Saturday, August 31, 2013

Stay Safe This Weekend

If you are traveling this weekend to celebrate Labor Day, don't drink and drive. If, like me, you are staying home, don't drink and quilt -

See what can happen??

Honest, all I had was 2 cups of coffee this morning . . . . Probably should have stopped at one.

(My husband tells me that I shouldn't fix it - that the person who gets this block in the signature swap is a lucky duck. Might be worth something someday.)
To my friends in the U.S.  - Have a Happy Labor Day
Some of us will be laboring away this weekend, trying to finish those 120 "What Was I Thinking" signature blocks for 2 swaps -
Others, not so much:
(In her defense, it's a thankless job chasing squirrels and chipmunks and just looking so darned cute all day long. But somebody's got to do it.)
No chores for me this weekend. I've had a busy time of it recently launching my daughter (no, not to the moon, although some days I thought about it . . . . ) off to school. I already told my husband he's on Home Duty. I'm taking time off for good behavior -  I did not kill or maim any members of my family (who shall remain unamed) this summer. Moms, back me up here!  
When things get too tough at the sewing table I plan on taking a break and doing some reading this weekend as well.
Funny how a good crime novel nearly always fits the bill.
Have a good weekend! 


Sue Bennett said...

That block is priceless. Have a great weekend..

Susan said...

Keeping it real...thanks for the chuckle!

Susan said...

It happens to us all sometimes......funny. Enjoy your time off.

natalie jo said...

We just "launched" out first off to college and the experience was so much more than I was prepared for. I for one definitely take my hat off to you for keeping your sanity throughout the process. Enjoy your well earned time off for good behavior!!! natalie jo

Me and My Stitches said...

Have a great holiday weekend in your sewing room, enjoying the peace and quiet!

Christine Z said...

LOL! I have a block just like that Kathy! I thought about just sending it anyway, just to see if anyone noticed, but I hear my seam ripper calling me to fix it.

Eileen said...

Enjoy your time in the sewing room. The only traveling I'm doing is-we're taking MIL out to lunch for her birthday. Hopefully, the traffic won't be too bad.
Then I get to tackle a t-shirt quilt I put together for a client.
Have a great day!

Rosa said...

The block is pretty nice.Havea great day!

quiltgrannie said...

At least you kept your sense of humor like me when I made 20 of them wrong!! Have a great weekend and enjoy your sewing time. Karen

Ann in PA said...

I would lOVE that sweet block...misery loves company...LOL...and I don't need caffeine for that to happen. Congrats on launching another off to college and not to the moon. There is a sisterhood of us who have been there. That's why it's nice to have a sweet, furry little one around who doesn't say, "OH MOM!

Anonymous said...

I say you should leave the block as is! It adds to the charm and authenticity of the quilt--made by human (in every sense of the word) hands!

Pam said...

I have photos of a few bloopers like that hanging above my sewing machine as a humorous reminder of just how imperfect I am. Please tell me what line of fabric those blues and browns are - they're lovely.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one wondering what I was thinking when I signed up for those 120 blocks!

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Really funny! You're a real menace, apparently, with too much coffee inside your! I love to see whatever you're designing, sewing or quilting. And your little dog is a dear. I have one very similar, but twelve years old here at home.


No matter how careful we seem to be, cutting, measuring, happens. I have on my design wall a block that started out to be an Ohio Star Block. It's a star for sure, but not an Ohio Star.... I like it! I am going to put it in my signature quilt as that "whimsical" surprise. See if anyone notices it:) I think you should send out "your one of a kind" block, it's unique!!!!

Jans said...

Please...leave the block as it is.
I love those misstakes.
I realy do.
Your husband is right.
Greetings from Janny S.


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