I got the third car errand done and did a bonus on that trip as I had to return something to Best Buy. They were very accommodating since I was past the 30-day limit, but they took it anyway. Thank you, BEST BUY!! I was thrilled with their service and will definitely shop with them again before I would consider buying from someone else, and you all know who I mean!
OH BOY -- things are starting to open up for sure. The day before, I ran into Elaine at Oh Look Fabric, and yesterday, I ran into a LOT of people at Brampton Sew and Serge. It was an excellent excuse to get going as there were too many people in the store. Thankfully, I had paid, so I could sneak out. But hello to everyone I saw in person!!!
I will admit that when I have something break up my day like that, it takes me a long time to get back in the swing, and sometimes, I just throw in the towel for the day. At four o'clock, I was done, and I sat around and read for the rest of the day -- I didn't even watch a baking show! I haven't watched any for over a week.
I did get some more computer work out the door, so that was good. I hope to finish most of it off this morning, and that would lead to a weekend with ZERO commitments. Lots to do, but zero commitments - at least urgent ones.
But I get why people want to do so many sew alongs or blocks of the month or whatever. They love to have a deadline. I know for myself that I would probably get NOTHING done without a deadline. I almost felt bored yesterday. WHAT????
Part of that problem was a book supposedly a memoir of a lady hiking with her young daughter. The book ended up being more about the relationship with her daughter, her husband, her son, and the psychology of growing children than it was about hiking. I finished the book, but I was a bit disappointed.
And part of the book was the author trying to deal with negative social media because the public didn't like her previous book. Well --- if it's a memoir, does it need to be filled with a 5-page reading list about relationships?? That's not a memoir! At least not in my book! I will NOT be recommending this author, and she's Canadian! OK -- her name is Angie Abdou. Has anyone else read any of her stuff?
I couldn't even drag my butt downstairs to sew. However, I was up and at it early this morning, and well -- this is what happened.
The VERY first block that I picked off the wall for the Farmers Wife did NOT have a label on the back. Hmm -- what does this mean? I checked through the blocks in the book and saw that it, in fact, came from the book. There was NO sashing for this block, meaning it was already in the quilt. So I searched the wall, and YES -- I found the duplicate.
So here is the quilt as it was the other day. Here's a hint: both blocks are right on the outer edge and made of different fabrics. Here's a further hint -- one is on the top, and one is on the right-hand side.
|Where is the duplicate?|
|The duplicate block|
|Easy to switch the duplicate with my extra block|
|The remaining sashing|
|One extra sashing|
|The incomplete sashing|
|The extra block|
|Ooops - -the garbage was emptied|
|The block in the book|
|The block in the quilt|
|The fabrics were switched in the bottom section|
|Auditioning a cornerstone|
|No sashing was added to the bottom of each diagonal row|
|The setting triangles look great|
|All the setting triangles are in place|
|Cutting the cornerstones and sashing|