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 I originally made 48 blocks and sewed them together.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.