Friday, 14 January 2011

Consider the Lilies...

I would like to be able to impress you with my immaculate housekeeping (see here!) and tell you that I have cleared the accumulated 'stuff' from the dining table:
...done ALL the washing up (there's more on the table behind): well as caught up on the ironing:
Regretfully, this is not so. BUT, in order to impress yous I will give you a relevant Bible verse, out of context (if LBW can do it, can't I? even though I'm not an official writer?):
Matthew 6:28-29
And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
So, you may call me 'Lily' for I have toiled not, nor have I spun, and yet I am still up and dressed!
This, however, is some of what I have been doing:
Designed and sewed a table-mat from only recycled fabrics, including the batting...Tutorial coming on Monday, if it interests you!
(Actually, since taking this photo the mat has been commandeered for Middlest's laptop, which has rubber feet and skews the oil-cloth on the table every time it is jogged.)
Designed and made this scrap patchwork Baby Quilt, a custom order from the Shop. It is for a girl, but the mom is not into pink-frilly-pretties, so the orderer... do I mean customer? asked for pink-ish and happy:
And then, thinking about a Valentine's Corner for the shop, I started playing with fabric postcards, also from totally recycled fabrics, but with some funky machine thread a friend gave me one Christmas. There's glittery thread, and the terracotta coloured one is actually silk with a lovely sheen: (not Charlie...) I'll list these over the weekend!
and another, unfinished, using mostly silks, which scooted all over the place something terrible:
So there you have it! A hopeless housewife, but a happy sewer...what were my resolutions for the week again?????


Kathy said...

Those are really sweet looking postcard quilts! I love the curved edges of the placemat also!

Ulla said...

The baby quilt is the nicest I have seen in ages, very cheerful and happy!

collettakay said...

First of all, Lily, I love your interpretation and analogy! lol

Second, the quilt is absolutely spectacular. Great job!!!

Thirdly, I was in a fabric postcard kick and did a ton of swaps and have quite a collection, if I could find them in this mess.

Actually, I worked yesterday on organizing (again) my sewing/computer/yarn room.

Have a great day!

Amanda said...

I don't know who said it but 'life's too short to stuff a mushroom'! And I agree wholeheartedly; the 'must do' things will all get done eventually, but the muse (!) might flee if you don't grab it quickly.

Micki said...

The baby quilt is just lovely. I like the thread. What settings did you have on your machine to use that?

Terri Tiffany said...

I love your quilts! Your house can wait--you are making lovely remembrances:)

Quiltjane said...

It is a sign of a good quilter when the house is a mess. Beautiful Quilt.

Greg C said...

You do such nice work. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog again.

Liv said...

Hi ...I can totally relate to sewing over housework. Thanks for joing my blog..lovely to meet another blogger in Ireland.

Liv said...

Hi ...I can totally relate to sewing over housework. Thanks for joing my blog..lovely to meet another blogger in Ireland.

Trishia said...

Fabric postcards.....and you haven't entered my mail art swap contest:)! IF you ever make one with a French theme, give me a holler should I miss it. I'd love to feature it on my blog:) hint hint


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