As much as I wanted to post the Twisted Hexie tutorial today, it's not going to happen. :-(
I blog during lunch but today Mom came to my office so we could discuss what we need to do for the open-hearth cooking class this Saturday and the antiques division that we run at the fair...you know, the fair that starts in 9 days and my quilt entry isn't done yet.
Then I remembered I needed to do more paperwork for the fire department's golf tournament which is also this Saturday.
And when all that was done I had 2 minutes left for lunch and there was no way to finish editing photos and write it up let alone eat my pb&j on rye. I'm sorry, Kay but it's going to have to wait until next week...
I think I need another vacation already...I won't bore you with the details but yesterday I was thinking of all the pending events I'm involved with and I think my next free Saturday is in May 2015!! Ugh.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Given the weather when I was camping this year, I think I was pretty lazy. It was either raining or could be raining and who wants to go hiking or mountain climbing when it might start raining? That afforded me lots of time around the camp site, hiding from the rain under the new canopy Santa brought me early or sitting close to the fire after the cold front came through. I may not hex as fast as some people but I think I accomplished a lot for just 10 days :-)
The outer row/sashing of this Value Proposition block was partly completed when I left for vacation - I think I only had to finish 2 or 3 sides.
I may have mentioned that our local Hexie Group has a birthday club. At the beginning of the summer we pick a new size/shape and colors. For the next year, in the month of each participants birth, she will receive 6 basted 1.5" diamonds from each of the other girls. I think I have all but one set done now!
I think it was Chantal who encouraged me to work on my Rose Star/Owl project even tho I was going to try to catch up on some other projects. Typically, this project is only worked on while camping - some day I'll come up with an appropriate name for the project. I think this was the first project I used fussy cutting.
Unfortunately, I ran out of the kite papers to finish the block above or the second block below but I did as much as I could. Hopefully there are more papers at the LQS when I go for Hexie Group this Friday.
Next I worked on the flower block for The Hexie Blog's BOM - I think that was the June block. I had rearranged the layout a few times before I went on vacation and then just went with it. I really like the similar blues surrounded by purple. No idea what kind of flower this is but I'm sure it would be popular at the local nursery. LOL.
Next, I finished a POTC block. Two done...who knows how many more to do...
Over the course of the week, while I was hiking, I also worked on a twisted hexie. I had been asked for a tutorial on making these and I asked if she could wait until after vacation because I thought I could make a cool tute beside lakes and on mountain tops. Lets just hope the tute I hope to post on Wednesday is a cool as I thought it would be.
And what am I working on now that I'm back home?
This is the BOM ice cream cone that should be done today. Most of it was done at the craft bazaar on Saturday. Can you guess my flavors? Mint ting-a-ling dripping over blackberry in a sugar cone. Yummo!!
And for some reason, I have just one more hex to finish on the sashing for this block. As soon as I hit publish I'll finish it :)
Don't forget a week from tomorrow is the next Bibliophile Files - I'll have a huge stack of books to share that I finished while camping!