Monday, October 20, 2008

Monday, Monday....

Contrary to popular belief, no, I have not fallen off the face of the Earth. I can't believe it's been 15 days since my last post. And what do I have to show for myself you say? Well, not a whole heckuva lot!

While looking through my stash for some other fabric, I ran across this piece. That's all that was left. Exactly enough to make Purl Bee's "Un-Paper Bag". Actually, it's slightly smaller due to the size of my leftover piece of fabric. But, it's just about right to hold my library books.
I've also been working, not so feverishly on trying to finish my next UFO, the Blooming 9-Patch. I'm down to the last round of color. Only it appears that I'm missing a few rows from previous colors. Once the thing got too big for my design wall I seem to have left out a few of the rows. So now I'm trying to figure out just what's missing and get those made. I think it's only a matter of about 2-3 rows, 4 colors back. Because this is on point and I'm enlarging it from the original, I seem to have "lost my way". I finally went and made it up in EQ6 so I have a printout to help me figure out what's missing. I HATE it when I do that! It probably doesn't help that it's been sitting around as a UFO for more than a year.
Meanwhile, I spent a couple days at Innovations a couple weeks ago. This is the second year that I've taken classes at this show. I wasn't impressed. First of all, there were almost NO vendors. I was looking for some specific rulers to use with my HQ16. Secondly, there weren't that many "big name" teachers. The classes I took didn't impress me at all. Only one of the three would I even recommend, Lisa Coker. She is one, very talented machine quilter and teaches a very enjoyable class. I don't think I'll be taking any classes there next year.
Well, I've dragged my feet long enough today. I guess I'd better go downstairs and tackle that Bloomin' 9-Patch. It will never get done if I stay up here in front of the computer....

P.S. Arrrgggghhhhh, for some reason, Blogger does not want to keep the line breaks between the paragraphs today.

1 comment:

Finn said...

Hi Liz, boy oh boy, those Blooming 9 patches are a tough project! So many pieces to keep straight.
Love the fabric in your new bag! Keep stitching, hugs, Finn