September 12th: A Sunny Spring Saturday & A Day of Non-Starts!


Oh man, the weather today was absolutely lush! The sun was shinning brilliantly, the flowers were in full bloom, a warm breeze rustled through my hair and it was the first day since the beginning of winter where I haven’t needed to put socks on by days end! Yay! Spring is here!

So for today I had planned to get started on what I like to call ‘personal sewing’. It’s those projects where I’m making it simply for me and my own enjoyment. For example, my Pandamonium Mini Quilt was a ‘personal sewing’ project, as was my Pineapple Mini and so will be the patterns I bought from Fat Quarter Shop the other day. And it’s one of those I was going to start this morning…

However, after sitting down in front of my machine I annoyingly remembered that I hardly had any thread to sew with and that I needed to buy some new needles for my machine! I’d been putting off and putting off and putting off going to buy some all week (which is REALLY terrible, I know!), which resulted in me cursing at myself as I sit down to sew and hear/feel that spine-tingly clunk-clunk-clunk of my dull needle piercing through the fabric! Oops! So because I treated myself to a lovely and much needed lie-in in the morning and had the afternoon booked with another event, I ended up at Spotlight buying what I needed 20 minutes before they closed for the day! And by then, my day had been busy enough that my up-and-go had up-and-went!

The pattern I was going to get stuck into was the Notting Hill House Mini by Nedra Ridgeway. I currently have the pattern pinned up on my cork board behind my desk and every now and then I can’t help but look over at it because it’s just so stinkin’ cute!!


A few moments a go, I had a good rummage through my stash for some lovely pastel florals and spots that I think would suit the pattern. I’m still not 100% sure on how the prints sit together and what exact fabrics will make the cut, but I’ll look at it again tomorrow with fresh eyes and see if anything needs changing!

That’s been the day! I hope yours is much more productive in the sewing room than mine was!

Happy Weekend, Friends!



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5 thoughts on “September 12th: A Sunny Spring Saturday & A Day of Non-Starts!”

  1. Oh man you describe that clunk of the empty needles so well! I had that today with one inch left to hem to finish a project! Gah! Fortunately I found some spare thread after a good rummage around! Hope your get up and go comes back! Looking forward to seeing your mini!

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  2. I have begun using large cones for my sewing and I purchased the stand as well and let me say its the best money Ive ever spent 🙂 The mini quilt is cute, seen that pattern floating around in the last few days in blog land 🙂

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  3. Haha…I love this saying “my up-and-go had up-and-went”. I haven’t heard that in a long time but it pretty much sums up that feeling of losing your motivation 😉 I’m working on some Christmas projects and my motivation keeps fading in and out…grrr, I hate when that happens!

    Those little houses look adorable! Can’t wait to see the fabrics you’ve chosen 😀

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