Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Mojo returns for short visit.....



I hooked up Lucy (my cheapie spare sewing machine) yesterday. I bought this machine as a "just in case something happens to the good machine". She's not half bad. She sews a nice 1/4" seam and for piecing ... I'm ok with her while Ethel gets some needed attention and repairs.




Anyone who know me at all, knows I have to have my nose in everything. Since Amanda Jean over at Crazy Mom Quilts decided to do a nine patch quilt along, I had to join in. I think I'm a few behind, but I'm not sure how many I'm suppose to have at this point. I, also, don't have a clue how many I have finished so far. I just do a few at a time, whenever I feel like it. As the kids say....that's how I roll......ha!

There's also a quilt along going on over at Old Red Barn Co. Yep...of course I needed to do that too! I thought it would be a great way to use up some of the boatloads of fabric I thought I needed to buy when I first started quilting. Good plan and I'm glad to be using some of it up! Making room for more/new? Hehehehe....always good to have a plan. I'm trying to stay busy with the "not smoking plan". Today is day nine and so far...I haven't killed anyone or filed for divorce. All good things. I am eating way too much. Garry, on the other hand, just sleeps all the time. Anytime he's not working, he's nappin'! I guess we just deal with stuff in different ways. I'll deal with the eating later, right now I just need to distract myself from wanting to smoke.



I'm working on a scrappy Bento Box, too. Just mindless sewing right now. I love making these blocks. I think I could just do these for a very long time, but then I'd learn to hate 'em and who wants that?

Have a great week! I should be getting Ethel back in the next week or so, but Lucy is doing fine for piecing, so I'll just keep at it......

8 comments:

Jennifer said...

Looks like you're keeping busy - glad you have that backup machine for piecing! Congrats on 9 days!

CatQuilter said...

You're doing great with the sewing AND the no cigarette pledge! I'm proud of you!

piecesofpatti said...

Good job, my friend! I like your bright colors. Very happy!

Cindy said...

Wow you've been one busy lady, way to go. Congrats on the """9""" days of not smoking. I knew you could do it.....

Gina said...

Well done on not smoking for 9 days. I know you can keep it up.
Love the sewing you are doing

Love and hugs Gina xxxx

Trish said...

I'm right there with you on the not smoking = eating.... I have the same plan as you..... I'll deal with it later!

Regena@QuiltnQuiltthings said...

Regina
It looks like some great projects are coming together. And good job on the no smoking you will feel so much better. What a great thing.
Hope you have a great day. :o}
Regena

Regina said...

I missed Amanda Jean's first 9 patch sew a long but I am going to get on the bandwagon for the second one. Scrappy quilts seem to be calling to me lately. I am loving your Bento Box. I have been "intending" to make one for at least 3-4 years now :)

Congrats on day nine. You should celebrate at the end of each day and the beginning of each morning. Can you tell I like to party? hahahaha.