Saturday, June 21, 2008

Doing it!

So tomorrow I have been invited to a sewing day. That's right - no kids , no significant others (except our sewing machines) - just 6 hrs of sewing time. There will be food and chatting of course . There will undoubtedly be great tips and show and tell and some sharing, but .........

I know that they are all lovely people.....I have met them all before,


Its just that they....you know .....do that thing.

They've all been doing it for a while, and doing it together for years ......they all love doing it, they adore doing it. They do it alone or in groups and they do it as often as they can. They are kind of addicted to doing it.


And that's OK - I mean I am pretty open-minded, each to his or her own I say......its just that ........well...........I 'm not that fond of doing it. I don't really enjoy doing it and and I kinda suck at doing it to be honest. That's not to say I won't ever do it, and I'll do it a little bit just to be social but yikes a whole day of DOING IT !


Maybe its just not my thing? Perhaps I could just follow their lead and bluff my way through? I could make the coffee when it all gets a bit intense right?

Surely it would be better for everyone if I stayed home and finished off some monkey limbs, sewed the back onto my scarf, worked on the cushions, re-jigged the new softie, finished the ill-fated fabric birdcage and drew up some new dollies.

I mean they did say I didn't HAVE to do it, just cause they were. They kindly said I could do my own thing and just watch them doing it. But I am a hands -on kind of girl so there is nothing for it.

Tomorrow- I quilt !

55 comments:

  1. looks pretty good to me - at least you will get it done! As long as you don't talk too much.

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  2. Jodie
    looks great.. and you can't be perfect at everything you know.. I suck at quilting, and I figure, thats why god invented long armers and experts to use them! LOL


    Lissa
    the mediocre quilting but fast topper!

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  3. LOL! You'll be so happy to have this done! And before you know it, the quilting won't seem that bad, and you'll be planning a new one!

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  4. You could just pretend - you know, run the machine a bit, head down, all intense like, look up, see if anyone is watching, go 'glad I've finished that bit' very sincerely, and then pretend some more! No, honestly Be Brave or 'Keep Calm and Carry On'. I just spied your miniquilt on Lucy's blog - so damn cute - where DO your quips come from??

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  5. Ohh but it looks so good already, imagine it completed. I bet you're really good at doing it. Have a wonderful day flying solo!

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  6. Honey you will be fine!! Enjoy some time out and then hurry back to drawing those new dollies.

    No pressure!

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  7. i'm sure you'll have a good time, i always find at those kind of things, the chit chat is the best, most fun part!

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  8. well if it turns out to be totally awful, i'll gladly take it off your hands!

    I doubt this will hapen though, it already looks fab. Have a great day.

    Monda
    x

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  9. btw, I just noticed that your header and profile pic are absent - just a message from flickr say that they are unavailable?

    Monda
    x

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  10. I love the fresh look of the green and white in this quilt. I too hate the quilting part but love the look after it is done!

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  11. Oh you big scaredy cat - anyone who makes such beautiful things has nothing to be afraid of. And that quilt needs to be finished - off you go!!

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  12. What are you on about woman?! Seriosly, look how straight those lines are you have nothing to worry abou.

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  13. Jodie you are a riot!! That quilt is gorgeous AND (this is coming from a so called expert quilter) the quilting looks fantastic. Some texture in the green bits would just top it off...maybe some stippling or some diagonals...or some crosshatching? LOL...are you running for your life yet? Have a great day, I know you will and thank you for my delectable pressie!

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  14. Right, just been over at Lexi's and I'm now dying to see a shot of the wall with the hangers! I collect 'em too.
    x

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  15. I've said it before and I'll say it again ... I love that quilt of yours!

    x

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  16. Good luck Jodie. I hope it turns out to be a great day. Looking forward to some show and tell. Enjoy the chatting! Rachel

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  17. Looking forward to a great day Jodie. Just be yourself and everyone will love you company as much as I do.

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  18. No guilt cause after all, this is supposed to be FUN isn't it???? Do what brings you joy!

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  19. I actually think everything you do looks great. Just try to enjoy the day. :) I bet you get a lot done.

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  20. But your quilting looks incredible! I love what you have been doing with your green quilt - so impressive! Lucy x

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  21. Love the green and white quilt...your quilting is fab. I'm sure you will have a great day...heck 6 hours, no kids, no hubbys and time to sew...sounds like heaven to me :o)

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  22. I absolutely adore this quilte. It's so sleek but traditional at the same time. Who would have thought green could be so absolutely smashing! Did you follow a pattern? If not could you post a few more close ups as I am trying my darndest to figure it out!
    The best part of quilting is doing it with others..you know the chatting, laughing, food, etc. :)

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  23. Just as with any it - I guess - sometimes you don't feel like it but the pay off in the end is worth it!

