Well, Barbara Brackman released her next Westering Women block from this year's BOM series. And, I gave it a whirl. It's called Indian. And, when I think of Native Americans, I think of blues, greens, and terra cotta colors. So, I pulled those fabrics from my stash and used a sand color as the neutral.
And, I hated it. (but it looks great with the bedspread, right?)
So, I took it apart and found a new fabric for the center.
And, I liked the new fabric, but I didn't care for the sand colored fabric. So, I took it apart some more and replaced that. And, I'm not much happier with it now than I was to begin with.
But, honestly, two tries is all I'm giving it.
It just doesn't fit with its sister block (and, yes, I did have to look up whether its should have the apostrophe, just for you guys. because it's early here and I'm using that as my excuse for not being able to remember. Jeez, I'm a technical writer after all...). So, the new challenge of this quilt is to make blocks that will tie those two together. Yay, as if life wasn't already challenging enough.
Kidding. Life is good. The trip to New Orleans went fine. The weather was bad, but we were unaffected by it. I had dinner with my outgoing boss and my new boss...that change happened just a couple days earlier. So, I took the chance and got them to talk between the three of us about my favorite subject...me. It was a great chance to make sure the new boss heard all the things I wanted him to hear.
It actually started a bit before that when I had to choose whether to ride in the car with the old boss or the new one. I chose the new one. And, we chatted amiably for a bit. And, then I just asked "is this a good time to start talking about what it's going to be like to work with together?" And, he said sure, so we did. I'm finally learning to sell myself. Dang, but ain't it about time?
Everybody have a great weekend. Syd has a choir competition. Rob and I are going to a quilt show. Life is real good.