Tuesday, July 22, 2008

CQ Playtime

You know how when your addiction to touching and feeling pretty fabrics kicks in and you just zone out into that "CQ mode"? Well thanks to the fact that my computer went down yesterday, I have been on a CQ roll! Within the past 24 hours I have made quite a dent in my CQ obligations for various swaps. Thing is... my dining room is paying for it.

What a mess I've made - my ex was here today (one of my best friends... let's just say we are better friends that being married LOL!) building a shed for Rob and said to me "I thought we built you a studio so you could sew in it? Why are you in here making a mess?" Told him I needed more space so he suggested I ask Rob if I could have the shed for a little Quilt House....LOL! Gotta love your ex sometimes!

Anyway... I started my CQ binge by making a CQ heart for my friend Talia. I am so proud of her... she has lost a lot of weight over the past year and is now looking like a hot momma. I owed her a CQ heart so thought I would make it to depict her new "sexy self" If there is one person who would just love this particular heart it's Talia... she's on vacation right now so I imagine when she gets back on Friday and finds it in her mailbox I'll be hearing OMG! OMG! She's too funny. I loved the print so much I decided to make a 12x14 block to CQ for my bathroom - yep... you guessed it... it's blue.

Next I made a pretty girlie block for my Friend Kathy (Shawkl) - it's part of the CQ One Block swap that I am hosting on the HGTV website. Wish I could post it but it's suppose to be a surprise so "no go" until August 31st - the date we will all open our surprises together.

I did make a couple of 20x20 blocks for CQ RR I am in with the Yahoo CQ Group. The first one is for the MUM Group and of course is , what else?, Blue - can't help it! The second one is for the Daisies Group. Before the CQ bug got to me I was addicted to Cross stitching. I have a lot of projects that have been sitting in bags just waiting to be framed... this particular one of the garden trellis is one that I made about 12- years ago. Rather than have it sit in a bag for another 12 years, I decided to incorporate it into my #2 RR block. I love it and can't wait to see what the girl do with it. Funny how life is... when I was stitching this trellis up I dreamed of the day I would have one just like it - to my surprise my wonderful husband bought me one for my birthday and it is now set up just waiting for the morning glories to bloom all over it.

These two CQ blocks are considered "Naked" as I have only embellished a couple small areas on each... the rest of the magic comes when the other ladies start playing with it. All I need to do now is put together a little journal to go on the trip with each oone of them and they will start traveling around the USA sometime this week . One of them will even be visiting Australia and Canada. I am so excited and can't wait to play with the blocks that I will be receiving to embellish - especially love the fact that I will be able to see and learn new CQ techniques from ladies all over the world.

1 comment:

  1. It is so much fun to make a mess if you achieve something at the end of it.. Your work is lovely...


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