August 20, 2014

Staging Fabrics For The Week...

NOTE: This post originally appeared yesterday (Tuesday). I was reminded 
by The Corgi, that I had neglected to put up his "Tuesdays With Tag" post. 
Sooo, I took this one down, put up his TWT post and moved this one to today.
Apologies for any confusion. Corgi is happy again. All is right with the world. 
I've pulled three different fabric assortments together for my next project(s).
Time to make more Classmate organizers!

My favorite personal Classmate went to live with my pal, Carol of Serendipity, 
so I need to make a new one just like it. She was so smitten with mine, that
 I had to relent and let her have it. I know just how much she appreciates it, too.

So, I've chosen the exact same fabrics, and when I'm finished we'll have matching
pieces! I'm going to have to make another sewing machine cover to match, too.
This is the assortment I've chosen for two other organizers I'll be making.
One will use the lilac print, sewing tools print and the green fabric for binding.
The other will use the lilac print, text print and purple fabric for binding.
I'm thinking that I'll make little zippered bags out of the plaid fabric.

These are a few of those fabrics that I've been "saving". If you sew or quilt,
you know what I'm talking about, girlfriends. If you're not careful, they migrate
to Permanent Stash status...those fabrics you never want to cut into or use.
I have too many fabrics to be stingy with them, so I'm just going to take a deep
breath, roll my rotary cutter and snip, snip scissors into these. Use 'em up, I will!
Last winter, I made an organizer in this fabric for my friend, Fay. She and I 
both love French General fabrics, so I made hers with this assortment.  In fact,
I liked that organizer so much, I'm going to make it again...maybe for myself.

I'll be opening up my assembly line again...fusing stabilizer and batting, 
cutting and assembling. It will be a repeat of my process for Christmas 2013. 
It takes just as much physical effort, but doing the same thing over and over 
makes for less brain work. I'm looking forward to it. It's going to be fun, in fact!

August 19, 2014

Tuesdays With Tag - Hit The Road, Jack...

Hi, Everybody!
Well, I had to start my day by kickin' a little butt around this joint.
FIRST, 'cuz Mom...ahem...neglected to put up my post for today.
SECOND, 'cuz I was awakened from a perfectly great sleep this mornin'.
There was some fool dog outside, barkin' his skull off. I had to investigate.
When I looked out the front door of our house, I could see this dufus,
over on the other side of my driveway. He was lookin' up, and barkin'.
"What the heck, man? Dontcha know people are tryin' to get their beauty 
sleep around here? Ya got a permit for that racket your makin? sheesh!"
I put on my "lifeline" and headed out to investigate further.
 He was obviously barkin' at somethin' up one of my trees.
Stoopid Jack Russell. 

He's a mix who lives down the street from me, and his people don't keep 
him safe at all. He's always runnin' loose around the neighborhood.
(Guess I should really say, "Stoopid owners", right?)
I got down my driveway and looked into the marshy, wet stuff on that side of
our yard, and there he was. Up to his hoo-ha in water and tall grass, barkin'.
He didn't hardly even stop to look over at me. He was pretty focused.
Guess he was a man on a mission, ya know?
Mom walked around on the driveway until she could get a (sorta) decent shot
of what that fool hound was barkin' at, and there it was...big as you please...
a racoon.
Now, Mom and I know somethin' that apparently, neither the Jack Russell
nor the raccoon know yet. That raccoon could seriously kick that dog's butt!
Lucky for them, they're both in the dark about that little tidbit of information.
Anyway, "Jack" wasn't too pleased with his audience, and we weren't too pleased
with the racket, so without us sayin' a single word, he decided to turn tail and
vamoose! That's fine with us. We'd like to eat our breakfast in peace, after all.
I guess it's just another excitin' day in Paradise, ya know? 

Sorry that this adventure arrived a little late today. I'm gonna have to
bonk Mom on the head on Monday nights from now on. Don't worry.
I'll be gentle. She's the one who feeds me after all. (Well, dinner anyway. 
She's usually still snorin' when Dad gives me my breakfast! hee hee 
Don't tell. I don't wanna get in trouble for spillin' family secrets.)

You've GOT to be kiddin' me. That mutt is back in my yard again!
I can hear him barkin' from our livin' room. I'd better get back out
there and make sure he goes home now. This is gettin' ridiculous.

After all, Rocky (I just named the raccoon), probably wants to go
to bed after a night of raidin' our garbage cans. He can't do that while
 Knucklehead is keepin' him up that tree! Time to send the dog packin'.

I gotta run. Work to do before I can take my "after-breakfast" nap.
 I'll be back next week. 'til then...
"Bark Like Ya Mean It!"
(I know I will!)


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