I finally finished my buttons. I don't like them at all. But, they're done. If you can't quite make them out, the blue one is strawberries, the green one is lilacs and the salmon one is roses. I just have to come to terms with the fact that I can't paint well and be done with it. I only put them on the wall because it took me 5 weeks to finish them and I'm stubborn. The colors don't go well with my curtains or wall color. I'm trying to get up the courage to tell Rich I want him to paint the walls in my sewing "room", it needs a little redecorating. 10 years is a lifetime for me in paint color terms. I've had the tiny mirrors for years. Those, I like...
Rich bought an iPad for me for "Valentine's Day". Everybody wants to know what I did to get that kind of Valentine's gift. Let me explain. My laptop was all but dead and Rich only wants Mac products from now on. At Christmas, I did the 12 Days of Christmas for him and he really appreciated the attention. So, he's decided I get a gift every month of the year in 2014. So far, I'm a big fan. I don't get to request anything. It's all going to be stuff he thinks I need, not necessarily what I want. January was a big, fluffy robe. I haven't used a robe in 15 years, didn't want a robe but I love my new robe. Valentine's Day and February got combined with the iPad. I'm thinking March will be a candy bar or a Mt. Dew. Either way, I'm loving it. I'm loving him. I don't exaggerate when I say that man has kept me from coming apart at the seams for 21 years.
I had to make this pretty cover for it. My next version is going to have hard sides so that I can use it as a prop stand as well.
Then, I started that adorable baby quilt that I showed you last week. Only to realize that I made 80 of the block components the wrong size. So, I ripped the tiny 1.5" triangles off the ends (all day), trimmed, re-sewed and cried. Don't ask me how, but my yellow blocks were the right size but I'd ripped them off without knowing. Yep, tears. It was the end of my patience. I'm only human, man. And, being stubborn I fought through the tears to finish all my blocks. They are ready to piece together and add 2 small borders.
I'm approaching my last week of layoff and I didn't get much done that I'd planned. I had images of my knocking projects out left and right. I got some done but nothing like I envisioned for myself.. With any luck, my last week will be less stressful. No more flu, no more breakups, just peace and tranquility. A girl can dream, right?