Friday, June 1, 2012

A Day of Avoidance and Industry - Sort Of

When I left you yesterday, it was my hope to get some veils sewn out for my customers. Nothing tricky. Just the usual stuff. But with all the horrifying "you gotta break some eggs to make an omlette" mess in my studio (and all over) I couldn't find the laces I was looking for. At the edge of hysteria, I gave up. I got a few orders out the door and I guess I'll have to play catch up.

Today I finalized the partners list for the Doll Quilt Swap I coordinate on the Quilting Board. The month of May was Quilty Chaos and most everyone made Crazy Quilts which was rather spectacular. But, I digress.

That done, I decided I needed to clean off some shelves in my studio. There are floor to ceiling shelves on two walls. I don't even want to tell you what was on some of them. But I cleared off one and put the stuff where it should have been in the first place.

Just a small portion of that particular cabinet. The cans are six deep.
Yes. They were in my studio. Don't ask.
OK. You can ask. I'm a bit of a prepper. 
But they're all so nicely organized by classification! 

A couple of other things had to go, too. One of them is a sweet little oil lamp that my friend Miles really liked. He is someone who knows more about oil lamps and kerosene heaters (and a boatload of other stuff, too) than anyone on earth. Visit his website The End Times Report to know more than you want to know.  And then I guess you'll know that birds of a feather ... blah, blah, blah.
OK. Moving right along -- although I don't seem to be doing that at all -- I had some thank you gifts to prepare for my Quilting Board buddies. 

First on the list was Hoppa. He likes skulls. I wanted to make my friends quilting themed t-shirts, but most of them were too girly. Then I found Urban Threads where I spent far too much money on edgy designs. Thank goodness they were having a sale. Whew!  So I made one for Hoppa (aka Jeffrey) and one for Bruce.

How cool are those???

I also stitched out some lace skulls on different types of iridescent organza

Love the way you can see through the eyes and teeth!

Then I stitched out a really neat heart lock and key in black lace. 
They'll go onto a black velvet choker.

And, last but not least. Well, actually they are least because I don't like them much  are some black lace heart earrings stitched out on dark red organza. Not a good choice. Next time, just plain old red lace. 

"Hey! That's not sewing through your fabric!!!" 
Well, it is, sort of. I also want to use all my embroidery designs ... and use up all my thread. And there was organza involved. So there!

"What about that runner  you were going to finish last night?"
Didn't happen. Maybe tonight which I watch the last episode of The Hatfields and the McCoys. Then again, maybe not.

Sometimes you've gotta stop and smell the roses. 
Like this perfect rose my son brought me.

And now, since it's Friday - which means no meat - off we go to get some of my son's incredible fried calamari. Mmmmm. 
Did I mention he's one of the chefs at The Cabana?

Have a good Friday night!


  1. Ok prepper...get those cans OUT of the studio...I'm all for the prepping stuff but not with the crafty stuff....the design for Hoppa looks great! much fabric did you get organized?

    1. They are gone, gone, gone. That cabinet is in the pantry area. And L@@K! They are all nicely organized by type of food and then by flavor.

      Does that mean I have to get all the secondary wine fermenters out of here, too?

      What fabric organization? What are you talking about?