Apparently a squirrel moment is when you come across something totally unexpected, and think I must do that, I want that. To Quote, "Snagged By A Squirrel Kind of Mayhem", like when the dog decides he's chasing that squirrel.
Isn't Sandra's button really cool? I can't link up the button, so my link is through the word (duh), hope that's ok Sandra ... You can also check up the link ups through instagram #dreamimoment
By total coincidence I read about this one day and was still tying to understand the squirrel metaphor when I came across Katy's #supersizeeconomyblockalong and I had my DrEAMi! moment. I saw her blocks and all of a sudden I knew I had to do this, and I had exactly the right fabrics waiting to do it with.
Two years ago, Christmas 2014, my daughter in law, then son's girlfriend got me the most amazing present. I knew it was the most amazing spot on personal present when I described it in work and got "the Look". You know "the Look". The Look that says, she got you a year's subscription for fabric? So they send you lots of little bits of fabric over the year? And you're pleased with that? And you don't know what this fabric is? That Look.
Meantime these 144 pieces of fabric mounted up in a drawer. I was never sure what I would I do with them, but I knew I would do something, and it would be as a collection. A couple of weeks ago I had THAT moment and I posted on my Sunday Stash that I was going to use them. That was my DrEAMi Moment, and the first link up was the end of January, link here
The Japanese fabric swatches are mostly child centred/ adult whimsical. They all have that Japanese cuteness that is in vogue, some are kokka and some aren't. They are 5" squares, charm squares and I decided to go with a bold spot to make up to make up the inner square to roughly 7 /15". Well, they aren't all spotty, and I do have loads of spots, but some are related to spots.
The outer squares bring them up to about 11 1/5" or so. For these I am using solids, mostly bold solids, pale where appropriate.
So far I have 11 completed blocks and four nearly completed. That's ok.
This is a slow sewing project. My leader and ender project, I love that phrase. I had planned two major projects for this year. This sort of snuck in when I wasn't looking. I suppose that's exactly what a squirrel project is. Instead of my squirrel rushing through life, my squirrel is rather statesmanlike, the elder forefather in squirrel land. That's ok, the rush was in the concept not the execution of this plan.
I know my squirrel will amuse me. I may even amuse my squirrel.
No squirrels were harmed in the writing of this blogpost, elderly or otherwise.
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