Flash News! I have decided to come out of retirement and open a business that will take on any problems that you might have with Insurance Companies, Doctor Invoices, the US Postal Service in your town, Medicare, and any other business that takes up your day and away from quilting! APRIL FOOL’s. But believe you me, I should do that because I could make a lot of money running interference with idiots who are supposed to know their jobs!
WHEW! Do I ever feel better now that I have VENTED!!!!! I am certain that I am the only one with all the dumb UNFORESEEN REQUIREMENTS!! (not really – everyone has them!)
On a VERY positive note. Hearing Aids. I gave up on Tru Hearing and found my own hearing aid specialist who is absolutely wonderful. He switched me to Oticon hearing aids (a bit more expensive) but what a difference. They work on providing hearing aids for brain hearing and more sound intelligence which means they focus on Clarity – not Volume! My hearing is normal but the high pitches have a problem along with the Tinnitus. I am so happy about finding them. I am using a Demo set now and tomorrow I pick up mine. So that problem resolved.
OK now to the post for Tuesday – South Texas is so much fun to do a 7 AM walk! It was 76 degrees with Humidity of 91% and I did a mile in 19.54 minutes~. Whoopee Ding! I have had to cut down to the mile due to the cold weather (another April fools joke). But at 77 I am so very happy that I do have some good genes from the Chopin line! I am not the typical 77!
I was on a roll making a new quilt Saturday, but somehow Sunday, Monday, and Today were filled with “there will be no quilting today Nanette”. But I am starting to handle the interruptions in a very different way. I just handle the crap and go forward! Much easier on the stress level!
I have now finished 3 of the Moda Holiday Sew Along that Jocelyn got me started on! I just might finish this by Fall- hopefully sooner.
I ditched this Cross Stitch pattern – too many beginner errors in counting!
Ready to Start on Bats and Boos Cross Stitch to match my quilt (of which I will be changing the border). See the Bats and Boos Quilt post here. I like Laura’s border and think I will see if it will be OK if I copy one of her borders and then add more. I am not happy with the fabric I used for my border as to me it adds nothing to my quilt.
The new project is not going to be a very difficult one but when making about 500 HSTs at 1.5″ it can be. Marsh McCloskey uses the Bias HST method when making Feathered Stars and I used this method when making my Star of Chamblee (which is hanging in the “waiting for Tammy” to be quilted)! I believe that I changed my mind on my original idea of borders – click here to see the original post when I finally finished the quilt – Click here.
Here are the blocks that I will be working on to make my new unnamed quilt.
I started this project a couple of years ago when playing with my EQ8 software. There are so many HSTs that I decided to use the Bias HST method. The setting may look like this with different borders. I will decide after the blocks are completed. Then I will have to decide on a name for my project. I am using the chart that Marsha included in her Feathered Star book series to make the HSTs.
I cut a 12″ square from the blue and beige, pressed them right sides together and it yielded 44 HSTs. I made 2 or 3 bad cuts so rather than getting 50… should I say anymore? LOL After you have made the first cut, you will go back and cut the ones that you skipped – hope this makes sense! The rest of the squares will be 15″ as I should be able to yield 80 HSTs with a larger square!
Let me know if it is clear as mud…. and maybe I can provide more information.
For now that is all I will be working on and hopefully it won’t take too long to make this quilt. My last post showed my Stars Around the Garden finished top and I forgot give a shout out to the Designer Judy Hale! I highly recommend her patterns. She is great!
We are enjoying all of Clay’s hard work around the place – the bird feeders are up and the Cardinals are back along with the Doves! For some reason all of the problem squirrels have disappeared – Hum!!! Our birds are fun to watch if only we can get through tomorrow and then for the rest of the month is all of ours to play with only 1 more eye check up next week and it is done for May!
Have a great week and enjoy stitching!
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