Drawing and Doodling!

I was able to get this new design all stitched up this past weekend!  Now I have to decide on how to quilt it?   I really do not have time to hand quilt it, but I really want to!  I’m stumped – so if you have suggestions on what quilting designs or motifs I should do or ask a longarm quilter to do – leave a comment!
Yesterday I spent the day drawing and designing new projects!  Ah yes – pure bliss.  And so far today – it’s looking like I’m going to spend the day doing much of the same as yesterday.  When inspiration strikes – take advantage of it – that’s my motto!
So after a full day of drawing and doodling, this is how my sewing room looks this morning when I walked into it! (be warned – it’s starting to look like a tornado hit it!)
The pile of large notepads, Lite Steam A Seam 2 scraps and graph paper on my sewing table.

This is my cutting table with my light box (new design on top that I finished up yesterday evening!) and a bunch of tools laying nearby.  Of course my phone is handy and as always – a can of Diet Coke is within reach!

My pressing table holds all of yesterdays drawings (13 completed!) and to the right is all of my cardboard, vinyl and plastic templates I created!

This smaller cutting counter holds all my garbage – big stack of rejects and scraps of discarded paper!
And I’m sure the mess will get even worse today!  But who cares – I’m having fun!
The baby shower went off perfectly this past Sunday.  Here is the soon to be Mommy holding her quilt that I made for her.  This baby shower was so much fun to help with, but boy was I tired when I got home Sunday evening!  Geez – babies are a lot of work!
Here’s the soon to be Mommy and Daddy – are they not cute!
And today I leave you with this picture.  I posted it on FaceBook yesterday after laughing hysterically when I first saw it.  Remember – laughter is the best medicine!

This Is What Chaos Looks Like

I don’t think the following pictures of my sewing room need much explanation.  Chaos at its best….

Above is “supposed” to be my cutting counter.

Above is “supposed” to be my sewing area.

Above is “supposed” to be my pressing area. And I’m not even going to show you what is to the right of this picture – it’s a mess – a big huge mess of papers, fabric samples, piles of scraps (geez I should do a scrap give away or something), pictures, bags for this weekends show – just a mess, trust me.

What you see here, is what I will be doing for the rest of today – and probably tomorrow.  Pictured is about 150 fat quarters that need folded (with about a gazillion more that I need to cut and get ready for the Chicago and Paducah shows). 12 fat quarter bundles with 24 pieces in each bundle (that’s 288 fat quarters folks!)  186 kits that need to be folded and assembled. 378 patterns that need to be folded and assembled.  Oh yeah, and I think my apple and water bottle is hidden in there somewhere to – I’ll snack on that if I can find my way to it.  Looks like fun huh?

Well, you will have to excuse me while I disappear into my cave for a little bit.  The photos of last weekends show are in my webshots album and if you’ve been there before I’m sure you can find it.  I’ll post a more “professional” link to that when I get more time.

Also, be sure to view the 8 new patterns and kits we just uploaded on the website!  You’ll get a first hand view of what all the above piles of fabric and paper will become in a few hours time.  Here are the links:

Wish me luck and if anyone out there is really bored, come on over to my house and help me out for a little while!  The kids are off hiding on me (they are on spring break) – they know if I hear one “Mom, I’m bored” I’ll find something really quick to keep them entertained!