so that I could get something done! I am so far behind on everything now that I lost three whole days to illness. I am glad I don’t get sick very often. It puts a damper on my well honed routine. Thank you all for your sympathetic words below.
The house is in need of some deep cleaning. I worked 9.5 hours today, so when I got home I wasn’t in the mood to clean. Actually I am never in the mood to clean on a work night. In my routine, I do major cleaning only on the weekends. So I guess I’ll just forget about it until Saturday. I did do a quick cleaning of the bathroom (some things simply cannot be put off), then pulled up my 150+ emails on my yahoo account and began trudging through the emails from a quilting group I recently joined. “Trudging” is the operative word here. I decided I was not having any fun or learning anything from this group, so I deleted all the emails and promptly unsubscribed. I gained an extra hour of time right then and there!
Look at this.
It came in the mail today. It’s a free gift for subscribing to Garden Design magazine. It's cute, but what can I do with it? It's pretty small. Let's see...if you cut a magazine in half it would fit in this tote...so too small to be of any use that I can think of. It's not like I will ever be skipping through my garden with this little tool-filled tote dangling from my arm either. I can't quite bring myself to toss it yet. So I'll let it sit around for six months and then toss it. Isn't that how it usually happens? LOL.
I tried to sew a little tonight, but that didn't go so well. I tried 3 times (without success) to miter the corner of a 9-inch border I put on the cardinal quilt. I finally just sewed it on without the miter, which was fine, except, I then decided I hated the border. It's too wide.
I guess I will show it to you. I always show you each step after I'm satisfied, but I probably should show you the errors now and then, too. There are certainly plenty of them to show!
There will actually be three rows of stars on each side, which will help to balance it out. I still think it will look to wide, though.
I folded that up and decided to deal with it another day when I'm more in the mood. I may just cut it down smaller so I don't have to rip out thousands of tiny stitches. I need some sort of border, just not so wide. Only problem there is that if I don't make it 9 inches wide all those 9-inch star blocks I already made won't fit. Ah, the mathematical challenges....maybe I should just make two different quilts.
I just spent 55 minutes making this post. I hit publish and BLOGGER ATE IT!!! ARRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGG. If that happens this time, I am done blogging! I am sure the first post was way better than this one, but, hey, that's as good as it's getting tonight!
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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