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Friday, June 10, 2011

Head Down, Bum Up!

Today started out with layering my Sherbet Pips quilt.  It is all pinned and ready to quilt. 

Next up came some serious cutting out.  I had some fellows here to do some work outside and as always I think it is a good idea to keep an eye on what they are doing, just to make sure there are no breakdowns in communication and what I am paying for is actually what I intended.  Nearly had such a misunderstanding today but luckily I managed to query them just in time and they got the plans out to see what they were supposed to be doing!  This is the view from where I sit at the cutting dining table.  The guys were working just outside the window.  I waited till they left so that they didn't wonder why I was taking photos.  given their near blunder I didn't want them wondering!
If you look a little closer you can see i wasn't the only one keeping an eye on things... 
Maisy jumped up on one of the chairs and after having a good look outside settled down for a nap....with one eye open! 
 And where was Snickers?  Not so hard at work - napping in what is supposed to be my reading chair!  I have the blue cushion there to keep the dogs from scratching the leather and the quilt on the ottoman for the same reason.
All the while the guys were there I sat and cut...and cut..and cut!  The end result =
13 aprons and their linings
four shopping bags with those round bamboo look handles
five little posy bags - I think that is what they are called - more details once they are made when you can see what they look like
 And four shopping bags like these ones this one.  Here you can see eight lots of fabric - one fabric for the outside and one for the lining.  Everything that I have cut out today is destined to be sewn and sent to Ireland for the Charity Bazaar.  Stay tuned!
Tonight I have moved on to sew some more flower blocks which have been cut out and ready to go and finish some that are half sewn.  I hope to get them all done tonight so that tomorrow I can start thinking about sashing etc.

Just before I go..

Mary from Fleur de Lis Quilts (check here too) is having an interesting giveaway that you should check out. 

Till next time...Happy stitching!


  1. Oh my goodness, your dogs are too cute! I love the picture of Maisy all curled up in her pink wrap and Snickers taking it easy on "her" chair!!

    It looks like you've got tons of projects going of which I'll be looking forward to the end results. Amazing!!

  2. Head down, bum up---------Oh my gosh, I thought you had joined a yoga class. Good cutting day, what pattern do you use for your aprons? Just bought fabric for two aprons but not sure I like either one. Keep little Maisy warm, she looks darling in her little pink wrap. I can't see the guys.

  3. Wow, you've gotten a lot cut out!
    The dogs are so cute!

  4. Jan-Maree I would just love to have your pool this time a year here. Your fur babies are so cute. Wow you have alot of projects going. I would so love to have your energy.

  5. I was trying to figure out what the pink thing in the chair was until I scrolled down! She's too cute! You sure did cut out a lot. Cutting out is not my favorite part, but I love the stacks of nicely cut projects when I'm done!


  6. Thanks for the shout out, Jan-Maree!
    I agree with LaDonna....what cute little guys! And there's nothing that's quite as nice as having some impending projects cut and ready to go! Have a great weekend.


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