A couple of months ago my very talented friend,Lacey,asked me to do one of her patterns to "possibly" be used in an upcoming book.
I picked my fabric at guild one Friday afternoon and set it aside till after the holidays. Then after the holidays came the announcement that I'm moving to Buffalo. *sigh*
Well enough dragging feet, last week I started the pattern. Very well written I might add :) and screwed it up. First off the colors I picked didn't go together well at all even though they were from the same fabric line. Great off to Joann's I go, toting fabric with me. I pick a lime green . Start again and miscut one piece. Of course that means I need to drive 45 minutes to get more fabric. And then back to Joanns for batting and more lime green fabric. Everything was going along great. I mark the quilting lines with this:
Before I start the applique part I go to brush off the markings and guess what? I doesn't come off. AUGGGGGGG! So Saturday Lacey and I have a state guild meeting- the heavens are smiling on me in a quilt store!! Yeah!! I buy some more fabric, this time a batik and new fqs to make 84 yoyos! Cause now the old ones won't match!
Sunday is spent at the accountants all day affair. And I missed a message she needs my sample ASAP! So Monday night I start again. And it was all going so very well. I had my other pieces to practice anything on before I did it to the new sample. I used these for new marking- a caulk marker that can be refilled and a stabilo water soluble pencil. The pencil rocks!!!!
I go on step by step and find out later that I did something wrong. I start crying and hubby the ever loving person said - "Just finish it- no more fabric" We decided it was a design opportunity. Other than Lacey, no one will know what I did wrong. It was a great learning experience and I was so happy to be done. DD likes it so much she wants it when it comes home. But cutting big circles from fabric leaves this mess:
Of course now I'm cutting strips and little tiny 2 1/2" squares for future projects :)
Finally a finished product! Lacey picked it up this morning.
I really like the finished product and plan to make a table runner with the original fabric and another color :) See it isn't hard at all - just a series of comedy errors :)
Now for the good news! Farve decided he's really retiring!
(Sorry Kathy) Let's see he went what 26 interceptions and 26 TD passes for the year. I don't know about you but I know some high school quarterbacks that don't make millions a year with better stats.
He should have stayed retired after last season. What a waste of millions of Jets $ and now Pennington is playing in Miami- lovely.
He;s high on my shit list- right after Arod.
Now I know you're all going through Moose withdraw. Last week I kept trying to take his picture and he kept closing his eyes-lol.
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