Friday, June 17, 2011

Simple Times Quilt Along Catching Up

This week has been chock full of catching up.  Catching up with work, catching up with housework, catching up with errands, catching up with grocery shopping.  I also need to catch up on everything in blogland and quiltyland and who knows what else.

I am also catching up with the Simple Times Quilt Along. I decided on fabric and began cutting and now...yikes they are already making blocks.  .

I am using 1930s fabrics and decided to use this cute cat fabric as the focus fabric and some of the background pieces.  It was hard to cut into this fabric because I have been hoarding it since.....before they put dates on the selvages apparently....but decided to bite the bullet and cut it up.

This is what I told myself as I was cutting up this fabric I have been hoarding since the beginning of time:

They make more fabric. 

Really they do. 

Every year at least twice a year.

And I'm sure I will find more fabric that I like out of the hundreds of fabrics that come out every year.

At least twice a year. 

So that's two-times-hundreds of fabrics.  So I should just sew with it already!  
 There now that wasn't so hard now was it?

I had less difficulty cutting up the rest of the fabric because...well I have oooooooodles of 1930s fabrics.

And I know this because cutting fabric for the quilt didn't put a dent in my 1930s stash.

If anyone is still interested in my saga of house repairs, it is still ongoing but nearing the end.  I did experience an EPIC customer service fail with my phone and internet company.  And by EPIC, I mean EPIC.  Borderline on Georgia-Power-customer-service-fail EPIC.  Needless to say, the only way I can resolve the issue is by getting a new phone and Internet company because I am not wasting one more iota of a second on the phone trying to sort out the problem.  Take that AT & T!!! 

As of next week, AT & T is fired and they better not try to charge me anything because I'll have to go all Scarlett O'Hara-as-God-as-my-witness on them.

OK deep breath. 

I have Silver Thimbles Sewing Club tonight so I'll have something actually sewn together to show tomorrow.  Oh and tomorrow is also Civil War Block of the Week. Can't wait to see what this week's block is.

If you made it all the way down this far, I'll tell you a little secret.

Shhhh... just for those that read my blog and have been living through my crazy house crisis with me....

I'm having a "We Survived the Crazy Electrical House Fire of Friday May 13th, 2011 Giveaway" of some random quilty good things. Come back next Friday for details. 


Cathi said...

Isn't it odd how there's one fabric that we are just so hesitant to cut into? I'm the same about some fabrics. Just have to be sure it's the exactly right project for it -- and never am! Maybe I'll be braver now, having read your post!
I don't believe you're going through all that with the phone and Internet company on top of everything else!

sewprimitive karen said...

What on earth is going on with AT&T? I could cut up my 30s fabrics for years and still have some left. I can see why you didn't want to cut up that one. I didn't say that!! It's just fine that you cut it up!!

dianne said...

the older i get (and that's pretty doggone old, lemmetellya) the less trouble i have cutting into fabric ... i have even been known to tell Melissa, "help yourself - i have no idea what i was gonna use it for anyway" and that is HUGE for me...

the old at&t, she ain't what she used to be - back before i retired (sing to the tune of The Old Grey Mare"

Gari said...

Just one thing after another. We also survived no internet for 1.5 weeks and just today finally got a printer to work, after 2 weeks. I usually really love technology but when it doesn't work, I don't.

Carol said...

Oh I'm going to love your Quilt Along...I thought about 30's! It's going to be wonderful! Oh you poor this ever going to end? Good job! Kick AT&T to the curb!