Sunday, February 28, 2016

I Thought

 I would be:
but a few weeks ago I picked up a case of tortillas and twisted at the same time.
This happened:
and am now not feeling 'Forever 18', more like 118!
All I have been doing is sitting in a chair after work on a heating pad. It seems to be helping and hopefully by next week I will feel like getting back in the sewing room.
I had better because I have a week off for spring break (3/5-13) and do not feel like sitting on a heating pad!
Have a great week!
D.G. L

Sunday, February 7, 2016

…Not Fun Anymore

Have you ever started a project and while working on it you become so stressed the project was more of a chore to do then when you started it? I started the 365 Challenge (See previous post) with exhilaration thinking by the end of the year I would have another new quilt. What’s a block a day?!?!  It didn’t take me long to find out how difficult it is to make a block a day.
If you remember I had a box of ‘like’ fabric and wanted to use it up so I thought this would be a great place for it. I am finding out I still need more fabric! What?!?! More fabric…..NNNNOOOO I am trying to get RID of fabric, not buy more!
Not only that but it is taking just about all my time to make a block a day. I have so many other projects I am working on and was becoming stressed for not being able to work on that day’s block and nothing else that I decided to put this particular 365 Challenge on the back burner…..the way, way back burner. I feel like such a quitter but I have to be realistic and set better goals for my life. For now I am still saving the pattern of the day in case I want to really do this quilt but I will not be stressed about it.

So my goal for Feb. is to finish quilting the ‘Star Cakes’ quilt I pieced together last year. I purchased a layer cake about 5-6 years ago in burgundies, browns, creams and greens designed by Lynn Hagmeier:
Obviously at that time I was into dark fabrics. I decided to use it and added some background fabric. The quilt went together sooo fast but the quilting is taking forever because I cannot decide on a design I like.
To give you an idea of what  the  'Star Cakes' pattern is here is a clip of a friend's:


I am loving making tops with the free pattern by Autumn:
My favorite so far is the dots and stripes.

After I purchased that fabric I noticed it was reversible so I used both sides! I still have more to make a dot top. If I were to make one with the stripes I would have people getting dizzy like:


That’s how hard the striped fabric is to look at!
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To wash your bra put your bra in a salad spinner, add some water, baby soap and spin!  
Have a great week!
D.G. L