Saturday, September 22, 2007

i've been simpsonized

ok...i had to put my glasses on, made me look a little smarter! one does needs every advantage when becoming a cartoon, dontcha think? i really did have a lot of fun playing around with this neat little gadget, and i think the likeness is pretty good! it lets you customize your hair, lipstick, accessories, clothes, etc. i gave myself diamond earrings, 'cause i figure if the real me can't have 'em, why not the cartoon me? hee hee! you can check it out at if you want to simpsonize yourself too.

ok, lest you think i am a lazy bum with nothing to do, please note that this isn't all i've done today. i also got back to my Biblical block quilt of the month quilt. those nifty windowed storage boxes are paying, whoduv thunk it? i glanced up at the shelf, which, by the way strategically places my wipz directly in my line of sight when i walk in my room, and noticed, again, the beautiful fabric that came with this club. the project began to call to me work on me, work on me then upon being ignored, it got more aggressive with the club ended 4 months ago, and you stopped with block #3????

it also helped that, having temporarily purged the urge to create all things fall, i took note of the Christmas-like colors of burgundy, rose, cream, and green.....and i do need a winter throw for the living room.....hmmmmmm

so the blocks were granted a reprieve from their single-windowed-stylishly-striped cell and today, i completed "job's troubles" and "devil's claw". the best part, i got to add them to my design wall...
and, admittedly, the more i complete the more i love this project! job's troubles (on the left) was actually paper pieced. i loathe paper piecing, and to that distaste i contribute (translate pass the buck) my resistance to continue the project the month it was shipped. now, i must admit that i finally shelled out the moola to purchase some real foundation paper specifically to use with this block, and it truly made a difference! this one was quite maybe we can upgrade from loathe to strong distaste ?? just goes to show, the right tools make the job! as my brother-in-law said, "i'll complete any project you want me to do, honey. as long as you guarantee that i'll have the tools i need for the job!" i guess that wasn't just a ploy for a new nail gun....;0)

i feel that moving to thoughts of Christmas is justified, as i temporarily quenched my thirst for all things fall by finishing my table topper. the table topper was my first run at quilting in multiple colors for effect. i quilted curly vines from pumpkin to pumpkin, then did another pass in green to add leaves. it is really hard to see in this pick, but if you look between the pumpkin stems you can see the squiggles. unfortunately, my camera didn't want to focus in the artificial light! when i placed it on the table and added the gourds and candle on my gold charger plate, the effect was fall enough for me!

I also managed to finish hanging my fall wreath, decking the mantle with gourds and leaves, and escorting my scarecrow gal to her place of honor, leaning beside our mailbox. i broke out the mini scarecrows and pumpkins, hung my pumpkin-patch wall hanging............
whew! apple cider anyone?

1 comment:

Meredith from Merchant Ships said...

Those are so pretty!