Friday, February 24

Latest work

I've been busy, but now it doesn't look like all that much, especially considering the amount of time represented here. Naturally, I have nothing to illustrate the amount of time I have wasted...

Anyway, on to the descriptions.
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This is the fabric postcards I sent out last week, for a swap. I started three other times, and was utterly unispired and kept being disgusted. I attempted to machine quilt on my regular machine, and was really appalled. I'm darned good with freemotion quilting -- on the big machines, but I absolutely suck at it on a machine that is stationary.
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My round robin center for Stashbusters round robin -- I think I'm going to add one final, narrow border to this, since I really like the effect the green has, and that's just lying there, not actually sewn onto the project.

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These are all the detail images, obviously.

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First block for the row robin project (also on Stashbusters). I really got into the flying geese for a bit, but got over it. :)
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Another original block utilizing my temporary fascination for flying geese. After this one, I was no longer inspired, and it took four false starts to get any farther.
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Here it is, pinned up to the window. Yes, that's brown kraft paper covering two large glass doors. Only one of them opens, and since I need the space more than I need the door, I blocked it all and covered it with paper because I'm too lazy to make new curtains.
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This is a wall hanging made out of desert camo, and an old t-shirt, for a woman who's husband is just back from Afghanistan. I'm also working on a quilt for him, using more of that uniform (yes, the uniform and shirt were things he wore there)and it's amazing how long it actually takes to pick apart a set of those things, never mind pick all the thread off when it is dismantled. It's also pretty surprising to see how much fabric is actually in that uniform. The quilt is going to be a twin size, and should be finished and delivered by Monday.

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Finally the back of that same wallhanging and the corner, using a recently learned method for making a hanging method (courtesy of Ami Simms).

Tuesday, February 21

MSN Money - Do not call me; I'm dead

Friday, February 10

Today I sewed.....


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I spent today making this. Okay, so that I don't sound so bloody lame and incompetent (because I'm not, really), I actually cut enough little peices for 6 of these (there are 36 little bits in there), and then I was really very picky about sizes and squaring bits up and measuring and pressing and using starch and pins and sewing perfect seams... and then doing it all over again with each unit that went into the block.



So, and five minutes before ER came on tonight, I heaved a great sigh of relief and sewed the last three stitches, and then whisked away to the ironing board, where I applied said instrument and starch to the above block. And then I saw the error. ARRRRRRGGGGGGH!



My darling husband, who I love dearly, wandered upstairs sometime later. I held the block up to show him, and asked what was wrong. He looked, and looked, and looked some more, and all he could come up with were the little bits in the lower left and upper right corners, which are correct. To give him credit, he did see something was wrong, but didn't see what. I finally had to point the problem out.



This leaves me wondering .... do men not see patterns, or do other people not see patterns? This was glaringly obvious to me, as soon as I moved the iron away. I could no more have missed this than I could have forgotten my foot.

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Photos of my dad's quilt on his bed, which is the only place it's ever been spread out. He was pretty delighted with it, apparently -- mother even called to tell me that he had called her to brag, and then he actually went and got his friend to come take digital photos and had them emailed to me, something that he almost never does. After that, he called to tell me that he had emailed the pictures. This is the equivalent of giddy for him.



Anyway, I'm going to use these on my next ebay effort with the quilting.



OH!!!!



Someone called me for quilting today! Ohmigod! The lady wants me to make the quilt and quilt it for her -- so, I shouldn't have much trouble with next month's payment.