The other day, when we had our rollicking weekly Haiku Madness, I axed you folks to tell me about your hobbies. I told you that one of mine is sewing.
You know I’m great at reviewing movies, and writing beautiful, heartfelt haikus, and kickass recipes like Ice Cubes, but I thought I would show you a little proof that there is a little more in this head than hot air.
I can’t spend as much time sewing as I would like, but after making my wedding dress, and getting my lair all organized, I was dying to get to the projects I had started many years ago but had abandoned because life got in the way. So today, I spent most of my day in this room. My lair. It’s not built into a mountain or underground, but it’s pretty badass as chick lairs go, so there.
When I organized my sewing stuff last summer, I ran across this little gem. I started working on it a couple of weekends ago, and today managed to spend a lot of time on it. I had mentioned that I organized all of my projects into their own little boxes, with a copy of the pattern and extra fabric that in the event of my untimely death, the lucky winner who gets my crap at the estate (like I have an estate) auction will be able to finish the projects after I’m dead. Screw that! I’m actually going to attempt to get them all done once and for all. This is just the first of many.
Here’s what it looked like about halfway through the day:
I had a realization today while doing these blocks. It’s boring! They are all the same. A few hours of this and I was ready to lose my mind. No wonder I started so many projekks and never finished them. Quilting can be a very repetitive business, and while the quilts in books and magazines are beautiful to look at, the making of them can get rather tedious. This block here, shown before trimming, is what I worked on today. I need to make 18 of these. All the same. Oy. Maybe after I leave it alone for a few days, I can finish the rest.
By 5 o’clock, I had only 4 blocks to go, but decided I had had enough for one day. It was time to make dinner, and it dawned on me that I hadn’t done any blogging today, even though it’s my goal to write something every single day this year. Today would have been the first day I had missed. I just couldn’t think of anything to write about, so I didn’t do much but check my stats every few hours and gape in awe once again at how many hits I had from searches for “porn pics”. Here’s the desk, with those 4 blocks looming. I’ll get em later.
Here’s what I had finished by the time I (and my aching back) decided to call it a day:
And to further astound and amaze you, here’s a wildly impressive close up view:
This is what it looks like in the magazine where I found the pattern ( about 10 years ago). Another thing I excel at is procrastinating.
I’m getting there. I’ll be proud, happy and thrilled to share my version when it’s finished, which hopefully will be very soon. Thanks for taking a look! Now I have satisfied my postaday goal for at least one more day….what am I gonna write about tomorrow?