Friday, July 25, 2008

I'm powfagged.............

.............I'm powfagged, I'm jiggered, I'm tired!
When I was a teenager my parents had a tape of a folk music group called the Fivepenny Piece. This was the first line of one of their songs. I've hunted on YouTube for a recording of it but can only find some of their other songs so short of inviting you all round for a rendition and a coffee I can't actually share the musical version with you.
However this is exactly how I feel now that we've broken up for the summer break - totally drained and exhausted.
Never mind - at least I don't have to go back to work until the 9th of September, a few days after the kids - hopefully this will give me the chance to recharge my batteries
I've been doing a little stitching but not my usual output - I feel very much like I'm not firing on all cylinders at the moment, hopefully a few more days chilling might rectify that

This is the completed top for my secret partner in the Miniature Booty Swap - I shall quilt it and then bind it in a blue plaid - it will be just a tad oversize, I had it planned to be spot on and then realised that all those greens together looked very drab and some skinny sashing was just what the quilt needed - hopefully my partner won't mind too much it is only a teeny bit over the top size guideline

And here is my Summer offering for the Four Seasons Quilt Swap - quilted and ready for the binding - I found my piece of the green I used for the stalks this morning, in and amongst the melee that is my sewing area, and I will endeavour to get the binding cut and on, possibly tonight, as it needs posting before the end of the month

Finally today the quilt I received for the Another Little Quilt Swap from Lisa-Jo in Colorado - the postcard she sent with it was of such awesome mountain scenery that I've put Colorado on my 'Must visit' list - sometime whenever :o)
I love this lilac triangle quilt - so unlike anything I'd do myself - you all know my aversion to triangles!
I should have also taken a picture of the pincushion I received from Lynda's swap - I'll save that one for next time, I've signed up for her bag and bucket swap too - a definite glutton for punishment!
I started last night to do a little bit of the applique for my centre of the next Spring Fling round robin - I'd like it to turn out a little like Dutch Delft Ware - I'll share a sneak peak of that with you next time :o)


jovaliquilts said...

What a great word -- powfagged! I'll be using that one. :)

I don't think your Booty swap partner would object at all to such a tiny increase in size. It's a wonderful quilt, and those little bits you added really give it some zing.

Lynda said...

For someone who's powfagged, you certainly have got some stitching done! The sashing between the green squares is perfect, and the applique is gorgeous! I saw the purple one growing on Lisajo's blog and am glad it's gone to a good home!

Karol-Ann said...

Well I'd be pleased to get all that done if I felt like you (And I do LOL)

Rose Marie said...

Love, love all those minis. You are way ahead on the Booty Swap .... good for you!

andsewitis Holly said...

You get more stitching done when you are powfagged (love that word by the way!) than I do when I am all rested up with nothing to do but stitch. Hope you have a wonderful summer recharging your batteries. It will go by quickly.

Ali Honey said...

Enjoy your Summer break. It sounds like you have plenty of projects lined up to do.

You don't sound powfagged!

blackbearcabin said...

hurrah...happy to see the purple quilt in its new home...and so glad you like it :)
i absolutely LOVE your minis...the booty swap and the summer four seasons! Your applique is gorgeous!
What are you going to do with all the minis you are rcving? Do you have a dedicated wall for them? id love to see a picture of all of them :)
have a lovely weekend!

Sweet P said...

Gorgeous quilts! Your quilt holder is doing a wonderful job. Her hands look perfect.

meggie said...

Lovely goodies to see here! Both what you have made, & your gift quilt.
Do rest & revive yourself!

Clare said...

Hope you are feeling a bit more chilled out. It looks as if you've been getting rid of some of that frustration though!

What are you up to for the hols?

Clare said...

I actually saw FivePenny Piece in concert at Sheffield City Hall - many, many moons ago! We even bought a "Big Jim" which if memory serves is in our attic somewhere. Love the quilting too!

jay said...

You can still get a CD called "Lanky Spoken Ere" by The Fivepenny Piece.

It is available on Amazon and eBay, although it seems its quite collectable nowadays.

I have a copy - it is really interesting...