Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New projects

I've been busy cutting pieces for two new quilts,so I don't have much to show for it yet. I usually cut on the kitchen counter, since it's a perfect height for me and I can walk around three sides for easy cutting. But I used my extra table by my machine to cut the other day and Conrad was living dangerously! It is handy to have an extra table for the inspector!
 Luckily he doesn't get up on the kitchen counter much, though Smokey does like to watch me cut occasionally. I have started sewing one of them together. It's a very scrappy tessellation type quilt, so I'm excited to get it finished. I am going to use the other new design for a mystery quilt, so I will start it after I'm finished with this one.

 I bought myself a present during Cut Up and Quilt's 12 Days of Christmas sales...it's the Gypsy Sit Upon...which is supposed to help with back issues when sewing. I have a pretty good system at home, so not sure I need it there, but thought it would be good for sewing elsewhere. It's kind of like sitting on one of those large exercise balls, there's a balance issue. I will be sewing away from home today, so I'm taking it with so I can test it out.
 Maybe he's guarding the quilt????


ga447 said...

Happy New Year! I like that sitting ball.

Karen said...

Happy New Year! Looking forward to a new mystery. One of my goals for this year, along with UFOs, is to take more classes. Looking for to seeing you at some in 2014.

Mrs Knitaddict said...

Lovely blog. I'm glad I had found you.
Many inspiring things.
Happy New Year!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Adorable kitties!

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Frances Arnold said...

What are your thoughts about the Sit-Upon? I tried using a balance ball at my desk and really liked my posture better but I couldn't move back and forth to get to my printer and scanner!! I was debating buying on of these to try on my desk chair.