Monday, June 13, 2011

I still have to fix this thang up...

I hate my header.  I have to redesign it.

Right now, the Kraken is fiercely playing fetch with me.  I will keep throwing this little paper ball until she tires of bringing it back as I have learned that I can't have her free-ranging while I'm sewing.
I'll try to post a picture of her playing at some point.  She's uber cute and semi-evil.

I think I'm a type A ADHD quilter.  I'm not sure if that's a good combo.  I'm working on 3 quilt tops for lap quilts right now.  They're all the same pattern.  Obsessively stitching 1st quilt ever tutorial.  They're not my best work, but I'm using them to learn some things.  I used to sew on an old-school metal Singer (avocado green from the 60s or 70s).  It died, and I've not been able to find a shop that can repair it.  I'm on a cheap-o Brother LX-3125 that I bought when I had to do some emergency costuming for a class play.  I'm debating getting a new machine for my birthday in August.  We'll see whether or not I can or if I will need to replace the washing machine then. *crosses fingers*

Things I have learned:
*what I thought was the 1/4 in seam allowance on my machine is NOT 1/4 in.  I have to painter tape the machine.
* I am not as patient as I should be.
*Nor am I a goddess at piecing.
*I have the potential to be a master hoarder.

Things I'm getting better at:
*accurately using the rotary and the ruler (SMALL GOALS here, people!)
*I think I'm getting better at colors

Also, I killed a WHOLE SPOOL OF THREAD TODAY!!! (this was momentous, really)

I will try to post pics and figure out more about this blogger formatting.