…..is that you have to write them!!! Lately, things have been happening at such a fast pace, I haven’t had time to sit and write about the small things. Then, when I have time to write, I am completely overwhelmed with where to start. SO, let’s get started…..
First of all, I GOT TO SEW LAST WEEK!!! I was working on another piece that was originally started to give my Mother some hand work to do. She is 89 years old and does wonderful hand work. Anyway, I found this pattern….
….and thought it would be good for her to work on. I put together the applique and embroidery blocks and left them with her on October 31st, thinking that it would keep her busy for a long time. Exactly 10 days later, I had them in my hand and she was ready to move to the next task!!! AAACCCKKKK!!!!
So, my first project was to piece the alternating blocks, and I did not get off to a good start. I was able to make all of the half-square triangles without much effort, but when I starting putting the blocks together, I kept doing things wrong. For a few minutes, I thought that I had forgotten how to do patchwork!!!
After a bit of ripping and re-sewing, I got into the groove again and was able to enjoy feeding the fabrics into my machine, pressing the seams and arranging the blocks.
I finished the top on Wednesday…….
….just in time to move the tables against the wall, move in the Futon mattress and turn my studio into a bedroom for our daughter as she arrives for Thanksgiving.
My Mother-In-Law will carry the top back to my Mother and she is planning to hand quilt it. I am looking forward to having it to hang on my wall next year. Of course, as fast as my Mom works, I may have it this year!!!
…..OK…..the blog floodgates have opened…..more posts to come VERY soon.