My trip To Morzine at the beginning of the month really got me back on track – in lots of ways – sewing, sorting out some health issues, putting my head back in the right place…in short, I think my priorities have been shaken out and are much more where they should be again. Life is good. There are never enough hours in the day, but those that there are are good hours and I’m on the right path again.
Last weekend I finished up the Spinning Card Trick Star runner that I started in France. Not a big project – infact much smaller than I usually make – but it was fun to get it done and put to use. This was a tricky project in some ways. Elita started us off making the stars with Y seams to insert the hexagons. Either I’m just rubbish at them or there was too little flexibility in the batiks I was using to turn the corner on those little horrors and I couldn’t get them to work and sit properly. I rebelled and changed the construction method so that I could avoid the Y seams altogether and made strips that I could then sew together in straight lines (Sorry Elita).
I’m very happy with the end effect (and that it’s FINISHED!)
Next I’m tackling the other 4 unfinished quilts that have been sitting by my desk since forever. I put a border on my first Stitch Tease top yesterday and hope to get that basted today if the gods are with me (and the family leave me alone to get on with it). Maybe by tomorrow I’ll have something to show.
Aaaaah. Feels good….