Sunday, February 21, 2016

Midnight Oil

Sometimes you just have to burn some Midnight Oil…….to get in some
good stitching time.  Peace and quiet.  Alone time!


Tonight I just FINALLY had to get upstairs and have some time to stitch stitch stitch!  With the weather being extra warm here I've been spending a lot of time outside preparing garden space and such.  Oh man, I am SOOOOOO ready for garden goodies!!!

Yellow ovals shown here are reverse appliqué….I dread and usually put off these parts and I don't know why, it doesn't end up being as hard as I think it will be! 
This is block #6 out of 16.

Lucky me…..Erin Brockovich is on for my late night stitch fest.  I LOVE this movie!  I watch it every time it's on.  I know it by heart and can listen more than watch as I stitch away on my Friends of Baltimore blocks.

I prepare parts on some other blocks to take a break from too much stitching.

In another room upstairs where I'm burning the Midnight Oil is all the fabrics I have set aside for this particular Friends of Baltimore appliqué project. I have added MORE fabric selections since I took this photo.  

I DO pre-wash/soak with Synthrapol in HOT water before I cut out any of my appliqué pieces.

And if I stitch into the wee w-e-e hours and dare not disturb Goober dog or Hubby….there is a real comfy quilt adorned bed right behind where I'm stitching away I can slip into when needed…..doesn't happen often but when I do on occasion it does feel as if I'm on vacation!

OK…..my OIL is burning up and I shouldn't be wasteful with it!!!


Hhhmmm, I sure could use a snack…..wondering if I could tippee toe downstairs and snag something good to munch on without being found out…..or heard……





13 comments:

  1. Alone time is few and far between here. Cherish it as long as you can. Your fabrics are delightful. Enjoy your garden we gave ours up to much work and I canned and gave it all away. Chris

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  2. Your project is beautiful. I can see why you would want to stay up late to work on it.

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  3. Beautiful work! I'm a natural night owl, too. However, living in a "day world" means I can't indulge in too many late nights.

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  4. Sometimes I think night time is the only time I can get snippets of time to sew. Looks like you make a lot of progress!!

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  5. Oh I know, it feels soooo good to be outside again. Your applique looks like tthe pefect evening project.

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  6. The applique block looks very good thus far. Is the yellow reverse applique piece one long piece of fabric? That would be the way I would do it and wondering how others might.

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  7. Looks like a fun evening. Love your appliqué work. Hope you managed to get a snack without being caught!

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  8. Beautiful stitching time! Midnight or no, those are pretty pretty fabrics. A number of scenes from Erin Brockovich were filmed in my city, including the house she rented, a restaurant scene, and the lawyer's office where she worked those long hours!

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  9. That block is beyond gorgeous! I can't even dream of doing something like that.
    Sounds like all you need in your cozy upstairs getaway is you own little kitchenette--at least a fridge and microwave. : )

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  10. Beautiful beautiful stitching going on !

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  11. Beautiful. It is a Saturday morning and the day is almost a blank slate board. There is a floor to finish and then some sewing of my own! Don't hit the squeaky step on your way to get a snack!

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  12. I just love how your appliqued blocks are coming along. What a wonderful achievement to look forward to. I too sometimes quilt very late with Hubby and dogs softly snoring away. Peaceful times.

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