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Thursday, March 06, 2014

Thursday mish mash

Ever the one to put the cart before the horse...


I have finished the borders for my Celtic Solstice quilt when the blocks aren't even half way done. Any progress is good progress!


I finished the 32 hexies I need to make the February BOM. Tomorrow night is hexie night so maybe I can make some good headway on assembling the heart ... and then get on to the 4 leaf clover for March.

Seems it's time to recover the ironing board - my lime green cover is looking pretty dingy

I also had to baste more black hexies to be used in my twisted hexies. I generally only make enough at one time to use up the pile of 2" hexies - which means I'll be able to baste about 5 more tonight. I've also bundled up the rest of the half hexie batiks into about a dozen sets. Now I really need to lay out the large rosettes on the bed to see if I have enough pieces cut or I'll need more.

And last night's lesson? It's ok to stick a threaded needle in your loosely knit sweater while you binder clip the next piece to baste but it's NOT ok if you are getting up to check your cell in the studio, letting the cat in the dining room door and then switching the DVD back in the living room. I sat back down on the couch, covered up with the afghan and then noticed the needle was no longer stuck in my sweater. I found the thread stuck to the afghan but after patting down the afghan and crawling around on the floor in 3 (large) rooms last night and again this morning the needle is no where to be found. It's one thing if I get stuck but I would be horrified if something happens to the cats or to a guest who sits on the couch. I was/am soooooooo furious with myself...


8 comments:

tubakk said...

All progress is good when you're a quilter. I even tell myself that if nothing else sewing is done, I can be happy to think of the three hexies I basted. You remind me about my Celtic Solstice, I have hidden it some place...

Vroomans' Quilts said...

It all gets done at some time. Yeah, my Solstice is sitting on a shelf somewhere, too. No rush on that one.

Janet O. said...

I always stall at borders, so I think it is delightful that you already have them done. What a happy thing to finish the blocks and have the borders ready and waiting.

That is a maddening thing to have happen with the needle! I hope it is found in a painless manner for all concerned!

Michelle said...

I can't wait to see your quilt finished.........the borders look great !!!
Lol.
I'm always losing needles......but they are easier to find on the tiles than on the carpet we had in Victoria.

Chantal said...

I am a cart before the horse girl myself. Oh, and we are exactly in the same place with the hexie BOM! I need to play catch up.
Sorry about your lost needle. That has happened to me before. I also get so worried the kitties will pick it up! Hope you find it - with your eyes and not your bum! Lol - I could not resist.

Missy Shay said...

I have to watch my cats because they are always trying to eat my pins and needles.

margaret said...

the border looks great your your quilt and more hexies too. Needles and pins are a pain, I am always dropping them but I have an extending magnet like a pen that I sweep over the floor, I am usually surprised at how may pins etc it manages to fund. Ouch hope no one sits on the missing needle even more important the cat does not find it

Denise :) said...

Todd is my pin/needle finder, bless his heart. I don't know why I can't keep up with them! I like your borders -- and you're right, progress is progress!! :)