns on the tele.ReplyDelete
You quilt pieces are beautiful.
Hoping all are well already! My two sickies linger on but I've managed a day out so I can be mother again!ReplyDelete
Hope the computer comes back soon too!