No, I'm not talking about any sort of exercise program, unless you want to think about my fingers. Hey, come to think of it - that's the kind of exercise I LIKE!! Anyhoo....
With the aid of tweezers in one hand and masking tape in the other I was able to remove all the tissue paper 'bits' in the sky. Of course the minute I finished that, I did some internet surfing and came across the tip of cutting your pattern from freezer paper, ironing it on and then stitching around it. Easy removal. Why didn't I think of that??!!
Then I attempted to do some free motion quilting on the lower bits of the sky. After much #*%$@$* at my lovely, wonderful, beautiful ^%#$@&$^ sewing machine, I reverse stitched all that too. Finally had some success with straight line quilting the grass area but by that time the level of frustration was exceeding my patience so I gave up. All the attempts to both FME and FMQ the smaller sky sections now means that the fabric looks like swiss cheese and will now have to be replaced. Sigh.
- With the bitter cold here at the moment, it makes my thoughts turn to warm and cozy things, so how about THIS pretty crocheted afghan? Or maybe THIS one (that conveniently uses up scrap yarns!). Maybe THIS one (also a scrap user-upper).
- Or maybe a hat might be just what's needed in your life? Maybe THIS one, or THIS one, or maybe THIS? Or perhaps THIS?
- And everyone needs a nice cozy scarf like THIS one or THIS one, THIS one or THIS one. Or maybe your preference runs to cowls like THIS, THIS or THIS one might make the man in your life happy. THIS one is rather nice too.
- And for a change of pace, I stumbled across the amazing weaving work HERE. Be sure to scroll down!
- HERE is a free pattern to make a wallet - good for stash busting!!
Today the quote, quite fitting to my attempts over the weekend, is from Bo Bennett..."Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success"
Hmmm....I do know one thing....I AM