Well, I survived my first week of Prom Season. It almost killed me but, here I am. Wasting my one and only day off sewing and blogging. Earlier I was watching NCIS in my pjs (at around 11am) when Rich came into our room with a drill. I sneezed and said "See, I'm so allergic to manual labor that I sneeze when I'm even in the same room with tools." He agreed with that little gem a little too eagerly for his own health... It worked, I started feeling guilty, took a shower and went upstairs to sew. In my defense, I did do some laundry and they're also expecting me to prepare dinner.
Any who, over the last couple of weeks, I finished the last of the
rows of Bee In My Bonnet's Row Along. I messed up the tulips, they're supposed to be 'dancing' with one
up, one down but I didn't follow directions very well. I know, you're
shocked. So, no dancing tulips on the great quilt of randomness.
I decided I would start with spring and end with winter and throw
the homey stuff though out to try to make sense of the whole thing. I started sewing the rows together from the bottom up. Mainly because the bottom was more in my way while sewing than the top was. Then, I had to stop and go back several days later and forgot that little detail and started sewing my mittens to spring. My life almost fell apart. Unsewing sucks.
Here's a look at the quilt before borders. I think the black on thimbles is fine. I was afraid it would be too much black.
The gingham reminds me of my Aunt Azaya. When I was in high school, I lived with her for awhile. And, the room that was mine was covered in green gingham. I didn't appreciate it when I was a snotty teenager. But, I love it now and I want to use it for everything! Every time I do, I think of Azaya. Actually, she was Nancy back then but that is a whole different story.
Last but not least, I finished Sew Tweets. It's quilted and bound and ready for my quilt guild's President's challenge in May. Me likey, me likey a lot.
I've also been working on my state flower embroidery quilt blocks. I'm past the half way point but I don't have pictures because it stays at work, far away from my camera. I keep coming up with different ideas about how to finish that quilt. I'm really curious what it's going to end up like.
Then, I tried to start a new applique project but my scanner is apparently broken and I have to enlarge the pattern 200%. Considering the snow outside, I think I'll wait to get that done another day.
Oh, and I think I figured out why no one is able to leave a comment. I had it set up as a pop-up. If you are running a pop-up blocker, it probably won't work. So, I changed that and have gotten my first spam. See if you can comment now. Don't forget, I speak fluent smart-ass. Just don't be a meany:)