Monday, February 6, 2012

blog…what blog?

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(must…clean…the mirror)

Every year about this time I hit my blogging slump…and this year has been no different.  Except with the added bonus of growing bigger by the second (it’s ice cream every night water weight I swear).

We spent last week in Vegas enjoying the sun and I got to sneak away to lunch and fabric shopping with Camille…those pink polka dots are perfect.

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Today in between vacation laundry I pulled out a work in progress and basted the whole thing…then realized that I had basted the whole thing with the backing right side up…sigh.

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Pregnancy and my brain don’t get a long.  :)

I’d like to introduce you to a new to me fabric shop - Forth Worth Fabric Studio, they have EVERYTHING plus a really great sale section if you need backings…I apparently need double sided backings.  It would save me a lot of un-pinning and re-pinning tomorrow!

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54 comments:

amy smart said...

D'oh! Sorry about the pinning, unpinning and repinning. (Basting is my least favorite part of the whole quilting process.) I'd be sorely tempted to leave it.

I've been thinking of you. Glad you had some time to get away - esp before baby makes her appearance. Hang in there!!

traceyjay said...

oh brutal! When I was pregnant, I measured out kool-aid instead of milk to add to my cornbread mix. Fortunately I caught myself before I poured it.

I was such a bloggy slacker when I was pregnant/before the baby girl was sleeping through the night... she's 4 mos old tomorrow, and things are starting to pick back up! Take care of yourself and that little babe you're growing!

Richard Healey said...

Double sided backing could come in handy. The first thing I every sewed together I sorta did the front to the back my wife told me it looks nice but did I mean to do it that way? LOL. My wife is prego also and I just keep reminding her how beautiful she looks. Over at my site we are even having a contest to guess the birth date and birth weight. Come check it out. When Is yours due?

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
Stop by for my quilt givaway to guess my babys b-day and weight.

daisy and jack said...

very annoying and double sided backing would be great - Fort Worth is a great shop and they're super helpful :)

Q said...

Love and Second the need for double sided backing.. I haven't done it yet, but it's definitely something I would do (without being pregnant!)

Pam said...

The double-sided fabric is a fabulous idea! You are on to something! I wanted to congratulate you for being published in the "Artful Blogging" publication. Way to go! :-)

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

Oh man! that's not fun. Basting is the worst part! On the bright side, you have the cutest baby bump though, so that's a bonus :)

Kate said...

Oh I love quiltique! They were very helpful to this overwhelmed Aussie :-)

We've all done the wrong way round thing; I once assembled some cushions only to find the front was facing inwards...

Peggy said...

That's okay! I'm not pregnant and did the same thing recently. Well actually it wasn't until I was wrapping the fleece backed blanket that I realized I had sewn the fleece on backwards. Duh!! I took it to the baby shower and them promptly brought it back home where I took it apart and resewed it. :)

Very Verdant said...

Ugh, I have so done that before!

Candice said...

I have done this and did not have the pregnancy issue at the time too :) Hope the re-doing goes quickly :)

Auntie Pami said...

Nice to see you back! Love those pinks--who made it? Can't wait to see what you do!

Kaylee said...

Love Fort Worth Fabric Studio! Jodie is great!

Lynne said...

Don't you just love pregnancy brain? During my last pregnancy, I remember my toddler asking me for a cup of milk. I promply got up and poured him a cup of coffee. Yup, right into the sippy cup. I used the excuse that the coffee maker was next to the fridge :)
Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!

Sue said...

Why do we have to stop at backing? Let's make all fabric double sided! Then I could retire my stitch ripper :>)

ktquilts said...

Thanks for the fabric shop tip. I got some fabric I have been wanting, but trying to do without, for my daughter's quilt. At $5.00 a yard, we ordered it quickly!

By the way, you look fabulous!

Cranberry Morning said...

That is a darling photo! And were you trying to say there was something wrong with ice cream every night?? LOL I need to go check out my own fabric stash and see what I have on hand before I dare buy another piece!

BTW, I'm having a 25% off Hope of Spring sale on my luxury homemade soaps, running only Monday through Friday, February 6-10, ending at Midnight Friday.

Francine said...

That was so funny- It's amazing what pregnancy does to the brain! You look fabulous!

Francine

SewSara said...

you look great!
i think we're due around the same time so I'm excited to hear when your little bundle arrives :)

Andrea said...

Your baby belly is soooo much daintier than mine. Let me make you feel better: Due March 17, gained 70 lbs (as of last week, so surely higher now). I gained 22 lbs with my first. What the??? This is my third, and my feet and body are massively swollen. Like you, I'm sure it's the water weight =) Good news is, sewing (currently curtains and crib bedding, then moving swiftly to baby quilt) is luckily a relatively low key activity that I can manage these days =)

Neabear said...

I had to laugh. You remind me of when I was still learning sewing way back in 5th grade. I was making a dress for myself and the first thing in the instructions was to sew the two back pieces together. However I sewed them wrong sides together and did not realize it until I had done the whole seam. Ack! I had to rip it out myself too. No going to Mom to have her fix it. Learned from my mistakes that way!

~Linnea

Elsa said...

Love the photo of you and your little boy ~ so sweet.

Jennifer W. said...

At least you realized your basting mistake BEFORE you started quilting it. I had a fussy little project before that gave me fits. Then I pinned the backing wrong. I ended up tossing the whole dang thing because it just seemed like one of those doomed to fail projects. Luckily, it was only a mini.

