So I'm on a Zoom call, and DH is texting me that he can't find certain things at the grocery store. What??? I NEED Easter chocolate. He always asks me to text him what I need from the grocery store. Yep --- we both go to the store, I buy the things I like, and he buys the boring stuff. The last couple of times I went, I have been tempted by all the Easter chocolate. Not that I needed it, but I thought I'd like some Easter chocolate when he asked me what I wanted. Just because!
Well, there was no Easter chocolate. How could that be? So I went to the mall in the afternoon as I had a couple of errands there, and I could NOT find any Easter chocolate. Nothing. What the heck is going on? I could find Easter CANDY, but I didn't want candy.
I admit that I almost caved, and I stood in front of the bins at Bulk Barn (I know -- hygiene) and looked at various candies. Then I decided that I could have one bad food habit of eating lots of chocolate, but I did NOT need to restart eating candy. So I walked out! Yeah me!! I felt rather proud of myself for that!
Fortunately, someone had given me a chocolate Easter bunny earlier this week, so I can indulge later today.
|My Easter bunny|
Yikes, someone interpreted my bizarre plane dream as I am the plane and the weird stuff the planes were carrying was my projects. So I'm OK with that, but I wasn't happy with the fact that one of the planes fell out of the sky! That's a bad thing! So yes --- I am the first to admit that I'm overcommitted at the moment and trying very hard to get back on track. I don't want to drop anything as it all needs to be done. So slow and steady, and if a deadline or two gets missed, it gets missed. What's the worse that can happen? No one will die, so I'm not going to sweat it.
I think the next month will be bad and then things will get better. I know -- I know -- I always say that, and the next isn't any better. But I'm going to get responsible and NOT commit to things. Besides, it will be the summer, and I'm NOT teaching much during the summer. There are a handful of classes, and nothing more will get booked. I won't know what to do with myself. I see a lot of napping in the gazebo!
I'm happy to report that everything got done for the classes yesterday and is mainly done for today, our UFO club. It's nice to know that there are NO mad rush jobs for later today, although I need to get back to the long arm.
One of the classes that happened this weekend was Wanderer's Wife by Jen Kingwell. It used to be called Gypsy Wife, but that terminology is no longer politically correct. There are ten sections, and we've started to sew the quilt together, so I thought I'd share some photos. All I can say is that our group has done a fantastic job picking colors, and they all look so much better than the original.
|Wanderers Wife booklet|
No offense to Jen, but the quilt on the cover is not appealing. YET -- there is undoubtedly some attractiveness since many of us wanted to make it. I know I started many years ago, and I got through one or two blocks and then put it aside. I was trying to replicate the colors/style of the original, and it wasn't making me happy. So this time, I went with something totally different, and I'm thrilled.
|My version of Wanderers Wife|
Now isn't that amazing?? It looks like a night sky with twinkling stars. I cannot take credit for the colorway as I had seen someone else do this, and I loved it. I think I mentioned that before.
Anyway -- we have three blocks left to sew together and the remaining three sections. Then we can have our big reveal in June! OH --- that's how much I have left to sew -- the group just got their new assignment this week, so they are not quite as far ahead as I am. Well, not that I am aware of, and I don't want to know!
So here are a few of the other quilts. I picked these from our Facebook group and only chose the ones where the first three sections were together.
Here are several with light backgrounds. I love that EVERYONE chose a background that didn't compete with their blocks. WOW!!!!!
I love the low-volume busy prints for the background, as they provide lots of interest but do not distract from the main blocks.
It has a creamy-colored background, but it shows off those blocks very nicely, and look at how one or two blocks (the pinwheels) blend into the background. Love that!
Let's look at some of the dark backgrounds. These blocks are BRIGHT, and they look amazing against that blue background.