Thursday, January 23, 2014

all full

all full

scrappy stars

My, it's late and I'm only just now sitting down to say, "Hi".  Today was filled to the brim!   It was one of those days where I had to stop and tell myself firmly, "We can't do it all!"   So we didn't. 

I was hoping to spend some time piecing more scrappy stars, but didn't even get to uncover the machine.  Sound familiar?  I'm sure!

stuffing Kona cards

There's been a lot of this going on! Your Kona Color Cards are packed by little miss...

folding labels

Labels folded by this blurry boy.  That is, unless they're out "breaking ice" (a favorite winter sport around our farm); then I did it all.   You may be able to tell too!  Grin, is your label straight?

Sunset over scrappy stars

Now, with dishes done, I'm finding my place at the machine at last, squeezing in a snapshot and making the machine whirr before the sun goes down.

pitter patter

I'm going to finish this top tonight, I declare!  Only a few stars left.  Wish me luck?

p.s.  I'm all warm and toasty over here because of your very kind comments for yesterday's Chai Rose ikat quilt.  Thank-you, thank-you for your support! 

xo,

Rachel

22 comments:

  1. Happy kids and happy stars, so sweet! And a little happy mail coming soon, yay! Thank you :)

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  2. I see a new side of you today.....I am making my curtains similar to yours........ you do have a mess some times and some really cute helpers

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    1. Yes, I certainly do! I am one of those people that can't relax in a mess, so cleaning up is really vital to my emotional well being. But, rest assured that with kids around and pets, we do make a fine mess! =)

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  3. I love the colorful star quilt!! I may have to make one too!!

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  4. Lots of star quilts going in on blog land! I have one sitting on my cutting board as we speak. Can't wait to see your finish!

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  5. I will wish you luck, but aren't you better suited? After all, when you wish upon a star...

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  6. Love, love, love your chair! Your quilt top looks beautiful. But I can't start another project...yet.

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  7. Oh, I'm loving all those stars!

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  8. Fun and cheerful! That's the best way to fill a day.

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  9. Can't wait to get my card and check it's wonky child applied label! How much fun to have little helpers! Especially when they are so cute!

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  10. Hello I've recently found your blog and I love it! Your star quilt looks amazing :o) Good luck getting everything done!

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  11. I think we can all relate to lovely full days like those! Hope you get your stars top finished tonight :)

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  12. Happy quilting! What wonderful "helpers" you have ... I have a few of those myself. I totally hear you on days where you have to step back and say I can't do it all. You made great progress, celebrate that!

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  13. Love all those little stars! I had to look up Ikat as I did not know what it meant. So now that I know, why did you name your quilt Chai Rose Ikat?

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    1. I should have explained that in yesterday's post =) As you found out, Ikat actually refers to a way to dye fabric. Lately ikat fabrics or reproductions have been popular, and I've seen many that have a nested diamonds design. This design reminds me of the same look!

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  14. Oh my stars ~ love this quilt! Great to have your children helping you and being happy about it ~ such great photos!

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  15. Well with those terrific helpers you got more done then I did and I had the whole day laid out before me...sometimes when my day is too wide open I tend to get less or nothing done on my sewing. Why??? Well today is a blank sheet except for a trip downtown so here's hoping I get a lot of sewing time, but then again it is going to be 60 and after a high of 14 yesterday....the blue sky is calling.

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  16. I think it's funny that people would call that a mess when it seems perfectly laid out and organized to me. Sounds like you got a lot done, did work and spent time with family. Win, win :)

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  17. my card arrived yesterday. thank you to the packing crew! we've been drooling over all that color! I hope to be cutting into it tomorrow afternoon when I get done with a baby quilt I need, like, yesterday. hope you got your top completed or at least some more done. =)

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  18. Just received my card, Great job kids!

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  19. Love the quilt!!! Hope you got it complete :)

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