Saturday, November 28, 2009

FINISHED PROJECT

As most of you know, I am on a towel addiction (anyone know a cure, please email me)....so...as I am moving fabric around from place to place (oh yes....I have a true mess in my sewing room)....I should say from pile to pile. Moving papers, scribbles, notes, patterns.....

So....as I am contemplating my next towel and I am thinking of doing tree skirts, (I have the cutest pattern). Anyways.....I hear this voice.... "Barbara"....now most people call me Barb...who could this be?

So...I ignore the voice until it happens again...and this time I recognize it as myself...so I say "What's up self?".......and then I remeber this.... from I have a notion, it was a giveaway win.....
So.....................



Then I have moved this more times than I want to admit. I won this over at Fabric Artist



So I tell myself to get lost....I am busy doing towels...but the voice calls again....it says "You know you want to....just come feel the wonderful fabric,
smell it...
can't you just see that wonderful wall hanging already done up?"

Go away self...I already have too much to do!

Well...as you can see from the next picture....I a weak....really weak...I confess it!! You heard it here first....yes....I am oh sooo weak...and my self won out....

Oh yes............


I made it a little bigger than the wall hanging and I also changed it up a little.
I am so thrilled and so now....back to the towels and tree skirts....

Anyone have a cure for shutting up the self??? Or am I skizoid? Do I have dual personalities? Hummmm, you better ask my husband that one?

Maybe he would like my self better....Barb or Barbara? Hummmmm Does he already know and is cheating on me?

29 comments:

Shari said...

These two giveaways matched up beautifully! Listen to your inner self - seemed a good idea to me too!

JustCindy said...

I'm sorry to inform you that the cure for making towels is still in the early stages, so until a cure is found you will just have to continue making towels and having fun. lol The fabrics are yummy and the wall hanging turned out so cute.

Crispy said...

Oh that is just adorable!!! I like your version even better than the original.

At least if your hubby is cheating, it's still with you LOL. As for the voice....well, it obviously did not lead you astray, just call it a good friend :0)

Crispy

luv2quilt2 said...

Unfortunately I havae those losing arguments with myself as well. That's how I get my sewing room in such a mess with a pile for this project, one for that project, another etc., etc. I don't think there's a cure, and I don't think I want one! The wall hanging is just beautiful.

Nanci said...

I think there is a song that goes like this..."there ain't no cure for towels....or is it love?
If you like to do a bit more, go to tipnut.com and see their designs.
You will go nuts!

Fiesta said...

Barb the wall hanging is beautiful.
Often times I use my applique quilt patterns for my towels too.
The phase will fade after you make about 100. And god forbid you decide to make themed ones, then you will really be in trouble.
When you run out of towels, then jsut make them out of fabric.

Kaye said...

Love the wall hanging, perfect for the fall. Have you been eating too much turkey? LOL

Gene Black said...

LOL. Barb, you crack me up!

The wall hanging is lovely..now BACK AWAY from the towels.

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Join the club, girl!!

My "self" is named Betty...she's always getting me into crazy things!!

Enjoy....LindaMay

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh Barb, your wall hanging is so cute. Don't you love it when a project turns out so well?

Needled Mom said...

That one was soooo worth listening to the voice! Very nice.

Now...onto towels and tree skirts.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Whoever won, you certainly have one beautiful wall hanging! It is gorgeous Barb!

Pokey said...

Oh, Barb, this is so cute-and it's finished!- why would you not listen to yourself? (I think it may have been that dumpy-sweet crow whispering to you!)
This is great, you feel accomplishment, and now you can go back to your regularly scheduled programming. Dishtowels, Hm? Are they your Christmas gifts this year?
:-} pokey

hetty said...

Oh, Barb! That's just your alter-ego sitting on your shoulder. There is no cure. We all have one, but some of us don't listen. I am glad you listened! That little wall hanging is fantastic! Love the colours!

Pat said...

Those fabrics are PERFECT for that wall-hanging. Great job!!!

sewmeow said...

Barb.....it turned out so wonderful, I think listening to yourself is a terrific idea!

call me crazy said...

Oh that turned out really cute! And I was always told it is ok to talk to yourself~ as long as you don't say 'what?' Not hearing yourself is the first sign... LOL! :-))

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Barb AKA Barbara, you crack me up!!!
I love the wall-hanging!

Judy said...

I'm sorry, but I've heard there is no cure! The wallhanging turned out sooo cute! Even though it's time to put fall away and winter (Christmas) up, I still love fall.

Micki said...

You did such a lovely job on the quilt...The fabric was just lovely! I got your Christmas card and thank you so much...hat a wonderful surprise!
Micki

Mandy said...

I love the wall hanging! I think it's the beautiful fabric! It's just so lovely! I can't get over it!

Marydon Ford said...

Love that quilt creation, Barb. And look at your wins ... touch of luck on your side.

Please join me at my NEW blog, the old one has issues ... I appreciate your following me.

blushingrosetoo.blogspot.com

We are having a huge giveaway also, pop over.

TTFN ~Marydon

Quilt Hollow said...

Consider making burp cloths? Enjoyed the post...myself talks too!

Rachel said...

Haaa... you're hilarious. Talking to yourself is a sign of genius... answering is a sign that you're crazy. Hmmm....

Love the quilt. Great job! That blackbird is so sweet.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

hilarious, pure hilarious....I love that, so cute and your turn around time is amazing. Funny, I thought last night about making a tree skirt. Then I thought better of it. I hear there is pills for talking to yourself, oh no wait, that's only if you answer back.

Stitched With Prayer said...

The wall hanging is wonderful! I love the fabric, all of it and especially the acorn print background...too cute! AND I'm so relieved to know that I'm not the only one that hears my voice calling to me from various projects. I was starting to worry, LOL.

Kim D. said...

I have one of those voices too, it tells me to buy fabric when I already have plenty.. LOL Love the wall hanging, the fabrics are lovely. Now aren't you glad Barbara won the fight??

Linda B said...

Oh, the three faces of Barb. I don't think you have to worry until you find yourself perched in a tree. Talking to yourself is healthy, it keeps you sane, and look at what wonderful work it brings. Cute!! The colors are great. So keep on listening.

Millie said...

Barb, the wall hanging is perfect for the fall season and it turned out beautiful.