243: The things I get myself into…..

243: The things I get myself into…..

and I only wish one of those things would be the suit I got married in 20+ years ago…but alas it is not…

But this is what I have gone and done….I joined another swap…and not just any swap… a NON quilting swap ….this swapto be exact.  Mostly because my friend John twisted my arm….no, not really….but it wasn’t because I needed something else to do…I think I signed up mostly for the variation of this art form…….

All I have to show for it so far is my inspiration piece….this vintage stitched house ….   But as I go I will share with you what I make and what my swap-mates send.  My theme is “Better Cottages and Gardens”.   The other themes are “Weird Science“, “Monsters“, “Owls with Attitude“, and “Modern Classics Fun!”   I get to design ideas for these themes….I am thinking colorful amoebas for the first, and some funky, assymetrical creatures for the 2nd. The other two will be a bit more challenging to me, as I think there are probably more “real” looking things to do there, but I am excited to try my hand at them all!!

Other than that I have a bunch of things I am working on…two more quilts for Free Spirit Fabrics, a Moda Bake Shop recipe, and some other things that are hush, hush at the moment…..

and oh, yeah, we need to get firewood for the winter, and I need to try to find a painter to paint the upper half of the house before winter, as I just don’ t have time to get up there, and it needs some caulking and painting pretty bad in some places…..as well as still helping Gimpy Linda get things done around here…

along with going to the DayJob to keep some steady income coming in…..blah, blah, blah……

Peace out my friends…..



  • Welcome aboard Scott….glad to have a male in the group….and talented stitcher of course!:)

    I was so touched to see your Fresh Mondern Quilts flickr button….that’s MY quilt on the button!! WhooHooo!

    Well…of to get some inspiration for your Hoop Up! piece…the problem will be to narrow it down to one because it is such a great theme!!:)

    August 21, 2010 at 4:59 am
  • I do the same overcommitting thing…but this looks SO fun. I can’t wait to see photos.

    August 21, 2010 at 3:12 pm

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