Wednesday, July 11, 2007

And Now For Something Completely Different...

I thought I'd post for the first time in a week and 1/2. Despite my lovely shopping excursion, things crafty and quilty here at casa de cornfields have been sparse since my last post. I've been tied up doing work I get paid for -- you know, the stuff that allows me to buy those lovelies! Add to the hours I've been putting in at my computer and the library an active toddler, 4th of July celebrations and fireworks, trips to the pool, a trip to the doctor for confirmation of a bladder infection (thank you trip to the pool and lovely drugs to knock that sucker out), and feeling tired due to above infection and drugs and you get -- well, brain fried and lazy me.

Despite all of this -- I did manage to take a day to finish some more blocks for my Christmas quilt (which WILL be a flimsy by the end of this week -- oh, yes, it will be done) and work on a project for myself. I did mention earlier that I was feeling the need for some selfishness didn't I? Well, my new LQS got in a lovely skirt pattern I've been thinking of trying thanks to Laurie over at the Wooden Spool. Add to the mix the bargain (tee hee -- still giggling about this one) Amy Butler fabric I found back in May and you get this fun summer skirt. I have to say, the pattern was easy, easy, easy! It was fast, it was fun, and I can see myself making more of these especially since I can get it to fit me the way I want it to! Wooo Hooo! (and if you click and make the photo larger -- ignore the toes that REALLY need a pedicure, soon) I was even inspired enough to go back to the LQS (ok, so how much inspiration do I really need?) and buy another pattern for a cute top. Yes, I still need to make a dress for my daughter -- but hey, mommies need some fun too.
I'm off to go work on more disappearing 9 patch blocks and two more stitcheries. Pictures as I have progress to show. Have a great week!

16 comments:

Anna Maria said...

Cute skirt!!
xo,AM

Lisa D. said...

Very cute skirt! Why can I never find bargains like that? You lucked out!

Samantha said...

That is such a fabulous skirt!!

The Wooden Spool said...

Hey, way to go! I love the fabric combos and the matching tee! It IS easy, isn't it! :))) Glad you had success! :)

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Ditto the "cute skirt" comments... it really is adorable!

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Great skirt! You sure are busy.

Carole said...

Hope you feel better soon! Hey, drink lots of water! ;o) Cute skirt! Take care and happy quilting!

Kim said...

Of course you HAVE to take time to do some fun stuff for you! Cute!

Linda said...

Very cute skirt, great feeling isn't it to have finishes.

Valerie said...

That's a very pretty skirt - its shape is what we call in French : une jupe à godets.
And I like your ring a lot, too ! I have plans to try and sew for myself in Aug & the Fall... we'll see !
Sorry to hear about this nasty infection, it's so painful :( keep drinking a lot of water and green tea if you like it...I've heard cranberry juice has a positive effect on bladder pbs, too...
bon weekend !

Felicia said...

A very pretty flirty skirt indeed. Glad you're making progress on the Christmas quilt :)

Chookyblue said...

nice skirt and love the shopping in your last post........

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

You poor thing-go the cranberries, best cure on the planet!
Love the skirt, Tracey

Leigh said...

Ditto about the cranberries. Drink loads of juice. Love the skirt. Get better soon :-)

Rose Marie said...

Easy to fit, easy to make ... guess we will be seeing more of this beauty!

Sue in western WA said...

I just *bought* a skirt cut very much like this one! Your fabric is prettier though.

I've tagged you for a meme - when you have the time! Hope you're feeling better now :- )