Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Newest Homestead Project...

has to do with fabric.

Ask Dewey...I'm a bit of a fabric-aholic. I'm addicted. There, I admitted it. That's the first step, right? Not that I want to be 'cured' or anything, but still....I do have plenty of fabrics here, whole bolts, 5 and 10 yard bundles, remnants, fat quarters. You name it, I have it. Denims, corduroys, cottons, homespun, calicos and broadcloth. All colors, patterns and weights.

I just need to stop buying new stuff long enough to put what I already have to use.

And I could use a building for storage space. underbed storage tubs only take up so much fabric, you know. And yes, we have 9 beds in the house, but still...6 don't count for storage because they are top bunks. Hey, tried getting the middles to let me store tubs on their beds and they just sleep at one end, but you know children these days. Think they get a whole bed to themselves and then expect to s-t-r-e-t-c-h out to boot!

But, back to the work of the day...the new homestead project is a special one. I can't tell you much more than that because certain eyes pop in now and again and read the goings on here. But here's what the girls and I did today:

What do you think? Not fancy, neither is the project in the works really, at least not from my hands. If you visit here much, you know what I'm doing -- I posted the other day something with this whole project from someone else's hands. Very pretty.

It's just something we needed to put together and it needed to be started way before now. I'm crunching time now. I do that. And how do I do something like this -- adding another project in on top of always full and active days on the homestead?

I get one of these beauties:

Let me tell you, that single Mother's Day Cupcake is honestly bigger than it looks. It was one of those Texas-sized monsters...lots of chocolate cake, lots of chocolate cream icing, lots of Belgium chocolate shavings. It looks almost like a mini muffin here, but it's not. Man, oh man, it sure wasn't mini!

A sugar rush of extraordinary proportions, and that's certainly no exaggeration!

How else would you get a mom of 9, with her husband home for the weekend, plenty of chores, plenty of laundry, plenty of daily work, to get 120+ blocks cut and then designed together and ready to stitch this week. It takes a good amount of sugared-up motivation and inspiration!

1 comment:

Leigh-Ann said...

Hi, my name is Leigh-Ann and I am addicted to fabric!! Mark probably has about the same opinion of my fabric stash. The new project looks wonderful. I love the colors you and the girls picked out.
I'm trying to use up some of what I have stashed around here but then, there's always some new wonderful fabric just begging to be added to the collection!



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