Monday, March 3, 2014

ALYOF March goal...

I've been a blog slacker lately.

In part because I've been trying to clean and clear up scraps.

*sigh* I don't feel like I've been completely successful with either.  My walking foot is acting up, so I've ordered another one.  I haven't touched my Crazy/Twisted section yet.

My folks are coming for a visit next week so this week will be filled with frantic cleaning.  I'd much rather be sewing.  But I'm going to have to hide most of my sewing stuff.  Is it wrong that I've started a list of projects I want to sew at Stash Bash?  Is a list of ten too much?

I'm dancing a bit more, but I've also not been stellar in my eating habits.
On the up side, I'm going to be subbing for my teacher in a few weeks.  That's kind of exciting.  Plus, now I can't stop dancing or leading a class for an hour and fifteen will be embarrassing.

Ok...enough kvetching.  My goal for March.
So, I'm keeping it low key.  I've got my Retro Rubies almost done.  It just needs binding and burying threads.  I kind of hate this quilt.  I'm finding that some of my long standing FAL projects are there just because I wasn't having fun doing them.  I really didn't have fun with this one.  For some reason, the piecing was a struggle (and I've done curves before and liked them).  Because I didn't have any extra, I had to use some of the wonkier bits.  When I was quilting it, I shattered two needles.  (Turns out that was probably when the walking foot started failing.)  The thread kept breaking.  I just wanted to get it done.  I've cut the binding, but I haven't even sewn the pieces together or ironed it.  Y'all, that's not like me.  So, I'm putting this on the March list so I'm not tempting to bury it and give up on it.

I don't have a more recent pic on flickr.  So, this one will have to do.

retro rubies, still in pieces
If you follow me on IG, you've seen the progress.  Hopefully I'll get it done in the next week.  Then, I just have to figure out what to do with it because I am not feeling a strong desire to keep this one.  (Also odd for me.)

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Carla said...

Very brave doing curves. I'm off to check out your IG pics : )

Katy Cameron said...

Good thinking on the dancing, good luck with keeping it up! Totally with you on the eating habits. The diet starts this weekend for real (as I've no commitments to visit anyone now for a few weeks where I'll fall off the wagon!)

Good luck with finishing the rubies!

DaisyLiz said...

I'm going to go check out IG pics, too. Shattered needles scare the bejeezus out of me - so startling!

Michele said...

I'm sure you can get it done and then feel really great when you gift it to someone else.

Rachaeldaisy said...

It's funny how some quilts are just annoying to make, or things just go wrong with them. It's always better once they're finished though, you soon forget about the shattered needles. Have fun dancing!!

Emily Carnes said...

I totally hear you on projects that lose their appeal... good on you for putting your head down and doing it (or planning to, anyway :-P)

Look forward to seeing what you finish!

Emily at

Melissa said...

I hope you have a great visit with your parents! I'm sure the quilt will turn out absolutely lovely!