Shop, quilt and pillow talk
October 19, 2010
Not that kind of pillow talk. Sheesh.
I spent a great deal of time sewing this weekend. Those scraps on the floor are just a small portion of the big pile left over. Consequently, I have three new colorways of camera straps that will go in the shop on Thursday. I'll update it at 1 p.m. EST. Sound good? I don't think there will be any scrap bags yet, but if all goes well, there may be something else. I hate to be cryptic, but it's all about timing such. And speaking of timing, there will be one last shop update in late November. So it's now or November to get a camera strap before the holidays. Just so you know.
I took this photo last night with quilts on the brain. Specifically, how I really want to make one or two, or five right now. Right. Now. The more I look at it, though, the more I feel that my family room needs some new pillows. I had those chairs slipcovered this summer and got stalled on the re-decorating front. I have this crazy notion to make a pillow a day for a week. At least that would give me something to blog about. Until I manage to get to the quilts, that is.
I've been saving quite a few scraps as well. I think it gives a certain satisfaction to have this much scraps. Actually, you're pile is close to what I have so far.
The quilt looks so nice. I understand how it gives inspiration to do more!
Posted by: eva vercauteren | October 19, 2010 at 12:10 PM
You are so good about getting in some sewing! I feel so scattered lately, my poor sewing machine has been so neglected. I need to figure out a way to balance my need to MAKE something, anything, with all this other stuff that has to get done -- driving the kids around, saying "no" to watching a movie every five seconds, cleaning, cooking, schooling, bla bla bla.
I love your punny title. :)
Posted by: Grace | October 19, 2010 at 12:13 PM
oh, me, too on the quilts. i've got pieces cut out and sitting by the machine. maybe tonight, if i get my writing done.
Posted by: eireann | October 19, 2010 at 12:16 PM
First of all I really love your new banner! And second of all, a pillow a week could really change things up nicely around the house, maybe there should be a challenge (hint)
Posted by: blair | October 19, 2010 at 01:57 PM
i thought i might suggest a pillow-a-long....are you saying you'd be in?
Posted by: Erin | house on hill road | October 19, 2010 at 01:59 PM
A-pillow-a-day. How fun!
Posted by: Bridget | October 19, 2010 at 02:03 PM
I need pillows too. I love being a part of your craft and decorating world.
Posted by: Suzanne | October 19, 2010 at 02:45 PM
Posted by: meg | October 19, 2010 at 05:15 PM
I crave quilts too, but I love the pillow idea. Sometimes there's nothing like PROGRESS to satisfy a craving, and I love the thought of a project that can be completed and used in the same day! Plus, what a big impact it will make on the room.
If you make a few from patchwork you can "cheat" and call them "baby quilts". :-)
Posted by: Brooke | October 19, 2010 at 05:47 PM
I could use a pillow-along, just saying. Also, quilts, you know how I feel about them.
Posted by: Mama Urchin | October 19, 2010 at 06:40 PM
I totally agree, sometimes you have to put aside the bigger projects, just to get something finished and see some results. I just bought 5 throw pillows from the thrift store that need new cases... I'm thinking a pillow a day sounds like a great plan!!
Posted by: Jenn | October 19, 2010 at 07:23 PM
I'm in major clothes making mode right now, but all I can think of is quilts, too! I might have to change gears for awhile...
Posted by: Emily S | October 19, 2010 at 07:47 PM
I'm with you on wanting to make quilts. I thought it would be easier when the girls were in school, but one goes to late-owl kindergarten and the other goes to regular schedule second grade and they each have activities, so it seems like I am always driving them around or running errands lately. And then there are the Halloween costumes, which still aren't quite finished. Sigh.
Posted by: Kathleen | October 19, 2010 at 10:38 PM
love your new header, erin! what a great photo.
and all that goodness coming out of your sewing room.
looking forward to seeing all your colorways.
Posted by: kristyn | October 19, 2010 at 10:50 PM
Please, please, please use those scraps to make some of those glorious potholders of yours! I can think of many people on my Christmas shopping list who would benefit from those (myself included). :D
Posted by: Meredith | October 20, 2010 at 09:35 AM
oh my! i totally want to make quilts these days! AND pillows!! i would LOVE to make a pillow a day. if only there were about five more hours in the day. or, you know, i didn't need to sleep. that would be nice. or not.
Posted by: julia | October 20, 2010 at 01:58 PM
I'd love some new pillows for Winter/Christmas, can I join in if you decide to do a pillow-a-long?
Posted by: Andrea | October 20, 2010 at 06:05 PM
you could compromise and make patchwork pillows ;o)
Posted by: Melbourne Road | October 20, 2010 at 08:39 PM
That quilt? On the chair? Details, please?
Posted by: Molly | October 20, 2010 at 09:32 PM
Oooh... brakes on!
Posted by: Molly | October 20, 2010 at 09:33 PM
yep. i think it's going to happen. :)
Posted by: Erin | house on hill road | October 20, 2010 at 10:06 PM
I am so staying posted.
Posted by: Molly | October 20, 2010 at 10:11 PM
I'm game for a pillow (or two) a week challenge!
Posted by: Jacqueline | October 21, 2010 at 02:37 PM
if you do pillows it might just help me with the pillows that I was supposed to do months ago. Not a hard project, but it's just not getting done!
Posted by: dorie | October 23, 2010 at 10:04 AM