I blame this for the reason I broke down this week and pulled out a new project without really finishing any of the ones I have going. This spring I saw on ebay where a widowed husband was auctioning off.200....!!!!) Of course, I had to help the gent out, saw Sue Daley's Rainy Days and bought it for myself. Don't ask me why I fell in love with it. Must have appealed to the little girl in me!! Not to mention, it was a stroke of genius to put it all in this nice little suitcase that can be repurposed later! So there that suitcase sat in my bedroom for months just tempting me to start it. Since I was bored.....I did!!
Wow....I've said it before but doing kits really is a good idea. It not only to helps you learn how to think like the pattern designer but it also gets you to create in a way you wouldn't normally create in. The quilt combines beginner piecing with beginner English Paper Piecing. Easy right???? Well, I don't think in my 28 years of quilting have I ever used a plastic template to rotary cut around something over ....and ...over.....and....over. (I knew I bought that tiny rotary cutter for something!) Sue also shows how to glue baste her her pieces instead of thread baste which I plan to try. I like the planned layout but I still think there can be more to the quilt so I think I'm going to hunt down more fabric and add a bit more piecing to it. I mean ...well... more is more...right?!
Anyways, I spent the week trying to figure out exactly what Sue wanted me to do. Then I spent hours cutting everything out and hopefully next week I'll have more to show!
Under this week's things I like.....online and I'm all proud. For years, I've been too scared to try and I honestly didn't think it would work. Well, what better time to try it than during a global pandemic?! A few hours later...and for about $100 I have an excellent pair of new glasses. I would say I save myself $200 but since I plan on buying a couple of pairs more...it would be a lie. But gosh, I always wanted to have glasses to fit my moods and now I can!!
I got them at EyeBuyDirect probably because they were the cheapest and have a great reputation. But there are a lot of perfectly good sites out there to try. I highly recommend you get brave and give it a try!
So What Have You Been Up to Creatively?