Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fifteen Minutes

is all the time I could find yesterday.  I guess that answered the question whether playing nursemaid would give me more time or less time in the studio ;-)  Most of my day was spent getting caught up on paperwork.  When my daughter was feeling a little better, we watched a tearjerker movie together, and after that I was good for nothing ;-)

I'm not a big Miley Cyrus fan, but I like Greg Kinnear and Kelly Preston.  I usually stay away from Nicholas Sparks books and movies because of the tearjerker aspect, but my daughter picked the movie.  I have to say, it was a sweet movie....I used more tissues than my sick daughter.

OK...back to quilting.  This is only the second time I've worked with selvages.  It is a great project for 15 Minutes of Play, and maybe sometime later today, I will finally link my last two projects there ;-)

I've been saving my selvages for a while, and I am glad to finally see them sewn on blocks.  

You know...it is possible to recycle too much.  I wanted to use old phone book pages for my foundation, but I don't have any.  They've all been recycled, and I guess the phone book people haven't found us at our new house ;-)  We don't subscribe to the newspaper any more which has really reduced the amount of items in our recycling bin.  I ended up using a monthly neighborhood bulletin that happened to arrive at the right time.

At my speed, fifteen minutes only produced nine 4" selvage blocks.  My daughter is still home sick...poor thing.   I may have more selvage blocks to show tomorrow ;-)

Have an amazing day!!!


  1. Hey Rene, I love where your 15 minutes took you today! sometime sit feels good just to sew strips!
    Can a 10 year old see that movie? Mine has been asking me to see it... I wasn't sure....

  2. So far, all I've done with my selvages is cut them, put them in a baggie, put the baggie in a purse....that's it. You are way ahead of me!