Friday, February 17, 2012

Carrying On

I have been working like a maniac on a quilt to enter into the Sew Sisters bargain lovers club.  I have to send in a photo by this time next week.  I originally made 48 blocks and sewed them together.  It looked great!  But then I thought of making it a bit bigger so it would fit a twin size bed.  I tried putting a pieced border on it, but just couldn't get it to work out.  So I thought about it a few days and decided to make it the size it is in the magazine. (American Patchwork and Quilting February 2012 issue).  That meant I had to make 24 more blocks.  22 of them were completed by last night.  And because I only had 2 more to go, I decided to sew a row or two onto my flimsy. 


But something didn't look right.  When I studied it more closely I discovered that I had made the last 24 block upside down.  I could have cried.  I will have to unsew and re-sew.  What a drag.  This is the point where I could easily give up and put my project into a bag and call it a UFO.  But I must get it done.  Argggg!  How frustrating!

I went outside to 'cool' off a bit.  And I discovered these little snowdrops poking their heads out of the ground.  We have had a very mild winter, but this is the earliest I have ever seen these come up.  They helped to lift my spirits - a bit anyway.


Mimi is feeling a bit better.  She has been coming to me when I am reading in bed and walking all over me and getting between me and my book so that I can't read.  She purrs and purrs and if I ignore her she taps me politely rudely on my face with her paw claw.  Here is a shot of her sitting on the heating duct.  This is her favourite place lately.





8 comments:

wackywoman said...

That was God's way of letting you know what is really important.

Simone de Klerk said...

No, I think Mimi's favorite place is between you and you book at the moment (o:
What a beautiful quilt! I am sorry you have to start unpicking. But it's definitely worth it!!

hakucho said...

Beautiful quilt! Sorry about the last square...frustrating, but those snow drops would brighten anyone's day :)

W. Latane Barton said...

Oh, Hetty, what a disaster and of course, we all have our little disasters in the sewing room. That's what they make seam rippers for... I sure ought to know!! Good luck. It really is a beautiful quilt.

Vicki said...

Love your quilt but oh so frustrating when you end up sewing stuff backwards. Good luck getting things fixed.

I think you are right about this being the earliest for snow drops. Glad to hear Mimi is doing good.

Barb said...

Your quilt is soooooo wonderful, sorry for the mishap, I just hate it when that happens.

Terry said...

Your quilt is beautiful! And how wonderful to be seeing signs of spring already! It's right around the corner! :0)

Pat said...

"SEW" sorry you had the mishap when trying to make the quilt larger. You are a better person than I....I'd eventually finish it, but I'd be so discouraged that I'd wait awhile before looking at it again. I admire that you are tackling it now and making it right!