Thursday, October 6, 2011

Stop tasting the rainbow already!

As you've probably seen by my past quilt projects, I'm a bit colourful.  I mean, take this for example:

That's what I usually do.  Which is why since I first saw In Color Order's monochrome project it got me thinking.

And thinking.

And thinking some more.  At some point it even morphed into my own idea.  I was all, "hey, that'd be a great challenge!"  This, my friends, is what happens when I skim stuff at work.  It blends into the background noise in my head only to pop out later as MY IDEA.

Then, surfing google reader again at a later date, I see the button and the blog and think - oh  right.  Not my idea.  But a fantastic idea nonetheless.  And certainly a challenge I need to undertake.

Because a house can only handle so much of this

Which looks much better in small doses:

I think the chair also highlights my problem quite well.  As well as the multicoloured cat...

So.  Project Monochrome.

For inspiration, I started at design seeds.  Particularly since I can't sew anything right now.  Which reminds me, I need to call my mother and ask her to bring me my quilting stuff.  Enough is enough. And it's not that she's stolen it or hijacked it or anything.  She's simply storing it while my husband and I make the move from Edmonton where we currently live to Calgary.  It was just easier to not have that additional "clutter" in the house while trying to sell it.

So, back to design seeds.  Do you know how hard it is to settle on a monochrome palette?  I like these for now, but must definitely spend more time with Design Seeds

And I know, that last one isn't exactly monochrome.  Baby steps, people.  BABY STEPS.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Ahhhh Christmas

It's that time of year again and I'm getting itchy to create stuff.  Unfortunately my sewing machine is in Saskatchewan and my fabric is all in boxes.  That said, I'm not opposed to a little Christmas shopping.

And Lily's Quilts is helping out with that.

Go, check it out and register for her giveaway!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

What is a Domestic Moose?

Today over at Sweet as Cinnamon, she wants to know about your (and my) blog names and you could win a moda charm pack for answering.  (Also, HI!  I'm back after a really busy summer and will soon have pictures and an update from the quilt retreat way back in May.  Once I find my camera - we're moving and everything is kind of in boxes.)

Anyway, back to the current blog post - what is my blog name and why. 

A few years ago, I signed up for a wedding website.  My usual online names were taken so I had to find something new.  I tried again and again for something that wouldn't force me to remember a series of numbers - because I just won't.  Finally, I stopped and stared at my wall - which conveniently had a calendar on it.

The picture was a moose.  Wading.  Voila - wadingmoose was born.  I got to be known by that in a couple of online locations and made some pretty good friendships.  When I started my quilt blog, I wanted to keep the moose and just replaced Wading with Domestic because that's what the blog would be about - my domestic side.

Strangely enough, it's still a name that was available.  I can't imagine why!