Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Here is what I've been up to...

Well, I think I promised an update on my quilting. This is just the quilt top. I'll start the real quilting part next week. It's small - 42x42 - baby blanket size. I'm pretty happy with the way it has turned out so far.
Oh, and I don't know if you can tell or not...but I took this picture in the playroom. That I accidentally painted lavendar. It's growing on me. My next project will probably be a quilt to go over the futon in this room. I seriously doubt I'll be finding anything to really go with those walls.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Step 2: Learn how to cut

Well, you would think that since I can already sew, I would know how to cut material. Apparently not. See, the new thing is rotary cutters. Not scissors. So we had a lesson on that. And sewing a straight line. But I did get 8 squares made...only 17 more to do for homework. I'll put pictures up this weekend after I do my homework.

It's interesting, but I wish I was the only person in the class. There are now 2 others in there. One lady is fine. As a matter of fact, she and I discovered we work for the same company. We have seen each other in the hallway, but never actually met. The other lady. Well. It's the lady from the first class. She could do nothing right. She came in late and still had to set up her materials. She couldn't get her machine to sew a straight line. She cut her finger on the rotary cutter (it's like a round razor blade). When the other lady and I were packing up, she was still trying to cut her material. The shop closes at 8... the teacher had her coat on and her purse on her arm. This lady paid no attention to any of that. I have no idea what time they left. Maybe next week will be a little smoother.

Oh, and Mike really helped out last night. He picked Evan up from after-school care, fixed dinner, swept the floors, vacuumed the rugs, cleaned the bathroom floors and changed the litter box.