Friday, August 16, 2013

It Takes a Long Time to Raise a Village

Anybody remember this BOM from 2009 (I think)?
Many, many moon's ago in a land far far away (we lived in Australia then),
I started this one and many more.
It has lots of parts, and now I am finding out that the construction of these many parts takes just as much concentration as making the blocks to begin with.
I am trying to only work on it when I can give it my full attention.
I love that star block--keep thinking that somewhere down the line I should make a quilt using them.
Keep thinking Alice! Maybe after I finish the other dozen or so UFOs that I started that year.
Joy and I were very energetic back then, we must have started at least 8 or 10 BOMs and actually kept up with them.
One good thing--I can actually see how much better my sewing skills are getting.
I am having to do some pulling, tugging, redoing and unpicking to make it fit.
Not to say I don't still do those things, but when I do it is usually a brain rot moment.
The arm is feeling good some days and bad others, so I overdo on the good days as usual.
Trying to put this place back in order. Always one more thing that needs doing.
And for Marti and Fiona waiting for me to mail their prizes--these went into the mail yesterday...
Concrats and enjoy!
Hope you are all having a great Friday and have lots of fun stuff planned for the weekend.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Back Among the Moving

My arm that is. Not sure what I did to it, but for the last week I could not lift my left arm without cringing. Stress and TKD and too much texting.
Who knows, but I am moving it slowly and I have gotten a bit of stuff done.
I finished the top for the Wiggly Whimsy SAL at Terry's Treasures.
WOO HOO!!!!!

Slightly far away I know. Here is a shot of it hanging over the ironing board.
Not a great shot either--too much cloudy weather around here lately. When I get it quilted I guarantee the sun will shine, so it will be better.
When I was outside trying to get a good shot, I happened to spot my happy banana pepper plant.
Guess what--it wasn't looking so happy!!

There were 6 of these naughty caterpillars chowing down. They not only ate the leaves, but they scarfed down the peppers as well. Hungry Hungry Caterpillars!!!
Not a happy girl. We popped them in our grow a butterfly cage.
We shall see what they turn into--that is if they ever stop eating long enough.
Now fingers crossed that my poor plant comes back to life because I was using them in everything. Yummy!!
I am working on a few other projects too, so I will show more later.
Golden Oldies have come out of the closet and a couple of piles of fabric have been selected for new projects. That balances out right????
Hope everyone is having a day full of sewing!!!