Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I am very excited to be taking a class in McTashing next spring. Of course, I had to go get the book and try it, ahead of time. That is what I worked on all weekend when I should have been vacuuming and doing laundry.
I loaded up the Surf and Sand quilt top. Took forever.
I guess I must be on a retrograde. Everything I did was a disaster. Look at this!!
I honestly have no idea how that happened. I spend about 5 hours ripping. Serves me right for trying to manhandle those puckers. Note to self: quilting puckers flat doesn't work and you end up having to take out all the stitching.
On top of that, I managed to break a needle and it fell into the bobbin case and caused all kinds of problems. About that time (Saturday morning), the business phone rang..and rang...and rang... (three calls from the same number in a five minute period - twice they hung up by the time I'd wiped off my hands - I had oil all over me and tiny screws I was keeping track of). I ended up barking into the phone, "This is Penny - IS THIS AN EMERGENCY???? IT NOT, CALL BACK DURING THE WORK WEEK!!"
I feel bad about it. Temper, temper.
I also made an attempt at faux trapunto. As I understand it, you stick in some extra batting so it poofs more. That is what I did, at any rate. Let's see how it turns out after this goes through the wash.
All in all, I really am liking how the "sort of McTavishing" is looking. I am afraid the quilt, itself, is pretty messed up - the backing is not straight - honestly, I don't know what happened. On top of that, there are some blue threads you can see through the light fabric and I don't know how I missed them. They are driving me nuts.
And look at this pretty girl!
I had to set aside the quilting due to work. It has been a rough two days. I've been handed a new custody case that may be the worst one I've ever dealt with. I need the wisdom of Solomon and the patience of Job. Unfortunately, I have neither.
But for now, I am calling it a night.