I did get a couple of pictures, but I was also trying to get some work done!
|Tish added DENIM to those luscious TIm Holtz fabrics. What a clever idea!!!!|
|Judith was madly making yo-yos!!!! Let's just say that she has a LOT of yo-yos to make. Perfect to make at Monday when you have lots to distract you!!!!|
OK - so I realize now why I don`t get the important things done - I don`t work on them! I grabbed this project when I went to the retreat. It is NOT important, has no deadline and yet - I am drawn to the darn thing (after it has sat for months forgotten)
|But with the work I did at at the retreat and yesterday - I now have EIGHTY blocks made!!!! Wow - I was so happy.|
HOWEVER - I was hoping to use up the strips in the basket....................
|Ooops - not even close!!!!|
|And here are my little bits and bobs for the corners.|
Well - I guess I could just cut the eighty squares of muslin and then they would be ready???? I really really must work on getting other stuff done or I just sew more?????
And the other reason I don't seem to get a lot done is that I am too damn meticulous. I serged those gift bags on the weekend. It is not enough for me to just cut off those loose threads (from the serger) - NOPE - I thread them all back through the existing seam and put fray check on them to prevent them from coming out.
|All those threads are safely secure (three per bag - 30 bags) - I know!!!!|
BUT - I was watching Quilting Arts while I was doing it - so that wasn't a complete "waste" of time.
Now I am faced with THREE tasks to do today. I have put all three off for a LONG time and I really must get them done. I think they are playing with my mind and making me not happy. SO I have to face the music and get them done - I feel that a lot of creativity is pent up behind those three projects. Deep breath - deep breath - deep breath - OK - ready to face them. Well not until I am back this afternoon.
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love making string blocks, too. So far this year I made 2 small tops with them. I'm currently working on blocks for Bonnie Hunter's String X. String blocks are my project for a monthly sew-in where I don't want to have to think about what I'm doing. No visible reduction in the scrap bin. Especially since I keep adding other people's scraps. Sound familiar?ReplyDelete