You guessed it -- EVERYTHING takes longer than you think it will. Did I finish those improv blocks with the leftovers from Farmer's Wife? Nope --- and I went to bed with the problem of figuring out how many blocks I would need, how many I have, and whether I have enough fabric to complete the blocks?
Thanks to a discussion with Katheleen, I will keep these blocks myself. I have a plan and hope I have enough craps to finish it.
Here are the finished blocks. They look fantastic, and I'm very excited about them.
|My improv blocks
I've been up for hours after having a fantastic sleep. This is all that remains of the scraps and the partially completed blocks.
It's so exciting!! So when I say I'll be happy to work on those scrap boxes when I downsize to an apartment and don't have much room, I'm not kidding!
Working on these improv projects will be my new retreat goto project. I love doing them as you rarely have to rip anything out because there is no right or wrong. I have another large bag of scraps with me that I think I'll wait to start. I may do one block to say I worked on it, but it's going back into the retreat bag for the next retreat.
And I have a large basket of flannel, so that will come with me at some point. Could I be working on "real" projects? I could, but this is like a vacation, and those important ones can wait until I get home!
I should finish well before lunch today!
Like many areas around here, we had a lot of snow on Wednesday. I shoveled the front step so I could walk to the driveway to see how much snow there was. And, well -- I need to prepare better for footwear. Don't yell at me! I didn't bring winter boots, but I HATE winter boots. However, I brought my rain boots, but they are short, so they are less useful than one would like in deep snow.
The laneway looked like this, and it wasn't bad. There was no wind, and the temperature was beautiful. So we headed off for a walk. I already had a few steps because of the shoveling.
|A winter wonderland
|Snowbanks in the yard