Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Missing Block!

I have been busily working away preparing my CWBQ block so I can sit and applique tonight - but I haven't been happy! Wherever I have lived, I have had 'a big black hole' in my place - maybe it is the pace I travel at, but it is not a good feeling to have 'lost' something and I experience it too often!

Block 1 was missing - I had searched every drawer and cupboard and thought 'oh, no - that's it , trying to be a neat-freak, I have thrown it out!

How dorky can one be? There it is happily pinned to a quilt on the wall in 'My Studio' to keep it neat and tidy.

With all this stress and anxiety, how am I ever going to teach myself Photoshop, and this month's Green Tea and Sweet Beans has arrived, too! Back to your preparation and move on, Lurline!
Happy Weekend!

31 Lovely People said ...:

Lizzie said...

Oh Lurline, I'm loving the new block, those colours are fabulous. Now how could you think you had lost block 1 when Mrs Perkins is looking after it. Love the quilt it's on too.
Lizzie
XXX

PatchworkRose said...

Love your new block Lurline. Little bit of red in the yellow and little bit of yellow in the red. I hope to do some stitching tonight too.
Have bits prepared but have not put that first stitch in yet! Went to the Royal show today and walked my legs off!
Cheers
Lynne

Barb said...

Funny!!!

Love the block as always...

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

I too love this new block, so wonderful to watch these creations come to life

Sue said...

I'm so glad you found the "missing" block. I lost one I'd made for a group quilt once...asked my angels and told them I needed to find it by due date..ended up making another and then found the first one on Quilt Presentation Day. My angels knew which date it was needed, they just didn't allow for making the quilt!!!

Cathy said...

Oh Lurline I do that sort of thing too...like looking for your sunnies when they are sitting on your head!!! I'm loving watching your blocks come together, you are so quick and they are so beautiful! xo

Julie said...

ha ha, what a crack!
julie :)

Kaaren said...

Sounds like somrthing that I would do as well, Lurline. Jeepers!

Good thing that you found it because it sure is pretty!

Janet said...

You are funny Lurline but I think we all have those moments. Your new block is coming along very nicely.

Karen said...

I wish you would come to my house and find the piece of fabric I am looking for. I saw it about two weeks ago and cannot find it since. I donated some fabric to a thrift store and I feel like it may have ended up in one of the bags. And all the fabric I donated is long gone from the thrift store. I am glad you found your block.

Stephanie said...

Looks like Mrs. Perkins is keeping watch over your blocks! I ended up putting binding for a quilt in a give away bag! Now I keep bindings in a bin so I don't do that again! Love watching the progress on your quilt projects.

Nedra said...

I've heard we should always look in the most obvious place first. I know all of us can relate to this experience!

Rumi said...

Been there, done that! My sewing room has a black hole too!

Shari said...

You're a silly old chook and I love you to bits!!! I always seem to lose things after a tidy up...

Fiesta said...

Lovely block Lurline.

Juliann said...

That is too funny! But you know it has happened to many of us - far too often :)
Have fun with Photoshop. I have really enjoyed playing with the photo editing program I have - not photoshop but can't remember the name right now. Can't wait to see your next Green tea and sweet beans block. That is such a fun quilt.

Carin said...

That sounds like something I would do LOL! HUGS

Candace said...

I'm glad you found your block, I'm glad I'm not the only one who is always putting things away where I'll remember and then forgetting. I am not doing real well on my photoshop, but will learn at least some basics before it's over. Have you visited this blog called Photography by the Pioneer Woman:
http://thepioneerwoman.com/photography
She does a lot of photoshop tutorials.

The Rabbit Factory said...

So glad your block wasn't really missing! Love the choices of fabrics you chose for the vase and flowers! Happy Stitching, Lorraine

Rebecca said...

Oh I know how you feel but I had done the first two blocks of a quilt. Put them away to keep them safe. It took 3 year to find them, I had to move house to do it and in that time had remade them. I am pleased you found your soon than I did.
Big Hugs
Bec

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I do that all the time. I put it somewhere safe and then forget where! Gald you found your beautiful block!

Cybele's patch said...

It is a beautiful block Lurline.
My black hole is covered with a lot of clutter. As soon as I tidy up the hole appears and absorbs almost anything.

clare's craftroom said...

It's amazing how easy it is to lose things even when they're right in front of you , I know I have done it many times , lol !

Annie said...

I love that Aunty Cookie knitting fabric. I see that photoshop is a new project o yours. Good luck

Wendy B said...

I Can relate! I often do that....which is why I deliberate over tidying up toooooo much, cause then i can never find anything!!!!
They're worth searching for though - so nice.
Good luck with the Photoshop...that's on my list too!
;o)

Bizarre Quilter said...

LOL!! That's not dorky, that's over-organised!!

I love your urn. It inspires me to start an urn soon.

Deb said...

Lurline I love these blocks. Particularly the yellow flowers..just gorgeous.

Mary said...

Lurline your blocks are beautifully done! Hugs, Mary

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

love the new block Lurline....your story did make me giggle a little, I do that often....LOL...

limpingalong said...

LOL! We must be sisters!

Micki said...

The block is wonderful. I will be doing this quilt too. I am ordering it from Threadbear.
Micki