Last night I was sewing along with my friends, and although I was very tired, I was determined to get some stitching done. As I’ve mentioned earlier, I’m making two identical quilts, one for a swap and one for me. Well, they will no longer be identical. This pattern has given me several opportunities for ‘design challenges’. It’s not difficult, mind you, My poor tired little brain just isn’t grasping some of the directions. You know the saying ‘measure twice, cut once’? Well sometimes you just have to step back and really think about what you’re doing before you do it. The vision in my head was not what Eleanor Burns had in mind, and I didn’t want to go buy more fabric, so we’re improvising. After moving past one hurdle, I had to do a little ripping and working past a second hurdle. I think it should be very easy to finish now, but then I thought it would be easy from the start! Or I wouldn’t have planned to make two.
In addition to the two quilts, I finished two hexies for another swap.
Speaking of second chances, my postcard was finally received, so I can now show it.
Some how I missed the fact that we were supposed to have a Flower theme. oops. I made a couple more postcards last night, and used a flower theme to make up for this. I’ll post pictures of them once they’ve reached their destinations. Hi Vickie and Chris! No sneak peeks for you. If anyone else wants to exchange postcards with me, let me know – they’re fun!!
After finishing two postcards, two hexies, and sewing and ripping on two quilts last night, I was too tired to post, but I was starting to compose this in my mind. Then it occurred to me that I had watched a movie called Second Chances earlier in the evening. For the second time.
The rain gods have been conspiring to keep us out of our kayaks the past few weekends. We woke up to rain again this morning. When DH asked what I wanted to do, Ummmm….there’s a Quilt Show in the next town over! Of course he wasn’t thrilled with the idea, but I bribed him with food and shopping, (he’s the shopper in the family, not me!), and off we went.
This is the real reason I wanted to go! Have you ever met Cathi of Shakerwood Woolens? You should. She’s so sweet, and she has the most awesome booth, filled with all kinds of wooly goodness. I met her last year at the Annapolis Quilt Show, where I bought a little wool and fell in love with it. Not many stores around here sell wool, so I bought enough today for a couple of different projects. Wool is so easy to work with, and the colors are scrumptious.
I’ll leave you today with a few quilt pictures from the show. One of many verses on this quilt
I like this, but can’t imagine making that many snowballs.
Be kind to quilters….Sunny