Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Wednesday wipe out

Right - whoever stole my quilting mojo - I want it back, right NOW, okay?!

*stamps foot*

No?  Well until you give it back, there's not much quilting going on. Nup. I've managed, wait for it ... four ... blocks on the Oh Deer quilt. Only a bazillion* to go. Even Hydeeann's sage advice that little quilting chores make big quilts isn't enough to get me going.**

That's it. 

Of course the only sensible thing to do when you can't quilt is shop. So I have. It's so exciting. But I can't really remember it all.  I know that I have at least little packages with these delicious things on their way:

- liberty Hello Kitty fabric, Peter Rabbit (too cute) and Star Wars (hubby wants a pen roll) from (a new favourite place - good prices)
- Tula Pink Prince Charming and Nightshade bits and bobs from everywhere. My Tula Pink obsession has been late forming but is now full blown and it is VERY hard to find some of the fabrics. It is critical to have a whole collection you know.***  I am going to have to stocktake when this lot comes in and do a list of what I'm missing. 
- Michael Miller loveliness.
- geeky stuff, Japanese prints and various script fabrics from Sew Me a Song. She lured me with half price shipping. Evil minx.

And, having read a few blogs about fabric organisation, I've started sorting by colour. Enter the plastic bins. I'm up to 10 now.****

Folding required.  Want to come round and do it for me?

However I can't bring myself to separate the Tula Pink, so she has a special bin to herself. So pretty.  I need to refold everything to the same size, but that's a job for another day.

Mmmmmm.  Is it wrong to offer to have Tula's baby?

Anyway, I'm off to stroke my fabric and imagine what it would be like to finish a quilt. Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced, because Oh Deer is definitely a WIP in all its stalled glory. 

* or 76. Either way it's too many. 
** and you should listen to Hydeeann, because she's, like, ancient (at least eight months older than me, anyway).
*** I blame Mother - she collects things and has instilled the collecting gene.
**** I think that's officially a stash, right? 


Megan said...

Mmmm, if you happen to come home one day and find that TP bin of fabric missing it will be because I've figured out where you live muahahaha...

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Shopping is the best way to make sewjo come back. I'm 99% certain that's true.

Sara said...

I have been in a rut lately too. Fabric purchases are never slow though:) I need to get that straightened out!

Oh I adore your Tula collection!!

capitolaquilter said...

I'm so overwhelmed with what to do it feels like I've done nothing - the where to even start place - is not a good one. Nice job on shopping!

Glinda ♥ said...

Funny post, Liz! I'm reorganising / redecorating my sewing space so have been forced into quilting abstinence. Saturday is reunion day for my mojo and I :)

Tanyia said...

I don't have your mojo, I promise! lol I know exactly what you mean, though! lol I actually have my Tula Pink seperate as well! hehe

Stopping by from the WIP hop :)

hydeeannsews said...

mine died today with yours. ;(
when the advil kicks in i'll try unpicking paris somemore. small chores, you know. a bit at a time. maybe i only have you in ancient - ness by 8 months, but i bet i have you beat in the white hairs count, so, yes, i am wiser than you, spring chicken.

your stash is getting quite healthy. i only hope wee man is half as fat. i've always stored my scrapbook paper and now fabrics by designer or line. i seem to be able to remember what i have better that way. the amy, aneela, heather, and heather boxes are sacred.

Mara Cockman said...

I just came out of a no mojo funk. I think I was feeling overwhelmed with all the wips. So what did I do? Started another project :). I've been following along with the zakka 2.0 sew along on flickr and that little project (that I was able to finish quickly) seemed to bring the mojo back. Hope your's come back before those happy squishy packages arrive :)

Leonie said...

Thanks for linking up! great to have you along and I chuckled at your wee profile description! Love all your bins and fabric! Mine, sadly, can only fit into one big bin :)

Pomegranate Quilts said...

Yes! Yes! Stroke fabric and dream about finished quilts!! Why is this so familiar?!

Pomegranate Quilts said...

PS I don't think 10 plastic bins counts as a stash At All. You gotta work your way up to 20 bins at least.

ChristaQuilts said...

Your blocks are fabulous!

Kelly Young said...

your post made me giggle! Not a lot of sewing but that group of four blocks are super cute, AND you're making it easier to be more productive later by fabric sorting, AND buying new fabric is always justified (without exception) so bravo for you!

Thanks so much for linking to Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Sandy W said...

Too funny!! you have to buy fabric before it's gone, for your next project, because its on sale, because its pretty... i think you get the picture!! lol
I love your blocks!! I've never seen that pattern before.