We are now half way through the month of April!!! Before we know it Christmas will be here! The time seems to speed up once we switch to DST – I always complain about losing that hour forever! LOL On the weather (have to have something to complain about) winds were over 15 to 25 MPH every day for the last 4 days and each day they came from a different direction! Hope this quick change weather is over with! On the positive side of life, as I was walking on Thursday morning I looked up and saw the prettiest clouds and though I would share a picture with you.
This week has not been a real winner for me as far as sewing goes, (just too many interruptions and appointments) but I was able to catch up with my Christmas SAL. Waiting for next week’s assignment! I did finish all 18 Dresdens, Spools and now working on appliquing them to the 5″ square background! I have finished 4 of the Plates! (Not a fast appliquer am I, at least not this week!)
I have 4 more blocks to make to finish Star of Chamblie! I started Thursday afternoon and was halfway finished. So here is were I was on the block Thursday evening!
Then Friday afternoon I attempted to finish it and here is how that effort ended up!
Oh darn, it is in the trash can! A typical Nanette mess! I really
messed screwed this one up! But, alas, it was not in vane, as I was cutting out a replacement block, I discovered why I was having issues with the Parallelogram star points! I should have been making the cut at 1 and 19/16″ and I THINK I may have been cutting them at 1 and 1/2″. Today will confirm what I think is the issue as I sew the new block. I also quickly re-cut the other Parallelograms for the other 3 blocks to prevent further issues. I made other errors (like sewing some seams with a scant and some with the full 1/4″ seam allowance, which of course is a big NO NO!). For some reason I left my mind elsewhere this last week! LOL I had a feeling that leaving this project in the middle to take a little getaway would cause me a problem, but there was a reason in doing so. I was able to take a fresh look at a minor major problem that needed to be corrected!
In case you would love to make a Feathered Star by Marsha McCloskey, I highly recommend that you purchase her Feathered Star Ruler! It will keep you sane!
Another ruler that Jan told me about last night is the Creative Grid Itty Bitty Rulers. I ordered a couple from Amazon last night! These rulers are in 1/8″ markings!
On the finishing side of things, I did finish my Dish Rag and with no errors! Yea! I had problems with this pattern, but now I know where to be careful when coming to an area of the pattern that has been causing ‘operator’ error!
Today will be a beautiful day in South Texas – my kind of temperatures in the morning – 47 degrees! It may be the last of the cool mornings! Who knows. I am doing very well in my adventures with Mr Diabetes! I have found that after supper if I ride the stationary bike and vacuum the house that the glucose levels drop like a rock! UNBELIEVABLE. I really had gotten into the habit of just sitting in my chair after supper! After moving around from 6AM until 6PM including a mile and a half walk, one would think that is enough, but it appears that some movement after eating lowers the glucose levels! Mine are in the normal range now! I am hoping that in July when I do another A1C that I am below pre-diabetics.
Here is hoping that this next week is peaceful and quiet (only one trip to SA on Wednesday) and that my brain stays with me and not asleep and I can finish Star of Chamblie blocks, and maybe even finish the flimsy! It would make me happy!
Have a great week all and thank you for stopping by for as the world turns in La La Land!
Today is our HQAL show and tell. Please take the time to check out the great quilters who are participating in showing their hand work!
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