Kari said...

I always know that I've basted something backwards when the whole process goes super smoothly. Sorry about that . . . looks like it will be lovely no matter which way you put on the backing.

CitricSugar said...

Oh, dear. i know exactly how much of a nuisance rebating a quilt can be. I once skipped trimming my batting to fit inside the backing. I just left it float on top, thinking that I would just match up my centre markers... but I hadn't centred them properly so I basted the whole thing (queen) with the top and batting extending almost eight inches after the backing had run out. I feel your pain and the sore fingers from pinning and unpinning. Would your photo buddy make a good helper? :-)

Hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly!

diane said...

oh, so sorry. I just hate it when I make silly mistakes! At least it was reversible (ha!) and you could remedy the problem without ripping out stitches.

Becky said...

I'm sure you aren't the only one who has pinned something on the wrong way...and we didn't have to be pregnant to make that mistake :)
Crazy about the polka-dot fabrics!

Linda said...

You can blame the snaffu on "Pregnancy Brain".

cookninlv said...

Oh, I love Quiltique!!! I was there on Saturday ... and I recognized your fabrics :)

EG said...

Oh, pregnancy brain. You stink.

Aimee said...

Oh no! I think that's probably happened to everyone at least once. The top looks amazing, as always, though!

lifeinredshoes said...

I was beginning to worry!

Chris {frecklemama} said...

HA! I love it when quilt bloggers show their bloopers because it makes me feel more normal. I live in fear of making this same mistake on a client quilt on the long arm. Can you imagine how much unpicking I'd have to do? o_O

Thanks for the belly pic update, you look great!

Jessica E said...

oh dear, I did that not too long ago also, which I'm also blaming baby brain on! :) You look great by the way!

Jennifer said...

I LOVE Fort Worth Fabric Studio! They're so fast with shipping and refunding shipping overages. And they have awesome sales and great fabric too!

Cheryl Arkison said...

My goodness, basting is hard in enough in our condition! Glad you got the getaway. I'm living vicariously through you.

Judy Blinkenberg said...

I love those fabrics! Wish I could have been in Vegas with you. You look great. Take care and thank you for blogging!

franzihome said...

I made the quilt pattern, too, you made (if I guessed correctly what you made of course) and I liked it a lot. I finished my quilt in January but cannot share it yet. But I love it very much.

MissMary said...

Fab little shop you recommended... and I don't say that often. ;-)

Truffle queen said...

Be thankful that you didn't SPRAY baste it! lol love all the fabrics you bought! Love the belly!

paige said...

I can't believe you even have the energy to sew and baste a quilt. With my third pregnancy (he's 8 wks tomorrow), I barely managed to get the required things done, let alone fun sewing.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Não se preocupe,eu não estou grávida e faço isso direto,chamo de ansiedade{risos}.Água em?Tá bom...Camille eu amo de paixão,bolinhas e tudo que vem com ELa,Beijos,fique com Deus.TUDO DE MAIS SAGRADO PARA SEUS FILHOS E FAMÍLIA.

able mabel said...

oh gee. the good ol' pregnant brain. my baby is a week old and I now get to deal with the "after baby fog".

rilojane said...

brakka frakka... sewing mistakes kill. They taint the enjoyment. Like a fast food menu with calorie and fat information.

Chuckled out loud at the 'ice cream every night' comment.

And those little pink polka dots have me giddy.

Camille said...

This is attempt number 4. Not sure what is going on with Blogger right now...

Seriously, having lunch with you, definitely the highlight of my week. Okay, month. ;-) You are every bit as wonderful as I thought you'd be. Now lets get to work buying you a house next to the ugly house so we can be neighbors. I'll bet it has the same blue carpet... tempting, isn't it?

Fort Worth Fabric Studio said...

Love the picture ~ you look great! :o)

Thanks for mentioning our shop!

Have a super weekend (since it's almost Friday!)

Warm regards,

Jodie

Shannyn said...

Laugh.. I have done the *same* thing but probably with more swears....:) Looks good though!

Rosa said...

I love Fort Worth Fabric Studio too! Great selection, huge sales and sweet helpful employees. Just bought 7 yards of xtra wide muslin for $4/yard! Saved 60% including shipping and importtaxes!! - fabric here in Denmark is soo absurdly expensive.
Gosh - You girls live in fabricheaven;-)))
All the best with the baby :-)

M and M plus 3 said...

I think we all feel that way sometimes with our blogging. I wouldn't have any energy if I were you and expecting. Enjoy this time and find time to relax.

Laura @ SpottyOwlDesign said...

I just love those colours you selected... is the red one the Michael Miller Ta Dot?

Corrie said...

love that belly pic and belated congratulations! i haven't popped in to read your blog in a while! I'm pregnant with number 5 and totally exhausted! I might have to get some blog posts written up in advance....

Corrie:)

Cheerful Homemaker said...

I'm in the same blogging slump!

laura Bednarski said...

You make me want to sew better. I love the fabric colors. Adorable.

JennyLynn said...

Beautiful quilting! your blog inspires me to sew more and try new things with my own quilts. I spotlighted you in a new blog I started. http://blogsofgoodness.blogspot.com/

I have been a follower for sometime. I just don't always leave a comment. Will try to do better.
Have a wonderful day!

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