Saturday, September 13, 2008
I wandered upstairs to work on a block this evening and spent several minutes trying to find SOMETHING to watch on TV. I am sick of watching political commentary. I am weary of Hurricane Ike because the guys who stayed behind are asking to be rescued and it aggravates me. The pictures in Houston where the windows blew out of the tall buildings are cool but they kept showing the same stuff and it got boring. I started to watch some rodeo but quickly realized that I'd have to actually WATCH it (as opposed to just listen to it) and I know that when I am stitching, I am not paying much attention. Happily, as I channel surfed, I heard the them announce that OU would be playing Washington in a few minutes.
Okay, well, it was a slaughter but at least OU wasn't the pig. Sam Bradford did a swell job. I'd read that he was talented. This is not Sooner Country and around this area, about all you ever hear is that Switzer was corrupt and Stoops seems like a straight shooter. It was nice to find an actual game!
While I watched/listened to the game, I worked on Brazil, from Carol Doaks Mariner's Compass Stars. Here is the pattern:
The last piece is when you put in the the center. This part:
I decided that I liked it better without a center so just didn't add it. It was a pretty simple block.
Here are all the blocks for this challenge, to date.
When I started this project, I'd tentatively figured I would just do about nine blocks and make a wall hanging. Like a lot of quilters, I get bored with a project at a certain point and start itching for some new colors or techniques. Boredom hasn't set in with this project, yet, so I'm thinking I will finish 16 blocks and then decide if I want to keep going.