After countless hours in front of the Husqvarna Viking Designer Ruby Royale and the computer (my crappy crappy computer), I have finished another week of blog posts for QUILTSocial. They will go live starting on Monday, February 2. No worries - I have put so much effort into them - I want EVERYONE to read them - you will be reminded!!! And I want OOOHHHHS and AAAAHHHHH for the brilliant photography, writing and projects! I'm kidding of course, but I will post the link on my blog.
Always nice to finish that off, but now I am already thinking about the March posts. Got lots of projects to make and techniques to experiment with. I am learning so much and that is why I make the extra effort - I love to learn - I think if you love to teach - then you love to learn or vice versa! Anyway - I like both.
Of course my computer had a major melt down in the middle of editing. I think it needs a new card slot for the camera. It doesn't seem to like that and at one point - well I was ready to toss it. Matter of fact, I moved to the Windows 8.1 computer to finish off the editing.
|And I love this message from Google when it is having trouble loading pages.|
So while I was waiting a LONG LONG LONG time for the computer to reboot and do self diagnostics and all, I did manage to get a few things done.
I was working on this table runner on Monday (it is part of our table runner series at Ruti's). I had just willy nilly cut that outside border fabric knowing that I did not have enough. It was only after I had one piece sewn on that I had finally convinced myself that it wasn't going to work.
|Not enough border fabric!!!!|
Dug through the stash and found this - PERFECT. The new borders and binding are cut. I will use the same fabric for the backing and it is back in the Monday box to finish off then.
|New border fabric|
And yes - that little border piece is already in the scrap box.
Speaking of scraps - our sewing groups have been collecting scraps with the intent of making pet mats. Well - there is starting to be a big pile and I must deal with it.
|Bags and bags of scraps|
|Starting to stuff the pillow case|
Well let me tell you - what some people throw away for scraps would make you cry. Seriously???? I found this in the scrap box.
|Chop chop chop!!!!!|
Then I calmed down - that was good therapy! But as I went through the next bag - I could not resist taking this out. All this came from one little grocery bag and there was a lot more that I would keep, but I thought I don't have time to fussy sort through all the stuff.
|Seriously???? This is someone's scraps?????|
I also managed to get another cut made to those pieces I was working on on Monday. It was only after I made the cut that I realized why the project had been abandoned.
|See the orientation of my cut - lanscape|
|And the orientation in the pattern???? - Portrait|
Well I am still madly trying to find that darn project to work on with Claudette. It was in a white bag hanging on the side of my project shelf. Then I decided that I wasn't going to work on it, so I winged it away somewhere. But where??????? I should keep a list of missing things so I will feel good when I finally find them. I see I will have a few minutes this morning before the embroidery club comes, so I may search some more. BUT - I did find something else that was missing.
I had purchased a really really expensive pair of scissors. And then one day - they were gone. I must say that I owe M an apology because in my mind - SHE lost them. But NOPE - I was the culprit. They were in a project bag for a jacket that I haven't finished!!!!! ACK!!!! But see - if I had a list of missing things - this would be great. First I had forgotten that they were missing and then I could have checked them off - one more found object. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|Relocated scissors which are safely back with the rest of the scissors|
I also found a small bag with extra bobbins for the long arm and some neutral threads. Yikes - I hate when I buy stuff and do not put it away immediately!!!!!
|Found neutral thread and bobbins|
Went to see the movie Taken 3 - yikes - there were some wild car chases/crashes in this movie. I couldn't keep track of who was in what car. Oh yes -I try to get away from the computer and the sewing machine every once in a while.
Well - I am off to try and organize a few more things this morning. Then a busy day ahead and then I will be glued to the long arm for the next week if I am not teaching.
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!