Friday, January 23, 2015

"Elder Creep"

Have you heard of "elder creep"? It's the phenomenon of inexplicable forgetting that occurs when one gets older. I used to know where everything was and could visualize exactly what I had in my stash. Now that I'm an "elder", I keep finding things that I have no recollection of starting. I found these blocks yesterday. They were pinned together with a note that said "Shortcake".
I'm pretty sure it was a pattern we sold in the shop and that the 9 patch blocks are alternated with the square in a square blocks in the quilt. There were also pieces cut to make more blocks. When did I start it? Ya got me. I'd love to stitch some up today but I have a project I have to MAKE myself finish. Thanks again to all of you who wrote to me about Charlie. It means so much! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! XO Bev

10 comments:

Podunk Pretties said...

I wish I could find such cuties in my boxes and totes.

Nancie Anne Quilts said...

They're very cute, as is the Swoon block you posted yesterday. Love the bee skep center. I keep seeing Swoon houses blocks & think I might have to go in that direction. (Sheesh! There goes my imagination running wild again!)
Maecee is sending Lola snuggles and puppy kisses.

Phoebes World said...

So cute..love them
And I know what you mean by Elder Creep..I was looking for some Mozerella Cheese the other day...and found it in the dish cupboard...no idea how it got there!
Have a great weekend
Phoebe x

20 North Ora said...

Love those blocks Bev! Will you be making it into a quilt top? Such pretty colors.

Judy

Sigi G said...

Beautiful colors in these blocks. Yes, pattern by Cluck,Cluck Sew. It will make a lovely quilt!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

So it's called Elder Creep....yuck...something else I have and don't want....giggle....love your blocks.

barbara woods said...

i have it to dear!

Sarah Goer said...

Adorable blocks. Since you don't have the pattern in your shop anymore, here it is: http://www.fatquartershop.com/shortcake-downloadable-pdf-quilt-pattern

Missy Shay said...

those look fun blocks!

Lisa said...

Hi Dear, I have the same problem with my stash but I think it has more to do with having such a large stash. You having a store I am sure it is much larger than what I have. So we need a sewing related term like stashitis or stash creep maybe stash dementia? Hee hee But let's not make it because we are getting old! Peace be with you!