So, I finally was able to work on a bit of quilting. However, things did not go as planned. I never like my quilting. I wanted something very specific for my Dog Bone Dresser scarf, mainly Dog Bones, duh. So, I decided to use that sticky saran wrap “Glad Press and Seal”. There were good things and bad things about it. So, I don’t exactly hate the quilting. Dog bones actually look like dog bones. However, now that I am done with the quilting, I am pretty sure I have spent more time picking out that “Press and Seal” wrap than I actually spend quilting the entire piece. The other part was that while doing the quilting, I found that the “press and Seal was not easy to re-position. Once you start quilting and compress your quilt sandwich, I found that the “Press and Seal: needed adjusted and it was not possible.
I put the entire design on, including sqiggely lines. I found it difficult to follow. Most of the time I did my own squigglies until I got to the dog bone. Then I follow the pattern. I have three other pieces to make for our bedroom. I think I will make a dog bone template and use a Frixion Pen. I don’t need a template for squiggely lines. That I have under control. The hands are getting better, so hopefully I can get back into my routine and be less cranky. If anyone has had luck using “cling Wrap”, I would love for someone to tell me why it was so difficult and if there is an easy way to remove all that plastic. I am curious how everyone else marks their quilts now that I becoming more adventurous with my quilting.
Treasure your family
I though hard about my title. Didn’t want to offend anyone, but I am talking about myself. So, this past Saturday, I was taking my daughter to her “Power of the Pen” writing competition. While they were scoring the essays, they put us all in a theater to watch a movie. Haley and I went to the back so she could sit near her friends. At some point I needed to answer my phone, the closest door was about 8 feet away at the back, so I decided to use that door. Somehow I was now on a 1 and half foot platform in total darkness. I didn’t step up onto anything when I sat down, but I certainly took a swan dive off this mysterious platform I never stepped up on. My gut is always to protect my artificial knees, so I fell on…….my hands. I hit the right one hard enough to bruise it clear to my elbow and open up and bleed. My only saving grace…..it was so dark no one saw me. I eventually had to go and have them x-rayed (I put it off as long as possible, but my bruises were scaring people at work). Fortunately, nothing is broken. I did compress all the bones in cartilage in my left had (not sure what that really means. They used a big long medical name). They put braces on both so they could heal (which I am). Oh, and I found a goose egg on my forehead. I didn’t even realize I hit my head….Duh.
On a positive note, while Haley did not get a trophy, she is moving on to the semifinals at Wittenberg College. I will make sure not to sit in dark theaters….or just watch where I am walking.
So, there has been very little quilting/sewing (actually none), which tends to lead to crankiness on my part. I am thinking that I should be able to get back to it soon. Ugh.
Treasure your Family
It’s dangerous to walk around in the dark
I had some time off, but I was not off during the entire holiday season like I am used to. I user a lost (most) of my vacation time with Miranda’s Accident.
As always, I have big plans for my quilting/Sewing and it did not happen. My sewing room is a disaster, because we had company for new years. This means that everything got dumped in my room. I look at it right now and it frightens me. Trying to move stuff a bit at a time, but it seems to be daunting task.
I wanted to make a page for all the items I really need to finish this year. Did not that done either. Of Course On December 30th I was at the Immediate Care with Bronchitis. It figures. Company coming and I am sick. I made it through, and had fun. Two of my sister came for the New year, which had never happened before. We had a Chinese gift exchange which involves stealing gifts etc…. I wound up with a toilet light. It was meant to be funny (and it is) but I also find is useful. Makes me not have to turn on lights when I get up at night. Unfortunately, my nephew Alex got the gift I provided. Cottenelle wipes, Toilet Paper and PooPourri. Needless to say He won for worst gift. It was worth a laugh though.
I did manager to work on my English Paper Piecing and finished the one that will go on my dresser. Dog Bones for the crazy Dog Lady. I have now begun work on the nightstands and will eventually get to Kevin’s dresser. I like to work on my English paper piecing while I am watching TV with Kevin or my daughters. Gives me something to do besides snack.
I plan to attempt to quilt dog bones on the dog bone dresser scarf. Will see how that goes.
Treasure your Family