To work, that is. I started back to my regular 4am schedule on Thursday after being off for six weeks and can honestly say that I thought two days of work was going to kill me. It may yet.
To use a family phrase, “I’m so t-a-r-d tired, that I could f-a-r-t faint”. 💨
Don’t ask. Just go with it.
While I was out, I did eventually sit down and accomplish a few things on the sewing front. A word of caution: do not wield a rotary cutter while under the influence of narcotics. It’s a miracle I still have all my digits. 🙌🏻
Thankfully I have a handy dandy Accuquilt Studio to do a lot of the cutting now. Of course, there are still blades to contend with, but there’s at least a modicum of foam covering them up.
I cut out four rag quilts, two of which are finished. Do I have pictures? Nope. 🙄
I also cut out two Bonnie Hunter quilts, Garden Party and Crabapples.
The picture below constitutes the beginnings of Garden Party. I already had a ton of Kaffe Fassett fabrics cut into the correct sizes and it would’ve been tons quicker to use them, but did I? Obviously not. Why make things easier, amiright?!
Lordy, but I do so love polka dots! And I have a ton of them. Logic said if I used up a bunch of them, I’d clear some shelf space. I started with two and a half stacks of polka dots. Post cutting, guess what, I still have two and a half stacks of polka dots…and another box of 1 1/2″ strips. Yikes! Fabric’s a lot like bunnies…quite proliferative.
I laid each block out on my design wall to make sure I got everything oriented correctly and discovered to my dismay that I hadn’t, despite counting and recounting, pieced enough units to make sixteen of these blocks. There may have been some salty language bandied to and fro.
Mostly fro, but some to as well.
Do I go back, cut more fabric and piece the needed units? No!, my inner toddler whined and no it shall stay. I made a make-do block from the leftover units and a couple of solid squares. Life sallies forth and so shall I. I’ll post a picture when the flimsy is complete.
I also still have quite a bit of work left on Double Delight, but I took one look at it all and decided nope, not today. For six solid weeks. Sue me. One day it will be done!
Toward the end of my leave, my quilting friend Deb of the blog, My Quilty World, came down my way for a retreat. As I was feeling a bit down, I asked if I could pop in and get a dose of red-headed sunshine. She said yes and I got a much-needed Deb hug and smile. Thanks, Deb! Love you bunches 💐
I also got this…
Ignore the fact that I look like a nincompoop, but holy smokes, it’s Bonnie in the flesh!!!
Earlier that same week, my mom and I got to watch The Diva participate in her first track meet.
Well, I think I’ve packed enough into the post.
Until next time, its nap time 😴 .