Tuesday, February 23, 2010

It was a mess of a week, but now there's some progress...

Oy, this past week has been a bit of a disaster. As I mentioned in my last post, I had an extension on a paper that was due and had to finish it over reading week (my "week off"). The thing that I didn't mention in my last post was that I was sick too...it started on the Saturday night with a sniffly nose and then just proceeded to get worse. On Sunday (Valentine's Day) I took Alex to the Art Gallery of Ontario, but we had to leave before getting in to see the King Tut exhibit because my sniffly nose had turned into a sinus-thing and my whole face was on fire. It was not fun. I didn't really start to feel better until this past Saturday and so spent my entire reading week trying to finish the paper while feeling like death. Another thing I should mention is that that paper was actually supposed to be a group assignment, but I was doing it myself (that's another story), but I did get it done and handed in on time on Friday - that's a plus!

My Mum did come to see me last Monday (Family Day here in Ontario) and that was really nice. We just hung out for a bit and then went to lunch. She brought us a bunch of food, and some Valentine's gifts - lots of chocolate for each of us, a board game for Alex, and four new Clover Soft Touch crochet hooks for me, yay!

My original plan over reading week was to get my 101 blocks finished up for Rachel's modern siggy swap (you can find the button in my sidebar, and go here if you'd like a tutorial for making the blocks) and do some sewing for the shop. I didn't get any of that done last week, but I did get my blocks finished up yesterday (yay!) and mailed them today. There are 100 people taking part in the swap and we made a block for each person with one extra. The extra block will be paired with the other 99 extra blocks and made into a quilt for charity. Would you like to see my blocks? Yes? Okay!

I used various prints (almost all of them) from Amy Butler's Midwest Modern collection, and they measure 3.5x3.5. I can't wait to see the fabrics that everybody else has chosen! There are quite a number of awesome people participating including Rachel, John, and Julie.

I also got a little something completed for the shop today. Can't show it to you yet (gotta leave a few surprises you know); it was a bit of an experiment, but I really like the way that it turned out! Hope I'll be able to show it to you soon!

Nothing much else crafting or sewing related going on here other than that I've been working on a quilt for the shop (my first "boy" quilt!) and working on a design for another quilt. Oh, and I'm making three variations on the "little something" I mentioned above which will also go into the shop. Phew, I wish there were more hours in the day...or less schoolwork...I'd probably prefer both.

Okay, I'm off to work on another paper (and I already handed in another assignment today)! I am very tired, but at least I feel like I've accomplished something. And oh, for a granny square update (it's been slow going this week), I think I'm at 86 or 87.


  1. I'm catching up on your blog posts because my reader keeps ignoring them. Hmm.

    Your eyelashes are MENTAL - you could paint with them!!!! Awesome.

    D'you know that people say the same thing about me - I'm stuck up or intimidating. Actually I am just incredibly shy and panic before meeting new people or going to new places. I get jittery and nervous and almost turn back round to go home. I'm working on it, but I don't feel like I'm making much progress most of the time.

  2. Great siggy blocks! I can't wait to see what you're planning for the shop.

    P.S. If you find out how to squeeze a few more hours into the day, let me know!

  3. Oooh what pretty fabrics!
    Your Valentine's Day sounds nice, but not the you getting sick part. How lovely that your mum gave you some little surprises too! I wish my mum did that! :)

  4. Glad that you are feeling better. I think the lack of time for our crafts is a common complaint. It is just too bad we have to waste time sleeping each day.

  5. What the what?!? A KING TUT EXHIBIT! That is my current obsession, you know. Details, please! And I can't wait to see what you've been working on! Sorry you were sicky pooh!

  6. Way to go on the Granny Squares! I really want to learn how to make those someday... P.S.- go back and get the second pair of shoes! ;)

  7. I see some very cute fabric in there! What a nice cause.

  8. It was nice to meet you at the TMQG meeting today, Kaye!
    I love the siggy swap idea.

  9. awwww, thanks for the linkage, i can't wait to get your square. i thought i was going to drop making all those squares. i'm so BUSY these days, i'm trying to keep up. miss you!!!!