Thursday, July 31, 2014
HANGING UP MY PERFECTIONIST SHOES!
Well it's late Thursday afternoon and I have had a relaxing, yet productive week. The birthday lunch with my sisters was very nice, and she was VERY pleased with her pillow. I am hoping to see a picture of it in it's place soon. After lunch Diane and I stopped at Ikea on our way home and spent a good hour and a half going through the store looking for cabinets, tables etc., as I have decided I HAVE to make some changes in the my sewing "area". I'd like to say, "sewing room", but it is definitely just an area....But more about that later.
The rest of the week I have been working S L O W L Y on my HST quilt, trying to take my time and NOT rush, and do it carefully, as personally, so far, I find HST's a real pain. They are sooo picky. Every little thing must be soo carefully done, and if something is off by even an 1/8 of inch or so, it just doesn't look right. Some of them (even most of them) are perfect, but every once in a while one of them is off and I need to either throw it out and make another one, or somehow get it in there so it looks "close enough" to perfect. Is there such a thing? lol I am beginning to doubt it. I did get a ruler to square up a half square triangle, and it helped quite a bit. I have made 144 of them and decided to start putting together the quilt to see how it was going to look. My triangle squares were perfect...or at least I thought they were, lol. Now that I have started putting the quilt together I realize "some" of them must be a little off as they are NOT perfect, but I have decided they are close enough. Hopefully nobody but me will ever know, and I have noticed that after something is quilted most imperfections seem to disappear anyway. Soo this "perfectionist" is officially hanging up her shoes and going with "its's good enough!" lol Let me show you what I have got so far.
Guess that's it for now. I am hopefully going to work on the rest of it tomorrow, and continue mulling over ideas on what to do with my area. I am NOT using all of my space efficiently, and I need to get things more organized. So maybe someday soon I will have settled on a plan and can begin to bring it about. Hope all of you are having a good week. OH! I officially won ANOTHER give away! I was soo excited. A 50 dollar gift certificate to a quilting store called Bear Creek Quilting from Melissa at Happy Quilting. I am on a roll, lol. Thank you so much Melissa! I thoroughly enjoy her blog. Blessings to you all! Debbie
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