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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Excuses Part Four

Yup...I am still at it!
Maybe I need some sort of counselling...there definitely is an issue around me and the "B" word...maybe it is a deep seated anxiety related to those primary school sewing classes and the super cranky and stifling teacher we had...or the trauma of High School sewing classes where I had to make a lawn "angel suit"...that caused me a great deal of angst...bias binding still gives me palpitations...hmmm...I think I am about to have a pivotal insight moment! Blog-therapy perhaps?
Despite all the procrastinating and wailing, there has been some activity here...
bibs for the darling twin boys newly arrived for my very sweet neighbours...
and a lovely stack of blues...
work on binding...
I definitely had some time as there was no cooking going on!
A fence being painted...
and a technically tricky BOM block nearly done...
all this achieved despite some stubborn obstacles!
The binding should be revealed verrrry soon!
Cardygirl xx

23 comments:

Noela said...

You have been busy. Love the bib and those blocks look gorgeous. Hugs....

suzitee said...

I'm with you Cardy...I really REALLY don't like sewing binding down either. In fact, I think I may have to borrow some of your excuses...they're pretty creative ;)
Love those bibs, and your block looks very technical!

Susan said...

I think you could be onto something there.......lots of us could do with some blog therapy......or is that why we sew??? Lovely bibs, they kind of match your house. Come on with the binding, we want to see it finished.

Cathy said...

Woohoo, you are getting there, and getting so much else achieved along the way. I wish I got as much done when I did my binding!!! xo

Fiona said...

what a great post.... so much to see... the little bib is sensational... onwards with the binding....
Hugz

Heather said...

Well, the binding may not be done but it looks like you have been busy. Cute little bibs and those BOM blocks are such fun.

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

Excuse 4 accepted!
Lots happening!... Love the bib! Xx

shez said...

boy you sure have been busy,and i love that bib its gorgeous you are very clever my friend,well done.xx

Nedra said...

Looks like happy times to me (no therapy needed)

Stephanie said...

I sure hope that gorgeous kitty isn't considered a stubborn obstacle!

Shay said...

Well you've been busy doing other stuff so its not like you're slacking!

Those dinners look like my kind of cooking....

Salley said...

Hmmm Blog Therapy Hey?
I need help with "Quilt Sandwich 101". Quite happy to swap and do your Binding 101. I lurve binding.
Havent you taught that snuggly kitty anything useful yet?

Janet said...

The bib is gorgeous, I bet you can't wit for baby cuddles in return.
Non cooking looks to be the answer to achieving more, I could take a leaf out of your book. I'm loving the blocks.

Lynda said...

The bib is so lovely and so is the colour of your house (and fence). The binding will be done - as you've said before, it's all about enjoyment.

Lorraine said...

What took you so long to post the next excuse? I have been hanging out to hear what it was...and it turns out there are really lots of excuses...all of them valid! Love the bib....the BOM and the fence and am looking forward to the binding reveal! I had a few issues with the BOM block and put it aside for a few days ...finally got around to picking it up again last night and it's done...the points don't look as good as yours though....can you have "point envy"?

Anthea said...

Well I don't know about the excuses, but I do see lots of great things going on for you Cardy... lovely gifts for the twins x

Mary said...

The bib is so cute! I am laughing at your dinner selections. Some weeks I feel so guilty when it seems like everything in the grocery cart is frozen in its own serving dish! Oh well, we can't be perfect all the time ;)

Anita said...

Well you have been busy....not like you are just sitting there staring at the unbound quilt!! Lol
Love your house and fence....so cute!!

Maree: said...

Technically Tricky is an Understatement My Dear!
Your House is lovely from the outside good to see you had Helpers!
cheers

Deb said...

Hi Cardy...you are doing some wonderful things here. I particularly love your new BOM...Hope things are going well in Newcastle.

Rachaeldaisy said...

You've been busy, no wonder you don't have time to bind. That is such a gorgeous bib!! and lovely stack of blues and that tricky BOM is looking fab! Just a thought, maybe you'd like machine binding better, it's certainly faster. Your cat never fails to make me laugh, such a cutie!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Loving your excuses... You realise you are helping the rest of us come up with great excuses too. Love what you've been up too :)

broderie said...

Love the look of the outside of your house ! Painters doing a good job too !