Or should I say a very demanding quilt! Today's story is all about why it takes me so long to finish a project.
You know that I'm working on the Enchanted Autumn quilt. It's a quilt I taught at The Hobby Horse in 2015 as one of our sew-a-longs. It's the last quilt on the UFO list for 2018, and I really want to get it done.
Yesterday, I told you there was one block left, and well, that wasn't entirely true. That last block was done, but I didn't like it.
Here's what happened.
The components of this block were actually made when I taught the class. For whatever reason, it was the ONLY block that was prepped. Why? I've no idea.
|The last block|
|The turned under edges using starch|
|The LAST block is done (or is it?)|
|The zigzag stitch|
|A satin stitch used for the curlicues|
|Cutting new fusible shapes|
|Constructing the new block|
|The new block is DONE|
|Stem stitch by hand|
|The stem stitch|
|My Christmas tree|
|The special ornaments for the tree|
Gosh -- I walked a lot yesterday! Almost 14 KM. But it was a glorious day, and how could you not walk? Yes -- there was a bit of drizzle, but not enough to even use an umbrella. It was great to get out.
And at last, I got the new aerator in the pond.
|The aerator and the heater in the pond|
The fish are NOT cooperating - they think the heater is a spa, and they love to hang out there instead of going to the bottom.
|The fish are at the surface|
|My helper seeking attention!|
Yep -- we made it to the movie yesterday. It wasn't too busy when we arrived, but a bit busier in the evening when we left. We could have a drink in the VIP Lounge, but no POPCORN. When we asked why the table behind us had popcorn, we were told they could not serve it. OK -- so if you're not allowed to serve popcorn, why was ANY even made? That didn't make sense.
We saw BIG signs saying that no food was allowed according to GOVERNMENT regulations. I loved the emphasis on the word government. But that's just life at the moment. I had a snack in the car on the way there.
OH -- we watched Spiderman. It was OK -- loads of graphics were needed to make the movie. Since I'm not big into all the Marvel characters and the storyline, it's just an action movie, but I was OK with that. It was an opportunity to get out. And masks were required at all times in the theatre.
I'm super excited for today -- it's Virtual Retreat. So if you're at home and have nothing to do and no one to visit with, why not stop in to say hello or stop and sew for a bit. It's going to be loads of fun, and I'm looking forward to it. I would be sewing anyway, but more fun to sew with friends. Otherwise, I'd be entertaining myself with The Great British Baking Show (OK -- I ADMIT it -- I'm hooked on the darn thing!), or I'd be listening to an audiobook!!!
I'm opening the call at 10 AM, and we'll sew until whenever.
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81623159049?pwd=d0M2MmVrb1owQTZVelNrakIvbktndz09 Meeting ID: 816 2315 9049 Passcode: 799934
And on that note, it's time to get the day rolling!!!
Have a super day!!!