Time's running out and I refuse to be stressed by things that are supposed to be fun so a few planned projects have been downgraded a bit. First, the christmas quilt (actually both of the quilting projects at this link are no more) with illustrations printed on fabric using bubble set. I'd already decided this project was going to be a table runner instead of a quilt and this weekend decided I didn't have time to mess around with the bubble set. So I went with a simple table runner using my favorite fabrics from those I had slated for the project and maybe next year I can make a matching quilt.
This combo has been inspired all my christmas decorations. I love this yarn dye striped fabric so much. I think I found it at Hobby Lobby. This plus my vintage white ric rac with silver running through it is the perfect solution to my Christmas identity crisis.
The second downgrade is the quilt I was planning for my Mom for Christmas. Actually I wouldn't call it a downgrade at all. I'd planned on making a pattern from the new FunQuilts book called Book Club that looked like shelves of books. I kept putting off working on it and I realized I just wasn't feeling it. Too representational. The color scheme I'd picked out too drab. So I'm pitching it for a new idea. A way less "mom" idea but I think she's going to really like it. I'm really excited about the fabrics I yanked for this quilt. If mom doesn't like it I'll give her an i.o.u. and keep it for myself! (And yes Kim, this means I'm punking out on the Modern Quilt Along. I know, I suck.)
The third downgrade is up in the air. Oscar's Christmas pjs. Up in the air because my eQuilter order went frickin missing and their best advice is 'wait til friday to see if it shows up.' ok, great. Now I've got to find time to go to the fabric store and see if they have any not insanely bad flannel in the kid's aisle.
This would be a nice lead in to my rant & rave about the horrible US postal service and how they FALL APART during Christmas and all the totally suckass online shopping problems I've had. But I'll save that for another day... a little advent surprise for next week maybe, pull the string and a torrent of complaint and regret come raining down on you!