Wednesday, January 25, 2012


I've got lotsa things I'm working on, but nothing is really near completion. It's unusual for me to have multiple projects going at the same time, but each is different enough that I can turn to it when I need a change of pace. I figured I'd show them to you anyway, in case you feel like having some sympathy for me and my loads of work :) I kid, I kid. I love it :)

First up - this giant pile of fabric and batting:

It's not even the start of it. I have miles to go before I sleep with this one. It's a ten feet long by 18 inches wide table runner that I'm quilting as a basic grid. I have another one to do to match (that's eight feet long) after this one. When a friend of mine asked me for these to finish off the look of her living room I heartily agreed. I don't know what I was thinking. I love straight line quilting, but looking at the same fabric over and over and over for stitch after stitch gets a little wearing on the eyes. Since Lola got her tune-up she sure is stitching sweet though:

Next up I've got a small portion of the tumbler shapes I cut with Persephone. It's going to become a runner for the kitchen windowsill, made in oodles of springy colors, and using some of my favorite scrappy bits. This pile is the rows waiting for pressing and stitching together:

And my rainbow ripple. It grows and grows. So meditative. So pretty. So perfect for when I have/need just a few minutes of something easy to work on. I finished the first repeat and am making headway on the second. That first part was tricky - I liked it but was holding out full elation because I thought once all the colors were there it wouldn't be so wonderful. But it is. It's not everyone's cup of tea by any means, but it's unspeakably me :) The bright pink in the middle upwards is what I've done since the last peek:

And finally, one we've been waiting for since Christmas - my mom got a potted amaryllis from a co-worker.  It appeared to be not interested in anything, and then it shot straight up. And up. And up. The blooms are ready to burst, but it's taking its good old time. Today, though - pretty flowers are almost in sight:

Isn't it nice having flowers around in the dead of winter? I love it. I wish we had options other than supermarket flowers right now - blooms in winter are delightful!

I'm off to cram a meal and then go pick up my night guard from the dentist. If you can think of anything sexier to do on a Wednesday evening I'd love to hear it :)


  1. doesn't it always feel like projects never get finished! I think they'll be great when they are done though. I hope you'll link this up at my What We Wore and Made Party over at

  2. I love your afgan. I'm hoping my mom will make me one like that. :)

  3. Us crafters always have several projects going at once!! Love the fabric in the first one!!!

  4. Lots of fun WIPs, well, except maybe that runner, I can see how you'd be going a bit cross-eyed o.O

  5. What fun projects..good luck getting everything done. I saw you on Fireflies and Jellybeans! Happy Friday!

  6. Great to meet you Bethany! It's always comforting to meet someone with unfinished projects too. I have a quilt I have been working on for an eternity now. I am your newest follower. Stop by and see some of my unfinished projects.

    Susan and Bentley

  7. That looks like a lot of fun things in the making.. Can't wait to see the projects done! :)

  8. you really are very busy, Bethany! same here... I have started some Valentines project two weeks ago unfortunately I don't think i'll ever finish it in time for Valentine's day, LOL ^^) thanks for sharing this post! ^^)



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