Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Here's A Little Tip For You

Quilting with a striped fabric might be the fast lane to the funny farm.

Yesterday I picked up the blocks off the guest bed and put them on a shelf in the sewing room. I don't know what possessed me--it isn't like cleaning is one of my great joys in life. Today when I got it back out to see how the two new blocks fit in, I discovered that everything depends on HOW the blocks are laid out--like which one starts what row & everything. NOW I have to figure out how I had it laid out before I picked it up because I started 3 of the same block that theoretically might finish the darn thing....
so one of us is in need of a "time out." And a drink.

Most of today was spent out in the sunshine planting things, but I did get a few rows in on this
which looks like a new project, I realize, but it really isn't. I started this last month on the trip to McCall, but had so little done that it was too embarrassing to photograph. It's a shawl my mother picked out as her retirement gift, and she's been retired 11 months now, so I thought it time to kick things in to a slightly higher gear.

And, of course, get away from the quilt.....