The Attention Span of a Gnat aka WIP Wednesday (on Wednesday, even!)

So, the plan was: little to no sewing until the studio was put back together, and definitely no new projects until a goodly number of things got finished.

Yeah, right. Like I was going to manage that.

Last night, after I posted about the quilts that I thought I needed to be working on, I went back to my studio for more sorting/folding/etc. And started thinking. And manage to cut 216 3.5 inch squares in order to make a John Deere themed quilt for one of the baby cousins I mentioned.

And then today, I managed to sew all of those into 9 patches:


And then start whacking them apart in order to make:


Disappearing 9 Patches. Horrible picture, sorry.

I did manage to sew the binding on a QOV that has been sitting around waiting for binding for next to forever. (The fabric got uncovered in the piles this week. Woohoo!)


It’s been washed and is now waiting for me to find it a home. Will do that tomorrow.

I also keep finding MORE fabric to fold. MORE fabric bits to put into the scrap pile. MORE strips of various sizes. My 2.5 inch strip box outgrew the original bin and has been moved into a new one.

Where did all of this fabric come from? Did one of you shove it in my closet when I wasn’t looking?

My new mantra: Don’t Put It Down, Put It Away. It’ll be hard for me (I’m a horrible piler), but I’m going to try.

I also spent time today dreaming about a table from IKEA. Patti has one in her newly fabulous studio, and I think I want to get one for my own studio. The only problem is that the nearest IKEA is 4.5 hours away and I have no idea when I’m going to be able to go get it. WAIT!!!! OH MY GOSH!!! I just remembered this very instant that I’m going to be there in mid September!!!! I can take the truck and get the durned thing myself, and not have to wait for my DH to go with me! WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Wow. I’m so excited.

Phew. I’d better go to bed before I hurt myself.



  1. Jan says:

    Those are very nice cabinets!!! Now I know my stash is seriously small compared to most…. but you really had that many John Deere fabrics just hanging out waiting???!!!! I need to shop more……

  2. Patti says:

    P.S. Just make sure you call ahead of time to check to see if they have one in stock. If they don’t maybe they could get it and hold it for you. Even in our brand new store the morning they opened they had only two in stock.


  3. Lynn Douglass says:

    The title of this post cracked me up! It’s sooooo me! I went to Ikea for the first time last week. Carie and her sister, Cindy, picked me up from the airport and we hit Ikea. I walked around that place with my mouth hanging open!

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