Sunday, September 16, 2012


I was able to get started on my Speck for this month's AYOS.  I'm going with a mix of Christmas Moda Candy that I've collected. 

I think I'm going to throw in one random charm square. There were a few too many light squares in the packs of mini charms I chose for this particular pattern.

I just don't think a few of them would stand out against my light background fabric. 

Speck scraps!

Maybe I'll get that background cut out tonight. If I can dig it out of the chaos!  Things are piled up everywhere!

Do you like the lava lamp by my cutting area?  Notice the Gatorade too. I do like cool lava lamps, but this one doesn't belong to me.  

One of my boys must have put it here this weekend in an effort to get things out of his room because are getting new carpet this week!  WooHoo! That means nothing is where it should be right now! It's chaos over here......... and I'm happy about it!

Areas where we have wood floor or tile are piled high with everything from the bedrooms. Yikes! Were did all of this stuff come from?  Did you notice all the Gatorade on the counter?  Cutting doesn't make me that thirsty. It's just part of the random stuff everywhere right now. It's going to be a crazy week, but I'm looking forward to that fresh new carpet!

Painting the baseboards and a door or two, plus moving more stuff is what I'll be doing this week, not much sewing. You know how it goes, in thinking about new carpet, we realized that now would be a good time to spruce up the walls a bit to avoid dumping paint on the new carpet later. Oops!  That would be bad! 

 My machine seems to be buried under a pile of Lego creations moved out of a boy's room right now, so even if I had time, I don't think I'd be able to get any sewing done anyway.

I'll try to give you an update later in the week, if I can find my way through all of the piles of random stuff to the computer!  If all goes well, maybe I can get things back to normal in time for the Friday Night Sew-In!

Wish me luck!  


Izzy said...

Oh that little Speck is going to look yummy! :-)

JoAnne said...

I know the feeling of chaos, only it was unpacking for me, not new carpet. I did have a friend who got new carpet (her house was entirely redone so everything had to go out to the garage. When it was done, she decided the walls looked shabby, so she repainted. Then, the furniture looked tired, so she got that, too!

Good luck!!

Jackie said...

One thing leads to another so quickly! You'll be so glad it's done when it's over.

Love the fabrics you've chosen!

Joyful Quilter said...

Looks like your Speck quilt is going to be very festive. I'm jealous about the new carpet...but with 3 cats that upchuck on a regular basis there's no point in getting new carpet...maybe new hardwood floors...hmmmm.

Kelli said...

Hooray for new carpet!! The mess will be worth it when it's all done, I bet. :)

Needled Mom said...

Oh gosh....I wish you luck!!! I recarpeted once and swore that I would move before I ever tackled that project again. LOL

Houseelf said...

Good luck with the decorating and re-carpeting. I think floors cause the most chaos because everything needs moving out. At least with walls you can put everything into the centre of the room.

I hope you manage your Christmassy sewing.