Do you ever have one of those days where everything you sew just seems to go together wrong? Yep - that was yesterday!
I had a great day with the two classes and the demo. I do a lot of prep work to make the class a success, but the students really make the class. It's their "show and share" that we ooh and ah over. Their questions make the presentation that more interesting and I swear they try to stump me! So far, I'm doing not bad in the answering question department!
But what happened? Well, I was presenting the new homework in Schoolgirl Sampler, and Lucy says, "I think your block is wrong." Oh - yep -it's wonky. And in the back of my mind, I knew something was wrong with this block, but there was no time to register what it was.
|Oops - do you spot the mistake (s)|
So I ripped that out after the class and sewed it back together during the Virtual Retreat, which started last night.
I might not have changed it if the mistake had been symmetrical, but one of the four outer half-square triangles was right; three were wrong. And I know exactly how this happened. The book was on the cutting table. I said to myself as I walked to the sewing machine (I remember saying it), have one dark edge of the half-square triangle touching the light of the pinwheel. So that's good, except the half-square triangle has TWO dark sides!! Now it looks like it's supposed to.!
|Now that block looks a bit better|
|The original block|
|The third time's a charm|
|A row for the All in a Row quilt|
|This is NOT a leaf|
|That's a bit better|
|The work tables|
At least it's an organized mess. Everything is in its place, but I would really like to get it a bit tidier. So between the Virtual Retreat today and Monday sewing, my goal is to get this stuff cleared up! Some of that stuff has been sitting there for months, and it's time to get it done.
Don't worry; there's a lot more where this came from, but it needs to be prepped, and I might get started on the next round of blocks for the homework assignments. Yep - we're working through the summer. No clubs during the summer, but the ongoing quilts - no rest for us!!! It was pretty much a unanimous decision so let's go for it.
And I hope to get a couple more backgrounds done today. Those would be the backgrounds for my art project. Oh my - I'm mighty ambitious. Let's hope that today isn't a repeat of yesterday or NOTHING much will get done!
There's nothing like goals and motivation to keep you entertained! I'm listening to A Promised Land by Barack Obama. OK -- I don't care what he writes; I LOVE listening to his voice. He's so calm, the voice is so soothing, and I love his inflections. He could be reading anything, and I'd listen to it. I just checked online - holy - he's written quite a few books. I can't imagine him having a row with his kids!
I wonder if there will ever be a memoir from a certain past president, and how would that go? ME ME ME - It's all about ME! Oops - I shouldn't have written that. I try to keep neutral on politics.
Well, there are now a ton of photos to share from our classes this month. I shall endeavor to plow through it all this coming week.
On Tuesday, I'll start with the writing assignments. And Oh my - I just looked at my July calendar, and there are multiple days in a row with NOTHING on them. However, will I cope with that? I can't wait!!!!
Don't forget to visit the Virtual Retreat today. We start at 10 AM EST, and we'll run until at least 8 PM tonight. I suspect it'll go longer since it usually does!!!
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87246635892?pwd=VGY1cUUyLzRaRi9VUVV2ZWFINXc2dz09 Meeting ID: 872 4663 5892 Passcode: 440473
And don't forget to set aside time on Tuesday evening - June 29. There's the Facebook live event for the Spectrum Quilt A Long. Claire, Paul, and I are going to take about our adventures with making this quilt. We had a blast!!! So be sure to visit. Here's all the information and there are PRIZES. I love prizes!!!!
And if you want further entertainment today, check out this giant crocheted labyrinth. Good grief -- it's huge, and I can't imagine getting on that thing.
Well, that wraps up today!!!
Have a super day, and keep that seam ripper tucked out of sight!!!