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In which I seem to find an awful lot to say about not getting much crafting done.


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Apr. 1st, 2014 09:04 pm (UTC)
I get into so much trouble in remnant bins, but I love going through them. :) At least you know basically what you're going to do with them!

Love that orange fabric, it looks very retro.

I'm so behind on PPV and kind of gasped when I saw that March block. Might skip over that one and go straight to April...though the layouts Jennifer showed using it were really pretty.
Apr. 2nd, 2014 02:10 am (UTC)
I love how the March block looks, and I know I can do it, just not that close to bedtime. I need to tackle it on a Saturday or Sunday morning when I'm still fresh from sleep and coffee.
Apr. 1st, 2014 09:43 pm (UTC)
that green yarn will work just fine with that fabric :)

like all the remnants you found. I'm sure the truck driving jungle animals will work nicely into a kids quilt of some kind
Apr. 2nd, 2014 02:11 am (UTC)
It's really cute, I just have to figure out what I want to do with it. Would definitely make some great fussy cut blocks.
Apr. 1st, 2014 10:38 pm (UTC)
Yay for a sweater with buttons!

Your hair does look great. I was going to comment and then decided not to and then you said something, so yay good hair! ;)

Joann trolling. Mmmm, I haven't done that in ages. That first fleece is funky, I like it! I have a solid pink fleece ready to crochet around. It was a backup retreat project and is still in the bag...

Had to buy yarn. Life is hard sometimes, isn't it. ;)

It makes me happy every time I see things I made for you in the background. *beams*

Oh, the panel is cute. This is what some of the ladies here have been doing with cute remenants and panels.

KITTIES. Cute! The floral one is totally funky! It would be a fun pillowcase or a wild bag!

I loved watching you unwrap your remnants. Seriously, so fun!

Once you get around another time or two, the March PPV will go much faster. If you do all four similar pieces at once, it goes quite fast.

Apr. 2nd, 2014 02:17 am (UTC)
I know I can do that block, just not a good idea to start it Sunday night when I was already kind of tired. After ripping out piece #6 3 times and taping it 3 times I said, "done for now!" ;) And then proceeded to start testing the pattern I made for the last March birthday swapper only to realize after finishing 3 segments that I forgot to flip the image. So now I need to go back and revisit the pattern. Also the numbering on my pattern was way off so I had been correcting it with a pencil on the actual pattern, so I need to fix that too. I'll still finish that one and use it for something else. Or maybe I'll send it to her as an extra and she can decide to use it or not, lol.

I should set time goals for using those remnants I bought. hmmmm.
Apr. 2nd, 2014 02:18 am (UTC)
Also I am thinking about setting aside my current PL grann square project (which is already crocheted into strips but I still need to crochet all the strips together) and doing the fleece I showed today. I bet I could get it done for the meeting a week from Saturday if I get it prepped during the week and start crocheting this weekend.
Apr. 2nd, 2014 02:41 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you posted, I always enjoying seeing/hearing you. And I agree your hair is having a lovely day. :D

The lime/blue fleece is great, love those colors together.

LOL zoo animals in traffic! Could be part of a pieced backing for a Linus quilt maybe?

(fun opening fabric on camera!)

As soon as you said pillowcase I thought - yes. Like vintage-y pillowcase. Love.
Apr. 2nd, 2014 10:27 am (UTC)
Thank you! You are too kind. :D

You know I could still use the zoo animals in traffic as sort of a panel and just orient the blanket side to side instead of up to down. And then just put a border all around it and voila! But yes would also be good for part of a pieced backing, as would the kitties.

Yes, I'm pretty sure it's big enough for the main part of a pillow case, so I just need to find something for the "bun" as I have some jelly roll strips that should work for the "mustard".
Apr. 2nd, 2014 05:56 am (UTC)
Buttoned sweater, yay!!!!

Had to go to JoAnn's...yeah I know that...but my remnant bin doesn't usually have good picks in it... too much home decor fabric and apparel fabrics, not a lot of good ol' cotton.

A colorway I was thinking would work with that fleece was Banana Berry which is the varigated I used on the last round ripple blanket I did, it's blue, lime, and yellow...but I love what you picked!!!

Such cute fabrics you got there!!!

Also? *glomps*
Apr. 2nd, 2014 10:36 am (UTC)
I've already worn it to work twice since getting all the buttons on. Yay!

Often I have to curb my enthusiasm when facing their remnant bin, especially for the fleece. This was really the only fleece I liked that was big enough at least for a baby if not toddler. So many remnants this time around were only 18" or 21". And they usually have more cotton quilting fabric, but this time not so much, it was more stuff for formal wear. I was hoping for some white kona, but no luck.

And *glomps back*
Apr. 3rd, 2014 04:53 am (UTC)
Isn't it weird slash cool that we shop at the same Joann's!? I still can't get over that we live in the same area. It truly is a small world!
Apr. 2nd, 2014 02:27 pm (UTC)
Loved the big fabric unveiling :)

The green fleece is going to look great! And the kitties were too cute. The animals driving cars cracked me up, and will make a cute kid blanket :)

I think a pillowcase would look great out of your other fabric. Very fun!

Have a good week!!
Apr. 2nd, 2014 08:04 pm (UTC)
thanks so much! hopefully I'll have actual projects to talk about next week. ;)
Apr. 3rd, 2014 04:51 am (UTC)
Ooo! Can't wait to see the fleece/crochet blanket that sounds like a fun and easy way to use fleece. If only I was better at crocheting.

Zoo animals in traffic has to be the most random fabric, but also one of the cutest!

You had a very successful impromptu trip to Joann's.
Apr. 3rd, 2014 11:36 am (UTC)
We have a lady in my Project Linus group that didn't crochet until we had a demo on how to put the cochet edging on the fleece, and she's one of the most productive blanketeers we have now, turning in 5-10 blankets each month. I showed her how to do a shell/scallop (cluster of stitches in one hole) and now she is putting beautiful decorative edgings on them, too. It goes quick and looks great and makes a nice single-layer blanket for those not quite as cold times of the year.
Apr. 3rd, 2014 07:57 pm (UTC)
Isn't it impressive how much we can talk when we don't actually finish much for crafts for the week? XD

I had a hard time avoiding the Joann's remnant bin when I was in there last time, but I managed it...barely. The kitty fabric is too cute!
Apr. 4th, 2014 01:45 am (UTC)
I could not leave the kitties there.
Apr. 3rd, 2014 08:47 pm (UTC)
Haha... love that your hair convinced you to make a video :D I wanted to record something today, but my hair is horrible (I just want to wash it, but I working a night shift tonight, so I'd rather shower after a wake up than before) so I decided to wait till next week.

I like that blue and green fleece .. very neat pattern. Oh, the cat flannel is pretty cute too. Fun things for Linus blankets, eh?

That's kind of a neat vintagely looking fabric, that yellow/orange one.

Did you do that pillowcase swap back in the day that ofenjen ran? You reminded me of that, inadvertently, and made me wish to do that swap again :D
Apr. 4th, 2014 02:12 am (UTC)
You know, I had the time, why not? ;)

It IS vintage-ey looking isn't it? That's probably what drew me to it. I did not participate in the pillowcase swap. I wanted to, but I didn't commit because I was afraid I wouldn't have time. I could totally do one now though...
Apr. 4th, 2014 01:17 pm (UTC)
Love the idea of a pillow case swap!
Apr. 5th, 2014 12:50 pm (UTC)
Me too!
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