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I think I need a craftervention

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(Revised.) While I have loved doing the Skillbuilder BOM, it’s always been looming over my head and I’ve felt like that’s all I’ve done all year (mystery quilt and baby quilt aside).  Plus,  I’ve been watching all these fabulous bee blocks everyone has been doing and I really want to do one so I signed up for next year’s Stash Bee.  Also, last week, my traditional guild decided that next year we will do a charm swap every month and make a block.

Cue the 3 BOM e-mails I’ve received in the past week.  I don’t know if I can resist.   First is the Sugar Cube Block 2014 by Amy Gibson .  I have to say that I  have loved seeing all the sugar cube blocks spread all over the internet this year.  Amy’s BOM for 2014 is going to be a mystery though I’m sure it will be super-cute.  I don’t think I’ve seen her do anything that wasn’t cute since I started following her.  Even her children are adorable.  Then there’s Kristy at Quiet Play.  Have you seen the paper- pieced quilt that she designed?  How cute is that?  It doesn’t even have to be a quilt – wouldn’t these be awesome potholders to hang on your kitchen wall!  Gah, the cuteness…. (Actually, I know that I’m going to definitely do Kristy’s –I have to – just look at how cute that Sew Kitschy button looks on my sidebar).  Finally, Alyssa over at Pile O’Fabric has another fab BOM planned for next year It’s a sewing theme – I don’t know about you but I have been coveting sewing themed blocks ever since the Sew Out Loud QAL 2 years ago   sew out loud quilt along.  Seriously, I know I can’t handle 5 blocks a month on top of the to-do list of quilts that I want to do but these all sound so great. Maybe I should just do Kristy’s and hope for a couple adorable potholders.

By the way, did I mention that I started a honey cowl; yep after 3 hours of knitting, I have exactly one row to show for it.  It has been relegated to the after Christmas (maybe) pile.  I’m also seriously tempted to use my blue and orange DS Quilts fabrics to participate in the APQ quilt-along that’s gearing up.  Uh yeah, about that craftervention.

Wow!  look at that progress….

Wow! look at that progress….

I did manage to catch up on 2 more blocks for the Skillbuilder BOM-only 2 more to go and I can do all the fmq that I haven’t done since the first set of blocks…

Confession by finished, I mean it's fused.  I wussed out on the piecelique and I'm just doing raw edge appliqué.

Confession -by finished, I mean it’s fused. I wussed out on the piecelique and I’m just doing raw edge appliqué.

So do you have an elf on the shelf or a variation thereof?  Our “elf” took selfies the other night while riding on the broken airplane in our office and made a slide show.  Lil Bee was thrilled to tell her friends about it.  What does your elf typically do during December?

Flying elf

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Author: LauraC

I am a working mother of 3 beautiful children and wife of a very supportive husband (that is addicted to running). I love creative endeavors. Quilting is my way to get in touch with myself and unwind and hopefully connect with others too.

4 thoughts on “I think I need a craftervention

  1. It’s so hard to avoid all the Nice New Things out there, isn’t it? I’m trying to cut down my commitments for 2014 to just one BOM/Bee type thing and then maybe a few short term swaps through the year. I didn’t have a lot of commitments in 2013, but sometimes if you don’t have a lot of time to work on things, they seem to take over all the time you do have.

    • I agree. I think I will see how it goes with the paper pieced one and just make it scrappy so if all I end up with are a few potholders, that will be fine.

  2. The first row of any circular knitting is the hardest. True fact! Stick with it. Once you get 5 or 6 rows in the thing will just straighten out and the cables will stop jumping around and away from you and it will feel more solid and do-able. (I wish I was there, I’d yank that away and knit you a few rows and then you could proceed happily and with great satisfaction!) Every hat I knit I struggle along through the first few rounds and feel terrible, but then it always gets easier!

    Bees are fun because they are a little more social, I’ve found. There are real people making blocks that are going into real quilts. That might fix you right up!

    • Thank you -that’s a relief. I’ll have to give it a go again after Christmas since I’ve now decided I have to do a leg lamp pillow for my husband:) I’m really looking forward to the bee and love that it’s a use your stash kind. Have a great holiday.

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