I tell you one thing, I am out of the swing of this whole throwing a shower business. I thought those days were behind me. I thought it was my turn to show up, shut up and eat cake. The last shower I threw was 18 years ago and seemed so much easier then now. Nowadays there are so many ideas on Pinterest but that also brings pressure! But alas....so it goes....
Why is it when you cut carefully and sew everything at 1/4-inch seams that some seams meet and some do not?
Even though it is a BOM, this is not a quilt of 30 inch blocks. The next step consists of sashing and borders added to this central block.
Cross stitching has kind of taken a back seat. Lunch meetings, working lunches, extra hours at work, or dinners with friends have nipped into my sewing time. Pardon the hoop marks.
But I am getting there one motif at a time. Time to fine tune my focus.
And then there was the frogging of the bottom border. It seems I made up my own stitching pattern when turning the corner and subsequently had to frog it all when I realized I ran amok. In the end I will be happy I frogged and restitched. Just not a really fan of backwards progress.
My Guild arranged for a private tour of the Westown School and the Chester Co. Historical Society this Friday. I am lucky enough to be going. Westown School, a quaker school from the 18th century in West Chester, PA. They have a fabulous selection of quaker samplers on display and perhaps a new pattern will find its way home with me. It is a much anticipated day off for me at the end of a week in which I have wrapped up the annual heart ball and released our annual report to the printers (deadline this Friday and I am hitting send on Wednesday! - Kudos to my tenacity of herding cats to get this done!) Not to mention the enjoyment of spending the day with friends for the tours and lunch! We are dining at the Lincoln Tea Room. A great place to visit if ever touring West Chester.
I need to reign myself in for sure.
I've got nothing....no excuses, no explanations, just doing my thing.
Imagine what an accomplishment-a-palooza it will be to finish all my WIP's. Have a great week everyone.