That's how I feel about my quilt for QuiltCon. I'm slowly working through all the stages to get it ready to send, but it is a SLOW process around here. I don't really get to work on it during the day, so after the kids are in bed, then I can start. But who is functional and efficient at 8:00 at night? Not me!! I'm slow. And slow. Or even slower. :)
So I do what I can, when I can. And I'm down to the last two steps. I sewed the label on this morning, only to realize that what I thought was the lower left-hand corner was really the upper right-hand corner...exactly where the sleeve should go!
I am pleased to announce that ripping out ladder stitches is much easier than ripping out any other kind of stitches I've ever ripped. :)
During naptime I was able to make a drawstring bag. It's not fancy, but I like it. And it was free.
So tonight I'm going to put on the sleeve, and tomorrow I'll attach the label, and I'll be done!
Done, I tell ya! And the next time I'll see the quilt, we'll both be in Austin at QuiltCon! :)
Which, by the way, the Modern Quilt Guild has asked all attendees to link up with a post with a little information about me!
According to the meme you might have seen on Instagram lately, we are to post our picture, and then post 5 things you might not know about me.
Here's me last September.
And here are 5 things you might not know about me:
- I've never been drunk. And no, I don't have to have this experience!
- I don't really like to eat, and have no "comfort food" when I'm upset.
- I have a thing about $$. I always have more than enough, but I still feel poor sometimes.
- I LOVE good pens. And loathe bad ones. I'm kind of a snob about them.
- Long before I even WANTED kids, I knew I would have 2 girls, and had their names picked out about 5 years in advance. Good thing no one stole their names!
- I have a 4 year old daughter (Mookie), a 2 year old daughter (Sprout), and a 9 month old son (Buzz, or Rocket Man), and I've been married for 13 1/2 years to Dave.
- I am the president of the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild, and we meet (usually) south of Denver in a little town called Monument. We are about to celebrate our 2nd birthday, and it's been quite a fun ride. The guild is made up of some really incredible women, and I am always inspired and energized after a guild meeting.
- I learned to sew in 1997, in Mrs Wadsworth's 3rd period Home Ec class. It was my first year teaching, and 3rd period was my off period, so I learned to sew alongside my students. :)
Like I said, I'm almost finished with Hope Takes Flight 2.0. I'll be boxing her up on Friday so she can get to Austin in time. :)
Then I have to sew my bee blocks!! I'm SO behind, it's shameful!! :-(
But one thing I do want to share with you is a fun little finish. Sorta. It's a finish of finishes.
I made a calendar of quilts! This is only a few of the pictures, but I think it's a really fun way to remember what quilts I've made or been a part of making.
Maybe next year I'll have a calendar of quilts I made in 2013! Hah! (Not at the rate I'm going!)
Hope you have a great week!
Linking up to Freshly Pieced's WiP Wednesday link-up.
And, of course, the MQG QuiltCon link up! :)