Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Candy for Tall Boys

First WiP in 2013

This is my husband's dresser. It is called a tall boy. It has been naked on top since we moved in and ditched the old 12" tv that used to be on top of a piece of fabric. I have been meaning to sew a proper runner for it since last year when I made one for my dresser.

The motivation was re-ignited with the two Moda Candy Mini Charm Packs that Lara sent me with my Wombat Santa gift a week or so back.

I pulled out my scrap bag of leftovers from the dresser runner and combined them with the 'Butterfly Garden' 2.5" squares. I love Moda precuts because they are pinked. All I had to trim were a few of my French General textured and 'Hope' scraps. 

This Week's  Sewing  Stats

Completed projects  -  Polaroid 9 Patch block
                                              QCA Bee#1 Dec - Feather block
                                              QCA Bee#1 Jan - Winged Squares block
                                              Wombat Stew 'Teapot' paper pieced block

Currently in progress -  Tall Boy Runner
Yet to start  - Sherbert Dreams Quilt
                           'And Sew On' Jan block
                           'Just My Type' 'Faith' block for Kristy
On Hold projects   - Sherbert Dreams Quilt
                                     - 4 Liberty Pillowcases 
                                     - Victorian Garden Quilt - to baste

Wear Gloves Next Time

Minimal rotary cutting is all I can manage for now as I am sporting a gardening injury to my dominant index finger.

On Sunday afternoon I was pruning a particularly nasty palm tree that overhangs our backyard pond when one of the spikes lodged in my knuckle. I pulled it out. But four hours later my finger began to throb and swell up. I knew it was the spike. A quick Google search lead me to information that these palm tree spikes can be full of bacteria that can get into your joints and cause all sorts of painful damage.
All those dead branches are cut off now

I could not bend nor straighten it by the morning! It seriously felt like I had broken it. A quick trip to the Dr and some antibiotics on Monday meant that now the swelling is decreasing and the range of movement is increasing. And I gave that palm tree some serious 'what for' pruning yesterday afternoon. But this time I made sure I wore gloves. Even so he still managed to get through a few times but no where near as deep.

Linking up to WiP at Freshly Pieced for the first time this year.


  1. Yikes. I hope you all better by now.

  2. Ouch! And to insult to injury, that palm tree had the nerve to interfere with your quilting. I am glad you wore gloves the second time for such a strenuous task. And to think, Fons and Porter wear gloves for the less taxing task of rotary cutting. Taking those gloves on and off for that part of quilting would drive me crazy. Though I do find gloves useful for FMQ. Hope you are soon back to full steam ahead on your sewing.

  3. Gee, that's scary. Recover well. x

  4. OOH! Those palm trees can be viscous! My father in law was trimming his and had a larger branch fall on his head. It slit the outer edge of his ear! I'm glad your finger will be okay. Btw, the runner is looking so pretty. :)

  5. Ouchiewawa! You must take care of those hands, they're for sewing not gardening! Hehehe, that's my excuse to avoid weeding anyway! Glad your finger is on the mend now.

  6. Ooohhh palm spikes are just nasty! Hope you are better soon.


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