Long Time No Blog

I know it’s been awhile since my last post and I really have no good excuse for the absence.  I do have a bit of good news…I’ve started sewing again and it makes me happy!  Hopefully I will be quilting before long.  I’m just not quite ready.

I did work on my UFOs last week.  Ok, actually I started a new project and now it’s a UFO.  {I have a sickness….I love to start new projects.  There should be a support group for people like me}  However, I almost have it pieced and ready to quilt.  I’m very anxious to get it finished because I want to submit the pattern to the Moda Bakeshop.  I have a couple sneak peek pictures for you.  I used one Salt Air charm pack and my favorite Bella Solid, Porcelain.  I just love this quilt!  It makes me happy!

I did have a quilt emergency regarding this little project.  I needed backing!  Road trip!  So, I went to the Moda warehouse in Dallas.  I. Love. Moda.  I have tons of  fun wandering around in all the bolts of fabric.  Not to mention the loads of notions they have.  It’s heaven.  I was going to snap a quick picture to show you all but I was having so much fun I forgot!  I managed to find a great fabric for the backing.  Ideally, I wanted one of the fabrics from the collection but they aren’t available until March 2012.  I do love what I picked out.  I can’t wait to finish it and see what the lovely people at Moda think.  Wish me luck!
I also found some great solids while I was there.  And a couple prints that appealed to me because of the bright colors.

Needless to say, I’m beat.  Riding in the car for almost 5 hours and shopping for almost 2 was a bit much for my back.  But I survived and have a bunch of new goodies to share.  I’m currently devising a giveaway for this week to celebrate my birthday!  I’m getting old and you’re going to benefit! 

4 thoughts on “Long Time No Blog”

  1. Glad you are feeling well enough to do some sewing! The fabrics looks yummy! That must have been a lot of fun going to the Moda warehouse, I wish you had taken pictures! Great fabrics!

  2. glad you are on the mend! I have that sickness with crocheting! I like to start difficult patterns, but once I ‘get it’ and it is just the same thing over and over….I’m done! One, Two, Three…bored!! LOL

  3. Oh gosh I totally understand a 5 hrs road trip and the pain afterward. Mine isn’t my back but rather both my knees and entire right leg from osteoarthritis and having two previous DVT’s in that right leg so constant burning pain and swelling are my problems. I think though bad back and sitting is much worse! At least I can move and attempt to get comfy. You can’t escape that back pain so I’m glad you are feeling better.

    I’m SO jealous you can go shop at Moda. I would much rather have that closeby than the Vogue warehouse that I can get to in about two hours.

    Happy Birthday to you from another January bday girl (Jan 10th) AND from another Vicki too. I hope you have a great day.

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