"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hmmm, what am I doing with those CDs???


So you are wondering what I am doing with the pile of CDs Slicer gave me, are you?

Well, I am using them for a secret project, but I'll share some sneak peeks just so you know I really do have an idea brewing. ;-)

On the kitchen front I made these Rock Cakes for morning tea yesterday, and today I baked an Orange Madiera Cake (but they ate it before I took the photo!)...

...and guess what I found when I was cleaning up the book shelf in my sewing room?!

A DVD on domestic machine quilting!! I never realised I had it...but maybe that's because it came free with a magazine a while ago and I wasn't into machine quilting back then. Now that I am I'll get around to learning some smarter techniques.
And look what other DVDs I came across...

...I have no excuse not to learn new techniques now! The hard part is sitting down to watch them - because I have to WATCH, I can't stitch at the same time. Very hard for me. Is that hard for you?

Have you signed up for the Hug Swap yet?

How is your August Sewing Machine Cover Challenge coming along - you only have a few days left in August and the giveaway prizes are wonderful if you finish in time to enter the draw! Remember, the idea is to dress your machine-friend and not have her naked anymore...it's not about having the perfect cover or the prettiest. :-)

And lastly, don't forget, next Tuesday I'll be sharing block 9 of my Shabby Roses BOM ( and it's gorgeous!) I will also be sharing the cutting instructions for your fabrics - if you need the yardage measurements to purchase the correct amount of fabrics you will find them HERE. Have you stitched the first 8 blocks yet?

I must away now and finish more of my CD project...can't wait to show you!!

Happy hugs,
Jenny
xxx

22 comments:

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hi Jenny! :-)

I can't wait for you to show us what you've been up to either! Those sneak peeks look gorgeous!!! I'm sold already! When is your pattern coming out?!!!

If I'm not drooling over your fabric creations, you've got me drooling over your cakes!!! Aren't I messy?!!

Big hugs!
vikki xoxo

Allie said...

Oh my gosh those sneak peeks are killing me. They look AWESOME. So does tea.

I can't watch tv and stitch. I have to listen. Maybe you could iron fabric while you watch?

Fiona said...

I am intrigued by the CD's....... I am almost into the home straight with my machine cover - Hopefully it will be finished by tomorrow.

Jo in TAS said...

Love the sneak peeks, it's looking like it'll be a gorgeous project!
I'm always stitching in front of the TV, it drives my DH nuts!

The Faerie Queen said...

Oh wow, I cant wait to see what you are doing to those cd's. I have loads stashed away in the cupboard. And more cakes....
yummy yummy hugz xxx

Narelle said...

Jenny cannot wait to see what you are up to will be checking. Also love the lovely cups that you have to enjoy a cuppa from.
Regards
Narelle

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Ok, I'm hooked .... can't wait to see what you have done with the CD's! Cakes look tasty!

Judith said...

Hi Jenny, Mmmm think I have an idea as to what your up to. If it is, what a good idea, if its not, then I have a good idea what to do with mine. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tozz said...

You certainly know how to keep us all hanging on a thread Jen :) Sneek peeks are most interesting.Oh I am glad you dug out the DVD's they are very good with lots of hints and tips. hugs
Vicki

Cattinka said...

Oh no, I havent finshed your August BOM´s jet.... I haven´t even started, and I´m really feeling bad about it. This month went so fast, I just didn´t get around it. Anyway, what are you up to with those CD´s?
I´m so curious!
KATRIN W.

Crispy said...

Oh Jenny, you tease you LOL. I think I know what you are going to do and if I'm right it's a wonderful idea. That cake must have been wonderful since they gobbled it down so quickly LOL.

Crispy

Judith Tetley said...

Hi Jenny...oooh what are you doing now???? You are teasing us aren't you...CD's and sewing...mmmmmm...what could it be?
Do tell what type of pen you are using to transfer your designs; I can't get repeats of everything I have been using, and pencil and I don't get on very well.
Hugs..Judith
http://creativestudio10.blogspot.com

Robin in New Jersey said...

I am only on block number 3. sigh...

Looking forward to see what you are doing with those CDs!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Jen you have quite a nice collection of DVD's. Just grab a cake and a cup of tea and watch a little every day :-)

Leslie said...

Jenny,
I'm so curious about this new project of yours....I used CD"s in the past but I painted them and made sun catchers and things. I can't wait to see it. Love the sneak peeks you shared :)

I can't believe it's the beginning of another month next week! I was call caught up with the blocks but then the last two came out. I started but that's as far as I got...I'm behind again! LOL Oh, well...I'll get it finished when I get it finished, right? It's not like the "A Christmas Wish" BOM, which I really hope to have done in time for Christmas!

Have a great day :)

Leslie

Lauri's Photography said...

looking forward to seeing the rest. I love your stitching.

Loralynn said...

I can't wait to see what you have come up with for the cd's!

Lillemor said...

Hi Jenny!
It was fun with the CD-project because today at work, I had a thought, what can I do with CDs?
:-)) I look forward to your idea!
Hugs Lillemor i Sweden

Louise D said...

Sure I wait for the next SHABBY ROSES. Please hurry on.
I´m in the Hug Swap and is almost finished.
I use old CD:s to scare birds from my berries bushes away. When I have picked what I need, not too much, I´m happy to give the rest to the bird.

Terri said...

Everytime I see your "sneak peeks" it kills me how PERFECT your stitches are!! I want to grow up to stitch just like you! And now I'm siiting on the edge of my seat waiting to see what you do with those CD's.

Joy said...

I use an old cd as a base for my little drawstring bags .... but I wonder what you'll do with all of those???
Hmmmm, curious-er and curious-er ;o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Ellice said...

Hi Jenny, The CD bits look interesting, but I also need to let you know that I have completed the Sewing machine cover. Not sure if I am supposed to let you know this way, but couldn't think how else to do it. It has been a bit hectic here the last couple of days. The link is also on my site.

Blessings