Up to me ears in the craft-ees.
I got it bad, a case of the craft-ees. I have been elbow deep in a few too many things lately and it is really hindering my desire to go to my day job. "Work" feels like a such a waste when I could be sewing, spinning, knitting, reading....you know? I feel like I should be on summer hiatus or something. So Monday I did it - went for it. Called the boss at 5:30 and asked for a day off - only MY boss would be there at that insane hour... but a solo vacation day is just wonderful. An impromptu vacation is even better.
I'm spinning my fool head off for Tour De Fleece - I plied a second skein today - gosh, I don't think I like that plying part...
And I have been quilting:
A Disappearing Nine Patch table runner using the Rachel Griffith of ps i quilt tutorial, find it here. I used Anna Horner Fabric in Good Folks. It was so fast and I like the funky-ness. I may have to repaint my dining room to match - on my next unplanned day off, em.
And I am working on this babe quilt for my expectant sister:
I created this with the help of another tutorial at the Moda Bakeshop by Amandajean of Crazy Mom Quilts. These tutorials rock. And I love this quilt - and I can't wait to have a niece or nephew to wrap up in it.
Lastly, I am gearing up for my next Quilt-A-Long. The Old Red Barn Co QAL group at flickr could not bear disbanding - so here we go again. This time it will be a zig zag quilt - like this one. I am planning a twin using some Heather Ross Mendocino, with a few solid linens in the mix. Please come and join us.
So clearly, as crafters - you have to see my dilema...work...craft..work...craft. Such decisions. I guess for now I'll trudge to the day job to feed the fam AND the habits.