Sunday, July 31, 2016

What a difference a day makes

Last night I ended work on H11.3 with only eight missing inches.  EIGHT. [insert happy sigh here]

After beginning the day with a fairly good amount to find, it whittled away to a very doable (and VERY frustrating) eight missing inches before I turned off the lights and called it a day.  Began working on it today, off and on, about three hours ago, and am happy to report one missing piece.  Two if I let myself be ultra fussy about a color match.

But I am feeling a bit friendly today, so I believe I will let the mismatch slide and only concentrate on the one true needed inch.  Row I is within my grasp!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Not for nothin'...

I am working on a borrowed PC.  My youngest son has granted me ten minutes "or less" to accomplish a little email recon and blogger work.  My own dear (nine year old) laptop has lost its modem and some other software piece that allows me to get online and play, and the disc that came with the laptop when I bought it does not help to update the system issues. 

When I look into the actual trouble on my 'puter, the darn thing tells me there is nothing wrong.   Everything is shipshape.  But when I try to connect, I am told the two pieces necessary to limp onto the internet are not operational.   Grrrrr.

I am not having withdrawals, yet, but I am beginning to fall behind on everyday communication and bill paying.  Yikes!

For now, let me quickly note that H10 was completed days ago, and H11.3 is a mere twenty-five inches from sewing together!  If you are up on the schematics you'll recognize that the 11.3 blocks are 130 pieces as opposed to the normal 100 piece blocks.  I am hoping to make the best use of today and get H11.3 completed and then finish assembling the row.  Once that is done, I can assemble the mass of Rows EFGH into one unit (lots of pinning required) and begin two wonderful new directions.  The first is moving on to Row I, and the second is prepping and thread painting the new large section - isn't that GRAND?

The answer is "yes."

Hoping to be back online on a regular basis very soon, ad to have photos of the progress.  What are you working on?

Thursday, July 21, 2016


Some measure of disappointment with the day.  I did not finish H10, but I did get closer to that goal.

Somewhere mid-day I ended up having to change a lightbulb in the sewing corner, and did not have a comparable bulb to use.  Needless to say the lighting is now sub-par and VERY different to that of the last eight rows.  It is messing with finding the perfect pieces for building the block.

Tomorrow I will try again to replace the bulb with something better for the process.

On a positive note, the missing inches have been knocked down to fourteen!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

There are plans, and then there are plans

Am I right?

Heading to bed, knowing full well the things I should be tending to tomorrow.  With a wink and a nod, I also know all too well where I will be investing a fair amount of my daylight hours.  Honesty is the best policy, after all.


What's on your quilting agenda for the next few days?

Friday, July 15, 2016

I did it, I did it!

H9 is a memory, and H10 is over half found.

[huge sigh of happiness]

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

I'm ba-a-a-a-a-a-a-ck

As you can see, it is now down to four missing inches and nine pieces of indecisiveness.