Friday, 8 February 2013

Randoms ... (but still very sweary)

When I only get a few days in a week that I am up to "doin stuff", the week can go by quickly and if the "doin stuff" wasn't all that interesting, well...  Meh.  I've been sat here thinking "almost 7 days since my last post... what on earth have I been up to?".   Friday had been the big shop day, so that wiped me out as usual.  I did have a nice day on Tuesday, a really good natter with my good friend the Local Quilt Shop lady.  But other than that?  
Not bloody much.  

I did get this done, and I think its rather pretty.  You don't want to know how many hours that took!  Lets just say that 65% of those were incredibly knotty.  And I have never figured out how to take a thingy of thread, find the end, pull, and not turn it into a birds nest.  (Precisely why I'm putting them all on cards).




And I did get my other sweary stitching done, and I think its pretty too.












Not an original idea I must point out, I saw it HERE on flickr first, by shootcoward.
Its a pressie for a mate of mine.  A very awesome mate of mine.  For why?  Example.  
In the run up to Christmas just past, she got to go to a gig by someone we were both positively loopy about when we were teens.  I would have absolutely LOVED to have been there.  So when she was there, and she got to go back stage, she actually thought of me.  She got me a signed Merry Christmas from them!  How freakin awesome was that?!  

   
Anyway.  I keep my fingers crossed that tomorrow I'll be awake and get back to some quilty sewing.  Meantime, just in case, please leave a helpful comment -  

"Sarah, next time you've done f*** all but sleep and stab yourself with needles every time you attempt to sew for days, why not entertain us by telling us . . (insert suggestions here). . . ."

35 comments:

  1. I don't know about not doing much - that box of threads looks amazing and super organised (and way too pretty to do anything other than marvel at!) BTW - shouldn't you be asleep ;)

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  2. Ooh pretty threads! Mine are carded too - totally the same problem with causing birds nests inadvertently :o)

    Love your sweary embroidery!

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  3. Hope you didn't get RSI from all that winding? Looks very pretty, I could send you several bags of birds nests if you want to do some more????

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  4. My threads are carded in the most amazing box the most amazing person gave me. But it has left me with the conclusion that I need to buy more threads. Which is perfectly reasonable and I can work with that. Love your embroidery. Love that something so sweary can be so beautiful.

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  5. Love your embroidery, maybe I could do a version for my front door, although I don't think all would welcome it! What a gorgeous selection of threads, and I know what you mean about them knotting, I think it's a conspiracy by the thread company to make us buy more thread!! ; )

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  6. Your carded threads so appeal to my inner neat freak. Very naughty embroidery Miss S ;) Di x

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  7. bwahahahahahaahahahaaaa!
    one more reason why having kids in the house cramps my style ;-)

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  8. Love the quote!! Brilliant, I need to make one for my hobby room!

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  9. Colourful box and love the embroidery.
    About your skeins of thread. Several years ago DMC brought out a system that meant you no longer have to wind skeins onto bobbins. You just hook them onto a little holder and store them in special plastic sleeves. Sorry, not very good at describing them. I bought a stack but have gone back to boxes and bobbins. Mostly for space and ease of use reasons as I had a master set of all DMC colours, plus I had several projects kitted up which had almost 100 colours each. But I did like them, even though I no longer use them. The plastic sheets will fit into normal ring binders. I could dig mine out and send them to you if you'd like to try them. I'd rather someone got some use out of them.

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  10. Oh your threads are pretty indeed! There's inspiration for a mini quilt right there! Just keep being you chick! Jxo

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  11. I'm so glad that it's not just me that turns skeins into birds nests.
    They look so gorgeous on the ickle cards.
    And that embroidery is hilarious.
    xxxx

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  12. Ha ha!!! Love the sweary sewing! But c'mon, who was the autograph from? Nosey folk want to know!

    And as per your request ".....tell us about your funeral play list, the drunkest you have ever been and your first boyfriend." Again with the nosey folk. *g*

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  13. I love the little birds looking all innocent and sweet flying above the quote. Makes it even funnier.

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  14. I love that picture of the threads, really cheery! It must have taken forever though! I'm a knitter so I turn skeins of wool into birds' nests... I followed the link to Yon Quilting Wife and I'm wondering now if I was at school with her, small world :-).

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  15. OK...that totally cracked me up!!!

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  16. Yeah, who was the autograph from??Tell Auntie Sheila.

    ANd don't worry, you have to be a fully trained haberdasher to use those pesky skeins of embroidery thread!

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  17. Spill the beans on the famous siggies then! Or are you scanning them to embroider or something to make us guess at a later date? ;o)

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  18. Amazing! You two chickies are lucky to have each other. Sorry about 65% were knotted - that shit is a bitch to deal with - so kudos to you.

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  19. Yep, you're going to have to tell us who the famous person is!

    I know how long it takes to wind thread onto those cards so I think 'f*** all' should be 'looks like f*** all but actually took bloody ages'!

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  20. You could always tell us what veggie people eat! Or maybe show pictures of Ellie Cat. Or maybe you could tell if you have dyed your hair or not! Should I go or do you prefer I shut up with my crap ideas now!?

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  21. You fu***n' groupie! Tell us who your mate went to see!

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  22. That embroidery is genius! Want one too! Embroidery is such a mystery to me I'd never manage to do anything like that myself. What band? Can think of a few possibilities...if indeed they are still going.

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  23. I'm still holding out for some stitching time! And tempted by sweaty stitching too!

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  24. I love the threads ( would you come do mine?) and Gordon loves the embroidery!

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  25. I think you have found your embroider niche! The threads are lovely, I always tangle mine up too. I hope you are less sleepy this weekend, it is time for some sewing I think.

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  26. I tried those big hooks DMC brought out for threads and didn't like them so went back to winding all mine onto bobbins. My collection was so big I had to go to the hardware store and buy a storage container usually used for bolts, screws and nuts to fit them all! It's much prettier with thread.

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  27. Just had a little chuckle at Trudi's "sweaty stitching". Love your rude girl stitching! Spill the beans on the band! I'm a huge fan of obnoxious music so I'm keen to know who it was :)

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  28. I feel so lucky to have inherited my thread already wound on cards!

    As for post ideas... I often find myself at a loss too. I'm glad others came up with some suggestions!

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  29. excellent sweary stiching, missy

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  30. You always make me chuckle, Sarah. Enjoyed seeing your finished quilt and blocks in the previous post. That giant block quilt is really cool and one could do giant blocks of all kinds of designs, a whole series. Someplace back there in January you showed off your latest fabric order--mouth-watering...ok, I admit I'm missing something by living in a place with lousy (as in risky) postal service. Man, those fabrics are drop-dead gorgeous, the colors sing. And they look so new and shiny (can't imagine why). So I have to defend myself here and say that MY fabrics have the patina of age.....like me.....
    best, nadia

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  31. It was Bay City Rollers wasn't it?? Haha!

    .....about your most fluent swearing session!

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  32. The simple answer to pulling thread from skeins to winds is to leave the bands on. There is a loose end of thread in the bottom loop of the skein. Pill this and the skein unwinds pretty painlessly (well about 90% of the time).

    I have at last count 18 large thread organiser boxes which are full. 10 of those are just DMC. The rest are silks, overdyes and speciality threads. We will swiftly pass over the threads in project boxes, threads that don't fit in the organiser boxes etc.

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