I don’t know why…okay, almost deleted that because it’s not true. The best thing I can do when I am stressed out is focus on little bitty detail stuff. Big project? Nah. Quick quilts? Nah. Lets work on the teeny tiny details. Hey, I even made sliced pickles on Sunday.
So, you can imagine how much relief I’m getting from the six extra rows of checkerboard border for the Raspberry Irish Chain quilt.
If I had been smart, I would have sacrificed some of the variety and strip pieced this from my inch and a half strip bin and sub cut it. It would have saved a lot of time. But, sometimes, it’s not about the time. Sometimes, it’s about something to wrap the brain around.
And, the hexie quilt is still moving forward. This is the first outside border section. I haven’t really pieced this quilt from the center out because I needed to know how long this border had to be before I could fill in the gap between the center and this outer border.
I guess I could have figured that out on graph paper, but that’s no fun. It’s 49 inches long. Two hundred and twenty eight hexies. I need six of them total. Yikety-snickersnoopits! What have I gotten myself into? Maybe for the 2016 quilt show?
And, remember that sewing room pile I was dealing with last week? The last big pile of stuff that didn’t have a home after my 6 week cleaning jag? Well, it’s gone and I’m left with this pile.
Small. Much more manageable. loose patterns on the left. Tools on the right. And, there’s a really big box of stuff for Goodwill.
Last night, we did the big fashion show with Sydney where she has to try on all her clothes so we can weed out what doesn’t fit anymore. She did really good, though, and agreed when we said it didn’t work; too tight, stripes in the wrong places, seams hit wierd, please make that go away!..what was I thinking when I paid for that? We are in negotiations about shorts length and, let’s call it “wearing ease”. There will be another shopping trip in our very near future for jeans and shorts.
Thank you all for your good thoughts for Rob. He’s doing really well. The Memorial service should be at the end of the week and life can move on. I think he’s been surprised at how shocking it is to go from “hospital time” to real life time. He said the day just flew by yesterday.