Friday, December 16, 2011

THIS CONFIRMS IT........I AM ONE CARD SHORT OF A DECK

Yesterday I was trying to sort my Christmas fabrics before leaving. I had about 45 minutes before I had to be somewhere. While sorting I came across this fabric......

All of a sudden I broke out in a cold sweat, the light bulb above my head was going off. I grabbed this fabric and went to town.


I started doing pleats.....and more pleats...watching the clock the whole time.


Shaking my head and thinking....Gal you have got to be nutzzzzzz. You have no business starting all of these towels. did that stop me? NO!!!

You can't see the wings on this one but after it is stitched it will be fine. I took the image off a few of these fabrics for the applique on the towels.

What possessed me? Why couldn't I stop. The whole time I was gone all I wanted to do was get back and finish the pleats and start what I had invisioned in my head,

When I got home....fabric started flying, glue sticks were being used up.

And so now..... everything is put away and all that is left is to stitch these down. The night is still young...

I don't know what came over me.....lost my senses I guess....

But oh....what fun!!!

65 comments:

Lesley said...

Oh wow...you were busy and what wonderful creations you came up with...you haven't lost it...you're just like the rest of us...and don't we love it!
Keep on thinking and sewing!

Fiesta said...

It does look like fun. I have to finish some for my daughter. I think I will try that ruffle.

Jackie said...

You didn't lose your senses - you had a flash of inspiration! :)

GerryART said...

Well, Barb, when you're HOT you're HOT
hugs

KaHolly said...

I can just imagine!! The image makes me smile.

JustCindy said...

The towels are so cute!

Melinda said...

How cute!Love the little Asian girl!

Tangos Treasures said...

Love them!!! Lol your just being creative!!!

Gene Black said...

Love them, Barb.

Michelle May said...

Now that's the best kind of fabric inspiration! Woo hoo! It's so fun when it just takes over ya and you get the creative groove rolling! They're fabulous girlfriend!

beaquilter said...

love these!! love the chinese one AND the mittens one

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Barb, your towels are adorable!! Great spurt of inspiration!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

WONDERFUL! The thing I am amazed at most is the fact that you had all those towels just laying around waiting to be stitched on! LOL!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Oh my, you are so good. I love your towels and love that you think you are crazy for going to town whereas I am in awe and slightly jealous you were so successful! :D

StitchinByTheLake said...

You've inspired me. :) blessings, marlene

Laura said...

Haha you have kangaroos in the top padfocjk! But lovely ones :) i like the japanese girl best

ga447 said...

Isn't amazing how your creatively just popped up.

Dana Gaffney said...

Oh my goodness Barb, they are all wonderful. I hope you weren't to late for where you had to be.

Debbie said...

OK, now you got me. these are absolutely wonderful. Love the trees. Great doings!

Suzan said...

I think these are all adorable...and an inspiration! Where did you purchase the towels? I don't know where to look for plain dish towels.

Cheryl Willis said...

I love those manic spells. I would not stitch them, but gift them unfinished with instructions as a kit- lol
I think this is going to be my TO DO for 2012 as hostest gifts (yes I will sew them down-lol)

Yvette said...

You are on FIRE! Those are all great. I need some of your energy.

Elizabeth said...

Those are SEW cute. You are amazing! My favorites are the one with mittens and that first snowman. You get up to some pretty terrific stuff! Nicely done!

xo -E

Just Ramblin' said...

Now if I could only have that kind of inspiration!
They look great! Nola

ktquilts said...

Well, at least your plotting and conspiring to bring joy this Christmas! Sometimes, when I have been especially sneaky, I realize the damage I could be doing if I weren't aiming for doing good. It scares me!! ;0)

Also, if you've made too many, I know a good home! ;0) They are beautiful!!!

Needled Mom said...

Those are darling, Barb. You are having way too much fun in your spare time!

Sunnybec said...

Your towels are lovely especially the snowman. Linda

wackywoman said...

And how long did this take you?

kpaints said...

Wow, you sure got the bug...you just breeze through that fabric when you get an idea! Love that! A girl on a mission!

suemac said...

Wow. You were working at a fever pitch.

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love your stories; they make me smile. Love all your towels. You are so creative.

Barb said...

these towels are great.
Your not nuts, just super creative!

Rhonda said...

I think you did a great job and as all quilters and crafters know... when you get an idea in your head, you have to, feel compelled to, are driven to see the finally outcome.
Well done Barb!

hetty said...

I love it when you lose your senses! These are so cute!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

So many fun towels! I love the fabric, so many uses for that.

Mrs.Pickles said...

Those are great!!! But stop giving me more things that i want to make...lol

Debi said...

You are amazing, I know exactly how you feel!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

WOW! When you're on a roll you have to go with it!! Love the snowman!

Amish Stories said...

Happy holidays folks as I'm just visiting different blogs. Richard from Amish Stories

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Barb, You just make me giggle!! LOVE them and your post at Sew We Quilt. You are one busy bee!!

MooseStash Quilting said...

Those are all adorable, and just so you know... 1 card short of a deck in my world "IS" a full deck or is that a full house! hahaha
Have a very Merry Christmas

Terry said...

You make the most beautiful towels! :0)

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

You are so creative. I just love them all! Beautiful.

ShirleyC said...

Love this! Send me some of your inspiration! I'm all blank these days.

Joanna said...

That is such a wise use of that fabric. You've given me ideas. Thanks.

Denise :) said...

These are SO much fun!! I love the little mitten hands especially. Love it!!!!! :)

sandra said...

You are so much fun Barb I just could picture you in my mine the wheels just turning and your fingers just so busy you could hardly see them. Love the inspirations you get and you make beautiful towels, wish I had your creativity.

Sandy said...

Really sweet....you did good!

Linda said...

Your towels are gorgeous!!! Your post title takes the cake though!! :-)

JJ said...

you are possessed but oh so creative

Linda said...

Too cute! I love them all...I know you had some fun!

SewCalGal said...

Inspirational. Such cute towels. Love your ideas. I definitely am inspired to make these. Love them. Thank you!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

GardenofDaisies said...

Barb these are all so cute!!!

Val said...

I love the pleats! What a fabulous job on the towels. I know exactly what you mean about needing to create. I have been a bit like that myself the last two weeks. I think I feel a pleating fit coming on now :D

Deanna said...

What an amazing woman you are! The towels are lovely. I especially like the shape of the trees you have chosen.

Kathy H said...

Very cute towels. I know the feeling of obsession.

evelyn said...

Oh Barb, these are adorable. You were working at a feverish pace. Hey, I hope that quilting fever is catching. Send me some please-I seem to be moving in slo-mo!
Merry Christmas

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

It doesn't look like you are any cards short of a deck...to me it looks like inspiration grabbed you by the booty and just took off!

Smiles,
Kelly

Miss Nancy said...

How fun are these! Well done!

Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

Melissa said...

So cute, Barb! If that's what nutzzz is, I wanna be it, too!

QuiltNut Creations said...

super cute Barb!

Joyful Quilter said...

What a great idea! The first stripe fabric was kinda boring, but your towels are exciting and too cute! I would say you were nutz in a very good way.

Krista said...

Wow! Amazing as usual. I love 'em.

Shari said...

Totally cool towels... I can see why they took over...

Jeanne said...

Only one? I think you're doing pretty well! Merry Christmas and thank you for the free pattern, too.