I have exactly 5 days to get this Japanese Jigsaw Quilt (a Tracey Brookshier design) complete and in the mail to my sister in time for her birthday. I have mentioned in a previous post what a nightmare of a project this has been for me (not the pattern, just stupidity on my part), and once again I had hit another stumbling block. I had picked out the fabric for the backing but for whatever reason I could NOT do the math to make it fit the back of my quilt. A complete brain freeze! It was long enough, by a lot, but not quite wide enough. Simple enough, cut it and sew it together so it fits, except I could not figure out how to do that! The math was failing me! And knowing I NEEDED to get it done, I panicked and did what I do best… Walked away! I almost went shopping to buy my sister a “replacement” gift. As it turns out I slept on my problem for a few days and the answer magically appeared! So back on track today only to realize I can not find my safety pins anywhere in order to quilt the stupid thing together. Arrrrggggg! I did go buy some and will work on it more on the weekend but let me tell you, this project needs to be done. It looks awesome though, and my sister will love it… But really, enough is enough!
In other news I have gotten myself addicted to yet another tv show -Supernatural. Apple TV has really been the best, yet the worst thing for me! Anyway, I started to feel guilty for all the time I spend sitting so I decided to work on some crocheting. I can crochet in front of the tv, but I can’t quilt in front of the tv, it obviously requires more focus and brain power for me! So I got this Bernat pattern book and some Bernat cotton wool to make some placemats and stuff to put in our tent trailer for camping. As it turns out the placemats are knitted not crocheted. I didn’t actually read the fine print when I picked up the book, I just thought “oh those are pretty”. Stupid! But there are dishcloths and other kitchen-ie stuff to crochet. Here is a picture of my first dish cloth. Banged it out in a night watching tv and felt productive while being a couch potato!
No writing, at least creative writing. I am doing some journaling for a class I am taking but nothing to bring my novel closer to completion… whatever that is. I am okay with that though as I don’t think I am objective enough for hard core edits and re-writes!
Hope you are all doing well out there in creative land!