Well, my machine was at the doctor's for the last 2 weeks and it was killing me! Apparently the feed dog module was toast. Eleanor's got plenty of pep in her step now! It's like an episode of I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant, how did I not know there was that big of a problem? We're good now. I haven't tried free motion yet but I'm hopeful!
I put together the blocks for my baby quilt and got the first border on but then had to quit when I realized that I needed more fabric. Ugh. It'd be fun if I could plan ahead once in awhile. I bought more of the yellow than I needed but I figure that can be the back. I will NOT be doing the prairie points. One more white border and I'll be done. The baby will be here before I know it , I was hoping I'd finish it today.
So, I decided to start another project for myself. I'm a super huge Harry Potter fan. I saw this project a few years ago when the designer was doing it as a Block of the Week. I wasn't really excited at first because it was just books. Not really exciting but then I saw it at the end of the year! So, great! I just loved it! It's paper pieced, which is weird for me.
I kept thinking that as I went along it would get easier to do but that was not the case today. I ripped out more than I sewed, or so it seemed. It's so hard to make sure you've got a big enough piece of fabric, pointing in the right direction. It seems simple but it's not. Then, I kept ripping the paper off before I had the whole piece together. Bleh. Lots more to do. By the time I'm done, I'm going to be an expert, I'm sure.
While the machine was in the shop, I worked on my cross stitch project. I sucked at this, too. The last block with the Flying Geese, kicked my butt! I wrote in the pattern wrong twice. Then, I was half way done stitching and realized I still had the pattern wrong. I was 2 rows off. I couldn't leave it like that because the block beneath it wouldn't line up. So, I ripped out the stitches. And, shredded the Aida cloth in the process. 2 weeks and much swearing later, I fixed it. Only to realize that I now had it misaligned in a different direction. Ugh. Why do I bother?! At least it will still line up with the one beneath it.