Monday, March 28, 2011

I'd blame it on the Bosa Nova, but it was really the full moon...

Honest. Since the full moon was the closest in 18 years, I had a brain tsunami.  I was muddled and my math errors were waaay worse than usual and I miscut the same fabric TWICE.  But it's over now, and I'm getting on with getting on.
I've been big stitch quilting a 3" hexagon quilt that I made with Inklingo (the blocks are 3", not the quilt ; )  ) and I'm really pleased with how it's turning out. 
It only took about 2 weeks to hand piece the top and I'm doing the quilting with size 16 Perle Cotton in a taupe color.  Almost done. 
Which is good, because I'm going to be dressed up in my winter gear mowing the lawn any minute!

Do you see how cold it is???????
Can you see the grass grow before your very eyes???????????  The dogs are going out and saying: "I don't like to pee when the grass rubs up against my belly, ya know."  Just sayin'.  I even bought a new Spring purse to cheer me up, and I can't bring myself to use it, cause the weather is too blah for it.  Maybe I'll save it for Easter.
When you were growing up, did you get a whole new outfit for Easter?  From underpants, slip, socks, dress, hat and shoes to gloves?  We did.  And then, what ever the weather was, you could wear white or patent leather shoes until Labor Day.  Yes, I'm getting old.  Tough.   My purse will have to do for this year, unless, maybe I treat myself to..........
If you don't want to listen to me muse, skip the next paragraph.
I wonder why I don't care to machine quilt.  I'm not good at it, yet, but I know it takes practice.  I'm not afraid of practice--look at how long I'm willing to practice hand quilting, big stitch or small.  And I hand piece, and applique.  I have a couple of lovely machines.  It's not the equipment.  Granted, my Sashiko machine is in the shop for who knows how long, and I do enjoy quilting on that.  Must be the way it looks after.  I enjoy looking at other good machine quilting, I just don't feel like mine should look like that.  That being said, it looks like my friend Cathy will have to wait a little longer for the quilt I made her for her birthday last year.  Bit stitch quilting, here I come.