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  24. Six hours with no kids, no significant others - just sewing machines and lots of people 'doin' it'. Sounds bloody great to me!!!! Even if it does mean you have to 'do it'. Have fun :)

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  25. yay....I love this quilt, I can't wait to see it all finished!!!

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  26. What a lot of support Jodie - looking forward to the day. ps you don't even have to quilt if you don't want to.

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  27. just lye back and think of england my girl you will be fine! the quilt is looking amazing, great quilting :)

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  28. It is gorgeous - so summery and beautiful with your skillful stitches. I'm intimidated by quilting large things, too, but it is so much fun once you finally get going.

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  29. I bet you come home wondering what you were fussing about. Your quilt is coming along so beautifully. (speaking as a person who would put your notion of 'sucking at doing it' to shame.)

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  30. Peer-pressure quilting - I love it! And it looks like you are a mighty fine quilter anyway.

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  31. Go on ...try it....you know you want to....it won't hurt......just once.....honest...you wont get addicted....lol..... just enjoy the time with no kids/family demands
    Claire

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  32. Looks like you're an expert to me! I love the white and green!!! White is my absolute favorite!!! I hope you had a great day!

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  33. If those pictures are your beginner quilting, I can't begin to imagine how amazing you'll be when you've been doing it for longer!

    Hope it was a great fun day and you didn't spend too much time making coffee!

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  34. Really beautiful quilting! Love the shapes and the colors! I really like quilts with a great deal of white around the prints as it really makes the different designs stand out!

    Well done!!
    ~Emily

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  35. Good Luck!
    That green and white quilt is beautiful :)

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  36. Oh Jodie, you have nothing to worry about. Your quilt looks fantastic! Hope you had a great day "sewing" with your fellow crafters! I bet when you showed them your quilt they "staggered" and "gasped" and ooowed" and "aaahed"!
    "Laughing", Kathryn. :0)

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  37. You might love "doing it" so much that it may become your next addiction but I think you are just a natural-I love your quilt.Hope you had super fun.

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  38. Oh, I know the feeling. I am a piercing kinda gal, a "let's identify what colours I like best and find someplace that this quilt will go" kinda gal. I'm not a quilter. My meanderings look like scribbles. I would be busy making coffee and idle chit-chat to determine who would be the nearest but best long-armed quilter. That's my solution to it all: someone else's long-armed quilter. May your dog feet meander peacefully...

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  39. you are so good at it....you just don't realise it yet!!!

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  40. Looks great to me ---
    1/2 speed and pedal to the metal -
    you won't go wrong!

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  41. Looks great, Jodie! Green it's my favourite colour...
    Kisses from Barcelona

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  42. Just lovely to me, greens are my favorite anyway. I simply don't believe there is anything you can't do smashingly.
    Don't know anyone who does the dollies as well as you though.
    Exta smashing in that category.

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  43. cute post, lovely quilt. it looks to me that you do it, and very well too if I might add!!

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  44. OH, you are going to have so much fun. Your quilt looks great!!
    Gypsy Lady

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  45. I think I could do with 6 hours of instruction in the whole quilting thing ... actually maybe 6 years worth of instruction - it is hard isn't it! The pictures of your quilt though are just gorgeous .....

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  46. I love this quilt!!!! The quilting looks beautiful, too!

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  47. Lucky, lucky dog! 6 hours of crafting goodness. Have fun and can't wait to see that green guy quilted!
    Rosalind X

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  48. Oh my! I LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! the green and white quilt! Good luck finishing it...

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  49. Your quilt is beautiful.

    enjoy it or do it for a little while and then draw your doilies for the rest of the time.

    just enjoy it.

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  50. sounds like loads of fun. And I looove your green (esp. polka dots!) and white quilt. Love the quilting!

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  51. I love your quilt - it's so fresh and crisp looking! I love your quilting pattern too. Hope you had a great quilting day!

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  52. i think what you have already done looks fabulous. please can you tell me what pattern you used to piece the top? I love it...

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  53. ROFL!!!!!!!!! YOU are hysterical! I have to admit, I am honestly new at doing it. Had to figure out on my own how to do it good. Found I like the stipple method myself.

    LOVE your quilt! You DID a great job!

    :) Becky

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Hellloooooo !!!!