Waiting In The Wings

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Ups and downs

It's been a week lacking in motivation! 
I've been fiddling around and not achieving much at all really,
a little quilting on Paintbox

using grey thread one quarter inch around the blocks, intending
to quilt two rows then deal with the border and the blocks
will be hand quilted using the multi thread.
All very simple I know, but that's how I like this one.

Our two youngest grandsons - 4 and 6 yrs and brothers - love The Minions so
after spotting Minion fabric online I had to buy some and
made the simplest cushions for each of them to cuddle up with
when watching their heroes on TV,

we took them around to their place today and they went crazy!!

Small package arrived in the mail, all batiks

and enjoyed looking at my hydrangeas, I love this one
below with the limey green which gradually changes to the pink as
it matures.

I've also been giving a lot of thought to what I would like to
achieve next year with my quilting - far too much is the answer - so 
more serious thinking this week and a long "want to do" list!

Have a happy week



Kaja said...

Sometimes a bit of fiddling around is just what's called for.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Ah, a bit of productive fiddling around...more than some of us at this time of the year! I do see a little quilting happening, and a couple of cute wee cushion finishes, just perfect for those T.V. times!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Introspection and prioritizing are HARD WORK . . . fiddling around with fabric is a great counter balance.

Linda Swanekamp said...

I also I am thinking about goals for next year. My list my head is longer than my time and ability. I just love so much and I love to just sew! Sometimes there is so much in my head, it freezes up and I get stuck!

gayle said...

Your minion cushions are adorable!! What a perfect gift for the boys!
It's a fiddling time of year, isn't it? Playing and thinking and planning all seem to go into overdrive. (And it looks like you've got some pretties to play and think and plan with - love those batiks!)
But since my motto seems to be "I've never been afraid to bite off more than I can chew", I'm just going to dive into ALL the projects, and then see what happens.
You might prefer a more considered approach... 8)

Ann said...

I'm in a fiddling mood, too. What darling pillows for your grandsons. I think this would be a good time to do some simple quilting, too. There are several that should be finished.

Sally T said...

Looks like your week was more productive than you're letting on! And love those pillows and your selection of batiks!

Stephie said...

I look forward to seeing your 2016 list. Mine is a sort of vague hope at the moment! Children go nuts for great cushions don't they? My son insisted I made him a 'creeper' one a few years ago, a character from some video game or other that he and his friends were addicted too. He still gives it pride of place on his bed, so I bet your grandsons will love theirs for a long time too :)