Thursday, May 29, 2008

What I've Been Doing Instead of Quilting

I sewed the fringe onto this lovely banner which my sister painted for her church's Corpus Christi procession. Her sewing machine hadn't been used in several years, so when she hauled it out it decided to sulk and made bird's nest stitching on the underside of her project. I was glad that my Bernina and I were able to come to the rescue. (I wish I could paint the way she does!)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

No Shirts For Me

I went to a thrift store today with my mom and my aunt. Remembering Bonnie Hunter's use of men's shirts in Carolina Crossroads, I dutifully looked through the racks. After all, I really do need some more neutrals in order to finish my quilt. Eeeek! They wanted $4.95 to $5.95 per shirt! I need to visit a different thrift store.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Step 2 Is Done!!!

Yay! I finally finished Step 2. Why did it take me so long?

Well, as St. Paul said, what I don't want to do, I end up doing. What I really want to do, I don't do.

A couple nights ago I was feeling so blah that I sat around all evening. Not . . . doing . . . anything. Bleah! The thing is, I know that if I sit down and start sewing I'll probably soon feel better. But when I feel that blah, I can't seem to get up enough energy to start anything.

Then kuki68 posted in the comments box asking if I'd finished. And that inspired me to sit down and complete them.

Next come the blue and white Nine-patches. Since I have left-over blue and white strips from Step 2, part of the work is done already. But tomorrow I have to work on my dress. (It has a zillion little tucks.)