Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The good, the bad and the ugly...

Lots of miscellaneous ramblings here, dear readers. Humour me, will you?

The Good:

1. Stashbusting!
Stashbusting Sewalong 

The Stashbusting Sewalong coincided very nicely with my urge to use up what I have, vs. rush out and buy more. Thanks, Emily and Cindy

My specific pledge - I commit to using 25 pieces of stash fabric in 2013. I also commit to buying new fabric only if I will use it up right away.

With the sew-along, there's also themes - Jan is itty-bits, etc. These, I'm going to play by ear - I work best to my own schedule and there's things I need to/want to sew that don't necessarily fit into this. 

2. Toronto Sewing Meetup!

Yes! Gillian and Adrienne are totally making this happen, and I can't be more excited. I love hanging out with sewing people (previous meetings: with Clio, with Sue, Connie and Claire). Now, I just need to remember the stash pledge. :)

If you are a GTA sewist - you should come!

The Bad and the Ugly:

Only one rant here - umm, free time - where are you? There's been a spate of house projects - last weekend was spent removing a valence and patching the resulting gap in the ceiling, the previous weekend was spent moving a whole bunch of bricks to my backyard (I'm hoping to make a pathway.) 

In between that, there's this quilt - which I should have just sent away for quilting (I thought my quilting skills need practicing. They do. However, this might be one where I should wave the white flag, decide I don't care if I can't quilt, and just outsource it.)

I've been pretty diligent about not getting distracted - I know that if I start cutting something, or tracing something - this quilt will fall firmly back in the UFO pile. However, the down side of that? I feel like I've been working on this quilt all month. And I'm itching to sew some garments for me! 

I haven't bought the Feb Burda, thinking I should make something from the Jan Burda first - and I can't make anything from the Jan Burda till this quilt gets done, and this quilt feels like the never-ending project, and aaargh!!!!

(Deep breath. Perspective. Quilt almost done. Only 2-3 hours of work remain.)


Clio said...

Oh! This makes me want to plan a trip to Toronto just to join in! LOL

Wow - that is some ambitious stash busting goal! Good luck!

Kay said...

Reethi, I agree with the no-time-after-buying-the-house part!

I'll be skipping the Toronto bloggers meet this time due to prior commitments.. but I'm sure, there will be more!

Can't wait to read more on your Stashbusting!

Gillian said...

I"m so glad you are going to be able to make it to the meetup! :)